Information for term Teach in Morocco
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Program Fee: $2,500
- Compensation: 5,500-7,000 MAD (approx. $550-700)/month
OverviewClick to Open
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.
|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 includedClick to Open
- 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 DestinationClick to Open
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.
5,500 – 7,000 Moroccan dirhams per month, plus housing stipend. More than enough for a comfortable standard of living!
Pre-departure document assistance, multi-day orientation, CIEE’s 150 hour online TEFL and Teacher Preparation course.
24/7 emergency support from in-country staff, local health insurance, international emergency medical insurance (US only).
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Job DescriptionClick to Open
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!
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 offer classes to both 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 have a lot of classes scheduled in the evenings and on weekends. All teachers get at least one full day off per week, plus multiple half days.
You will be a lead teacher, responsible for lesson planning, grading, and running extracurricular activities. You can expect to work with classes of different ages: some adults and some 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 a wide variety of extracurriculars, including 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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