Rolling Plantations, Mountainside Majesty
Known as “Africa in miniature”, Cameroon has varied geography and wildlife – in Cameroon you can find just about anything you would in all other African countries combined. The scenery includes savannah, rainforest, black- and white-sand beaches and even volcanoes, while in terms of wildlife there are gorillas, monkeys, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs and whales. In fact, Cameroon boasts more than 400 species of mammals, 165 species of birds and over 8 000 species of plants.
And Cameroon is not only diverse in its natural environment. Cameroon has been a German colony and a French and British mandate but has been independent since 1972. Both French and English are the official languages but almost 250 indigenous languages are also spoken, making Cameroon the most linguistically diverse country in the world. Culturally Cameroon is a melting pot, too, being home to both Muslims and Christians while the Baka pygmies have been living undisturbed in the Cameroonian rainforests since paleolithic times.
The majority of teaching positions in Cameroon are volunteer positions but if you have a teaching qualification you can teach in one of the private international schools. Students have a reputation for being highly motivated and dedicated to learning English.
In order to be granted a work permit from the Minister for Labour and Social Security, you need a contract with your employer so your job needs to be organised before entering the country.
|Degree Requirement||Typical Contract Length||Peak Hiring Seasons||Visa Info||Typical Students||Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency||Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency|
|BEd unless volunteering||variable||June, July, year-round for EFL positions||Work permit||children||310 000 – 430 000 XAF (400 - 560 GBP)||1 200 000 – 1 500 000 XAF (1 600 – 2 000 GBP)|