Teach English Abroad in Cameroon

The Insitute of American English Language (IAEL) is now offering a Volunteer English Teachers Program in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Volunteer Program’s Mission

To teach students in the Republic of Cameroon English language skills, especially speaking skills. It is our goal that students learn how to speak English like a native North American. Teachers will also teach students about American culture.

Silverback Gorillas in Cameroon

Why Volunteer with IAEL

This program will enable teachers to gain valuable teaching experience abroad, specifically in the Republic of Cameroon. Teachers will also learn about Cameroonian culture. Cameroon is a politically stable country with a uniquely rich French culture and abundant natural beauty and wildlife. Volunteers are encouraged to experience the beauty and culture of Cameroon.

If volunteers are interested in learning French, this would be a good opportunity to do so.

Teachers that successfully complete the program will be provided with a certificate of completion from IAEL.

Ekom Falls in Cameroon (about 60 kms from Yaounde). This is where the Tarzan movie was filmed.


  • College or university degree
  • Passion for teaching
  • Interest in teaching English
  • Interest in learning about other cultures
  • Good people skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexibility

For more information on program start dates and fees, please contact us at info@americanenglishlanguage.org


English Language Course for Primary School Students

A unique English language program targeted to primary school students is now being offered by the Institute of American English Language (IAEL). Schools providing this English language program are located in Bertuoa, Cameroon.

Primary School Students

Primary School Students

Schools in Bertuoa, Cameroon

This is the first English language program of its kind in Bertuoa, Cameroon. Students are taught in their own schools with online lectures coming direct from Washington, D.C. Teachers in  Washington, D.C. interact with students and assess students with various exercises that include, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This program is a welcome and valuable addition to complement the educational system in Bertuoa, Cameroon.

For more information on our English language programs contact us at info@americanenglishlanguage.org


Oil and Gas Industry English Language Course

Father Jean Marie Bodo of the Oil and Gas Institute and Prof. Balla of IAEL discuss the English language program

Father Jean Marie Bodo of the Oil and Gas Institute and Prof. Balla of IAEL discuss the English language program

IAEL and Institute of Oil and Gas Partner to Create English Course

The Institute of American English Language (IAEL), in partnership with the Institute of Oil and Gas in Yaounde, Cameroon are offering an innovative English language program, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry.

This is the first English course of its kind in Cameroon. It is designed for the oil and gas industry with oil and gas terms and descriptions. The course is taught online and comes to students direct from Washington, D.C. Prof. Balla is teaching this course and is a guest speaker, so he will be interacting with students on a frequent basis.

Lectures include audio files for listening and comprehension along with videos, pictures, text, quizzes and exercises and presentations for students to enhance learning.

For more information about this course, contact IAEL at info@americanengishlanguage.org




TOEFL TOEIC and IELTS Prep Courses Offered

Students can now take TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS Prep courses online or at our select labs to help prepare them to pass the TOEFL test, TOEIC test and IELTS test. The Institute of American English Language (IAEL) is now providing prep courses to enable students to prepare for these three major tests.

International students and workers must take standardized English tests to study at educational institutions, or for employment purposes. There are three major tests that universities and employers use worldwide. They are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).

You might be wondering which test a student should take. This will depend on which school the student is applying to and which country the student is going to. Generally speaking, the IELTS is used in the U.K., Australia and Canada. Whereas the TOEFL is used in the U.S.

TOEIC Tests Communication in the Workplace

TOEIC measures the daily English skills of people in the workplace. Companies sometimes use the TOEIC to measure progress in English training programs. They also use it to consider employees for placement at the right level in language programs. According to ETS, the maker of the TOEIC test, about 14,000 organizations in 150 countries use the TOEIC.

TOEFL Tests English Used in the Classroom

Most people only know one TOEFL test, but there are several versions of the TOEFL

  • the Internet-based TOEFL, or TOEFL IBT, is taken on a computer
  • the paper-based TOEFL
  • TOEFL Junion test is for young people between 11 and 15 years old
  • TOEFL Primary test for those over the age of eight

IELTS tests academic and general language skills

IELTS tests students listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. Although both the TOEFL and IELTS test a student’s ability in reading, speaking, writing and listening, there are some differences in the tests. The speaking section in the IELTS and TOEFL are different. On the IELTS the student has a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner. On the TOEFL IBT, a student listens to a situation and records their response using a computer.

