Teach English in Tunisia

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How to Begin Teaching in Tunisia

Tunisia is finding remnants of the Romans and Mediterranean bliss

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

Tunisia is a country of both natural and man-made beauty. It boasts gorgeous beaches and the stunningly beautiful Sahara Desert, but also the historical site of Carthage. It is the northernmost country in Africa and gained independence from France in 1956. Its recent history was marred by the Tunisian revolution in 2011 – an intensive campaign of mass resistance caused by high unemployment, inflation, corruption and lack of freedom of speech. It was this revolution which inspired the Arab Spring which swept through the Arab world.

Geographically, Tunisia is a long country so environmental differences naturally change from north to south. The south of the country is desert but it is known to snow in some areas in the north.  Generally speaking, the country enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, perfect for spending afternoons shopping in the souk, wandering the ruins of Carthage, drinking jasmine tea or hanging out at one of the beaches.

Please note: before travelling to Tunisia, check up-to-date travel advisory warnings. As a result of a number of terrorist threats and attacks, a state of emergency has been declared in Tunisia and it may not be safe for tourists. As of the end of 2016, it is unclear when the state of emergency will be lifted.

Teaching Opportunities

The majority of teaching opportunities can be found in Tunis, a cosmopolitan mix of Arab and European cultures with easy access to beaches and the Sahara Desert, or the major tourist destination of Sousse. Jobs can be found in British- or US-run language centres or private universities.

There is a focus on education with the result that Tunisia boasts high literacy rates. Arabic is the official language of Tunisia but French is also widely spoken though not officially recognised – it is used in education, press and business. Tunisians are eager to learn English in order to study abroad or work for international companies – Business and Academic English are popular choices. 

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: BA/BS degree required and 1 year teaching preferred Typical Contract Length: 12 months Peak Hiring Seasons: year round Visa Info: work permit Typical Students: all ages Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 000 – 1 200 TND (350 – 420 GBP) Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 2 800 – 5 800 TND (980 – 2 000 GBP)
Degree Requirement: BA/BS degree required and 1 year teaching preferred
Typical Contract Length: 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons: year round
Visa Info: work permit
Typical Students: all ages
Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency: 1 000 – 1 200 TND (350 – 420 GBP)
Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency: 2 800 – 5 800 TND (980 – 2 000 GBP)

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