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Bahrain has a well developed education system at all levels from nursery schools to universities. Teaching in Bahrain has become more open for foreign teachers as the country has invited more overseas teachers opening up employment laws. Teaching jobs in Bahrain are available for qualified school teachers in international schools, public school advisers and government education for school education and classroom teaching roles.
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Teaching jobs in Bahrain
Teaching in Bahrain Opportunities
International schools: US, British, Indian and other countries schools accommodate local school children and the international community of students offering a range of curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to sixth form studies.
School education jobs from Indian & Filipino nurse, accountant, driver, teaching assistant are also available in Bahrain international schools.
Public school: Schools in the country employ teachers and advisers at classroom and management level. Teacher advisers are employed in public schools, where jobs are advertised by the Bahrain education department for advising and teaching local teachers.
Language schools: Teaching English or another language. Small amount of language centres in the country providing language training for young children to adult learners.
Advertised teaching vacancies provide the opportunity to work for the local government who advertise education jobs and teaching jobs for schools, colleges and universities.
Salaries for Bahrain school teachers
Wages depend on your number of years of teaching experience and additional payments for people with a Masters or doctorate.
Each employer has their own pay scales upwards of 8,000 per month
International employment package includes: Flight, accommodation, gratuity (Not for local hire)
Requirements for teachers in Bahrain
The countries schools have a standard requirement, which is you are qualified to teach at that age, hold appropriate degree’s and have years’ of experience. In addition, the Ministry of Education requirement also states that foreign national teachers should be suitably qualified to teach in Bahrain.
To obtain a work visa and residency, you will require proving you are suitable for a teaching post in the country with many of the same requirements employers expect from a teacher.
Common requirements for Bahrain teaching jobs:
- Police background clearance certificate date within the last 6 months from your home country.
- Attested, apostilled and certified qualifications.
- Native English speaker applying for positions delivered in English.
- Undergraduate degree at least and a possible postgraduate degree in the subject you will teach.
- Years of experience in teaching at that age level.
- Qualified to teach in a school classroom
- English as a second language certificate or a degree in English for training centres.
- Undergo a full medical check up and submit all documents asked for to obtain a work and residency permit.
Recently foreign person can sponsor themselves for a work and residency permit.
Education employers from state and international schools provide single or shared accommodation as part of a salary package. Accommodation ranges in size and standards depending on your employer.
Good idea to ask where thee accommodation is and find out how to get to your work.
An allowance is payable from many employers if you wish to rent yourself, although this can be expensive on a teachers salary. Accommodation rent contracts are usually for 12 months at least with 2-3 months deposit in advance.
Population: 680,000 approximately
Area size: 665 square kilometres approximately
Currency: Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
Time: + 3 GMT winter time
Climate: October to May warm & sunny. June to September very hot with little rain.
Car, taxi or bus. You can lease a car or buy and drive a car, with the proper local driving licence. Exchange your driving license from your own country could be possible without taking a theory or practical driving test. An eye test is required for the issue of a Bahrain driving license and a possible medical to check a driver’s fitness.
Employers should provide a health card for private medical facilities. Medical treatment is a very high standard, although expensive.
A country providing trained teachers from many countries around the world opportunities to teach in Indonesia international schools, state education system and language centres. Teaching in Indonesia helps secure work & residency permit for suitably qualified teachers, including to teach English in Indonesia language schools.
Teaching in Indonesia opportunities
International Schools: Local and international students study curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to school leaving age.
State Schools: Local schools also employ foreign teachers for teaching Indonesia students English and stem subjects.
Language Schools: English schools in many parts of the country.
Indonesia teacher salary & benefits
International school teacher $1,500-$4,000 month for classroom teachers
English language teachers from 12-14,000,000 to 18,000,000 + IDR/month
(Salaries depend greatly on experience, qualifications and nationality)
Schools provide a salary package that could include accommodation, although there are many schools that do not provide accommodation or an allowance and you should check this with any potential employer.
Teacher requirements in Indonesia
Visa & residency requirements including appropriate education qualifications.
- Police record check dated with past 6 months (Must visa)
• Certified and attested qualifications & documents (Must visa)
• Native English speaker
• Undergraduate degree (Must Visa)
• Experience teaching for many schools
• Certificate to teach English as a second language, or a degree in English if teaching English TEFL, TESOL, CELT with class based learning (Requested visa application requirement) asked for by schools.
• Pass a medical check up for work and residency permit (Visa)
Maximum age 50 (Very difficult to obtain residency & work visa for over 50 year old)
International schools provide single or shared accommodation, ranging in size and standards. You should of course ask if accommodation is supplied and its location. Many landlords will ask for a residency permit when signing a rental lease.
Employers eventually supply private medical care packages as part of your salary package; a good idea is to arrange private medical cover before you leave.
There are more than 17,500 islands and may take time to receive desired medical care. Get prepared and organised before moving to Indonesia. Paperwork processing for a visa takes time before starting an international teaching post.
Population: 237, 500, 000 approximately
Area size: 735, 355 sq kms approximately
Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters
Currency: Rupiah (IDR)
Country dialling code: + 62
Time zone: GMT + 8 hours
Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz
Drive: On left
A South East Asia developing country with language & international schools attracting teachers from around the world. Teaching jobs in Vietnam schools can be in government, international school or English Esl teaching jobs in language schools. Licensed teachers will find most opportunities Ho Chi Minh City or Ha noi to teach in Vietnam
Teaching jobs in Vietnam
Teaching in Vietnam teacher requirements
To obtain a work visa and residency permit you require:
- BA degree or above, and qualified school teacher (International school)
- TEFL/TESL/CELT certificate teaching English (40 + hours class taught), any 3 yr + BA degree. Native English speaker (English language teacher)
- No criminal record for any teaching post
- Medically fit
(Fluent non native speakers have a chance of a visa, only if shortage of native speakers)
Salary & benefits Vietnam teacher
International school teachers (US$2000-$3,700) monthly – Language teaching (US$1,000-2,300) monthly
Class hours around 25-28 hours with 2 days off weekly. – Accommodation allowance paid by some schools
Paid flight or reimbursed after 1 year – Annual paid holidays
Partial medical insurance cover – Performance bonus
Teach English in Vietnam
Best chance to find school jobs are in cities and larger towns. Teaching English in Vietnam locations include:
Bien Hoa Da Nang Can Tho Hai Phong Buon Ma Thuot Hue Nah Trang Vung Tau
ESL jobs in Vietnam language, international or government school can be obtained throughout the year.
You will require money to process documents and a flight to the country before you move abroad to Vietnam. Finance to rent an apartment, deposit and 5-6 weeks living expenses (minimum) is required. Most jobs for English teachers advertised do not provide accommodation.
As Vietnam develops as a country more jobs are becoming available to foreign teachers.
Before relocating to teach overseas in Vietnam get yourself medical insurance. Jobs to teach English in Vietnam seem to be offered to people aged around 21-55, visa regulations.
With a diverse mix of mainly western cultures European countries have well developed education systems to teach in Europe. Choose to teach in a state or international school in Paris, Athens, Dublin or Helsinki. Independent and boarding schools accommodate fee paying students that attend private sector learning providers for all age students. Teaching in Europe in all sectors can be found all year round.
Countries for teaching in Europe can be in the European Union from Ireland, France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany or Italy to other countries like Switzerland, Ukraine, Norway and Russia. More jobs can be obtained in Spain and especially the UK where 1000’s of lecturing and school English teaching jobs are advertised at anyone time. (more…)
A country actively seeking new people, teaching in Canada could offer you a chance to settle in a new country with the vast amount of opportunities the country has to offer. Choosing teaching jobs in Canada at school provides similarities to other western countries, although may not be for everyone.
Work visa and permission eligibility to stay permanently are granted fairly easily to teachers through a points system depending on factors including, age, qualifications, language and of teacher job offer in Canada. (more…)
A country with 8 state territories teaching in Australia schools provides a choice of 1,000’s of schools to choice from. Vast majority of students attend state school, although there are fee paying independent and international schools around Australia.
From nursery, primary, secondary high schools competent qualified teachers from the UK have a good chance finding and securing teaching jobs in Australia. Check this evidence out where one in every 17 teachers in Australian schools are qualified in the UK. (more…)
Overseas trained teachers are welcomed to teach in New Zealand from primary to secondary schools, should you have the right to work in the country.
The Department of Labor Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) are actively looking for teachers for certain New Zealand teaching positions.
Special education teaching jobs in New Zealand and hard to fill positions are generally only available as secondary and primary school teachers (5-12) are no longer on the skills shortage list for a visa.
Teacher jobs in schools are advertised at different times of the year. Although again you should be suitably qualified with relevant experience before applying.
