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EFL Teachers Needed in Marrakesh, Morocco

Posted By: American Language Center Marrakesh <>
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014, at 3:34 a.m.

EFL teaching minutes from Morocco’s famed Djemaa al-Fna!

The American Language Center of Marrakesh has positions starting September 1st, 2014

• Native speaker of English with US, Canadian, UK or Australian citizenship
• B.A. + CELTA, TESOL (or an equivalent 120-hour, classroom-based course TEFL certification with practical teaching)
• At least one year of overseas EFL teaching experience (full-time)

• 158-175 Dirhams per contact hour (approximately $18.60 – $20.60) (Post-tax monthly salary based on 18 contact hours per week paid at 166.50 Dirhams per hour is approximately $1,000 per month). Options for extra teaching hours are available after you have completed the first session.
• Reimbursement of airplane ticket to Morocco up to 5,000 Dirhams (approximately $600)
• Airport pick up in Marrakesh or Casablanca upon arrival + arrival support
• Free 3 star hotel accommodations for up to 10 days after arrival + full board
• Settling in allowance to buy furnishings for apartment (10,000 Dirhams = approximately ($1,185)
• Monthly housing allowance in addition to salary up to 2,000 Dirhams (approximately $235)
• Monthly tax-free meals/transportation stipend of 900 Dirhams (approximately $106)
• Health insurance (80% paid including medical, dental, prescription drugs & hospitalization)
• Return airfare upon completion of 1 year contract (up to 5,000 Dirhams) and round trip ticket for a renewed contract (up to 10,000 Dirhams)
• One month vacation + approximately 6 more weeks of holidays & breaks between sessions during which teachers receive their full monthly salaries
• Survival Arabic language lessons

The American Language Center Marrakesh is a member of the American Cultural Association, a private, non-profit association with 11 language centers located in Morocco. All classrooms have flat-screen TVs with USB ports and ACs. Our staff room is stocked with supplementary materials. Our center and annex each have a cafι for our students & teachers to enjoy.

We are looking for full-time teachers (18 contact hours per week or more) who are familiar with and supportive of the communicative approach to language acquisition. This includes a student-centered classroom with regular, varied pair work and group work activities. We are interested in teachers who keep teacher talk time to a minimum.

Other opportunities available:
• Lead clubs for students - weekly meetings conducted in English on a wide variety of topics (such as US History & Culture or Movies).
• Assist with projects such as exam proofreading and involvement in our English for the Vision-Impaired Program.
Professional development opportunities offered through the ALC include in-house workshops and the annual all-ALC conference.

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION: Interested applicants should send a current CV; a 1-page cover letter briefly describing your teaching philosophy and why you would like to teach with ALC Marrakesh; scanned copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and the first page of your passport; and 2 letters of recommendation from supervisors (with their e-mail addresses) to:

Jordan Earl, Director

Notes: Only candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted for this position. I will be at the TESOL 2014 convention in Portland, Oregon for interviews or will conduct phone interviews via Skype.

Please visit our website ( more information.

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