ESL Jobs in Cyprus Teach English in Cyprus
Cyprus is a Eurasian island country in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey (Anatolia). It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year.
Greek is the predominant language in the south, while Turkish is spoken in the north . This delineation is only reflective of the post-1974 division of the island, which involved an expulsion of Greek Cypriots from the north and the analoguous move of Turkish Cypriots from the south. Historically, the Greek language was largely spoken by all Greek Cypriots and by many Turkish Cypriots too, given the fact that the Greek Cypriots formed the majority of the population. Turkish Cypriots use Turkish as VO language and as a rather distinctive dialect of Turkish. English is widely understood, and is taught in schools from the primary age. Many official documents are published in English as well as the official languages of Greek and Turkish.
There are hundreds of private language schools in Cyprus interested in having native English speaking teachers, although competition for these positions can be fierce and it is advised that positions are secured from home before arriving in Cyprus. Jobs are also available in Unversities and schools, however usually require teachers to be MA qualified.