Teach in New Zealand early childhood children
- Overseas early childhood education teaching qualification must be assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to be equivalent to a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) or Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).
- Overseas trained ECE teachers must be qualified to teach 0-5 years to obtain New Zealand equivalency and teacher registration.
Primary and secondary teachers
- Primary teachers are required, although the first half of the year is better for job vacancies to start in late August. Shortage of teachers in key core subjects are available for teachers in New Zealand.
Special education teachers
- Qualified, experienced teachers of children with learning or behavioral issues and those working with children with physical disabilities are in demand.
New Zealand teaching opportunities
School teachers can find employment at New Zealand international schools from nursery to 18 years old children.
Requirements to teach in New Zealand
- Criminal background check dated with past 6 months
- Qualifications as a teacher and degree certification
- Should be a qualified teacher in the age range you wish to teach
- An appropriate undergraduate degree to teach your chosen subject
- Experience teaching that age range is an advantage to help secure a teaching post
- For immigration purposes a full medical medical check that can cost hundreds of pounds alone
- One year, 2 years, and permanent contracts or normal for New Zealand teachers
Teaching salary New Zealand
Teachers pay is similar to other western developed countries where you would be paid in relation to the grade of position accepted.
Visa and residency
With a confirmed offer of an education job in New Zealand a work visa and residency are available for qualifying teachers.
Check with the New Zealand embassy for the requirements and any restrictions in your country.
Overseas teachers requiring a visa, do not expect to be able to apply for many positions as there is no work visa available for the vast majority of school jobs in New Zealand.
The visa regulations changed in 2011 to reflect the availability of good New Zealand teachers to fill teaching posts at school level.
Medical insurance before you leave is always a good option until you are accepted for New Zealand state medical cover.
4, 200,000 approximately population in the country
270,534 Sq Km approximately in land size
Wellington is the capital city
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Electricity: 230 AC Volts, 50 Hz
Language: English, Maori
Time: GMT + 12
Dialing code: + 64
Emergencies call: Call 111 for Ambulance, Police and Fire
Climate: Warm summers with cold rainy winters
State school employees, you require to supply your own accommodation, although international schools may provide an apartment or a house for certain employees according to their seniority.
As a large country you could teach English in Russia state, language or international schools. International schools teaching in Russia, a teacher’s specialist subject, for example chemistry, physical education or history is available.
To teach in Russia, you require work and residence permits as a legal requirement. As a qualified teacher you can get sponsored from an employer and ultimately obtain permission to legally become a subject teacher at an international school fairly easily.
Teaching in Russia
State and international schools advertise jobs for teachers providing good employment opportunities for overseas teachers.
Russian schools advertise all classroom subject teaching vacancies including: science, physical education, business studies, English, information technology, mathematics to education jobs as a bursar, personal assistant and sports coaches.
Children age from 3 to 18 years where you could teach nursery, primary teaching or secondary high school students your specialist subject area.
As with state schools you must be a qualified/certified teacher.
Employers are looking for English teachers that have a language teaching certificate and with classroom experience with learners in language schools and all other types of school..
Teach English in Russia state schools
Russian state schools are actively employing good teachers of English for Russia towns, cities and in more rural areas. You could find yourself as an English language teacher to classes of primary or secondary children depending on the age range you are qualified.
School children in Russia are the same as anywhere, most are well behaved and do not mind learning, although you will come across now and again a disruptive pupil that does not wish to be at school.
Russia salary as a qualified teacher
Depending on your experience and qualifications a state school teacher at primary and secondary level or language school you can expect to be offer around £1,400-2,300 per month teaching full time.
International school teacher jobs in Russia come with better salaries and provide accommodation as part of a salary package. Pay levels can be from £1,800-4000 per month.
The Russian salary package for school teachers usually includes an apartment or an accommodation allowance, return flights, health insurance and possible reduced cost children school fees at international schools.
Russia visa & school teacher requirements
For a all teachers in Russia, you require a Russian work permit and an entry visa obtained from the Russian embassy in many countries worldwide, for example in London. You actually have to go to the embassy to complete the work visa process in the UK. You get your finger print scan as part of your visa process.
Immigration and learning providers have their own separate requirements, some the same legal and desired requirements, including appropriate education qualifications.
- Russia embassy expects a clean criminal background
- Possible accredited degree qualification and teaching qualification for school children
- Native English speaker is a must for English school teachers and visa issue in schools
- Experience teaching that age range helps to gain a post, especially top state and international schools, management positions
- Teaching English as a second language in Russia at least requires a TEFL, CELT or TESOL certificate
- You need to get a full medical check certificate for a work visa, residency permit to stay and work. Full medical check with blood tests and chest x-ray for a Russian visa application
- Signed contracts from 6 months to 2 years, also possible renewable. Think is this contract financially beneficial for me?
Summary on requirements: All documents may require to be authenticated first and legalised by the Russian Embassy, which includes qualifications, criminal record check, medical check and blood test.
People from the UK, Western Europe and North America that wish to teach English must obtain a work visa before flying to Russia, first obtaining all the documents needed before applying.
State and international school year
School pupils start the new academic year around late August and finish around the following June. You can start a job in Russia in a state or international school at the beginning of the new term in August.
Popular cities for teaching jobs
The capital of Russia Moscow and Saint Petersburg are large cities with millions of people living in both cities. Hundreds of thousands of school pupils attend free state schools, although there are a number of fee paying international schools where local children and foreign children attend from 4 years to 18 years old.
Universities in Moscow are popular as the city has some of the best universities in Russia. To teach English at a university you must have a TEFL certificate or similar and possible additional qualifications.
Foreign English teachers are actively employed in state schools to teach English to Russian school children from 5 to 16 years old.
There are a number of English language teacher programs where you can be employed and placed with a school teaching English in a state school organised through a language school.
Essentially employers with local government contracts to supply native English teachers to help children learn and improve their English. This is not the same a full time contract as a fully qualified school teacher.
Renting accommodation in Russia
Signing a lease for an apartment or house is possible, although most landlords will ask for a residency permit, deposit when signing a rental lease. Large cities such as Moscow are expensive in relation to a teacher’s salary for renting an apartment in the city.
Where to find a job teaching English
International jobs boards for English teachers are a good start and recruitment agencies websites.
Search for English teachers Russia and look at the job positions for a suitable vacancy.
Also, apply to language schools in Russia direct and international schools at least 3 months before the start of the new term.
You can check for jobs on this website
Care should you become unwell
Your employer hopefully will give you medical insurance.
Depending on your location appropriate medical care could take some time and will be expensive if not covered. Obtain international illness cover before arriving in Russia.
Russia country facts
Population: 143, 000, 000 approximately
Area size: 17,075,400 SQ km approximately
Climate: Warm summers and cold autumn and winters
Country dialling code: + 7
Time zone: GMT + 3 or more hours in number of time zones
Drive: On right
Looking for a reputable school job that provides a legal work visa for Spain? Auxiliaries de Conversación and Bilingual English Development and Assessment program (BEDA) language and cultural assistant programs in Spain could be an option for you. As a native English speaker with a basic understanding of Spanish you can apply for language assistant jobs in Spain to work in a Spanish Ministry of Education state public school.
Cultural assistant programs in Spain for native English speakers from western countries offer you the opportunity to be directly employed by the Spanish government and placed in a government state school in cities and towns from Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia and other major population areas.
You maybe asking; can I teach in Spain without teaching experience or qualification?
Language cultural assistants are not teacher jobs, so no teaching qualification needed.
Below are the top two where you are sponsored by the Spanish government for a student visa in Spain.
There are 4 main programs.
Auxiliaries de Conversación
An option is to sign up with one of the origination’s that help with placing non qualified English language cultural assistants in state schools.
The Spanish government has a well-known program called auxiliaries de conversación organized through the Spanish Ministry of Education. Two thousand cultural assistants are employed each year from the USA and Canada alone.
As a foreign conversations, assistant in Spain on a one-year program as a native English assistant in a state school, your aim is to help Spanish teachers raise the standard of English for state school children.
This program is open to a good number of nationalities from native English speakers to teach English (Well converse in English) including Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
See information link below other citizens “for all nationalities”. I use the word “Teach” for the absence of a better word.
North American program is aimed at USA and Canadian citizens and below for more information.
The basics of the Auxiliaries de Conversación program
Position as an English and cultural assistant placed in a state school
12-18 hours a week
Wage around 900 Euros per month for 2018
You apply and are given a one-year student visa as a cultural assistant
Pay any local taxes due
No TEFL certificate required as you are not a teacher
Aimed at graduates from native English speaking countries for the English program
Commit to a one academic year contract
Have enough funds to finance your visa application, flight, and accommodation and living costs until your first paycheck
No criminal record
Find and pay your own accommodation
Choice of 2 options between a city and town
There are other requirements as part of the course to interact with children effectively
Basically, the Auxiliaries de Conversación programs place you in a primary/elementary or secondary/high school. The aim is to help with children learning English from a native speaker and learn about a different culture.
