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Posted on 3rd June 2023

DIrector/Manager of ESL school – Madagascar

  • Location

    Antananarivo, Africa
  • Salary

    £729 - 1294/month ($900 - 1598)
  • Contract Length

  • Start date

  • Experience

    5 Years
  • Passport Held


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Job description

Speak English Tana is an ESL school in the capital of Madagascar for sale/new management due to moving away of owner for a new position.  The school has two main types of clients: individuals and corporate. The new owner/s will take over the school and manage the marketing, recruitment, course management and finances of the school. They would ideally also teach some classes. 

School pros:

Central location: Located in Capital city 130 meters from the main university on the main road to the university

Served by 6 bus routes

Started in 2013

Established reputation with major clients such as GIZ, CRS.

School attracts top teachers to come and work there.


  • In 2019 the school generated 60,000 USD in revenue and of that 7,600 was profit.  If teaching as well as managing then you are looking at 7,600 + 9,400 from teaching for a total of 16,000 USD per year.
  • During COVID the school took on some debt (rent and taxes of about 5,000 USD)
  • Oct 2022 to Oct 2023 the school generated 27,000 USD in revenue from corporate clients and 20,000 USD from individual students, for a total of 47,000 USD.

    These are under conditions of having 3 teachers, one receptionist and one maid.

Registered with government as educational establishment and has required legal papers and tax papers.

Developed system of online level testing and intake.

Current infrastructure:

  • Office 
  • Saturday classes held at local school


  • Banner on main road 
  • Banner at main intersection in the city
  • Website and domain : (needs some TLC)
  • Facebook page with over 100,000 likes :
  • Online student level evaluation system
  • Online end of course testing system
  • Photocopier/printer 22 ppm black and white
  • Experienced office manager


The school has established a good relationship with several major clients.  This allows for reliable revenue and potential for expansion to other clients. For group classes the school offers classes in a variety of formats and levels.  We also have kids’ classes.

The school has potential to grow and serve a larger market via online classes.

Interested parties can contact Shahbaz Fawbush (former associate director) by email at [email protected] or on whatsapp at +261348179200

Salary & benefits

Pay will come from teaching hours and from profit.  We would negotiate terms for taking over full or partial ownership.

  • Location

    Antananarivo, Africa
  • Salary

    £729 - 1294/month ($900 - 1598)
  • Contract Length


Job requirements

You are asked to take over all aspects of school management:

  • Marketing: Develop and market classes using a variety of strategies, maintain online presence.
  • Recruitment: Recruit teachers, evaluate teachers etc.
  • Management:  Manage team of teachers and staff.
  • Teaching: Take on 18-26 hours of teaching per week.
  • French is useful but not essential.

ILEAD - Speak English Tana

3GMW+MWJ, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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