TEFL Certification: Minimum 150 Hours of TESOL Foundation or a 300 Hours Advance TESOL
Types of Jobs: Private tutoring and linguistic schools
Average teaching hours per week: 25-35 hours of classroom & extra preparation time
Typical Hiring Process: Interview in person in Morocco. Sometime skype or telephonic interviews
Types of Students: Private students, public school children and business professionals
Cost of Living per month: $500 - $900 USD
Visas: Tourist Visa can be converted to Work Visa
Average Monthly Pay: $1000 - $1,500 USD
Start –up cost: $800- 1000 USD
Potential to save or Break-even: Break-even
Accommodation Benefits: No
Fight Reimbursements: No
Teaching English in Morocco
An entrancing nation in North Africa, Morocco has for long considered French to be its second language. Yet, today it is home to one of the largest North African English-teaching markets with several young Moroccans looking to sharpen up on their basic English skills. Most of the people continue to understand basic French, the knowledge of which is often very useful in terms of networking and arranging for private lessons. For the ones taking an interest in learning the Arabic language, it is probably worth noting that Moroccan Arabic follows a dialect that is fairly different from what is traditionally spoken all across the Middle East with a marked influence of Spanish and French.
First-time English teachers should mostly expect an in-person interview upon arrival in Morocco with the onus of arranging for airfare and accommodation entirely on them. Modest wages are the norm, but the low cost of living allows the English teachers to lead a more than comfortable life. AS per government regulations, foreign teachers are required to furnish a university degree for obtaining a work visa while a TEFL certification is another necessity. Living in apartments is often common with the apartments being shared with expats and other English teachers.
A typical work week requires the teachers to work for 20-30 hours with plenty of time remaining for travel and exploration. One way for teachers to boost their income is through private students. The major concentration of Moroccan English teaching jobs is in some of the larger cities such as Casablanca, Tangier, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Fez.