You are expected to learn a sufficient amount of Spanish before or during your time on the program to be able to communicate effectively. As a part of the orientation program, you will be taught how to plan lessons and interact with children.
You will be planning your own lessons, guidance is given before you are placed with a school.
Other times you will find yourself supporting a lesson contributing and extending learning in a classroom with a qualified teacher. Team teaching, putting it that way.
One thought: Auxiliares de conversacion regions total 17 in Spain, although you can not pick and choose where you are placed.
English teaching assistant jobs in Spain further information for the above program:
See the program promotional brochure. Visa application guidance USA, and Spain consulate in the USA
Visa application guidance for Canada also Spain consulate in Canada, General
Information for all nationalities.
Bilingual English Development and Assessment Program (BEDA)
Another option as a language & culture assistant, and the opportunity to live for a year legally in Spain and gain valuable work experience while living and teaching English in Spain for year.
Similar to the Auxiliaries de Conversación government program teachers are placed in a school as cultural assistants delivering lessons in English about their culture.
The difference with the BEDA program is that you are placed in a catholic school that is privately funded by the Spanish government. School placements are mainly in the capital of Spain Madrid, also Andalusia, Murcia and Canary Islands.
See here for the program details ecmadrid.org
Help and orientation are a bit different on this program as you attend Comillas University in Spain to be shown how to give and plan lessons, and about bilingual education.
You also must learn enough Spanish language which is also taught on the program.
Don’t worry each class is 3 hour and once a month attendance.
School placement and lessons BEDA
Classes you take are by yourself mostly delivering cultural lessons to children in English. You must come up with different activates to simulate children that can range from 5 to 18 years old.
Lessons you should have planned for the teaching hours expected each week of around 15-24 hours.
Application process and interview BEDA Spain
An online process mainly in the USA or Canada where you apply for the program and provide all information asked. A Skype interview is conducted and the program coordinator will ask about why you applied, Spanish language ability, age and of children teaching preference and other similar questions.
BEDA program basics
Commit to a one-year contract as a language and cultural assistant in a Spanish school
Provide all your own initial expenses for a flight visa application and accommodation in Spain
Pay is based on the number of hour in the classroom: 24 hours 1200, 22 hours 1100, 20 hours 1000, 1800 for 900 all in Euros (Actually, payment is a bot more now)
Medical insurance cover (Essential before any travel)
Expect to be placed in a school in Madrid
20 years old at least
Bachelor degree holder
Apply to renew your contract for further years if you wish
No need to be catholic
Native English speaker
Find and pay for your own accommodation
Work a 5 day week
Pay any local taxes
Application fee payment around 175 Euros
Help with residency is given including applying for a spanish NIE number
There are a number of other language and cultural assistant programs. Search Google for the programs.
Of course you require starting finance to actually get to Spain in the first place.
Account for spending money, food, accommodation, clothing and other all before the first wage.
Good idea to research each program and ask questions to make sure this is the right choice for you and the school.
Boroughs make up the inner city and Greater London where there are many state and independent schools. Education Jobs and school teaching in London are from early years 3-5 or KS1-5 to 18 years. Schools are big and small in the 32 boroughs and City of London including: Havering, Westminster, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Islington, Brent, Camden, Corydon, Redbridge, Richmond, Enfield.
Teaching in London
One of the globally recognised cities with millions of permanent and temporary residents. Many people also travel into London each day to work or for other reasons.
A London teacher allowance is paid according to the outer or inner London borough school location. Underground tube and day & night buses you can get to school with by purchasing an Oyster Card to save on travel cost.
There is a wide choice of large and small schools in the state and independent sector. Teach at an inner city school in Walthamstow, suburb area such as Chingford or Romford. Teachers are also attracted to London top class independent day or boarding schools in Westminster, Harrow and in the North London Area.
In mostly any school in London you would be teaching children from different ethnic backgrounds, especially in state secondary & primary schools.
London Housing & accommodation
Any house or flat in or near London to rent or buy is expense. On a teachers salary an option is to live in the suburbs or outside of London and travel to work. Zones 3.4,5 on the tube or train and outlying areas such as Loughton, Barking or Brent are more affordable living areas for teachers.
Culture, Leisure and events
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the large number of seasonal and weekly events organised in the capital. Families and individuals can join social, leisure or sporting clubs that have set up in and around London. Some are free to join and others require a membership fee that is paid weekly or by the year. Some galleries, museums and other attractions offer free admission to visitors.
West End theatres are popular with locals and tourists where they show popular plays. There is also a good open air theatre in Regents Park that puts on plays in the summer months.
Festivals, concerts and bands play all year round with many of the well known singers and performers participating in shows in London.
Nursery, primary and secondary school education & teaching in London vacancies are advertised for teachers all year round as there are never enough teachers choosing to teach in greater London.
One of the more populated countries in the region where education is important, opportunities for teaching in Saudi Arabia international schools is open for many nationalities. Notice, teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia male & female positions to teach in KSA major cities and towns are advertised.
Teachers from nursery, primary and secondary school are employed to teach English in Saudi Arabia to 3 to 18 years old learners as well as school age specialist subjects including physics, P.E and mathematics. ESL English language teacher jobs are widely available at language schools.
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Teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia
Teaching in Saudi Arabia opportunities
International school teacher jobs are available. Apply to teach English or teaching jobs in Riyadh school subjects, such as business, computing, chemistry. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) teachers posts are offered to suitably qualified and experienced applicants with classroom experience. Take note that job offers are advertised for male or female, which takes into consideration cultural sensitiveness.
Saudi Arabia international schools
Options include to teach from kindergarten, elementary to high school level as a classroom teacher and management responsibilities to head teacher roles. These positions in schools require that you are qualified as a teacher and have experience at that age level, for example nursery teacher. Mostly all jobs for teachers in international schools require native or near-native English speaking ability as teaching is conducted in English for most subjects.
School days generally start at 7am until 2pm following the western school year from August to the middle of summer 10 months later. You will receive 2 days off each week, Thursday and Friday.
Teachers salaries for international schools in Saudi Arabia are around 12,000 to 24,000 SAR per month depending on the role, qualifications and years of experience. No taxes are deductible for western teachers.
You will see advertised male & female teacher job vacancies offered to both Indian teachers and western native English speakers.
Requirements for Saudi Arabia international school teachers
- Police clearance certificate dated past 6 months authenticated by KSA embassy
- Bachelors degree and above
- Teaching qualification appropriate for the role such as qualified teacher for schools at the appropriate age
- Native English speaker applying for positions delivered in English is a must
- Degree in English if teaching English as a first or second language
- 2+ years teaching experience depending on the organisation
- Full medical check documents, including blood tests, chest x ray for work visa and residency permit
- Sign a contract from 6 months to 3 years that can be renewable
- 58 years old and under for work and residency permit requirements
Obtaining the appropriate visa and medical documentation is vital for entrance into the country.
See here for work visa requirements on the embassy website for Saudi Arabia Mayfair London
Teacher jobs, subjects and roles
Vast majority of teaching will be for English speakers in international schools for full time teachers you see advertised for all topic subject areas.
Primary/elementary school teachers will be asked to teach an age group from year 1 to 7.
Female nursery and kindergarten jobs are to teach 3-5 year old children.
Teach English in Saudi Arabia
As one of the official languages in the KSA there are many ESL TEFL jobs at schools to help raise students English language ability. You would be employed as a native English speaker on a contract basis to teach English to children at the school.
The vast majority of schools advertising for English subject positions require a TEFL or CELT classroom based qualification for teachers of English as a second language. In addition 2+ years experience is normal. These type of jobs may not be on a full time contract basis.
Other English language options
ESL, TEFL jobs in Saudi Arabia can be chosen from government organisations, colleges, universities and private language training companies that employ native English speakers on a contract basis.
Visa and school requirements mean you would require for an English teaching job a TEFL or CELT classroom based qualification to teach. University and government teaching posts mostly ask for 5+ years experience and a Masters level qualification.
Government, colleges and universities
Training centres operated by the government are big ESL instructor employers from civil, local government to military English teaching jobs. Working over a 5 day week from Saturday to Wednesday your goal would be to raise the standard of proficiency in English or indeed student beginners.
University TEFL jobs require you to help students pass IELTS & TOFEL English language tests for further study and the work place. KSA Air force and military language students are looking to be able to communicate effectively in English in their job roles.
Hours teaching in the classroom can be from 20-28 per week.
