Education: Bachelor's degree is not always required but preferable
TEFL Certification: Typically 150 Hours TESOL Foundation or 300 Hours Advance TESOL
Types of Jobs: Private tutoring, volunteer options, international schools
Average teaching hours per week: 25-35 hours of classroom & extra prep time
Typical Hiring Process: In person interviews mostly.
Types of Students: Business professionals, Private students, School Children
Cost of Living per month: $900 - $1,000 USD
Visas: Work visa typically sponsored by the employer. Sometimes tourist visa extended
Average Monthly Pay: 1200 USD - $1,700 USD
Start –up cost: $1500 - 2000 USD
Potential to save or Break-even: Break-even
Accommodation Benefits: No
Fight Reimbursements: No
Teaching English in Lebanon
Though Lebanon is a relatively small market for English teacher, the country is popular for the cosmopolitan city of Beirut, a broad religious and cultural diversity in its population, exquisite cuisine, and spectacular natural beauty.
For first-time English teachers, the standard route to employment is by appearing for an in-person interview upon arrival in Lebanon though they will have to bear the housing costs and airfare. Average wages are on the lower side, but the low cost of living allows the English teachers to lead a comfortable life. Sharing an apartment with expats or other English teachers is a common practice. The average work week involves around 20-30 hours of teaching that leaves plenty of time for travel and exploring. Teachers often look to provide private lessons in order to supplement their income.
English jobs in the country are mostly found around the major cities such as Tyre, Byblos, Sidon, Tripoli, and Beirut.
Preference is given to those English teachers having a BA and a TEFL certification. While it is not mandatory to have a Bachelor’s degree for securing a job in Lebanon, many employers often give a strong preference to the same. Those without a degree should be prepared for a more competitive job search procedure.