TEFL in Morocco?

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  • sandrag88
    14 October, 2011 at 8:48
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    I’ve been doing extensive research on teaching English in Morocco, but I’ve found mixed reviews on what is needed such as a BA and a TEFL certificate or the TESOL. I have a BA in English and hope to be a substitute teacher here in the states before I decide when I’d like to return to Morocco. Given that most of the posts for Morocco are a little dated, can anyone tell me some/any information on teaching there? Like if the TEFL is needed and proof of a BA?

    Also, I’ve read mixed reviews of what it is like to get a job as a teacher there and then the after fact of getting paid and/or dealing with the public/private sector of Morocco’s school institutions. I’m not in it for the money, I just love Morocco and want to do something useful there, but of course I need something to get by. Can anyone give me advice/stories about their time as a teacher there?

    And finally, the one city I’m desperate to live in is Essaouira, does anyone know how difficult it is to teach there? or should I just go for Agadir and Marrakech?

    Thank you!


    TEFL World Wiki
    15 October, 2011 at 14:59
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    Reply To: Teaching English in Morocco…Updated Info Please

    You’ll almost always need a TEFL certificate (note that it’s TEFL and not TELF).

    11 September, 2012 at 17:06
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    Reply To: Teaching English in Morocco…Updated Info Please

    To teach legally in Morocco with a work/residence permit, you do indeed need both a BA and a TEFL certificate. However, you can get a TEFL certificate on line in 60 hours. This is a government requirement and any reputable school will insist on following it.
    I’m not sure what the teaching situation is in Essaouira, but both Agadir and Marrakech have American Language Centers which are excellent employers – they pay a reasonable salary, they pay on time, they assist with the work/residence permit, and provide health insurance.
    Good luck.

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