Teach English in Mauritania

Mauritania boats

English Language Program– Mauritania

3 Months or Longer

  • 2 English Language Teachers

Locations: Nouakchott, Mauritania
Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
Orientation: Virtual and/or in-person
Departure Date: Varies
Return Date: Varies depending on length of stay


Transfer your educational skills and your passion to see students and adults learn English at our Teach English in Mauritania program!

IDEAS partners with an English Language Resource Center specializing in teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to university students as well as businessmen. The educational level ranges from beginner through advanced levels and includes professional development, business English, and industry specific applications. Additionally, it consists of a library, bookstore, and a unique English language conversation café. Influence transformational development through providing access to English language and literacy as well as economic, industrial, and social development for the long-term transformation of the people of Mauritania.

Applicants for this position will teach during the mornings and evenings and be part of English language clubs hosted at the café.

  • Previous experience teaching English &/or an ESL degree or CELTA certificate is helpful, but not required.
  • Minimal knowledge of French or Arabic is also helpful, but not required.
  • Candidate should, however, enjoy teaching, enjoy being with people, be flexible and ready to learn from others, and be willing to live in a 3rd world environment where the “comforts of home” are not always available.

$1230 per month

  • These positions are volunteer positions only. Monthly costs can be raised by the applicant
  • The listed cost includes housing, food, in-country transportation and program expenses.
  • Additional one-time costs include airfare, international insurance and visa expenses
  • Customized budgets will be created for those staying longer than three months
  • Fundraising coaching and training is available

Photograph by Anthony DezenzioExplore the beautiful coastline and vast desert of Mauritania while instructing students and adults in English!

This program is designed for those who are ready to put their skills and passions to work in a developing nation. Join a thriving café community that provides services and resources to those in the capital city of Nouakchott. Experience new sights, sounds, and tastes, and dive into an exciting and diverse culture.

If you are ready for your next challenge, sign up for the Teach English in Mauritania program today!