Yes, Egypt Needs Your TEFL Skills!
...And It's Worth It!
Once you get TEFL certified, one of the first things that you will be looking into is where you want to teach! It does open so many doors for you that you can choose from the multitude of countries that honor such certificate.
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 so 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 economy state that because there is a high demand, you are going to get a lump some pay. SPOILER: $1200 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 will be able to save up a lot. 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.
Egypt is Egypt
Are we even going to pretend that we have not been, at least at one point in our lives, obsessed with pyramids and mummies? The 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, Egypt is definitely a good option for you!