Teach English in Lebanon
You might not think it, but Lebanon is a spectacular country to teach English. It has mountains where you can go skiing, lush valleys, buslting cities and a diverse mix of people who make up the population. Lebanon has a population of around 5 million but there is a strong demand for English teachers. This is one of the most diverse countries in the Arab World! Most TEFL teachers work in the cosmopolitan city and capital city of Lebanon - Beirut.
Teaching, Language & TEFL Jobs in Lebanon
Requirements for Teaching English in Lebanon
Most employers will ask to see if you have a recognised TEFL certification but some are more flexible if you have a BA/BS, this is generally preferred but not a fixed requirement.
TEFL Courses in Lebanon
If you are not yet qualified you might like to view our TEFL courses abroad or study for an online TEFL course when in Lebanon.
Average Working Week
Most TEFL teachers work for around 20–25 hours of classroom lessons per week. In your spare time you can relax, explore ancient ruins, join an active adventure or travel and see more of this region.
Types of Students
Most people who are seeking to learn English are business professionals, adult language learners and children.
Where to Apply
Jobs can be found at both public schools and private language schools.
Salary for Teaching in Lebanon
Wages are quite low compared to other destinations in the Middle East, expect wages of around £300 - £600 (US$500 - $1,000 / 750,000 - 1,500,000 LBP) per month.
Cost of Living
You will usually need to cover the cost of flights and accommodation. We estimate you will have around £250 worth or outgoings per month but this varies depending on where you are living.
Best Time to Get a Job
All year round, you will usually need to have an interview over the phone or Skype.
Safety & What to Expect When Teaching in Lebanon
This will be an interesting and fascinating cultural experience. There are lots of cafés, restaurants and nightclubs throughout the country which might suprise you. Please note due to unrest in Syria you will need to check latest safety information before departing. More than a million Palestinian and Syrain refugees are currently living in Lebanon.