Teach English in Lebanon – the following answers are from English teachers who have taught, or currently teach English in Lebanon.
Do I need a degree to teach English in Lebanon?
The general consensus from our survey answers seems to be “yes”.
Do I need a TEFL qualification and/or experience?
“It depends on the school.”
“As long as you are a native speaker and have some sort of English related degree you can find a job.”
What are the visa requirements?
“If you are a foreigner then you need a work and residency permit but most institutions will acquire that for you.”
Where are the jobs?
“In the cities, especially Beirut. In the cities. Several language centres have branches outside the city.”
What’s the best way to find work?
“Through the internet, but don’t be surprised at the lack of response. Contact the schools and centres directly. Take your CV, hire a car for the day and go door to door. Post ads in local papers.”
What kind of salary can I expect?
The average from survey responses is 15-20 USD an hour.
What kind of teaching schedule can I expect?
“25 hours a week is normal, with both daytime and evening classes.”
Are there opportunities for private teaching?
Yes, by advertising locally.
What about the cost of living?
a cup of coffee 3 USD
a beer 3 USD
a cinema ticket 10 USD
a meal in an average restaurant 20-30 USD
a taxi ride in Beirut 1.50 USD
a month’s rent In Beirut, up to 600 USD for a private apartment, half that for shared accommodation.
100% of respondents in our survey thought that the cost of living in Lebanon is high or quite high compared to salary.
What about internet access?
It’s possible to install at home, but the connection is not always reliable.
What’s the best way to find somewhere to live?
Schools will help find accommodation. Some even provide it as part of the package.