Country info and advice - Jordan
The following comments are from English teachers who have worked, or are currently teaching English in Jordan. If you are an English teacher and have some advice to share about Jordan, please post here.
I lived in Jordan for two years. It's a desert climate, hot in the day and windy and chilly at night.
Jordan is always entertaining, the most exciting place to be is the outdoor
markets. If you want to feel more at home, try visiting West Amman, where you
can find all the north american stores and franchises. You should drink bottled
water, pack a lot of sandals and foot files because heels get cracked! Most
importantly, be friendly and modest then people will really respect you, like
anywhere else in the world. Jordanians love to celebrate even the smallest
things and weddings are big and festive. Accomodation, travelling, and clothes can be expensive.
Neme on 1 November 2008
Jordan is an amazing place to live and one of the most peaceful countries in the region. There are many ESL
schools - but the small ones are not worth bothering about. Be especially wary
of the American ESL Centre (University Street) as they don't pay teachers for
their work. Big names such as Berlitz, British Council and Bell Amman are good
places to start and pay decently. Although Jordan is an expensive place to live,
you can find decently cheap accommodation through expatriate websites.
Anonymous on 13 November 2012
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