Salaries for language teachers and instructor start around 12.000 SAR to 32,000 SAR per month for classroom teachers to management level roles, depending on the employer.
In addition, salary packages included return flights, health insurance, shared or single accommodation, contract renewal option, paid holidays and possible relocation allowance.
Private training companies
Language training centres in KSA offer jobs to teach children and adults. These type of jobs can see you teaching 24 to 30 hours a week and not always in the same location. Salaries are generally lower from 12,000 SAR to 18,000 per month. Your salary will also be part of a package.
Trainers vacancies in commercial companies from industrial to corporate trainers across the kingdom are available all year round. Jobs are advertised by many employers looking for native English teachers to teach corporate clients.
Although there are cultural similarities to the rest of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has its own culture and traditions that teachers can experience in major cities or living in one of the kingdoms smaller towns.
Area size: 2,240,000 sq km
Population: 27.6 million
Time: GMT + 3
Electricity: 127/220 volts AC, 60Hz
Currency: Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)
International dialling code: +966
Climate: Desert climate, hot and sunny with some wind
Important Date: 23rd September Saudi National Day
Cities in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Hofuf, Ta’if, Dammam, Khamis Mushait, Buraidah, Khobar
Looking to experience another culture? Teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia could be an option for you if this is the type of position and country you would be suited. This is one country overseas where you can teach for a number of years with a sustainable living, career and pension saving outlook.
Spain as an old developed country in the European Union is popular for teaching in Spain schools. As a country, teachers relocate to cities, towns and rural areas to take up teaching jobs in Spain international schools in their specialist subject such as history. You can choose to teach English in Spain as a first language at an international school or English as a second language with a language school.
Teaching in Spain
Teach English in Spain at a Spanish fee paying private school if you are a native English speaker.
Don’t worry if you do not have a visa or European citizenship, schools in Spain can arrange for suitably qualified teachers to legally teach by sponsoring you for a Spanish work permit and residency.
Are you a qualified and licensed school age children teacher in your own country?
Or do you hold a CELT, TESOL or TEFL certificate that qualifies you to teach English as a second language?
You must be a trained teacher holding the right qualification for Spain teaching jobs in schools.
This page includes: Teaching job options at International school, language school English teachers as well as key points of living in Spain
Teacher in Spain international school opportunities
Fee-paying schools around Spain cater for local & the large international community of resident foreign children in cities, towns and countryside. No two schools are the same, where students are offered to study curriculum’s from different countries from nursery at 4 years old to to sixth form at 18 years.
As an example, to become a school teacher in Spain taking up a position as a secondary teacher of English at the British School of Seville you must be a fully a qualified teacher from the UK or a certified K-12 teacher from the USA for example.
Spain teacher salary: Classroom teachers at an international school can earn in excess of 2600 Euros per month subject to local tax deductions for a full-time position.
Spain international schools teacher requirements
- Qualified teacher status (QTS) UK or certified USA teacher
- Bachelor degree and above in related subject
- Experienced and enthusiastic
- Experience teaching kS3, IGCSE, A Level
- Criminal background check with no adverse record
- Legal right to work in Spain or can obtain a work permit
School subjects you can teach and positions
Classroom teacher with and without additional responsibility are the most advertised.
Subject areas offered in Spain private schools at nursery, primary, secondary school age are similar to other western countries.
Primary teachers in Spain can secure jobs as a year 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 teacher.
Nursery teachers from 2 to 5 years can secure a full time teaching position in a nursery in Spain international schools.
Main population centres where private international & boarding schools in Spain are concentrated are the 50 major areas in Spain. Find international teachers jobs in Spain from:
Malaga, Valencia, Bilbao, Madrid, Murcia, Seville, Alicante, Palma, Córdoba, Gijón, Granada, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Vigo, Cartagena, Elche, Las Palmas de Gran,,Canaria, Barcelona, Cádiz, León, Tarragona, Marbella ,Alcorcón, Logroño, Badajoz, Salamanca, Huelva, Lleida, Albacete, Getafe, Castellón de la Plana, Santander, Burgos, Donostia-San Sebastián, Leganés, Almería, Fuenlabrada, Pamplona, Alcalá de Henares, Móstoles, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sabadell, Jerez de la Frontera, Terrassa, Cartagena, Oviedo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, A Coruña, Valladolid, Zaragoza
School education jobs in Spain
Sports coach, librarian, school nurse job, driver, bursar, full or part time nurse, house parent, personal assistant, secretary, janitor, IT & laboratory technician, accountant, counsellor are just some of the other school roles at a Spanish international school.
Applying for a job in Spain as a teacher
The process is that you are asked to complete an application online and forward a resume/cv with a photograph and if asked to interview you would teach a class to show your ability as a teacher.
Telephone and Skype interviews are also conducted by schools or recruiters as an alternative to a mini teach.
An advantage is that the teacher is generally employed on a permanent basis and enrolled in the Spanish healthcare program.
All international schools in Spain will provide assistance to find suitable accommodation and some will provide an accommodation allowance as part of your salary package.
Summary requirements for teachers
Western teaching qualifications are mostly accepted, although you should inquire when applying for a teaching position to what qualifications are required,
Requirements for in Spain include:
- Criminal record clearance certificate that is 6 months or less old
- Translated and certified qualification certificates not in Spanish
- English language teachers should be native English speakers
- Undergraduate of postgraduate degree in the specialist subject
- Qualified teacher qualification, for example, a BEd, PGCE or PGDE primary for teachers applying for posts at a primary school
- Teach English at language schools, teachers should/expected to have a TEFL or CELT
Degree in English is also accepted by many employers, although not all as it does not cover classroom teaching experience.
To obtain a teaching work permit and residence you basically require what the government legally requires you to have as a school teacher.
European citizens do not require a work permit, although any person staying longer than 3 months in Spain must register the same way.
Teaching English in Spain language schools
First of all employers advertise for English language teachers that are qualified with a TEFL certificate or similar qualification that was studied in a classroom, not online.
There are employers that run programs that allow you to learn and teach giving you a wage and you gain a TEFL certificate after a certain length of time.
Language schools provide English language lessons to children and adults. You would be teaching listening, reading, writing and speaking to different age groups. Each learner will have ability in English from no English to people at the language school to brush up pronunciation.
Hours and wages
You can choose to work part time or full time from a few hours a week to 25 contact hours in the classroom. Although a language school in Spain is private a sufficient wage is paid to even new teachers to allow them a reasonable living in Spain.
New teachers can expect to be paid around 1300 Euros and for teachers with experience 1800 Euros full time. Spanish taxes are deducted from your salary, although as an employee you are enrolled in the state healthcare program so that should save a lot if required.
Requirements to teach at a language school
Native or fluent English speaker
Legal right to work and live in Spain
Sign a contract
English language qualification
Criminal background check with no adverse result
Find and pay for your own accommodation
Face to face interview needed by many employers, although some will hire you via a Skype or telephone interview.
University English lecturer
Starting in late September or early October you have an option to deliver first language lectures at university level. Here students would be studying for a degree in English.
Full and part time academic positions are available fro suitably qualifies lectures that are native English speakers. Qualifications required included a doctorate degree, publications and experience teaching at university level English.
Salaries for university lecturer tend to be higher than teachers and expect to be offered in excess of 2700 Euros for a full time position as a faculty English lecturer.
Further education colleges are in larger cities and towns where students study until 18 years old and then attend university. Also, students to gain work related qualification via part time and full time study. Post compulsory lecturers from Scotland and the rest of the UK will find mostly all colleges will accept their teaching qualification and related experience.
No TEFL, CELT qualification
What if I have no teaching experience or qualification?
There are a number of programs that place native English speakers in state schools as language & cultural assistants such as the Spanish government sponsored Bilingual English Development and Assessment program (BEDA).
English is a popular language to learn in Spain and is taught in all state and international schools to a certain level. Spain has been a popular destination for many years for teachers from English specking western countries such as USA, Australia, Canada and the UK as the high demand for children to learn English helps with a continues flow of available jobs for teachers of English in Spain.
Many of the jobs you will find are for the major cities or towns such as Valencia, Madrid, Bilbo, Zaragota, Barcelona, and Seville.
Financing starting costs
You will require providing your own accommodation and transportation to Spain.
A number of international schools do provide accommodation as part of a salary package, although you may wish to find a house or apartment that is more suitable for your needs. Suitable clothing for interview and funds available until your first wage is essential. Think about the costs before school teaching abroad:
- New clothing
- Rent & deposit and any furniture, utensils and appliances
- Living expenses before your first wage, food, travel
- Emergency fund
Teaching starting dates
State and international schools in Spain start the academic year in September or early October and finish in June the following year.
