Bangladesh is not the most obvious destination for TEFL teachers in comparison to its neighbours in South East Asia because the majority of its teachers speak fluent English, but there are still opportunities in this interesting country.
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. At first glance it is poor and dirty, but you will find some hidden surprises if you stay long enough. The capital city of Dhaka showcases events of historical significance of the country with its forts, palaces and monuments while Chittagong is the place to go to experience the ethnic diversity of the country, not to mention its beautiful coastline. You can also hang out at the longest beach in the world (125 km), catch up with the emerging surf scene in Sonadia Island, wander around the world’s largest mangrove forest, visit tea estates or go on a boat tour in the hopes of seeing one of the world’s few remaining Royal Bengal tigers.
It may come as a suprise to some that Bangladesh has a female Prime Minister, Sheikha Hasina who is serving her third consecutive term of office after being first appointed in 2009.
One dish that is a must-try while in Bangladesh is the Hilsha Fish Curry, the national dish. Hilsha is a fish that is part of the herring family and a hugely popular food there.
In Bangladesh, there are international schools which offer paid or volunteer positions and a few language schools like the British Council where you could try find a teaching job. The majority of teaching opportunities are in the big cities of Chaka and Chittagong.
|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|
|BA/ BS degree required for international schools, none for volunteer programmes||10 – 12 months||year-round||Employment Visa||children, adults||24 000 – 40 000 BDT (250 – 410 GBP)||approx. 80 000 – 160 000 BDT (825 – 1 600 GBP)|