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TEFL Teacher in East Africa

Join a small team teaching English as a Foreign Language to local Somali and Afar people in a language school which has a library and a small bookshop in a capital city in the Horn of Africa.

This country has high unemployment and poverty, so gaining the skills to speak and read and write in English is a valuable training.

You will work with the established team, aiming to build relationships and have deep discussions with these Muslim people eager to learn.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

You have a CELTA, TEFL or equivalent training as a teacher of English.

You enjoy adjusting to cross-cultural situations, and a desire to engage with students socially, as well as in the classroom. You have a burden for Muslims in the Horn of Africa.

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This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.

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About Teaching English

Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.

You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.

TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org

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About East Africa

WEC works in 9 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, and also seconds workers to partner organisations and churches in other African countries.

Our teams seek to work together with local churches to show and speak of the compassion of Jesus to those who have not heard in order to see churches established among them.  WEC in Africa also seeks to mobilize and facilitate local Christians for cross cultural mission.

We cannot give details online about the countries, situations and opportunities we have found where you can serve in East Africa, but we will be able to tell you more when you meet us face to face.

This is an exciting time for the African continent - many challenges but also many opportunities. Why not join us in the adventure?

More about WEC in East Africa


Position Type
Education & Training

Commitment Type
1-2 years i Ideal commitment is at least 12 months, but with options to stay longer, if willing to undergo training as required.

East Africa

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