Teaching English in Spain job positions is advertised in the previous months online or through agencies. January is another time that you could start at a school although this is midway through a school year and the children’s learning program.
Language school teachers are in high demand from the hundreds of schools in Spain providing children and adult English learning classes at all levels.
You as a prospective teacher may require attending an interview for a school position and possible mini presentation as part of your interview. Don’t expect to be hired just with a telephone or Skype conversation, although some schools do employ teachers without a formal face to face interview such as international or language schools.
Process of applying for residency permit includes
- Spain rental or property sales agreement photocopy
- Passport or identity card and copies
- A copy of your work contract copy
- Two passport sized photographs
- Evidence of sufficient funds at the social security level. This is a bank statement or a letter from your Spanish bank
- Other documents depending on your citizenship
- Medical insurance certificate
- Tax registration number
- Form EX18 application form completed in Spanish
- Proof of the application has been paid at a local bank stamped Modelo 790 payment form
Apply for residency as a non-EU citizen requires additional documentation depending on individual circumstances.
Mostly you apply for residency at the local town hall. Check with your employer for guidance.
Spanish bank account
A non-resident account can be opened with your existing documents, although there are advantages of getting a resident bank account, such as better banking facilities. Apply online are go into a bank branch.
To open a Spanish account at a bank, the following documents are required.
- Passport or identity card
- Proof of employment. Will be your contract of employment
- Foreign identification number if registered as a resident. (NIE Number) You can apply separately for the number and receive your NIE during applying for Spanish residency
- Proof of address such as your rental contract or sale paperwork
As an employee, your salary is taxed at a progressive rate and deductions are taken off to cover such things as sickness, unemployment, pregnancy and health care.
Employees are taxed on employment income in Spain. A progressive rate of income tax, social security, and other deductions is payable.
Income tax rates approximate for 2018
€0 – €12,450: 19%
€12,451 – €20,200: 24%
€20,200 – €34,000: 30%
€34,000 – €60,000: 37%
Over €60,000: 45%
A portion of your wage is also deducted for social security payment that covers illness, pension, pregnancy and unemployment. Once you pay a certain amount of year social security in Spain a pension is payable, although the exact amount of year periodically changes.
Resident in Spain for 183 day’s you become liable of tax on worldwide income. Double taxation treaties are in force with many countries and Spain, so you may be able to offset tax and only pay once.
Spain country facts
Population: 58 million plus approximately
+ 1 GMT winter time in Spain
Dialing international code: + 9
May to September very hot with little rain climate, although winter season tends to be cooler
Full selection of modern fast trains from towns to cities.
Drivers with European driving licenses can drive for with their own countries license for as long as it is valid. You can exchange your license for a Spanish driving license should you wish at any time.
Some employers provide private health care for private medical facilities, although a European health card is valid until you become a Spanish resident.
Medical treatment is expensive if you need to pay for it going private. Being employed in Spain entitles you to be enrolled in the state health system and allows you to many free health care treatments, although no all.
You should not expect to be offered accommodation as part of your salary package in Spain, although some international school offer shared or single accommodation.
All employers generally help in providing assistance with finding a suitable rental property, and some provide temporary accommodation while you find a place of your own.
Renting property in Spain
Spain has a lot to offer anyone renting for the short or long term. Houses, apartments/flats/condo, detached rural and townhouses for all budgets.
Except the major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga you can find a good apartment, Finca or villa on a lecturers or teachers salary.
Property agents, accommodation website, local newspapers all have a good selection of properties to rent in each town and city all year round.
On a teacher salary, you can rent a property or share with a friend.
What about living with a host family for a year? Could be fun and may be easier to integrate into the community better. This option could reduce rental and living costs.
Where to find teaching jobs
The best option is to start online on job board if you are not already in Spain.
Search for teaching jobs in Spain opportunities: Check out this website, recruitment agencies for a list of jobs to teach in schools in Espana.
Teaching jobs in Taiwan as a classroom teacher in state elementary & high schools, you must have trained teacher status for the primary or secondary school level in your own country k12 level. Schools look at experience for teaching in Taiwan at that certain age range, especially kindergarten.
English teacher jobs at government or language schools in Taiwan can be found with or without Esl qualifications. Some of the larger language schools have training programs in place allowing salary package and Tefl certificate after qualification for new teachers.
Taiwan school teacher salary
Kindergarten, elementary and high schools pay teachers a salary package that includes an end of year bonus. A classroom teacher in 2018 can expect to be offered around 65,000 to 70,000 Taiwan dollars per month for nursery to high school teaching posts depending on experience and student age.
Also, your salary includes accommodation or allowance, paid flight, holiday pay, medical insurance and visa assistance. You would be working for a stable government employer, a major benefit to think about.
Teaching in Taiwan school qualifications requirement basics
Undergraduate BA/BSC degree such as BA Education and or qualified/certified trained teacher status from you home country
Subject degree and qualified teacher status for state school children
One year plus full time teaching experience, which you would have being qualified
School teachers secure a job before or flying to Taiwan island
Taiwan (Part of China) at present is a place where you can secure a firm offer from a school and turn up and start, although, government public schools in Taiwan generally require you to attend an interview and give a mini presentation.
Teachers continue to arrive in Taiwan on tourist visas and then go through the process of obtaining an ARC residency and a work permit. This is still possible in 2018 for many nationalities, although allow plenty of time to find a job and processing of all paperwork for your residency and work permit.
Other options to teach in Taiwan
International school jobs in Taiwan are advertised to teach at all age levels from 4 to 18 years old.
Similar to state public schools a teacher of children at a private school must also be qualified in their home country as a school teacher. Education jobs in Taiwan schools also include, coaches, religious education, accountant, classroom teaching assistants, nurse and management positions.
Public school & international school teacher requirements
Visa requirements show that for prospective teachers you should have appropriate education qualifications for the position for a work permit.
Taiwan tends to be easier to obtain the right to work in the education field compared to other countries.
From your home country, a police criminal record check dated within the past 6 months
Qualification for public & international school teaching, you require an appropriate teaching qualification for the age or be a qualified teacher for school age children, k12
Employers recruit native English speakers and are easier to obtain a work and ARC residence permit
Undergraduate degree in a related subject
One year plus experience teaching that age range
Medical testing for residency and a working permit conducted in Taiwan
Sign a contract from 6 months to 2 years
Best time to go to Taiwan
Schools start late August or early September, although you should leave at least 6 weeks before term time starts to apply for jobs, interviews and work/residence applications.
State and international school providers supply an apartment, although no always. You should expect to find and pay your own living accommodation.
In Taiwan renting houses or apartments is much cheaper than in western countries, and rental agreements are much the same as in your country.
You will find that you require at least 1 months rent as a deposit and two months rent in advance.
Apartments come furnished or unfurnished.
Always a good idea before leaving obtaining year round medical insurance, before getting on the plane, at least until you can access Taiwan state medical care. By law in Taiwan employers must provide medical care insurance to some level.
Cities in Taiwan
New Taipei Kaohsiung Taichung Taipei Tainan Hsinchu
Taoyuan Keelung Zhongli Chiayi Changhua Pingtung
Pingzhen Bade Yangmei Zhubei Hualien Taitung
Douliu Nantou Yilan Miaoli City Magong Puzi Taibao
Magong Night.JPG, Magong
Population: 24,000,000 approximately
Area size: 13902.8 SQ km approximately
Climate: Humid in the summers and not cold in the winter
Taiwan dollar as the local currency
Dialing code: + 886 for overseas callers
GMT + 8 hours for Taiwan local time
Part of China offically
Elementary & high school teaching jobs in Korea are wide ranging from independent private to ESL jobs at public state run schools. Each year there are in excess of 10,000 job opportunities for international educators to teach in Korea. The country is always looking for good teachers, making the location a viable option for teaching English in Korea or your subject.
Teaching jobs in Korea
Teaching in Korea options
Private or public school for me?
As a qualified/certified teacher from your own country (3-18 years) you can choose. Hagwons (private schools) are for additional learning. Younger children around 5-12 out number older high school learners, so many jobs at private school are for young students. A government public school is similar to western school and more formal in education.
Private independent and International school jobs in Korea are also for qualified teachers where you would teach a specific subject or grade. Yes, in English. There a a good few schools in south Korea offering boarding or an international school education.
Public school jobs in Korea
This type of school is for teachers that are looking for set hours, structure during the day with nights and weekends not teaching. Korea public school’s offer ESL teacher jobs, and to teach elementary, middle, high school subjects. You’ll be directly employed by the government, with a contract and salary from the Korean Ministry of Education.
A popular country to teach English abroad for native English speakers, as school’s offer good salaries and other employment benefits to teachers.
