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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Lebanon



  • Education: 
    Bachelor's degree is not always required but preferred
  • TEFL Certification: 
    Typically 150 Hours TESOL Foundation or 300 Hours Advance TESOL
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private tutoring, volunteer options, international schools
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    25-35 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    In person interviews mostly.
  • Types of Students: 
    Business professionals, Private students, School Children
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    900 - 1,000 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work visa typically sponsored by the employer; sometimes tourist visa extended
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    1200 USD - 1,700 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    1500 - 2000 USD
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
Teaching English in Lebanon

Despite Lebanon being a moderately small market for English teachers, the nation is known for the cosmopolitan city of Beirut, which is religiously and culturally diverse in its population, with wonderful cuisine, and astonishing natural beauty.

For first-time English teachers, the standard course to a job is by showing up for an interview upon landing in Lebanon; however, candidates should bear the lodging expenses and airfare. Normal wages are on the lower side, yet the ease of living permits the English instructors to have a comfortable living. Sharing an apartment with expats or other English teachers is a typical practice. The normal work-week includes around 20-30 hours of teaching that leaves a lot of time for movement and exploration. Teachers frequently give private classes to enhance their earning.

English positions in the nation are generally found around the significant urban communities like Tire, Byblos, Sidon, Tripoli, and Beirut.

Preference is given to those English teachers having a BA and a certification in ESL teacher training courses in Lebanon. While it isn't obligatory to have a Bachelor's certificate for getting good work in Lebanon, numerous businesses even give a clear preference to the ones having an online TESOL certification in Lebanon. Those without a degree ought to be ready for a more competitive job search.