Higher Teacher of English - Alexandria, Egypt (EGY-T-0636)

British Council - Alexandria

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Experience Needed:
2 to 4 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job

The Teaching Centres in Egypt run eight 5 week terms of 30 hours through the year followed by 2 intensive courses in the summer months for Adult classes and three 10 week terms of 20 hours for Young Learner classes

  • The timetable means that most teachers teach either over 5 days each week or 4 days with 1 (non-teaching) work day. YL classes run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Young learner courses are delivered across all three life stages
  • Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Early Years is currently only delivered in our Agouza centre but there are plans for its introduction in Heliopolis this September.
  • The adult programme is primarily general English with some conversation and IELTS preparation classes.
  • The training team is rapidly becoming the hub of training in the MENA region and operates both internal and external training courses.
  • Higher Teachers provide operational and academic support to the adult, YL and training programmes.
  • This may involve providing academic support to teachers in terms of coaching and mentoring, delivering INSETTs.
  • They also need to liaise with the YLA coordination Officer to provide information about YLA human resource needs and with the country-wide YL team.

This is an excellent post for teachers with some experience of academic management to get their teeth into running a large, well-developed programme.

Job Requirements

Essential Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree only if required by local law
  • Cambridge Delta /Trinity Diploma in TESOL, or equivalent or evidence of intention to complete within defined timeframe of 12 months post appoint.
  • British Council approved observer status or willingness to complete training within 6 months of taking up post
  • An experienced teaching professional able to support less experienced colleagues in teaching practice and quality of teaching delivery.
  • Equivalent to around 2 years of post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups
  • Primary aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours)
  • Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (800+ hours)
  • Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)
  • Adults General English 18+ (800+ hours)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Additional specialist qualifications such as PGCE/B.ED in Primary, YL Extension to CELTA, or IELTS examiner status
  • Experience in teaching:
  • Exam preparation
  • Conversation courses
  • Corporate offsite courses