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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Egypt

TEACHING ENGLISH IN EGYPT

 

  • Education: 
    Bachelor's is typically required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hours TESOL Foundation or 300 Hours TESOL Advance is required
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private students, Language schools and International schools
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    25-30 hours of classroom plus extra prep time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Local interviews are conducted more. Skype or telephonic ones are also done
  • Types of Students: 
    Private students, Business professionals, school children
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $300 - $700 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work visa typically sponsored by the employer. Tourist visas extended
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $700 - $1000 USD onwards depending on experience
  • Start –up cost: 
    $800 + as the start up cost
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
    500 USD to 700 USD per month
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Not typical
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
    In very limited cases
Teaching English in Egypt

It was during the 1880s that the English language was first made known to the people of Egypt on a huge scale as the country was vitally brought under British control. Thereafter, the nation figured out how to acquire autonomy in 1952 and from that point onwards, English has been popular among the masses, being used as a medium of instruction in state-funded schools and finding utility in various fields of the economy and education. With a populace of more than 80 million to be proud of along with a huge working class, Egypt has a broad connection with the external English-speaking world on the loose. Therefore, there is a solid requirement for guidance in this language however there has been significant contracting of the job market because of the country encountering monetary and political disturbance in recent times.

Cairo and Alexandria are the two cities where most of the jobs exist. Swarmed with history and culture, these two places are profoundly famous. Different urban areas, for example, Swan, Mansoura, Ismailiyah, and Damanhur have fewer opportunities. The total global schools and language establishments in the country are more than 100.

Amateurs will normally get work by giving an in-person interview upon their arrival in Egypt, bearing the expense of their lodging and airfare. There is a lot of change regarding the wages offered yet an agreeable way of life isn't distant for the English teachers because of the ordinarily minimal expense of living. A normal work-week comprises 20-25 hours, leaving a lot of time for the individuals who wish to travel and explore. Many additionally take on private tuitions to bring in some additional cash. Living in shared accommodation with other teachers or expatriates is quite common.

Individuals with added experience and advanced credentials as well as a TEFL/TESOL certification have higher chances to get selected for an advance interview while getting additional benefits such as housing allowance and health insurance. These types of jobs can be found only in a highly competitive market.

In most schools, employment is given preferably to those English teachers having a BA and certainly a TEFL certification.