Teaching English in Tanzania

21 June 2012

Tanzania is home to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and is a great destination for TEFL tutors to teach English abroad. Travellers and TEFL teachers are attracted to Tanzania by its unsurpassed natural beauty and fantastic beaches. It is also famous for its national parks Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area which continues to draw visitors from all over the world. If you find a job teaching English in Tanzania you’ll also experience working in a tropical climate and have a truly rewarding time.

TEFL opportunities

Tanzania 1000PxTEFL teachers are in high demand in Tanzania, especially in volunteer roles. This is one of the poorest countries in the world and your contribution will be highly valued by your employers and you will be able to make the difference to the lives of many young people.

Education is extremely important to the Tanzanians and is the key to addressing many of the wider challenges that exist in the country. For young people, a good command of English will improve their opportunities later in life. Speaking English in key to getting a good job in business or tourism industries, as well as acting as the language of technology, commerce and administration. For this reason native English TEFL teachers in Tanzania are incredibly valued and sought after. As a TEFL teacher you’re aim will be to help improve the level of English spoken in your school.


In order to teach English in Tanzania you will need at least 120 hours of TEFL training. We recommend one of our Premier TEFL Courses to give you the best qualification possible and give you the best chance at finding a TEFL Job. Once you have completed your accredited TEFL course you can apply for jobs online through our Free TEFL Jobs Centre.

Find out more about how you can get qualified to teach English abroad: TEFL Courses

Or, see what jobs are currently available in the country: Find TEFL Jobs in Tanzania

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