Teachers at the American Language Center are dedicated and collegial professionals, with their students as their first interest. They are also knowledgeable about current teaching methodologies and dedicated to their own professional development. Together with ALC staff, they are committed to the mission of the school and use a variety of strategies to meet their objectives. All teachers at the ALC should possess at least a Bachelor's degree and should be certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESOL), from a face-to-face (not online) certification course of at least 120 contact hours, including a practice teaching component and reflective feedback.
Native-speaking teachers from other countries should have a keen interest in living in Morocco, some knowledge of Moroccan culture, and should articulate their interest in living in Morocco in their cover letter (see below). Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate emotional intelligence, as well as an ability to thrive in an international setting and invest more than one year teaching at ALC.
Full-time teachers at ALC usually have 18-22 contact hours per week during our main terms, teaching students of all ages, including young learners. Work is mainly English teaching in the classroom, but may include facilitating activities, serving as a program coordinator, or assisting with other administrative projects. Most teaching takes place on weekday afternoons, evenings and on weekends. Teachers new to Morocco are asked to arrive in advance of the term with time to find housing and participate in orientation and training. All new teachers are required to attend the orientation program prior to their first term teaching. Temporary housing is provided upon arrival, and new teachers are also mentored throughout their first term.
Please note that by Moroccan law we are unable to employ teachers who are 60 years or above in age.
A short introductory video to our center may be viewed here.
Full-time salaries offered by the ALC Rabat allow teachers to live comfortably in Rabat and are commensurate with experience. Salaries are in Moroccan dirhams, but foreign nationals are generally allowed to send up to 100% of their earnings to a foreign bank account in their name, upon receipt of their government work contract (actual terms are determined by each bank). In addition to the basic salary, all teachers are offered medical insurance for a modest fee, which covers 80% of most medical, dental and eye expenses, as well as medications. Other benefits include paid sick time (full-time teachers receive 30 hours of sick pay per year), vacation pay, and free ongoing instruction in Moroccan Dialect, Standard Arabic, or French. Foreign nationals are offered modest housing and travel allowances to help offset expenses. Support for professional development is provided in the form of mentoring for new teachers, free training, regular workshops, a free trip to the annual All-ALC TEFL Conference, and ability to apply for sponsorship to attend the IATEFL Annual Conference in the UK. Finally, free internet/e-mail access and a discount at the ALC Rabat bookstore are provided.
A brief video of the 2015 All-ALC Conference, which is attended by approximately 450 ALC teachers from around the kingdom and attracts leading speakers in the profession, can be viewed here.
A job application to ALC Rabat should be submitted to Michael McMillan, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the following (minimum):
1) a CV / resume in PDF format;
2) a scanned JPEG or PDF copy of the name/photo page of your passport;
3) a carefully composed letter in PDF format telling us about yourself, including why you would like to teach at the ALC and live in Morocco;
4) letters of reference in PDF format (university and/or job references, including your last job;
5) a scanned JPEG or PDF copy of your university diploma(s) and TESOL/TEFL certificate. (It is not necessary to include copies of Certificates of Attendance for workshops and seminars.)
These can be submitted by email to the above address, or if candidates are local, at the ALC reception desk in the main office. (See the contacts page for details.) Skype interviews are arranged when an in-person interview is not possible. Applicants hired locally will be asked to teach a short demonstration lesson (30-45 minutes).
Recruitment normally takes place during the spring for the academic year that begins the following autumn. However, you are free to apply at any time, as there may be a need for qualified teachers at other times of the year. We regret that we are not able to respond to every inquiry, but will strive to do so for all qualified candidates.
Foreign candidates should arrive with a criminal history background report certified no more than 60 days before arrival date, as well as original teaching certificate(s) and university diploma(s). University transcripts are not necessary. Americans may obtain a 90-day tourist visa on arrival, but other nationals should inquire prior to arrival.
To find out more about ALC, please visit our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzmcv1Xshw5lARs1HfOuTA or go directly to our introductory video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiPyzuEV3s0
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.