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November 18, 2007

Teaching Spots-Beirut, Lebanon

Hello Readers,

As the capital (and largest city) of Lebanon, Beirut is home to approximately 1 1/2 million people. Lying on the Mediterranean Sea with an average temperature of 10-20+ degrees celsius, it is no wonder that it was recently rated 9th top city ...

... by the popular Travel and Leisure magazine.

According to one well-respected website, the cost of living in Beirut might be considered to be moderate. For example:
* accommodation: $150-500/ month (depending on size, location, and quality)
* can of beer: $0.50-1.00
* frozen pizza: $3.00
* shampoo and haircut: $25.00
* low-cost cell phone: $50
* bus fare (in city): $0.35

So how about teaching ESL there? Well, there are plenty of schools to choose from. Here is a partial list:

American Community School www.acs.edu.lb
American Educational Institute More details www.aeilb.com
Amideast Lebanon www.amideast.org/offices/lebanon
Berlitz Lebanon www.berlitz.ae/berlitz-lebanon.html
British Council Lebanon www.britishcouncil.org/lebanon
International College www.ic.edu.lb

For more information about teaching in Lebanon, check out this interesting blog:
http://eltlebanon.blogspot.com/

Have you lived or worked in Beirut, Lebanon? If so, feel free to share your experiences here.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at November 18, 2007 05:09 AM

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