Teach English in Tanzania

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How to Begin Teaching in Tanzania

Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating culture

Tanzania is most famous for Zanzibar, an archipelago of deserted islands and sandbars

Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has been the destination of choice for intrepid travellers for decades. There aren’t many countries in the world where you can witness the great wildebeest migration on the Serengeti and this is just one of many attractions Tanzania has to offer – from diverse flora and fauna to beach holidays and extreme sports, Tanzania has something to offer everyone.

For the culture vultures, with over 120 unique tribes, there are many cultural programmes run by local villages to allow tourists a glimpse into their traditional way of life. In terms of beaches, Tanzania is most famous for Zanzibar, an archipelago of deserted islands and sandbars, which offer superb opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Of course there are any number of safari destinations within the country, the most romantic being a balloon safari over the Serengeti. Then, to experience something other than nature, take a walk around one of Tanzania’s many historical towns, making sure to visit their bustling markets and sample some traditional nyama choma – barbecued goat, fish or chicken with bananas. 

Tanzania has the world's largest animal population per square kilometer. The world’s only tree climbing lions are found in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park. It’s one of Tanzania's smaller parks, but it's strikingly diverse in vegetation. The park ranges from marsh lands to savannah to evergreen forest. 

The small countryside town of Moshi sits at the foothills of Kilimanjaro National Park and is known for its coffee farms.  There is an array of outdoor activities you can do in and around Moshi, from looking for the ‘Big Five’ on a safari to taking a dip in Kikuletwa Hot Springs. 

Morogoro is the agricultural area of Tanzania and is known for its educational centres. It’s home to Sokoine University, the national agricultural institute. The town is based at the bottom of the Uluguru Mountains, which play an essential role in bringing tourism to the region. 

Teaching Opportunities 
Unlike many other African countries, there are numerous teaching positions for EFL teachers in Tanzania, both voluntary and paid. It is even possible to volunteer with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education. The population of Tanzania is extremely young so there is a movement from the government to put education programmes in place to educate the youth, resulting in a need for English teachers. 

The most popular place to teach is Dar es Salaam, but TEFL teachers are also in demand in rural areas and in beach towns. Popular towns include Moshi, Morogoro, and Bagamoyo. Volunteer positions will usually place you in local schools while paid positions will entail teaching in private academies and language schools.

We also have a Volunteer Programme in Tanzania that is open to anyone who has enrolled on our TEFL courses and meets the requirements listed for the opportunity.

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
BA/BS required for paid positionsvariable year-round work permit children, adults 1 300 000 – 1 700 0000 TZS (480 – 630 GBP) 1 000 000 – 2 500 000 (370 – 930 GBP)
BA/BS required for paid positions
work permit
children, adults
1 300 000 – 1 700 0000 TZS (480 – 630 GBP)
1 000 000 – 2 500 000 (370 – 930 GBP)

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