Teaching Jobs in Egypt

If you are looking for a teaching career to take you somewhere more exciting and exotic, teach in Egypt! Teaching in Egypt lets you experience life in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.

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As a UK teacher, you'll find British International Schools very easy to transfer to. English will be the main language, many of the staff will be from the UK,

Art Teacher

Africa Egypt

Art Teaching Job in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. A top American international school in...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


English Teacher

Africa Egypt

English Teaching Jobs in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. A top American international school in...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


History Teacher

Africa Egypt

History Teaching Job in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. A top American international school in C...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Science Teacher

Africa Egypt

General Science Teaching Job in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. If you are seeking an international t...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Primary Teacher

Africa Egypt

Year 1 Primary Teaching Job in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. If you are seeking an international te...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Business Studies Teacher

Africa Egypt

Business Studies Teaching Job in Cairo, Egypt - August 2018. If you are seeking an international...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Maths Teacher

Africa Egypt

Maths Teaching Job in Egypt - August 2018. If you are seeking an international teaching job for A...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Year 2 Primary Teaching Job in Egypt

Africa Egypt

Year 2 Primary Teacher - International Teaching Job in Egypt.

A Top British International...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Business Studies & ICT Teacher

Africa Egypt

Immediate Start Business Studies & ICT Teacher required for a top British International Schoo...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Humanities Teacher (History & Geography)

Africa Egypt

One of the best schools in Egypt require a solid all round teacher of Humanities for August.

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Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


ICT Teacher

Africa Egypt

A Top International School in Egypt require a teacher of ICT for August. The role is to teach Key...

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MFL French Teacher

Africa Egypt

A British International School in Egypt are seeking a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages for Aug...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Year 1 Teacher

Africa Egypt

Teaching Jobs Abroad - Egypt Year 1 Teacher - Contract Commencing August 2018.

2 Year ren...

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Early Years Teacher

Africa Egypt

Teaching Jobs Abroad - Egypt Early Years KG Teacher - Contract Commencing August 2018.

2...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Science Teacher

Africa Egypt

Teaching Jobs Abroad - Egypt Science Teachers - Biology, Chemistry & Physics specialists requ...

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English Teacher

Africa Egypt

Egypt Teaching Jobs Abroad English Teacher - Contract Commencing August 2018. An International Sc...

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Mathematics Teacher

Africa Egypt

Are you seeking a teaching job abroad in Egypt for August 2018?

Maths Teacher - Egypt - A...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Science Teacher

Africa Egypt

A British School in Cairo require Science Teachers for the new academic year commencing in August...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


Mathematics Teacher

Africa Egypt

A British School in Cairo require Mathematics Teachers for August 2018.

Maths Teaching Jo...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


English Teacher

Africa Egypt

An International School in Cairo, Egypt are looking for qualified English Teachers for August 201...

Start Date: 03-09-2018 Apply By: 30-06-2018


About The Arab Republic of Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt, the land of mighty pyramids, mythical god kings, enigmatic sphinxes and Cleopatra, is located on the northern tip of the African continent. It is also connected to the Asian continent via Sinai Peninsula, a 23,500 sq. mi2 (61,000 km2) land bridge that is also the site of the Suez Canal. The country, which is one of the six independent cradles of civilisation, is bordered by three countries (Israel on the northeast, Libya on the west and Sudan on the south), as well as the Mediterranean Sea on the north and Red Sea on the east.

Egypt is the third most populous nation (96 million) and the second largest economy (£248 billion) in Africa. Its political and economic influence, however, transcends socioeconomic numbers. Egypt’s cultural influence has shaped Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and northern African countries for several millennia.

Islam (Sunni) is the major religion here, accounting for 90 percent of the population. However, there is also a significant number of Coptic Christians, numbering at approximately 10 million people. While Arabic is the primary language, the majority of the urban population speaks English or French. The currency is called the Egyptian pound, which consists of 100 piastres (or 1,000 milliemes).

Teaching in Egypt

The public school system is generally looked down upon, so most people who can afford it send their children to private schools. As such, there is a great demand for foreign teachers, particularly native English speakers, especially in major Egyptian cities like Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Giza. While private schools and international schools offer the best employment opportunities, many experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) certified-teachers have established booming language schools here. Foreign teachers are even sought for teaching positions at pre-school level.

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The three major appeals of working in Egypt are:

  • The low cost of living: To put it simply, the cost of living here is two-thirds of that of Britain.
  • Work Culture: Teachers are not expected to bring their work home for grading or preparatory work.
  • Friendly Locals: The locals are extremely friendly, especially to expatriates. You will become the centre of attraction at shopping malls, restaurants and markets.

To teach in Egypt, British teachers should possess the following qualifications:

It should be noted that the pay range for foreign teachers here is quite low. However, this is balanced by the low cost of living. This makes Egypt an ideal destination for fresh graduates looking to build their résumé while experiencing a new culture. Fair warning though:

Egyptians are quite class conscious, children from wealthy families tend to attend the top schools in the country which are often British International Schools.

Please note that to work in Egypt, you will require a work and residence permit on top of an entry visa. Applications are usually made by employers, but bureaucratic inefficiency usually drag the process into months, so please make suitable allowances prior to making moving arrangements.

Remuneration of a Foreign Teacher in Egypt

Local Culture and Socio-political Climate

As far as attires are concerned, Egypt has no compulsory dress code. However, this is a conservative Islamic nation, so women should dress appropriately. Loose trousers and long skirts are perfectly acceptable, but cleavages are not. Also, use sunglasses when walking around as looking men in the eye is considered a form of flirtation by some. It is advisable to carry a pashmina around in case you have to enter into a government building or attend a public function. Do not travel alone at night as women are frequently harassed here.

Alcohol is freely available to foreigners. However, take care not to drink in public, especially during the month of Ramadan.

Important: Egypt has strict drug laws. In November 2017, a British woman, Laura Plummer, was arrested at the Cairo International Airport for bringing in painkillers meant for her husband. She is now facing the prospect of up to 25 years in jail or the death penalty.

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