Teaching English in Egypt

The cradle of civilization, Egypt is a magical country of history and intrigue with enchanting pyramids, spectacular monuments and breathtaking natural wonders.

Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Egypt

Typical English Students
  • K-12
  • University
  • Adults
  • Business Professionals
Best Time to Get Hired May – August
Typical Start Dates September – October
Average Contract Length 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Salary $500 – $700 USD per month
Average Cost of Living $500 – $700 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Housing (for some schools)
  • Visa assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up

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Demand for English Teachers

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.


Egypt Overview

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.

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