Jordan’s capital city, largest city, and teaching hotspot. Most English teaching jobs are here, in the city that counts a population of about 4 million. Amman is home to international schools, language centers and lots of expats in need of private tutors for their children.
In your free time, you have delicious local dishes to try, Roman ruins and museums to explore and coffeehouses to chill at. Malls, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bars can be found in Western Amman. For a more traditional vibe, you head out to the Eastern part of the city.
As Amman is expanding and slowly closing in on the much smaller city Zarqa, teaching opportunities also move. They aren’t plenty, at all, but if you’re lucky and a smaller city vibe is for you Zarqa is a good place to try your luck.
Amman is not too far away and this is where you might have to move for entertainment on the weekends, but this small town is definitely not boring. If you want to experience local life with little foreign influences in a town much quieter than Amman, this is the perfect spot for you. Markets, food stalls, everything here is Jordanian.
The second largest city in Jordan and a place where the demand for English teachers is on the rise. Which isn’t too strange, given Irbid is a university town.
Irbid is located in the far north of the country and home to about 1.8 million people. So there are plenty of opportunities to make friends and since Amman is only 90km away, a weekend trip to the exciting capital is not unrealistic.
But you don’t have to leave town to have fun. Shopping malls, scenic drives around the area and archaeological sites provide plenty to see and do. Local food is absolutely delicious, but international cuisine is available to satisfy any cravings for a taste from home.