Options for teaching English in Morocco
Due to recent economic advances and a huge uptick in tourism, the demand for English language learning has increased exponentially in Morocco. There are lots of opportunities for experienced ESL teachers and TEFL certified bachelor’s degree holders to teach English to adults as well as children at Morocco’s many English tutoring centers.
In recent years, Morocco has undertaken a massive education reform initiative as part of a concerted effort to make education more accessible and effective for its youth. The huge strides Morocco has already made is evident in their rising child literacy rate, which had grown to 95% as of 2017, compared with only 82% in 2011. In an effort to remove education barriers, there are also currently plans underway to narrow Morocco’s gender gap in school enrollment across primary, secondary, and tertiary education levels.
Certified teaching jobs in Morocco
International schools in Morocco
Certified teachers looking for opportunities to teach in Morocco can do so in international schools. Teaching jobs are available at the preschool through high school level. The majority of international schools are located in major cities like Ifrane, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat, and Tangier.
For international schools in Morocco, the school year runs from September to June, following a typical North American calendar.
English teaching jobs in Morocco
Private language schools in Morocco
Demand is high for English teachers in Morocco, meaning English teaching jobs can be found in language schools across the country, with students of all ages.
Requirements to teach English in Morocco
Teaching English in Morocco – Requirements for ESL teachers
Typically, the minimum requirements to land a job in a private language school in Morocco include a bachelor’s degree, native English proficiency, and a TEFL certificate. Teaching experience is considered an asset, but not strictly required.
Teaching in Morocco – Requirements for certified teachers
Teachers looking to teach at an international school in Morocco should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably from a school of education as well as an active teaching license. Teaching experience is considered an asset, but not strictly required.
Salary and benefits while teaching English in Morocco
Most international schools in Morocco offer a lucrative benefits package on top of your monthly salary as well as free flights, medical insurance, and housing.
|Teaching Benefit Type
|Teaching Benefit Details
|$1,000 – 2,100/month, tax free
|Airfare & baggage allowance
|Up to 40 hours/week, 5 days a week
|June – August, plus all national holidays
|Subsidized tuition for dependents included
Visas for overseas teachers in Morocco
Depending on your nationality, you may need to acquire a residency permit in order to teach English in Morocco. Your employer will be able to assist you with obtaining a work visa.
Living in Morocco
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Morocco at a glance
Language: Modern Standard Arabic, Berber
Population: 35 million
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Government: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Major religion: Sunni Islam
Climate: Moderate, subtropical
Morocco is located in northwest Africa, with Mediterranean and North Atlantic coastlines.
Morocco has the fifth largest economy in all of Africa.
Films that have been made in Morocco include Prince of Persia, Sahara and The Mummy.
French is widely spoken in Morocco and as a result is considered the nation’s unofficial second language.
As of 2002, English became a mandatory subject from the fourth grade onwards in all Moroccan public schools.
Morocco has traditionally had strong economic and political ties to the West - France and Spain are currently the country’s leading trade partners.
Couscous is the national dish of Morocco.