Egypt is a fantastic location if you want to see and experience the heritage from the ancient world, such as the Pyramids and temples that have made this country famous. English is still in high demand.
Culturally Egypt is a fascinating country with generally warm and welcoming people. Cairo, although noisy and polluted, is a promising first stop for the new teacher, as demand for learning English is enormous. Teaching standards in the state sector vary so that school students attend extra private classes in many subjects, outside of regular school hours. However, expect much of the demand to come from the business sector.
After the turmoil following the Arab Spring, there have been a few well-publicised attacks on western tourists in recent years, and British travellers would be wise to contact the Foreign Office for the latest advice on travelling here. Go to the Foreign Office website for the latest information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Other nationalities should consult with their national embassies or governments for up-to-date advice.
Tips for teaching English in Egypt:
* take a quality, accredited TESOL course such as the 120-hour TESOL Premier course
* consider the 30-hour Teaching Business English course
* alternatively, it may be possible to find teaching with a shorter UK-based weekend/3 day course
We suggest one of these courses for this country: