Teach in Bangladesh
Home to 160 million people, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In March 2018, Bangladesh achieved status as a developing country, both economically and socially. In addition to English teaching jobs for TEFL-certified candidates, Bangladesh also offers fantastic career opportunities for licensed, experienced international educators.
Options for teaching in Bangladesh
In recent decades, Bangladesh has made significant progress towards their goal of ensuring equitable access to quality education so that all Bangladeshis can live up to their potential - particularly at the primary level, where enrollment and completion rates in the past few years have grown to 98% and 80%, respectively.
However, opportunities for learning are still not accessible to a large portion of Bangladeshis beyond the primary level. If you’re an educator who is looking to make a powerful difference in the lives of children globally and have a rewarding, purpose-driven international teaching career, then teaching in Bangladesh could be the right opportunity for you!
Teaching jobs in Bangladesh
From primary and secondary state-funded schools to international schools and ESL language centers, there are a wide variety of teaching jobs for overseas educators across all subjects and experience levels in Bangladesh.
International school teaching jobs in Bangladesh
Certified teachers looking for opportunities to teach in Bangladesh can do so in English-medium international schools throughout the country, most of which follow an IB, British or North American curriculum. The majority of international schools are located in major cities like Dhaka and Chittagong.
English teaching jobs in Bangladesh
The ESL job market in Bangladesh is not as established as the Middle East or Asia, due to the fact that most local teachers are fluent English speakers, However, as more and more Bangladeshis seek to grow their English language skills in order to compete in increasingly globalized world markets, there has been an increased demand for English language learning delivered by native English speaking teachers from overseas.
Teaching jobs in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Interested in landing a teaching job at one of Bangladesh’s foremost international schools?
Canadian Trillinium School (CTS) is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 international school based in Dhaka. CTS has partnered with the Ministry of Education of New Brunswick to offer its students a Canadian curriculum in English. The school offers an excellent quality of education, with Canadian teachers and administrative staff and Canadian learning materials.
CTS is currently accepting applications from experienced North American and European educators who are seeking opportunities for professional development and growth as well as a chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Bangladesh.
Interested in applying for one of the most sought-after teaching jobs in Bangladesh? The start date is September 2018 so don’t wait around! Browse the latest teaching vacancies at Canadian Trillium School today.
Requirements to teach in Bangladesh
English language teaching in Bangladesh - Requirements for ESL teachers
Typically, the minimum requirements to land a job in a private language school in Bangladesh include a bachelor’s degree, native English proficiency and a TEFL certificate. Teaching experience, while considered an asset, is not strictly required.
Teaching in Bangladesh - Requirements for certified teachers
Teachers looking to teach at an international school in Bangladesh should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably from a school of education as well as an active teaching license. Related teaching experience may also be required.
Salary and benefits while teaching in Bangladesh
Most international schools in Bangladesh offer a lucrative benefits package on top of your monthly salary as well as free (or partially subsidized) flights, medical insurance and housing.
|Teaching Benefit Type||Teaching Benefit Details|
|Monthly salary||$1,200 - 3,000 USD/month, depending on qualifications and experience|
|Airfare||Fully or partially covered|
|Working hours||Up to 40 hours/week, 5 days a week|
|Vacation||June - August, plus school breaks in December and March|
Visas for overseas teachers in Bangladesh
Your school will be able to assist you with obtaining a work visa.
Living in Bangladesh
Thinking about teaching and living in Bangladesh? Better start working on that travel bucket list!
Bangladesh’s diverse landscape boasts a mixture of lush green hills and rivers, making for some truly spectacular scenery. From safaris and hiking activities to tracking tigers and exploring tea plantations in the countryside, there’s plenty for adventurous teachers to see and do.
The capital, Dhaka, is a true cultural melting pot, home to a growing expat community and thriving cultural scene, including delicious Bengali cuisine. world-renowned bazaars and unmissable art festivals. The winter months tend to run much cooler and offer a nice break from the usual tropical heat.
The cost of living in Bangladesh is extremely low, meaning your salary as either an ESL or certified teacher should allow you to live comfortably.
Bangladesh at a Glance
Capital - Dhaka
Language - Bengali
Population - 163 million
Currency - Bangladeshi Taka
Government - Parliamentary representative democratic republic
Major Religion - Islam, Hinduism
Climate - Subtropical
- Primary education is free for all children in Bangladesh, from grades one through five.
- Bangladesh is the seventh most populated country in the world.
- Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh is the longest beach in the world.
- In Bangladesh, it’s traditional to use your right hand when eating or passing food and drinks.
- The jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.
- Bangladesh has, sadly, been at the receiving end of some of the world’s worst natural disasters, including a cyclone in 1970 that killed up to half a million people.
- Ganges Delta in Bangladesh is the largest river delta and one of the most fertile regions in the world.