Private school in Korea
Language schools (Hagwons) jobs are available in Korea and these employers recruit direct or through a recruitment company. Many of the jobs you will see advertised are in the private sector. Salaries tend to be higher, although some organisations provide less structure for your working day.
Yes, you would be teaching English.
One advantage is materials, lesson plan and curriculum to follow is provided, less planning and grading than international or public schools.
Teaching schedules and lessons provided to learners are delivered morning, afternoon and evenings to accommodate students who pay for tuition.
- Elementary/kindergarten: Morning, afternoon, early evening
- Middle high school students: Afternoon and evenings
- Adult learners: Afternoons, although more at night
You’re teaching timetable may just be for young learners or a mix of age groups, depending on experience. Expect to be teaching for 5/6 days from 7 and different times of the day.
Teachers salary and benefits in Korea
Benefits Korea private school jobs Korea public school jobs
Class size 24-30 student in class 12-15 in class
Teaching hours 24-26 per week 30 per week
Holidays 18 days + 15 Up to 15 + 15
Overseas teacher One each school 1-15+ per school
Salary 1.8-2.7 million Krw 2-3 million Krw
Health insurance Provided Provided (Check)
Airfare Return Return
Accommodation Single apartment Single apartment
School location Cities, town, rural Cities, town, rural
Start dates August/September. February/March Anytime
Teaching in Korea will enable you to save for the future for when you eventually return home. Taxes are deducted for most foreign teachers.
Korea teaching job requirements
– Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
– Citizenship of an English speaking country
– Native/Fluent English speaker
– Obtain and meet the requirements for an E2 or F4 visa
– Appropriate teaching certificate for the age group and school
– Two or more signed and sealed university transcripts
– Criminal record check
– Medical check
People are employed with and without experience, all depends on the position and school.
Getting all the required paperwork together takes time, although could be a rewarding life experience. The visa and immigration requirements, such as the medical check are comprehensive and deciding to take up job should be well planned and researched.
School teaching year
South Korea school teaching jobs start in March and later in the year, although you could also start when lessons have already started.
Location offering teaching jobs in Oman at international schools to qualified teachers. Nursery, primary and high school teachers benefit from Oman’s rich cultural, social, activities, and by posts for school teacher opportunities in Oman to further their social, teaching & academic career. Teach in Oman your specialist subject to school children from 4 upwards.
Oman education jobs search also front page
Teaching jobs in Oman
Teaching in Oman
All year round there are full-time jobs to teach in Oman at kindergarten/nursery, primary/elementary, secondary/high schools. Teaching school year starts in mid August and finishes around the second week in June the next year. Apply for a Oman teacher’s job well in advance bearing in mind paperwork gathering and visa requirement rules.
Classroom teachers can also gain employment throughout the year, although teaching normally starts around August to September.
Education jobs in Oman international schools
Teaching in Oman to school age learners English or your subject requires formal teaching experience and subject specific qualifications. Teacher’s can find jobs at international schools in Oman cities from Muscat, Sohar, Salalah, Sur and towns from classroom teaching to management positions.
You can secure a job as a teacher to children from 3-18 years teaching local & international students.
Oman teacher salary
Salaries for school teachers in Oman: (Pay package also includes other benefits) from 800-1200 Omani Riyal per month, depending on experience and qualifications.
All international employed teachers’ packages include free flights to Oman, accommodation/allowance, free medical insurance cover, most utilities and holiday pay. Senior post holders receive more benefits and allowances. Salaries are tax free. Contracts are typically 2 years renewable.
Teachers contracted hours are round 35-40 hours per week with 2 days off.
International school teacher requirements Oman
You require be a qualified school age teacher with a recognised teaching qualification and or undergraduate degree. English teacher jobs in schools require you to be a native English speaker, or fluency in the language. A school will ask for 2 + years teaching experience for their and visa requirements.
Residence, work permit and via requirements are general for all teachers for the following:
- Request that you are no older than 60 (Work and residency requirements)
- Qualification and certification documents attested by your home country and Omani embassy
- No criminal police record, dated not older than 6 months
- BA/BSc and above for international schools and teaching qualification) BEd, PGDE, PGCE for UK qualified with QT or QTS. Certified teacher for USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, other. Teaching qualification should be at the age you wish to teach
- 2 years + classroom teaching experience in the subject and age level
- Degree in the subject you will teach
- Native English speaker for employer and visa requirements
- Medically fit with test certificate
School teacher documentation
When you state to an employer or agent you wish to proceed you will be asked for a copy of: Resume/CV, scanned colour copy data page of your passport, sign a provisional agreement possibly, references, copies of qualifications and the usual photo of yourself.
This is standard international teacher recruitment practice. The school uses these documents to first confirm your identity and if you are qualified for the job, also to apply formerly for your work visa as an employer.
Teacher subject positions
International school teacher positions as: Classroom teacher head teacher Head of department
All the usual curriculum subject areas are covered in Oman schools at primary/elementary, high school/secondary age for you to become a teacher.
Male and female school jobs in Oman can be to teach high school secondary students, primary/elementary or nursery/kindergarten children.
Primary/elementary Oman school teachers can gain a job as a grade/year 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Early years teachers jobs offering part and full-time roles are advertised for international school kindergartens at various times of the year, generally January to June each year..
Living and activities in Oman
The Sultanate of Oman (Official Arabic name for Oman) is a relatively crime free country. During your free time, well not preparing lessons, you can experience humpback whales of the coast at Dhofar, desert safari’s and possibly sight an Oryx or a Leopard in the wild.
Population: 3,630,000 approximately Area size: 309, 501 SQ km GMT + 4 hours during standard time Capital: Muscat Language: Arabic
Climate: Hot and humid summers mild in the winter Currency: Omani Riyal Dialing code: + 968 for overseas callers
Cities & towns in Oman
- Adam As Sib Al Ashkharah Al Buraimi Al Hamra Al Jazer Al Madina A’Zarqa Al Suwaiq Bahla Barka Bidbid Bidiya
- Dibba Al-Baya Duqm Haima Ibra Ibri Izki Jabrin Jalan Bani Bu Hassan Khasab
- Mad’ha Mahooth Manah Masirah Matrah Mudhaybi Mudhaireb Muscat Nizwa Quriyat
- Raysut Rustaq Ruwi Saham Shinas Saiq Salalah Samail Sohar Sur Tan`am Thumrait
Where to find available in Oman schools?
See the front page and search for teaching jobs in Oman. Also, check other job boards, recruiter websites.
Qualified teachers from countries around the world are in demand. Teaching jobs in Egypt include early years/kindergarten, elementary/primary and secondary/high school level at internationals schools. Teaching in Egypt is open for you to teach a specialist subject or English to local children and international pupils.
Teaching jobs in Egypt
Teaching in Egypt
International school teacher jobs can be found in larger cities of: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and towns. Term and holidays for schools follow western dates with the school year starting August to the following June. Egypt school jobs as a classroom teacher are full time with a complete list of duties in the classroom, parent contact, meetings, marking, grading and assessments.
Work and residency permits are arranged for suitably qualified teachers sponsored by your international school in Egypt.
Obtaining the correct paperwork to live and work in the country is essential. Many schools provide a salary package including accommodation, although there are some schools that do not provide an apartment or allowance if you are locally hired.
Schools in Egypt vacancies are not just open to native English speaking western teachers. Middle East, African and Asian countries qualified teachers can also be found teaching science, physical education, mathematics, computer studies, business and other subjects.
Egypt schools positions are for teachers, and all the way up to principal of the school.
Female and male international school jobs in Egypt are at all age levels from 2 to 18 years.
Primary/elementary school teachers in Egypt can gain a job teaching a certain grade
Kindergarten jobs for teacher
International school teaching
Schools: Opened to accommodate local and international students offering curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to school leaving age. Choosing to teach in Egypt at an international school you could be delivering a US, Australian, Canadian, British or IB baccalaureate curriculum, depending on the school.
Salary and benefits package for teachers in Egypt
£21,000 – 29,000 per year for classroom teachers depending on years of experience and qualifications. Management responsibility attracts a higher wage.
Fee return flight, medical insurance, furnished apartment, holiday pay.
Packages for school teacher’s in Egypt also depend if you are locally or internationally recruited. Contracts being offered at Egypt international schools are normally 2 years renewable, although some schools are offering one year contracts. School hours are around 35-40 hours each week with the usual preparation outside of school.
Requirements for teachers in Egypt
Some of the legal and international schools in Egypt requirements are the same including appropriate education qualifications.
- Undergraduate degree at least
- Qualified and licensed teacher
- Up to date skills and knowledge of teaching practice and your subject
- Native English speaker for an English teacher
- 2 + years of successful classroom relevant experience
- Clean police back ground check for the school, work and residency permit
- Medically fit to pass a medical for your work permit
- Experience teaching children of that age you wish to teach
- 2 school teaching references will be asked for by the school
Accommodation in Egypt
Shared or single accommodation is mainly offered, ranging in size and standards, although no always. In Egypt renting houses or apartments can take time to arrange after you acquire work and residency documentation.
