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International TEFL Academy

Teach English as a second language with International TEFL Academy. Worldwide participants can earn a TEFL certificate and start to earn a salary in one of 17 cities in Uganda. Locations include Kampala, Mukono, and Mbale.


The LanguageCorps TESOL Certification Programs will give you the skills and methodology needed to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. While the particular details of the Programs vary by country, all include approximately 140 hours of training, and as many as 30 hours of actual teaching practice. The TESOL Certification Programs incorporate classroom instruction in effectiv...


GeoVisions provides several opportunities to teach in Thailand based on your available time commitment. Please click the green "Visit Website" button on this page to see a detailed summary of all our programs for you to be paid to teach in Thailand. 1. Flexible and available year round. For degree holders and those without degrees. 2. Starting on fixed dates for a full semester or ye...

International TEFL and TESOL Training

Where the world is your classroom ITTT offers a wide variety of high quality, internationally recognized TEFL and TESOL courses. Courses are available in-class, online or through a combination of both formats. Our teacher training courses enable graduates to obtain teaching jobs in nearly any location worldwide. No previous experience or qualifications are required. ITTT offers certificat...

i-to-i TEFL

Looking for the perfect way to live abroad while getting paid to do it? Consider working as a TEFL certified English teacher, and work to change the lives of locals through education in the English language. How about living and working in Chile? If you're a university graduate eager to start working, you can earn up to USD $2,100 month! This is the perfect opportunity to spend have an in...

Global Training Co., Ltd.

If you are a new entrant to the TEFL industry and looking for a complete training before applying for a paid teaching job abroad then Global Training Academy's Internships Thailand Program is for you. This teach abroad program will prepare you for productive teaching in Thailand and elsewhere, raising your confidence level so you are fully prepared before being asked to face a class of English ...

The Language House TEFL - Join our Community & Teach Abroad!

Your new career as an English teacher, teaching worldwide, begins today. Teach English abroad with TLH TEFL in Prague. Become a TEFL certified teacher in 4 weeks and teach English worldwide. Travel the world, explore new countries and make new friends. The fully accredited and internationally recognized TEFL / TESOL certificate offered by The Language House in Prague will train you and give you...

Teaching English with LoPair Au Pair China

Are you seeking for chances to teach English in China? LoPair provides you the opportunity to stay with a Chinese host family and teach English to the host kids. By sharing the language, you will even get to know the most authentic Chinese lifestyle. Joining LoPair Au Pair China program, you will be assisting your host family with live-in English tutoring and childcare up to 30 hours a week ...

American TESOL Institute

Want to travel around the world and earn your living at a minimal cost? What can be more perfect with a program that helps you to get TESOL certified online from anywhere in the world with 6 days orientation program in Bangkok followed by Guaranteed ESL job. If this is what you are looking for than why not start from scintillating Thailand. Beauty haven in Asia where you earn as well save so ...

Academic Programs International (API)

API's teach in Thailand program will allow you to explore one of the world's friendliest and most accommodating countries. It is easy to understand why Thailand has been named the Land of Smiles since there are so many things to grin about in this beautiful country. It is home to some of the best islands, beaches, natural wonders, architecture, monuments, and relics. Additionally, you will tast...

LoveTEFL Ltd

Colombia is an extremely popular South American destination, and this amazing internship offers the chance for total immersion in local life whilst gaining intensive hands-on English teaching experience. Join your fellow interns exploring the colonial towns, beautiful beaches and lush landscape of Colombia and salsa the night away in your spare time!

Teach Away Inc.

Teaching English in Mongolia is becoming increasingly common, as the demand for English education is rising sharply. Teaching jobs are available in public schools as well as language institutions. Though there are teaching jobs around Mongolia, the vast majority of positions are found in the capital of Ulaanbaatar.

TEFL Worldwide Offers Accredited TEFL Courses in Prague!

A certificate to teach English from TEFL Worldwide becomes an endless source of opportunity to experience the world and live in new places. In only four weeks, students can earn an internationally recognized certificate. The 120 hour course is accredited and moderated by IATQuO. Students leave feeling well prepared and confident in their teaching abilities. The course provides both theoretical ...

