TEFL Course in Tunis
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Tunísia
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
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"Literacy in Tunisia is almost 100%. It is amazing - no country in the region, or even in Asia, can match Tunisia in education."

WHY TAKE A TESOL/TEFL COURSE IN TUNIS

When thinking about a country in North Africa, most people think of Egypt first; however, it is Tunisia that is Europe’s Number 1 Tourist Location. You are making the best decision in your life by choosing Tunis as your TEFL course location. Here are the reasons:
1. Tunisia is a fascinating land of color and contrast. It offers far more than just 700 miles of clean, beautiful, sandy beaches, lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
2. From busy souks, water sports, and water parks to stunning Roman ruins and an unbelievably rich history, Tunisia is home to many awe-inspiring attractions.
3. Tunis is a small town, so you won’t feel strange or lost. It’s friendly and cozy.
4. Tunis is a democratic town where there is freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and even freedom of appearance. So, there are no worries about cultural differences.
5. Living standard in Tunis is average, and it’s flexible. You can spend a lot or less according to your financial power and preferences. Food: There are a range of popular restaurants where meals are not so expensive (a medium-size pizza costs $2.50/ mineral water a set of six bottles of mineral water (1,5 ltr) costs $1.50/ fruits, vegetables and other goods vary, and it’s better to buy them from the malls or the markets; they are fresh and reasonably priced. One more reason to go for your TEFL certificate to Tunisia is that the value of the local currency has dropped sharply. The US dollar or the Euro buy a lot in Tunisia.re double and triple the value of the local currency right now, so the smart candidate should take advantage and go for the TEFL with less cost but the most unforgettable sights.
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Our tefl Tunis institute

iTTi Tunisia’s School is based in Bardo, Avenue Habib Bourguiba. It’s 5 minutes away from the Metro station ( Mefteh Saadallah from left and Bouchoucha 20 Mars from Right). It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants ( just above Plan B Bardo) cafées and shops. The center is located at Elhanaya Bardo, this place holds the history of more than one thousand and four hundred years. « The hanaya » was installed through the country to assure drinking water from Zaghwan.
iTTi office is also 10 minutes from the National Bardo Museum. The biggest Tunisian museum derives its reputation from its countless pieces coming from the excavations undertaken in the country since the XIXth Century. The quality and the rarity of many of these pieces bear witness to the country’s historical richness and uniqueness. It is a friendly space where candidates enjoy learning with fun. TEFL students have access to the internet at any time.

work in tunis as a tefl

Teaching English in public schools seems to be a little bit difficult due to the regulations. Teaching English in higher education, especially if you have MA or PhD, is much easier. Yet, in Tunisia we have a growing number of international schools which hire local or foreign teachers alike. A TEFL certificate is considered a powerful qualification if you want to get a job quicker and easier. Salaries depend on the qualifications. Frankly speaking, they are not as high as compared to European and North American countries. Looking at the living standard in Tunisia; however, they are acceptable, and teaching English is considered one of the good jobs.

Private schools can offer many opportunities for teachers as well. With a TEFL certificate in your pocket, you can win a contract, or if you’re paid per hour, you can powerfully negotiate your pay.

Options for Teaching English in Tunisia
Teaching in Tunisia is possible in both international schools and language centers. Qualified, experienced teachers can apply to teach in British or American international schools, which require candidates to have a teaching credential and usually a minimum of two years of experience. For individuals looking to teach English in Tunisia, there are many teaching opportunities in language centers throughout the country, although the city of Tunis has the highest concentration of these centers.

Salary and Benefits for English Teachers in Tunisia
Teachers in international schools can often expect a salary of $2,000 – $2,500 USD per month, tax free. Teachers have vacations three times a year: winter vacation (15 days mid-December), spring vacation (15 days mid-March), and summer vacation (two months/July and August). Vacations are paid. In addition, schools provide generous benefits packages that usually include accommodation, round-trip flights, and medical insurance. Language centers do not typically offer the same benefits, but still provide vacation and a tax-free salary that allows teachers to live comfortably.

Hiring Time for English Teachers
Most hiring for teaching jobs in international schools in Tunisia takes place from March-July for positions beginning in September. Schools often conduct a second round of mid-year hiring in order to bring teachers over in January as well. If you intend to work in a language center, they hire year round—whenever they are in need.

