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  • EFL Teaching Opportunity in Eastern Morocco!

    By: American Language Center < Show E-mail >

    Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021

    Location: Morocco (Africa)

    The American Language Center of Oujda is looking for dedicated and adventurous individuals who wish to teach English in Morocco while getting to know the locals and the local culture. Oujda is a prospering non-touristic city just one hour south of the Mediterranean coast with a beautiful surrounding countryside and an international airport with daily flights to France and multiple flights per week to Spain, Germany and a few other European cities at very low costs. 

    We are currently seeking teachers to begin observations, training and co-teaching in mid to late December 2021 with an expectation to fully take over classes in January 2022. Teachers who are looking for a large, metropolis-type city, should not consider Oujda. Oujda is for those teachers who are looking to explore a genuine Moroccan experience, who enjoy cultural exchange and connecting with people, and who want to make a difference. 

    ALC Oujda is a great and unique place to work in a relaxed atmosphere while living and traveling in Morocco.  The more experienced EFL teacher can excel with our higher levels, TOEFL classes, Business English and other projects, while developing teachers have a great opportunity to hone their teaching skills while advancing in the TESOL field. We also provide professional development opportunities with a national conference, two local in-house conferences and teacher peer groups. However, ALC Oujda isn’t just about the teaching. It’s about sharing the American experience. 

    ALC Oujda is a part of the American Cultural Association in Morocco and serves not only to provide high quality classes but also to provide a glimpse into American culture. We celebrate American holidays with our students, like Halloween with a Haunted House, Thanksgiving with a potluck dinner and candy grams for Valentine’s Day. We also provide free concerts, clubs, workshops and other activities for the community and have three specialized scholarship programs: In Charge for women, Insight for a local orphanage and ACCESS, a US Embassy sponsored program for disadvantaged youth. This variety also allows you to custom make your own experience with us. While your minimum teaching requirement is 15 hours a week, you can supplement these with self-designed clubs, workshops, culture days, etc., that allow you to explore your own interests with your students and the community in Oujda. ALC Oujda is the only ALC to have a partnership with the local government and the US Embassy and Consulate. This is due to the great work we have been doing in Oujda and we are looking for more teachers who want to be a part of it.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Native speaker of English (passport holder from a country whose first language is English)
    • B.A. + ESL/EFL certification (CELTA or equivalent)
    • Teaching experience is a plus, especially someone confident teaching higher levels.

    Interested applicants should send an email to with: a cover letter, a scan/photo of your passport (picture page), an up-to-date resume, a copy of your diploma and a copy of your TESL/TEFL/CELTA certification (These are necessary to ensure your eligibility for a work contract.) More competetive applicants may chose to send a letter(s) of recommendation as well. 

    Salary & Benefits:

    Starting pay range for at least 15 hours of teaching a week, 5 classes, is from approximately 7000-9000 dirhams after taxes.  That is about 700-1000 dollars a month, which is enough to cover expenses in Morocco and take side trips.  The pay is based on an hourly rate and naturally higher if a teacher works more or does a special project, curriculum development, cultural clubs or other American cultural activities.  Average living costs in Oujda are 400-530 USD per month or 4,200-5,400 dirhams. Cost of living is quite cheap in Oujda. If you cook, a kilo of vegetables is about 6-7 dirhams, chicken is about 20-30 dirhams per kilo, and a kilo of meat is about 90-150. There are good cheap restaurants around the center of town and near the University. Many of these range between 35-75 dirhams for a good meal. Sandwiches are also available around town for anywhere between 20-35 dirhams. Coffee prices at cafes are also a bit cheaper ranging from 7-11 dirhams at most places. 

    • Housing allowance in addition to salary: 1200 dirhams, this is enough to cover approximately half the rent in a private apartment in more active parts of the city and could cover 100% of the rent in other neighborhoods. We do provide assistance in finding apartments as well as up to 2 weeks in a local hotel while you and a local staff member are apartment hunting. 
    • Up to 10,000.00 dirhams flight reimbursement upon completion of 1 year.
    • Health Insurance (80% covered)
    • August holiday pay
    • Breaks between 10 week sessions for exploration and travel,  often 7 to 10 days between our main 10 week sessions.
    • Teacher development: National ALC-TEFL conference in Morocco, all expenses paid.
    • Moroccan Arabic course for expats (offered to anyone living in Oujda who could benefit).

    Professional Development

    ALC Oujda supports its teachers and hosts an environment that encourages and promotes teacher development, collaboration, and feedback. In addition to the National ALC-TEFL conference, here at ALC Oujda, we provide the opportunity for increase peer collaboration and learning through the establishment of teacher peer groups which allow for peer-to-peer observation sessions (where you can learn from each other) and monthly paid meetings where you can discuss solutions to common problems, methods/techniques, provide feedback on the center, and, really, anything. We also host 1-2 in-house mini conferences with workshops designed and implemented by your fellow teachers targeted towards our specific teaching context and students. We also take into large consideration your career path and plans as well as your desired level of engagement with the center and its many other activities outside of explicit language teaching. 

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    EFL Teaching Opportunity in Eastern Morocco!

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