Education: Bachelor's Degree is not always required
TEFL Certification: A minimum of 150 Hours TESOL Foundation
Types of Jobs: Linguistic schools and Private tutoring
Average teaching hours per week: 25-30 hours of classroom & extra preparation time
Typical Hiring Process: In person interviews mainly
Types of Students: Adult language learners, Business professionals, school children in public and private schools
Cost of Living per month: $650 - $900 USD
Visas: Limited schools will sponsor a work visa for qualified teachers. Some teachers work on a tourist visa extended
Average Monthly Pay: $700- $1,200 USD
Start –up cost: $1,100 - $1,500 USD
Potential to save or Break-even: Break-even
Accommodation Benefits: No
Fight Reimbursements: No
Teaching English in Jordan
A smaller job market for English teachers that is experiencing rapid growth, Jordan is popular for its stunning ruins of ancient sites like Petra and Jerash, its people and their warm hospitable nature, and the traditional Bedouin culture. Arabic is the official language of Jordan, but the country has a long tradition of English usage, at one point being under administration of Great Britain as part of the League of Nations’ Mandates System that was in effect until 1946.
The common route to employment for first-time English teachers is by virtue of in-person interviews upon their arrival in the country with the candidates being responsible for their housing and airfares. High wages are not on offer, but the typically low cost of living allows English teachers to lead a comfortable life. It is common for teachers to share accommodation with their coworkers. A typical work week comprises 20-30 hours of work and leaves the teachers with plenty of time to explore the vast history and ancient culture of the region. Teachers often look to earn some extra money through private lessons.
Preferred employment is given to those English teachers having a 4-year BA degree along with TEFL certification. Major cities such as Amman usually have a concentration of majority of the English teaching jobs.