Medical care insurance
Good idea to check with the school if the private medical care package as part of your salary benefits is full coverage before you leave for Egypt.
Where to find jobs for teachers in Egypt
Search school jobs Egypt on the internet, front page of this website at times also. Advertised jobs in Egypt are months in advance before the start of the new academic year. You can also find jobs throughout the year as it is not always easy for the international schools in the country to recruit a suitably qualified teacher by the start of term.
Remember it can take a number of weeks to gather all the required documentation and processing to obtain a work visa before leaving for Egypt.
Living in Egypt
Not been to the country myself, although I know from films and pictures you are in for a treat with cultural, scientific, cities and places to visit. Take a look for yourself the Egypt official tourist website and other sources of information on the internet.
Population: 84,000,000 approximately Area size: 387,048 Capital: Cairo Language: Arabic Climate: Summers hot and mild winters Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP) Country dialling code: + 20 Time zone: GMT + 3 hours
Western trained teachers and educators from other regions can experience teaching in Malaysia private international schools. Teaching jobs in Malaysia help teachers to secure work and residency permits. You should be a suitably qualified teacher and obtain the correct paperwork to work & reside legally.
Teaching jobs in Malaysia
Teaching in Malaysia
Good English language teachers are in high demand with private international schools advertising the opportunity to teach English in Malaysia from young children to 18 years.
You can also apply for jobs in you’re specialist subject, such as teacher of mathematics, history, business, science and other subject areas at international schools. Nursery, primary and secondary high school teachers work as classroom teachers with or with additional responsibilities.
Also, securing a job teaching nursery/kindergarten children from 2-5 years old is popular.
Looking to advance you’re teaching career in Malaysia? Management positions as a head of department or head teacher become available each year for qualified and experienced candidates.
Teacher salary Malaysia
Classroom teachers can be offered 12,000 – 18,000 ringgit depending on experience, age level taught and qualification. Obviously, as a teacher with many years of experience and additional responsibility you can secure a top level salary.
Good schools (Most) provide a salary package including accommodation, return flights, medical care insurance and holiday pay. Option to renew a contract is also offered. Tax is deductible from your salary.
Better paying schools in Malaysia are mainly in Kuala Lumpur where students pay higher tuition fees.
Malaysia international schools
Qualified school teachers looking to teach in Malaysia have a choice. Teach nursery children from 2 years to young adults up to 19 years old in secondary high school.
Schools separate nursery, primary and high school teaching areas providing an appropriate curriculum to pupils at each age range, You as a classroom teacher would teach children at one age level, such as 11-19 year old in high school.
Teachers must be fully prepared for each day’s lessons and materials ready for students entering your class. School day’s are longer than western countries as you’ll become involved in extra curricular activities.
School teachers receive 2 days off per week.
Requirements teachers in Malaysia
Malaysia visa requirements for teacher’s at international schools and the government sector are that you must be a qualified teacher of school age children from your own country.
To obtain a teaching job and qualify for a work visa in Malaysia the following is standard
- Criminal record check from within the past 6 months
- Attested and certified genuine undergraduate degree and above
- Qualified teacher status for school children between 4-18 years
- Native English speaker for English teachers, also for via requirements
- Teaching qualification appropriate for the school age children
- 2 years plus successful experience teaching that age level
- Medical exam check for a work visa
- Age 27 years old plus (Work visa regulation)
Teaching contracts can be from one year upwards with a possible renewable
Taxation in Malaysia for teachers
Taxes are deducted from your salary each month at a progressive rate, depending on how much is earned.
After living in Malaysia for over 180 days you’re eligible for reduced tax payable from your salary, around 20%.
Yes, you must pay higher income taxes for the first 6 months in the country. Taxes are no straight forward in Malaysia.
The tax year ends on December 31st. Tax returns are generally due between March and May, depending on the official announcement by the Ministry of Finance. Income tax can be paid in three equal instalments.
Cities in Malaysia
20 of the biggest Malaysian cities out of 150 in the country
|Shah Alam||Kuala Terengganu|
|Petaling Jaya||Kota Bahru|
|Kota Kinabalu||Selayang Baru|
Malaysia country and facts
With a tropical climate and sunshine most of the year the islands of Malaysia attracts visitors to top class beaches, city living and rural treks in the countryside.
The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur where there is a good mix of international schools for all ages of children.
Teacher’s salaries pay level in Malaysia allows you to live comfortably in the country.
Should you wish to travel and sight see bordering countries include; Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam all within a short plane trip.
Population: 25, 347, 000 approximately
Area size: 329, 750 sq kms approximately
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Language: Bahasa Melayu
Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Country dialling code: + 60
Time zone: GMT + 8 hours
Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz
Emergencies: 994 fire, Ambulance and Police 999
Opportunities for teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE from Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman and other areas in the Emirates. Discover diverse education & school teaching jobs in United Arab Emirates at one of the many public government or private international schools.
Qualified state school teachers looking for a position in the (UAE) can teach in Dubai or other parts of the country. The UAE is made up of several different areas with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being more well-known cities internationally.
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Teaching jobs in United Arab Emirates
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Teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE schools
Private fee paying schools in the UAE is where many teachers look to teach. International school jobs can be secured to educate local Emirate, and the large expat community of foreign children.
UAE school teacher jobs at nursery,/kindergarten, primary/elementary and secondary/high school level are advertised throughout the year to attract qualified teachers to the country. The school year starting mid August to June the next year.
Each school is split into different age groups from nursery, primary and secondary sections. Teaching and education jobs cater for children from a mixed background of nationalities.
Although each school is fee paying, they choose a certain curriculum they teach from USA, England, Australian or indeed an India. School age levels are kindergarten, elementary and high school from teacher year/grade 1 to 13.
Choose a teacher job from head of department, curriculum leader and deputy head teacher.
Abu Dhabi, UAE private school teacher salary
Salaries for a classroom teacher at an international school in Abu Dhabi, UAE start around 9,500 up to 18.000 AED per month tax free depending on qualifications and experience. In addition a salary package is payable including, gratuity, one return fight, health insurance and free accommodation.
Heads of department in the top schools are on around 20,000 AED per month basic wage. There is no teacher or leadership pay scale in the UAE, all depends on each schools salary structure.
Qualifications to teach in Abu Dhabi for classroom teachers
Teachers require appropriate qualifications to teach, and depending on the position you apply for will ascertain the level of qualification required.
To teach 3 to 18 years old’s at a school you must have a degree in that subject. Also you need to be qualified to teach at that age level. A teachers license/qualified teacher such as PGDE, PGCE, BEd, BA Education is a minimum. This is a requirement of meeting work permit & residency regulations in the UAE.
In addition, the following is common for international school jobs positions:
- Police clearance from Scotland or a DBA Check England & Wales or USA FBi certificate or a background check from your home country. Must also be certified and apostatised required for legalisation process at the UAE embassy or immigration
- You must have all qualifications certified, apostatized and legalized to obtain a working visa and residency. Some employers will advertise this with people that have qualifications ready, takes time and money to arrange. You pay for the documents yourself
- Masters in education and above or a school leadership qualification for head of secondary/primary or school leadership positions
- Native English speaker applying for positions delivered in English. This is another requirement that many international schools ask
- 2+ years experience teaching at that level
- Full medical check
- Good references
No older than 65, this is the maximum age the UAE will issue a residency and work permit.
Documents and processing
Securing a work visa before relocating abroad ,means you require to submit documents and undergo a full medical also.
Teaching contracts from 1 to 3 years that you sign in Arabic, as this is the only legal contract.
Your employer will inform you of the documents they require and request you to bring. Just remember, when you inform an employer the date you can start. Some documents such as the police clearance takes time to process. Apply for the right criminal record check.
When you arrive in the UAE to teach you can arrange certain documents to be processed at your embassy. Much easier and better to have your documents required ready before flying out. Good idea to start document processing 2-3 months before leaving.
Abu Dhabi, UAE public school teaching
UAE & Abu Dhabi government public schools for the coming years are actively employing experienced and qualified primary and secondary teachers as well as management to work in state public schools.
Education in the UAE is developing and schools are implementing innovative plans, educational policies, running various programmes aiming to enhance education for school children.
There is an ongoing 10 year initiative plan currently in place from the education department where good western trained teachers are helping with change.
Emirates government school salary & benefits
Public school basic salaries in Abu Dhabi and UAE start at around 12,300 up to 20,400 AED per month. So, what will I get you ask? All depends on the number of years teaching experience you have and you can get extra each month for a master’s or doctorate degree holder.
