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Yes, Egypt Needs Your TEFL Skills


Yes, Egypt Needs Your TEFL Skills!

Once you get TEFL certified, one of the first things that you will be looking into is where you want to teach! It opens so many doors for you that you can choose from a multitude of countries that honor such certificates.

Today, we're answering one of the most common queries of our followers:

Why would I want to teach English in Egypt?

If you haven't chosen a country to migrate to yet, you might just have a winner by the time you finish reading this entry.

Egypt's Demand for English Teachers is High

Egyptian parents have been so open about this—they are in constant search for educators who can provide quality education to their children. Remember that Egypt is essentially an Arabic-speaking country. From their diction alone, it's hard to find someone native that can teach English effectively. They're looking for someone like YOU! And as you may well know, the rules of the economy state that because there's a high demand, you're going to get a lump some pay. For example, a $1000 to $1400 starting salary!

Egypt's Cost of Living is Low

Worry not about how you'll survive in Egypt because their cost of living is cheaper than the Middle East—especially when you compare it to the benefits you'll get. This means that you'll be able to save up. To give you a better picture, did you know that you can find living spaces in Cairo for only $80 a month? And you don't even need to take that out of your salary because there are many institutions who give housing allowances to TEFL Certified English teachers.

Egyptians are Hospitable

It's valid to get anxious about adapting to a new culture, but it's a breeze to do so in Egypt because the people there are very welcoming. Media has been unfair to Egypt in the past 20 years and has made it seem like a scary place. Good thing they are able to overcome this reputation through the help of the Internet. Now, more and more visitors are coming to Egypt are proving how their people are one of the friendliest in the world.

Does this mean that you have a discrimination-free experience? Absolutely not.

As a person of color, or a foreigner from the Western world, you may find a different level of treatment from certain people—within certain areas. That's life for us—worldwide.

Nothing new.

Overall, you will be safe and welcomed. Simply have respect for others and be careful in tourism areas. We highly recommend the Sinai Peninsula—and you can still get good Internet and work online (from home) if that's what you're led to do (if available).

Egypt is Egypt

Are we even going to pretend that we have not been, at least at one point in our lives, obsessed with ancient Egyptian history? They have one of the richest cultures in the world. There are numerous ancient sites to visit that (according to many people who have taught English in Egypt) are life-changing, to say the least. This is one indication of how well the government handles their people. Everything is well-preserved and most are open to the public.

With all those factors put together and the fact that you are able to practice your profession while "taking a break" from western living, TEFL in Egypt is definitely a good option for you! All the best to you as you seek to travel or move within the Borders!

Need to talk to someone about your personal development pathway?

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Book a session with Gahn for one-on-one support! We offer professional guidance and/or relaxed informal support!


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