About Teaching English in Lebanon
To get hired to teach English in Lebanon, you will need a TEFL certificate. A 4-year college degree is not required but is strongly preferred. You must be a native English speaker as well. The average salary for an English teacher in Lebanon is about $900 - $1,500 USD per month.
Where else in the Middle East can you ski in the morning, plunge into the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon, and enjoy world-class cuisine at night? A relatively small market for English teachers, Lebanon is known for its cosmopolitan capital of Beirut, spectacular natural beauty, exquisite cuisine, and the broad cultural and religious diversity of its population.
Most first-time English teachers in Lebanon will gain employment by interviewing in person once they arrive, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Wages are not high, but due to the lower cost of living, they typically enable English teachers to live a comfortable life. Many teachers share an apartment with other English teachers or expats.
Schools typically offer around 20-30 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore. Giving private lessons is a popular way to supplement your income while working as a teacher.
English jobs in Lebanon are concentrated in Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon, Byblos, Tyre, and other major cities.