Teaching English in Morocco

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Feb 17th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Teaching English in Morocco

Hello everyone!

I am a college student graduating this May with a degree in English and journalism and I am really interested in teaching English abroad next year. I want to go to a country where I could learn a language that would be helpful once I returned to the states. This is why Morocco, in particular, is appealing to me. French and Arabic would be so useful to learn (even if it's just a little bit). I have also always wanted to go there, anyway. Would teaching English in either Rabat or Marrakech be safe? Are there even a good amount of jobs for English teachers? If so, what do employers look for? Lastly, is certification necessary (as in TESOL or TEFL certification to teach English as a second language)?

If anyone could help me with questions, I would be so grateful! Hope to hear from you soon.
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Feb 18th, 2012, 02:42 AM
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www.itefl.net/morocco/marrakech

Your best bet work without Visa illegal.Creful touts scammers spammers attack trolls thread hijacers defamers hereand trher check profile and troll post record carefully.

Travel.state.gov for risk a terrorist bombed a tourist cafe above there is risk trip cover and an abundance of caution is advied.

PM if I may help further and happy travels!
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Feb 18th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Try http://eslcafe.com/
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Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:45 PM
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there are many sites for expat English teachers where you can find forums. I just read one yesterday that was pretty down on teacher in Morocco being cheated, not paid, overcharged, over worked, disrespected and worse.

Find these boards for teachers and learn that way -- not through a travel forum.

Plus, Moroccon arabic is different from other arabic, and their french is too.

Never EVER go to one of these places without your OWN open ticket in your hand (which you do not tell anyone about!) and extra money.

And yes, you need certification and usually several years experience.

Why not get your certification and then go Peace Corps?

best of luck!

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Feb 25th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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IN- Thank you for all of your helpful advice and concern! It seems that perhaps Morocco isn't the best place for me to teach English. I am now looking at European countries. Thanks again very much!

Rachel C.
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Feb 27th, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Why not you try with Peace Corps?
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Feb 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Looking in Asia is more likely to be successful. Have you checked the visa requirements for Europe? Hint: if not, do so.
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Mar 17th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Teaching English in Morocco is perfectly fine!
I taught three years in Marrakech. It is a bit of a culture adjustment, and there are bound to be frustrations as with any teaching position. But honestly, the advice here is definitely a off.

I know a number of schools in Marrakech, both grammar/high schools and language class schools.
PM me if you are still interested and I can answer your questions.
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Mar 17th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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LizG: I know you are new here, but there is no PM function on Fodors.
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Mar 20th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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Most Moroccan big cities have American Language Center, below is online link to the one in Marrakech.
http://www.alcmarrakesh.com/index.ph...frontpage&l=fr
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