IAEL Prepares Students for the TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS Test

No matter which test you take, you must understand and be prepared for the test you will be taking. IAEL understands the different tests and helps students prepare for the test they will be taking, so they can successfully pass their test.

For more information on our TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS Prep courses, please email us at info@americanenglishlanguage.org

Innovative Online English Courses for Students

The Institute of American English Language (IAEL) is now offering innovative online English courses for students at all levels, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students can access these courses anywhere in the world and anytime.

These innovative online courses give students the flexibility to take courses online in the comfort of their own home, or at select partner school sites with an instructor onsite. Students have the option of taking beginner, intermediate or advanced courses, depending on their level of understanding in English.

Courses include comprehensive lectures with videos, quizzes and excerises for reading, speaking, writing and vocabulary.

Upon successful completion of the English courses, students receive a certificate of completion.

For more information about our English courses, please email us at info@americanenglishlanguage.org


IAEL Opens first Authorized TOEFL Testing Center in Bertoua, Cameroon

The Institute of American English Language (IAEL) has opened the first and only Authorized TOEFL Testing Center in Bertoua, Cameroon. The TOEFL® test is a key step in your journey to study in an English-speaking country.toefl logoThis is great news for students in Bertoua. Now students no longer have to travel the long distance to Yaounde for TOEFL Testing. They can test for the TOEFL and attend TOEFL prep courses in Bertoua offered by IAEL at the Teerenstra College.toefl-talks-header-graphic

The TOEFL test is desired by many universities worldwide because it measures all four communication skills

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking and
  • Writing

IAEL has a TOEFL prep course that focuses on these four skill sets. The course includes lectures, videos and exercises that test these areas, so students are prepared to pass the TOEFL test.

For  more information contact:

College Teerenstra

IAEL English Language Lab

Bertoua, Cameroon

Phone : +237 675 75 67 11

IAEL Opens English Language Lab in Bertoua, Cameroon

IAEL  is pleased to announce its partnership with Teerenstra High School and the Catholic University of Bertoua. There are over 10,000 students at these schools. This partnership was made possible by Archbishop Atanga of Bertoua.

Prof. Ball of IAEL and Archbishop Atanga of Bertuoa discuss the English language programs

Prof. Ball of IAEL and Archbishop Atanga of Bertuoa discuss the English language programs

We are offering English Language courses at our Lab at Teerenstra High School as well as TOEFL prep courses. Our instructors are teaching Business English courses at the nearby Catholic University of Bertoua.

If you would like more information about our American English language courses in Bertoua, please email us at info@americanenglishlanguage.org.


Study Abroad in Canada

IAEL has a study abroad program in Canada. We are partnering with various colleges and universities in Canada where students can study in English and French.


Canada has a world class eductional system with ivy league schools and it is a safe and beautiful country. It is also less expensive to study in Canada compared to the U.S.

IAEL will be offering free seminars to students who wish to study abroad in Canada. Please email us at info@american english language.org for more information.


IAEL Opens English Language Lab at St. Benedict Bilingual School

St. Benedict Bilingual School in Yaounde, Cameroon

St. Benedict Bilingual School in Yaounde, Cameroon

IAEL has launched an English Language Lab at St. Benedict Bilingual School in Yaounde where students can learn American English. St. Benedict has about 5,000 students from junior to senior high school. The lab provides students of St. Benedict with easy access to English language courses from within their own school.

English Language Lab for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Students

The English Language Lab offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses along with a number of interactive lectures that enable students to focus on speaking and pronunciation.

We are pleased to be providing our unique and innovative American English Language courses to St. Benedict. If you have any questions about our courses please contact us.


TOEFL Preparation Courses

toefl logoThe Institute of American English Language recognizes the TOEFL as an important exam. We are now offering preparation courses to help students pass this exam.

Preparation courses are offered at our center in downtown Yaounde, Cameroon in the Bastos area. Our English Language labs are located in the following locations:

  • Yaounde in Mvolye at the St. Benedict Bilingual School
  • Yaounde in Nlongkak at the Adventist College
  • Bertuoa downtown at the Teerenstra High School

Our instructors have been working closely with students to get them ready to pass their exams, so they can begin applying to colleges, universities and businesses worldwide.

These new course offerings are in alignment with our misson to help students achieve their academic and professional goals.