Prerequisites for Teaching in Tunisia
Foreign teachers need to have a work permit. To apply for that in your home country, you must have a BA/BS and an iTTi TEFL Certificate with Teaching Practicum. Your prospective school must support you with the visa application paperwork just like it is in other countries. As ads usually ask for teaching experience, register for an in-class TEFL program with actual student teaching. If you are a non-native speaker, your level of English must be perfect. What is perfect? Level C1 or C2—not only in speaking but also in writing. If you are unsure, take our free proficiency test and learn how you can improve your performance if required. (https://www.internationaltefltraininginstitute.com/proficiency-test-for-international-opportunities/).

Contract Length
Contracts differ from twelve months to 24 months.

Healthcare System in Tunisia
The Tunisian healthcare system has a strong government infrastructure and is closely monitored by the Ministry of Public Health. It comprises both public (government-funded) and private (patient-funded) sectors. The country’s healthcare is one of the most advanced in Africa and has a level of quality that is on par with many European nations. Nevertheless, there remains considerable disparity between Tunisia’s public and private facilities, as well as between rural and urban areas in the country. 

It is compulsory for everyone – including foreigners living and working in Tunisia. Spouses and minor children are also eligible for health insurance as dependents. 

Employers typically handle the registration for their expat employees, while self-employed expats go through a different system and register on their own. 

Benefits can only be received if the main insured has either worked at least 50 days during the last two quarters or at least 80 days during the last four quarters. 

In total, Tunisia hosts around 2,000 basic health care centers, 180 hospitals, as well as more than a hundred clinics. In general, emergency services in hospitals and clinics are available 24/7, providing quality health care to patients.

For a visit to a general practitioner, you will need around 25 to 30 dinars ($8.77 – $10.52) while a visit to a specialist doctor can cost around 35 to 40 dinars ($12.28 – $14.03). Most hospitals and doctors prefer cash payments.

Pharmacies
When it comes to buying medication, you will need a prescription for controlled drugs; however, common medicine is easily available in pharmacies, some of which are often open 24 hours.
There are plenty around, they open every day and some have weekend service. Pharmacies are an important place of where to get health information.

Important Emergency Numbers
Emergency Service: 71 589 461
Fire Department: 198
Police: 197

Culture in Tunisia
Tunisian culture is a fascinating mix of African and Arab characteristics with a strong French influence. Islam is the dominating force in this conservative country. Foreigners who come from more liberal societies may have to adjust for some time.

Languages Spoken
The official language is Literary Arabic. The national language is Tunisian Arabic. Some parts of the population speak different Berber languages. Half of the almost 11.6 million people speak French.

Religion
Tunisia is primarily a Muslim country, with 98.2 percent of the people practicing Sunni Islam. Although the country is primarily Muslim, according to the National Charter of 1988, freedom of religion is guaranteed. The small Christian community in Tunisia is made up mostly of Europeans. The only legal restriction on the practice of non-Muslim religions is that it is criminal to convert someone from Islam.

Food & Drinks
Tunisia has a Mediterranean cuisine. Couscous is the national dish, and harissa (a spicy chili paste) is the national condiment, added to every meal and commonly served as an appetizer with bread and canned tuna – Tunisia’s other favorite food.
Alcohol consumption is legal in Tunisia. You can buy alcohol in stores in the cities. Major tourist hotels have bars or restaurants where you can buy drinks. Many Tunisians consider alcohol consumption immoral because they are Muslims.

TEFL Courses in Tunis fill up quickly!

120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL TRAINING

100% ON-SITE TRAINING

Total tuition:  $1400

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $900 due five business days before the first course date.

Apart from customized schedules you may arrange for, our TEFL center offers the following general course dates.
Teaching Practicum Dates

  • 14 March – 7 April 2022
  • 11 April – 2 May 2022
  • 9 May – 2 June 2022
  • 4 July – 28 July 2022
  • 1 August – 25 August 2022
  • 5 September – 29 September 2022
  • 3 October – 27 October 2022
  • 1 November – 25 November 2022
  • 5 December – 29 December 2022
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120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL TRAINING

75% on-line/25% on-site training

Total tuition: US $1,800

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1,300 due five business days before start of the Teaching Practicum.

Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in either Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.

You may start the online theory at any time and work at your own pace. Before you come for your Teaching Practicum, please finish the online part. You will need the knowledge to teach proper English classes.

Teaching Practicum Dates

  • 4 January 2021 – 13 January 2021
  • 1 March 2021 – 10 March 2021
  • 3 May 2021 – 12 May 2021
  • 1 June 2021 – 10 June 2021
  • 6 July 2021 – 15 July 2021
  • 2 August 2021 – 11 August 2021
  • 7 September 2021 – 16 September 2021
  • 4 October 2021 – 14 October 2021
  • 1 November 2021 – 10 November 2021
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