Teach in Morocco

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Information for term Teach in Morocco

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $2,500
  • Compensation: 5,500-7,000 MAD (approx. $575-730)/month


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Share the English language with eager students of all ages in this colorful, inspiring country.

Teach English at a reputable language institution in coastal or central Morocco. Immerse yourself in an authentic Moroccan community - getting to know your neighbors and the country’s rich culture - while also having easy access by train to major cities and tourist destinations. CIEE will ensure you’re prepared for this adventure with our TEFL Certification and Teacher Preparation course*, pre-departure support, and guidance during every step along the way.

*If you already have a teaching credential and would like to opt out of our TEFL course, please email a scan of that document to CIEE.

Term Start Date Deadline Duration Compensation
Fall 2 Semesters  Mid-September March 1 10 months 5,500-7,000 MAD (approx. $550-700)/month

About Our Program Fees

CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our program in Morocco includes CIEE’s online TEFL certification, orientation on arrival, and a high level of support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover those costs, there is a program fee of $2,500. Once we accept your application, there is a $1,000 deposit to reserve your spot and start your TEFL training. The second and final payment ($1,500) is due a few months later after you accept a job offer from a Moroccan school. CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!

What's included

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What's included

  • Job Placement and interview preparation assistance
  • CIEE’s 150 hour online TEFL and Teacher Preparation course
  • Multi-day orientation on arrival, including temporary accommodation with a host family
  • Professional development activities, including participation in an all-expense-paid teacher’s conference within Morocco
  • 24/7 support from in-country CIEE staff
  • Local health insurance
  • iNext international travel and emergency medical insurance

The Destination

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CIEE places teachers in small, quiet cities in coastal, central, and eastern Morocco.  These locations are largely off the tourist track, offering a more authentic experience.  All are connected to Morocco’s excellent rail network, which means the country’s major cities and amazing tourist destinations are easily accessible.

COASTAL ZONE: These three cities are perched on the Atlantic coast, so it’s easy to find seafood restaurants, beaches, and palm-lined streets.
Mohammedia: 200,000 inhabitants. Travel times by train: 35 minutes to Casablanca, 50 minutes to Rabat.
Kenitra: 430,000 inhabitants. Travel times by train: 35 minutes to Rabat, 2 hours to Casablanca.
El Jadida: 200,000 inhabitants, 16th century Portuguese architecture. Travel times by train: 80 minutes to Casablanca, 3 hours to Rabat.

CENTRAL ZONE: In this region, you’ll have some interesting neighbors: the Roman ruins at Volubilis, enchanting Fes el Bali, and the beautiful mountain town of Moulay Idriss.
Meknes: 600,000 inhabitants. Former imperial capital with splendid walls and gates. Travel times by train: 40 minutes to Fes, 2 hours to Rabat.

EASTERN ZONE: More remote than the other locations, this area is a good place to escape the expat bubble and immerse yourself in local friendships and languages.
Oujda: 500,000 inhabitants. Major city near Algerian border, with gardens, walls and old medina. 75 minutes to Casablanca by plane ($75 one way), 6 hours to Fes by train. Because of the distance, Oujda is reserved for candidates who specifically request placement here.

The Take-Aways

  • Compensation

    5,500 – 7,000 Moroccan dirhams per month, plus housing stipend. More than enough for a comfortable standard of living!

  • Preparation

    Pre-departure document assistance, multi-day orientation, CIEE’s 150 hour online TEFL and Teacher Preparation course.

  • Assistance

    24/7 emergency support from in-country staff, local health insurance, international emergency medical insurance (US only).

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Job Description

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Job Description

CIEE teachers in Morocco sign on for a full academic year of employment as a language instructor, from September to July. Your school will provide textbooks and instructions about learning objectives for your different classes, along with access to computers and printers. Day-to-day lesson planning will be up to you.


Participants will earn 5,500 – 7,000 Moroccan dirhams per month, plus a monthly housing stipend of roughly 1,000 dirhams. With the very low cost of essentials like food, transport, and phone service, that’s more than enough for a comfortable standard of living.

Your compensation will also include local health insurance, professional development activities, and an all-expense-paid teacher’s conference within Morocco!

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    CIEE partners with private centers specializing in language education. Founded by Americans, they are highly-regarded as reputable schools and good employers within Morocco. They serve adults and students of all ages, although most of your students will be teenagers.

    To offer classes to students after their regular school day is over, these language centers schedule most classes in the evenings and on weekends.

  • Workload

    You will be a lead teacher, responsible for lesson planning, grading, and running extracurricular activities. You can expect to teach some adults, lots of teenagers, and some children as young as kindergarten age.

    This is a full-time position and you will spend 35-40 hours at school each week, with about half of that spent in the classroom and the rest taken up with meetings, extracurriculars, special events, and prep time. One example of a possible schedule would be: evening classes Mon-Tues, full days Wed-Sat, and Sun off.

    Each teacher will be responsible for running 1-3 hours of extracurricular activities per week. Past teachers have organized theater productions, music clubs and performances, sports, public speaking events, debate teams, and cultural presentations. It’s a chance for you to draw on your own strengths and experiences!

What People are Saying

  • CIEE offers an easy, affordable and accessible opportunity to travel and gain working experience as an English teacher in a foreign country. 

    Luke D. | Teach in Morocco
  • It is a great chance to be immersed in a culture. You are not a tourist but rather a guest.

    Sarah W. | Teach in Morocco
  • I've had good experiences with CIEE and their Teach Abroad Program.

    Hannah N. | Teach in Morocco
  • Staff was so helpful in the process and made everything so easy!

    Harlie C. | Teach in Morocco
  • This program has been extremely organized and informative. I'm very impressed with how the program has put everything together without any issues. 

    Harold W. | Teach in Morocco


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To apply, you’ll need to be a native English speaker and hold a bachelor’s degree, along with a few other qualifications. You’ll make a great candidate if you have a sense of adventure, flexibility, cultural curiosity, and a desire to engage people to help them learn English.


  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • TEFL certificate (included in your program), or teaching degree/certification
  • Age 58 or younger. Older teachers are ineligible for Moroccan work permits.
  • Experience living abroad, to ensure that you are ready to adapt to Moroccan culture
  • Citizen of the U.S., UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred


TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification gives you the skills, experience, and confidence to make teaching abroad even more rewarding – both for you and those you teach. The CIEE TEFL 150-hour certification course is included in the fee for this program and ensures that you:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching nonnative speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Can design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

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