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  • LanguageCorps Programs in Morocco

    There are countless reasons that draw millions of tourists to Morocco each year, all of which make teaching English in Morocco appealing. Historic medinas, the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, as well as the Sahara desert and both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, all contribute to the incredible variety of attractions the country has to offer. Of course, it's also conveniently located for travel to western Europe and Spain, should you ever feel the need.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Morocco:

    • TESOL Certification

    The four-week training course in Morocco includes 140 hours of classroom time, as well as 10 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students. The Program includes a combination of workshops, seminars and demonstrations, and is conducted at our state of the art Training Center in Marrakesh.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Marrakesh, Morocco is US$1,795

    Accommodations are paid in euros and start at approximately $400 (€350) for a shared apartment near the Training Center. A home stay with 2 meals a day is €460 (approximately $520), and a studio apartment is €550 (approximately $620).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of €1,150 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

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  • Morocco Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • Country Overview

    There are countless reasons that draw millions of tourists to Morocco each year, all of which make teaching English in Morocco appealing. Historic medinas, the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, as well as the Sahara desert and both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, all contribute to the incredible variety of attractions the country has to offer. Of course, it's also conveniently located for travel to western Europe and Spain, should you ever feel the need.

    The LanguageCorps Training Center in Morocco is located in the city of Marrakesh. Although not the capital, it is one of the largest cities in Morocco, and one of the most important. Comprised of an old fortified city and more modern neighborhoods such as Gueliz, it is a major economic center, as well as a tourist destination, and is counted among the busiest cities in Africa.

  • Job Prospects & Pay

    Morocco is full of opportunities for an adventurous ESL teacher. Although the official language is Arabic (with French as a close second) English is rapidly gaining ground. This is due in part to the growing importance of tourism, and increased trade with the EU. And English is now required for entrance to universities and for access to the better jobs. Many teachers accept well-paid positions at one of the many private language institutes which are readily found throughout the major cities (Marrakesh, Tangier, Casablanca, etc.). Positions can also be found in smaller coastal towns, as well as in the public sector.

  • Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    Rich spices and bold flavors characterize the local cuisine. Couscous is a central part of many meals, cooked with spices, vegetables, nuts and raisins to be a meal in itself, or topped with stews or roasted meats. Lamb is another popular dish, prepared in any number of delicious ways. Meats, fish and poultry can be grilled, stewed, or otherwise cooked, and enhanced with dried and fresh fruits, nuts, and spices, to create savory dishes that are the envy of North Africa.

    Business attire is conservative, where it is not formal. Men should wear dark colored pants and nice shirts, or suits. Women must be careful to cover themselves appropriately, in suits, dresses, or pantsuits, which cover the knees and most of the arms. Avoid wearing expensive accessories.

    Housing & Communication

    Optional accommodations with a host family are available during the training course, or we can assist you in finding a local apartment. After training, you will most likely rent a room in an apartment or house with other students. Some employers may provide a room for you in lieu of higher wages, either shared or single (usually in an apartment with other teachers).

    Cell phones are readily available, and it is easy and inexpensive to buy a local GSM prepaid card and SIM card. Many teachers also use Skype to communicate with friends and family at home. Internet cafes are abundant and open late, especially in the bigger cities.

  • Excursions

    One of the reasons millions of tourists visit Morocco each year, is the abundance of things to see and do. Popular excursions include visiting the Saadian Tombs, which were built for Saadian Sultan Ahmed el-Mansour, or trips to the Majorelle Gardens, with their marble pools, raised pathways, groves of bamboo, and bougainvilleas, all composed and coloured like a painting. You can also see the Souks - tangled alleys full of craftsmen working centuries old skills, such as crafting slippers, dying fabric, working irown, and of course weaving carpets.

  • Travel Resources

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

    How does LanguageCorps help me find a teaching assignment?

    During your in-country training program, the local staff will begin working with you to develop a CV and contact schools. For TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Program participants, you will be given job search assistance and the names of schools to contact. In all locations, job placements for those who are serious and flexible have been very successful.

    For Online course participants, centralized placement support can assist you in determining the overseas location that best meets your goals and qualifications and you will have access to our world-wide directory of more than 8,000 ESL schools.

    Given the high caliber reputation of our LanguageCorps teachers, our staff's knowledge of and experience with local EFL teaching opportunities and our focus on job placement, we are confident that by the time you complete your certification / orientation or soon thereafter you will have received at least one, and usually more than one, offer(s) for a paid EFL teaching assignment. Our staff can also assist with the oftentimes complicated contract negotiations, to ensure our teachers receive the maximum benefits and pay they are qualified for.

    Sometimes a teacher will work in two or more part-time positions instead of one full-time position, or may elect to supplement their primary job with side work such as tutoring.

    LanguageCorps does not offer guaranteed job placement, however, our participants have been very successful with job placement in all locations.

  • TESOL Certification Program, Morocco

    The four-week training course in Morocco includes 140 hours of classroom time, as well as 10 hours of observed Teaching Practice with local EFL students. The Program includes a combination of workshops, seminars and demonstrations, and is conducted at our state of the art Training Center in Marrakesh.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Morocco is US$1,795

    Accommodations are paid in euros and start at approximately $400 (€350) for a shared apartment near the Training Center. A home stay with 2 meals a day is €460 (approximately $520), and a studio apartment is €550 (approximately $620).

    * Approximately - the program fee includes a deposit of US$500, plus the tuition balance of €1,150 Euros, which has a fluctuating exchange rate.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.