Teaching in Turkmenistan
Teaching Jobs in Turkmenistan
There is not a great deal of paid work for foreigners in Turkmenistan, although volunteer teaching placements may be available for teachers interested in teaching English. In these cases, a TEFL certificate is always an asset. International schools, generally using an imported curriculum from Europe or the United States, hire licensed teachers to teach expatriate children in English.
Teaching Jobs in Turkmenistan – Hiring
The school year follows a similar calendar to North America, with classes starting in early September and completing for the year in June. Primary and Secondary schools begin their recruitment for the year in early spring. For voluntary or ESL teaching positions, hiring may take place throughout the year. Teachers should apply via the Teach Away application system for openings in Turkmenistan.
Living in Turkmenistan
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
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Turkmenistan at a glance
Language: Turkmen, Russian
Population: 5.2 million
Currency: Turkmen manat
Government: Presidential Republic
Turkmenistan is bordered by the Caspian Sea to the west, Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast and Iran to the south.
Russia, Iran and Qatar are the only three countries with more natural gas reserves than Turkmenistan.
Around 80% of Turkmenistan is covered by the Karakum (Black Sands) Desert.
Electricity and gas are free in Turkmenistan.
Karakum Canal in Turkmenistan is one of the longest irrigation canals in the world.
The adult literacy rate in Turkmenistan is 100%.
You can find real dinosaur footprints at Kugitang Nature Reserve in Turkmenistan.