Teach English in Togo

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How to Begin Teaching in Togo

Dramatic backdrops, traditional villages and beaches

Due to the economy and industry, there is a demand for English in the country.

Togo is a thin strip of a country on the west Coast of Africa. With tranquil beaches, vibrant markets and friendly people, it was once considered the pearl of West Africa. For such a small country, Togo has a surprising number of attractions.

The capital of Lomè has both pristine beaches and a thumping nightlife, to the east are colonial towns with their chaotic and colourful markets, inland villages can be found hidden in the forests of the cocoa triangle while in the north, traditional villages showcase the laidback lifestyle of rural Africa.

Living in Togo is not for the faint-hearted, though. There is very little infrastructure, unreliable public transport and many places don’t have electricity or running water so while living in Togo may be challenging, it’ll definitely be rewarding.

Teaching Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities in Togo, most of them in the capital of Lomè. School facilities are limited and resources are minimal so come prepared to create your own classroom materials or with ideas to teach creatively. Class sizes are generally large (50+) but the local teachers are friendly and helpful. They speak a mixture of French and Ewe, so a basic knowledge of French would be useful.

While this may not sound like the ideal place to go and teach, Togo will give you an experience like no other. The chances are high that you will be the only foreign teacher in your school and the teaching conditions will only serve to strengthen your teaching skills.

Teaching Requirements

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
Degree Requirement: noneTypical Contract Length: 2 weeks – 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: tourist visa Typical Students: children Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 100 000 – 120 000 CFA (130 – 155 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer
Degree Requirement: none
Typical Contract Length: 2 weeks – 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info: tourist visa
Typical Students: children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 100 000 – 120 000 CFA (130 – 155 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: volunteer

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