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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.

NICS (Network of International Christian Schools, Inc.)

Started by missionaries working in Nagoya, ICAN entered a partnership with NICS in 2000. Our students come from the USA (39%), Japan (51%), Canada, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Eritrea, Brazil, and New Zealand. A majority of our students come from non-Christian families. The school is accredited for kindergarten 8th grade and will continue expanding into high school in the following years. ICAN pro...


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...

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...


Make a lasting difference through volunteering as you participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Italy and immerse yourself into a local community, experiencing the culture firsthand. GeoVisions' Conversation Corps provides native English speakers a chance to live with an Italian family and teach them conversational English. This opportunity will be an amazing adventure of ...

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...

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!

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...


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...

CII Teach Argentina | TEFL Internship

CII Teach Argentina is different from other programs because it provides both formal and non-formal training. You become a TEFL certified teacher, a member of a host family, and part of the community. You have the opportunity to travel the beautiful South American country, all while improving your Spanish and teaching skills. Ideal candidates are native English speakers with a university deg...

Teach Away Inc.

Licensed teachers are invited to teach in Cameroon. Vacancies are available in international schools. These schools may follow French, British, or American curriculum. Applicants must have government-issued teaching license, and must have undertaken student teaching and teaching practicum. Previous full-time experience is not necessary for some placements.

Teach English in Italy!

ACLE (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational) is a non-profit organisation 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 organise drama courses for teachers. It is currently offering a study grant for trainee tutors to follow a course, which cul...

Teach English in Japan with AEON Corporation!

Teach English in Japan with the AEON Corporation, one of Japans largest English Conversation schools. AEON provides an opportunity for teachers from all over the world to live and work in thriving metropolises such as Osaka and Tokyo, or in the tranquil settings of the Japanese countryside. At AEON, there is an emphasis not only on the academic qualifications of the teaching staff, but also on ...

Language Link

Every year Language Link, Russia offers extensive TEFL employment opportunities to around 200 native English speakers. Language Link has over 10 years experience of bringing EFL teachers to Russia, and we are considered one of the top language schools operating in Russia today. Our schools are located in more than 10 cities throughout Russia. For the independent traveler, getting to Russia can ...

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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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