Teach, Intern and Learn Arabic in Palestine

The Teach English and Speak Arabic (TESA) Program provides visitors from all over the world the opportunity to live in the Palestinian city of Hebron and to experience daily Palestinian life while working as an Intern with the Excellence Center (EC).


As an Intern you will be provided with 3 hours of conversational Arabic a week. During your time in Palestine as an Intern, you will give some language classes and provide administrative assistance to the Center while at the same time that you are immersing yourself in Palestinian culture. Our program participants teach courses focusing on conversational English. Previous teaching experience is preferred but not essential.


As an Intern you will live with a Palestinian host family (availability permitting), and visit historical sites, local industries, universities, and refugee camps in the city of Hebron. The Excellence Center does everything possible to make our Interns feel at home so that you have a wonderful and enriching time in Hebron. You will truly have the opportunity to fully experience Palestinian life.1

The Excellence Center is looking for interns all-year-round so you can freely choose when you would like to start and end your Internship. We are looking for people who can help our Palestinian English teachers in the classroom by participating in the discussions, exchanging ideas etc. as well as teaching 2 or 3 intermediate level conversational courses on your own during your Internship.4

During your time in Hebron you will engage with Palestinian youth and children in different educational, cultural and community activities organized by the Center. People from all educational backgrounds and from all over the world are welcome to apply for an Intern position.2

Program Highlights

  1. Travel to Palestine and teach Palestinian school and university students as well as community members how to communicate in English.
  1. Learn how to speak Arabic and practice your new language skills with Palestinians everyday.
  1. Live the Palestinian daily life, make new friends and join in some community and educational activities.
  1. Visit some important sights in the city of Hebron e.g. the old city, Abraham mosque, and local universities.
  1. Spend anything from several weeks to a few months living and working as an Intern in Palestine while surrounding yourself in Palestinian culture and politics.

How to apply

Please send us an email to Rafat@excellencenter.org,  please mention in the subject line Teach English, Speak Arabic in Palestine. We will then send you the application form.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr.Rafat Shantir at Rafat@excellencenter.org

For more information, please visit our website: http://excellencenter.org/

Excellence Center’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ExcellenceCenter

Excellence Center’s Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/RafatECHebron

Watch us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsQSLdFZWZcBm6Uj0XMYuKg

Visit and Explore Palestine: https://www.facebook.com/ExplorePalestine

Thank you very much! We would be happy to have you in Palestine