Teach English in Italy!

ACLE (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational) is a non-profit organization endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Education. ACLE promotes a student-based teaching method and is the first in Italy to teach English to children through T.I.E. (Theatre in Education) and organize drama courses for teachers. It is currently offering a study grant for trainee tutors to follow a course, which cul...

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Teaching Abroad in Uganda

Magnificent lakes may not be the first thing you think of when you think about Uganda, but Uganda has indeed been blessed the unique, flowing African beauty. It is a nation of true spirit and culture, left somewhat untouched amidst a world of globalization and technological innovation. Living in a country dealing with determinant socio economic issues, teachers may find themselves learning and teaching more than they would expect during their time outside the classroom. Whether spending time with a Ugandan family in their home walled by hand-made clay bricks, observing a festive dance performance displaying the nation’s native dress, or exploring the fascinating natural environment, teachers will surely benefit from experiencing life in Uganda and interacting intimately with the locals and the culture itself.

Geography & Demographics

Uganda is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa. It is surrounded by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The capital city is Kampala, which has a population of over 36 million people. The country is known for its large lakes, including Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake Kyoga, in addition to the infamous Lake Victoria. Uganda is situated at the East African plateau, and while largely equatorial, it still experiences sporadic rainfall throughout the year.

Food & Culture

The official language in Uganda is English, it is primarily used for public documents and commercial life. Local languages, such as Swahili and Luganda on the other hand, are used colloquially.

The Ugandan shilling is the nation’s transactional currency. Uganda is among the relatively affordable countries within the continent of Africa; homes often cost between $300 and $800 USD depending on the style of the home and the location. While dining out is not expensive in Uganda, groceries are definitely cheap and a small budget can get you a long way when it comes to cooking at home.

The most common land transportation options in Uganda are buses and minibuses. Minibuses are referred to as taxis, and have drop-off points in and around Kampala. Ordinary buses meanwhile connect major towns and are cheaper than minibuses, as well faster because they typically make less stops. The roads in Uganda are fairly good, most of them are paved especially those in the southern regions. Minor roads going to the north, meanwhile, are prone to potholes because they are exposed to heavy rains more often and are less well-kept.

Ugandan cuisine is a mix of English, Asian, and Arab roots. Most dishes consist of beans and meat, as well as cassava, sweet potato, and pearl millet. Chapati, an Indian flatbread, is a staple in most meals too. Ugandans typically choose chicken, goat, beef, and mutton when it comes to meat dishes.

In Uganda, you can see people playing football nearly anywhere. It's the country's national sport, and the national football team takes part in various competitions across Africa each year. Locals are also fond of playing cricket, baseball, rugby, and boxing.

Uganda is a highly Christian country, with Catholics and Protestants dominating the population. It is, however, multi-ethnic, though in general the country has displayed a stronger sense of national unity compared to its neighbors. When greeting Ugandans, you can begin with a handshake. You may also want to start conversations with topics about family and work before proceeding with your direct agenda. Individuals are often judged by the way they dress, thus it is best to dress conservatively considering the conservative nature of the locals.

Things to Do

Teaching in Uganda can be a great option for those who want to combine their passions to teach, travel, and explore. Teachers may have the opportunity to visit safari parks and do outdoor recreational activities, such as mountain climbing, trekking, and whitewater rafting in their free time, things not easily found in urban teaching locations in developed nations.

Teaching in Uganda

The education system in Uganda consists of primary education (seven years), secondary education (six years), and post-secondary or college education (three to five years). Among the most popular universities in the country are Makerere University, Gulu University, and Uganda Christian University.

Public education in the country is free up until the secondary level. The main problem in Ugandan public schools is the growing student-teacher ratio, which has negatively affected the standard of education. This increasing ratio has in turn heightened the need for foreign teachers.

If you intend to establish a teaching career in Uganda, it is best to have a bachelor's degree in education at the very least. With a bachelors degree in hand, foreign teachers can qualify for job posts in schools with more sufficient pay scales. A TEFL certificate won’t hurt either, as it shows a competence to teach the English language, even if you are not a licensed teacher or an education major.

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