English is recognized as the primary foreign language in Egypt. Many residents want to learn the language and are dedicated to their studies. Local schools are working to develop better EFL teaching materials and improve teacher training, though many English classes remain overcrowded.
Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations
Classes for young learners provide a prime source of EFL teaching opportunities in Egypt—private K-12 schools are especially in need of native English-speaking teachers. You may also find teaching positions helping adults learn English in order to become more competitive in the business world. Living expenses are low in Egypt, partly because of high inflation, which means TEFL teachers can generally live quite comfortably. The Egyptian people are also some of the friendliest in the world, and are known for helping strangers. This will help make your extended stay in Egypt pleasant and unforgettable.
The cradle of civilization, Egypt is a magical country of history and greatness. The ancient Egyptians’ colorful culture and intriguing level of sophistication are evident in the enchanting pyramids and numerous Pharaonic monuments. The country is also one of the world’s oldest vacation spots. For thousands of years, emperors and kings ventured to this land of incredible deserts and natural wonders. From north to south, Egypt straddles the Nile River—the remarkable body of water that essentially created the country by luring explorers to its fertile banks.
The “Triumphant City” of Cairo is one the largest urban areas in the world, with a population of about 16 million. Modern yet ancient, powerful and culturally diverse, Cairo is full of visual beauty and excitement around the clock. Alexandria, on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, is the country’s second largest city. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” its atmosphere mimics its Mediterranean neighbors more than its Middle Eastern counterparts.
Recommended TEFL Courses
In Egypt, you’ll find that classroom based courses are preferred, but some schools may accept an online graduate level TEFL certification, such as the IDELT Online (150 hours).
We recommend a course of at least 100 hours to increase your chances of getting hired!