Immerse yourself in the diverse country of South Africa – help students improve their English in the week and hit the beach in your downtime! This is a voluntary position where you do not receive a salary but pay for transfers, support and accommodation.
Cape Town, South Africa
Volunteer and Explore
TEFL Jobs in South Africa
Historically, South African TEFL employers used to hire people on the spot, but increasingly they have begun to widen the net and hire people through jobs boards and overseas recruitment agencies. There aren’t huge numbers of opportunities to teach English in South Africa, but there are a growing number of language institutes across the country, and while the majority of positions go to South Africans with native English skills there are opportunities for well qualified foreign TEFL teachers too.
Wages and Cost of Living
Neither the wages nor the cost of living in South Africa are particularly high, so the average TEFL job salary of around 10,000 Rand (US$1,400) should allow you to live relatively comfortably. If you get involved teaching English as a volunteer, the school should be able to arrange your accommodation and cover the most basic living costs.
TEFL Jobs in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is home to the British Council’s South African office and has a growing number of language institutes and TEFL jobs. Despite its somewhat scary reputation it is also one of Africa’s most vibrant and inspiring cities and home to a large and sociable ex-pat community.
TEFL Jobs in Cape Town
As well as being one of the most pleasant African cities to live in, there are more TEFL jobs in Cape Town than pretty much any other city in South Africa. A growing number of the city’s institutes now recruit teachers from overseas and the relatively healthy ratio between cost of living and TEFL wages means you should be able to soak up all that this stunning city has to offer.
TEFL Jobs in Durban
Durban has South Africa’s largest port and is also a center for international tourism. These factors combine to keep the market for TEFL jobs in Durban relatively buoyant, and it seems like the opportunities for foreign teachers are continually on the rise. The city itself is something of a beach lover’s paradise and there are miles of sandy beaches within easy reach of the city – just keep an eye out for the sharks!