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Teaching English in Jordan 101

As relatively small but growing job market for English teachers, Jordan is known for its traditional Bedouin culture, the warm hospitality of its people and the stunning ruins of ancient sites like Jerash and Petra.  The official language of Jordan is Arabic, however, there is a long tradition of usage of English, as Jordan was administrated by Great Britain under the League of Nations' Mandates System until 1946.

Most first-time English teachers will gain employment by interviewing in person once they arrive in Jordan, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing.  Wages are not high, but due to the low cost of living they typically enable English teachers to live comfortably.  Most teachers share accommodations with their coworkers. Schools typically offer around 20-30 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore the region's vast history and ancient culture.  Giving private lessons is a popular way to earn extra money.

Most schools prefer to employ English teachers with a 4 year BA and definitely a TEFL certification. Most English teaching jobs in Jordan are in major cities like Amman.

For more information about teaching English in Jordan and the Middle East, check out our Middle East Resource Hub!

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