- Do I pay tax and is there any deductions? No
- Do I get a pay rise after one year of a two-year contract? Most likely not. The contract you sign will clearly state the benefits and salary for the duration
- Is holiday pay included? Yes
A typical public school teacher salary package includes:
- Salary start at around 12,300 up to 20,400 AED per month or more
- Monthly salary payment into a local bank of your choice
- One return flight home per year, plus dependent children (Up to 3)
- Furnished apartment or villa depending on your position. Not shared
- Full medical coverage card for the UAE
- 5 day working week with Friday and Saturday off
- Initial flight to the UAE, visa and medical process while in the country paid
Abu Dhabi/UAE salary and benefits for teachers in public schools are one of the most generous for a school teacher in the region.
Yes, you pay out of your own pocket for all document and medical tests in your own country.
The work visa in your passport will cost you $1.200 + before you step on a plane.
As a qualified teacher, they wish to make you feel welcome as a teacher in Abu Dhabi. They ask you to sign a 2-3 year full-time teaching contract and in return, they provide a good selection of benefits as part of your salary package. Contracts can be renewed by mutual consent.
1961 is the cut off date of how old a teacher should be for government school teaching positions. This is stated as one of the requirements for prospective teachers in public school on the Abu Dhabi Education Council website. (See also for a list of vacant job positions) (For reference only)
Teacher requirements for public school jobs
- Bachelor degree or above in the subject you will teach (Must match the subject, eg; Degree in English to teach English)
- Native English language speaker ability
- 2 good good teaching references
- Medical clearance document check
- 2 + years teaching experience at the age level proposing to teach
- Qualified/certified teacher status for the age range from your home country
- A citizen of either Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK, USA. Ireland or New Zealand
- No evidence of a criminal background
- Driving license
This is also the requirements for work + residency permit for UAE teaching jobs.
Public schools in Abu Dhabi
Teaching in public schools in Abu Dhabi, UAE surrounding areas is possible for foreign qualified teachers where they are recruited to teach core subjects of English, Sciences and Mathematics each year.
Two government school employers:
- Abu Dhabi schools (In the emirate area)
- United Arab Emirates Government Schools (Employed in a public school in UAE)
Accepting a teacher’s job you would be in the UAE teaching local Emirati school children mainly in a nursery, primary or secondary school. The organisation who would employ you: UAE government for their schools in the region or education department in Abu Dhabi or for the United Arab Emirates.
School locations are spread around Abu Dhabi areas, which makes up around 60% of the UAE emirate. As a teacher you would be placed in a school of their choosing although new teachers generally will see other western teachers in the same school.
In 2018, there are 296+ schools where you could be placed as a teacher from a city, local town or a smaller rural school teaching local Emirati children.
The larger Abu Dhabi City, to Al Ain or a school in Al Gharbia. is where you could be placed.
School age level
Nursery: Teach basic science, maths and English with a local Arabic speaking teacher
Cycle 1 Primary: Maths, science and English lessons
Cycle 2 Secondary: Teaching your specialist subject of English, math or science
Cycle 3 Secondary: English specialist subject teacher
Think to yourself, do I have any issues with classroom management, getting on with others or do my examination results show low grades? Do yourself a favour and do not apply for a state school teacher job in UAE.
Living, accommodation & renting in UAE
International schools provide single or shared accommodation, with state schools providing single accommodation. Your employer also could pay an apartment allowance if asked for, although is generally not adequate to cover rental costs in any part of the emirate.
The UAE can be expensive with villas attracting some of the highest rents per month. Finding and paying for an apartment yourself could set you back in excess of 8000+ AED per months rental for a one bedroom apartment with 12 months rent payment in advance.
You’ll not be far from sandy beaches to swim or relax, and then head back to your apartment for dinner after stopping at local supermarkets for fresh food. Western driving licenses are generally exchangeable, although you need to pass an eye test first.
UAE people are friendly and accommodating and the country has a very low crime rate. Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in the region reminds people that they are in a foreign country where they should respect others, culture, beliefs, laws and religion acting appropriately at all times.
United Arab Emirates facts
Population: 3.4 million
Area size: 83,600 SQ km
UAE Currency: Dirham
Arabic is the main language
+ 3 GMT winter time and summer is +2
Dialing code for international callers: +971
October to May climate is hot & sunny. Rest of the year is hot in the day and not much rain
Useful numbers & city codes
Abu Dhabi: 2, Ajman: 6, Al Ain: 3, Aweer: 58, Dhayd: 6, Dibba: 9, Dubai: 4, Tarif: 88
Police: 999, Ambulance: 998/999, Fire: 997, Electricity and Water: 991 General Information::101, Telephone Directory: 180 or 181, Emergency (Abu Dhabi): 344 663, Municipality Emergency Number: Abu Dhabi: 02 777 929 – Dubai: 04 2232323
Health care in the Emirates
Private medical facilities are of a very high quality but can be expensive. Your employer should provide a medical card for free medical care.
So where can I find a list of jobs available?
Should you decide on one of the teaching jobs in United Arab Emirates is for you, then the first place to look is on job boards from the Middle East, UK, USA, Canada and Australia. You’ll see a good number of international schools, teaching vacancies in UAE.
This website has jobs at times
Another obvious place is on school websites in the UAE advertising for certain subject teachers.
Always conduct a lot of research for the actual job role requirements, school, area, contract and ask questions.
Education & teaching jobs in Qatar international schools to educate Qatari & foreign children. Teaching in Qatar schools offer nursery, primary, secondary jobs and specialist education roles Kindergarten, primary/elementary and high school jobs in Qatar from classroom teacher to management positions can be obtained with appropriate experience and qualifications.
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Teaching jobs in Qatar
Some schools listed are part of a group of schools with thousands of students
Teaching in Qatar international schools
There are international schools from Al Khor, Doha and other areas where students come from different cultures and nationalities.
Children attend nursery school from age of 4 or 5 years old, then progress to primary, and then secondary level. School leaving age in Qatar is 16.
Private schools choose to deliver a curriculum from a certain country. You’ll find a number of global curriculum’s being taught to students. School children must be taught certain subjects including: Arabic, Islamic studies, Mathematics, Physical education.
In a British curriculum school, for example, students take their final examinations at 16 years old if they have studied International General Certificate in Education (IGCSE) qualifications or A levels at 18.
Popular schools cater to Indian, American (US) & British students. Further more, a general international curriculum based on IGCSE & baccalaureate (IB) studies qualifications is offered in a few schools.
The language of teaching is mostly English at international schools in the country.
Qualified school teacher Qatar salary package key benefits
School teaching jobs salary packages offered are around 9000-16000 QR tax free per month. You’re pay depends on experience, qualifications and level as a classroom teacher. A leadership role as a school principal means you’ll be paid a similar wage, tax free, to western school packages.
Qatar salaries for teachers also include:
- Free return flight
- Health care insurance plan (Not all schools)
- Paid utilities
Leadership positions attract greater benefits.
Be aware that some schools do not offer a full salary package if locally recruited, as with being hired from you’re home country.
Teacher requirements for schools in Qatar
Qatar school teacher vacancies at times are available to newly qualified teachers. Schools are also in a competition to attract suitable classroom teachers, hence jobs are offered to new educators. As long as you are fully qualified from your home country, such as primary teachers, an international or British school is an option.
You’ll need as a teacher:
- Qualified teacher for nursery, primary or secondary age
- Police clearance certificate from your home country with no criminal record
- Good general health to pass a medical in Qatar, and to get a work visa
- 2 or more years of teaching experience, some schools like you to have 5 years plus experience
- Sign a contract to teach between 1 to 3 years
- At least a BA, BSc undergraduate degree in any subject that you’ll teach
Online and distance learning qualifications are generally not now accepted for work and residency permit in Qatar as a school teacher.
Under the age of 60 to meet visa regulation requirements.
As a western trained teacher and citizenship, the above requirements are standard. Al documents must be legalised and authenticated for school, work permit, visa and residency requirements.
Visa, residency and work permit
Best way, if you have the time is to apply for, and obtain a work visa from the embassy in your home country. Allow at least 2-3 months before moving overseas.
Read for yourself what the Embassy requires for each document from their official embassy services website.
Everything including criminal check, medical (£270 +), document processing, postage before apply for a Qatari work visa at the embassy will cost you £780 + doing it yourself as a single person.
When you are in Qatar to teach
- Hand over all documents required including teaching & qualification certificates, birth certificate, marriage license if applicable and copies
- You’re employer takes your passport and gains permission from the labour department for you to teach in Qatar schools
- You are taken for a medical including blood tests and chest x-ray
- Also, you go for your fingerprints to be taken by the police
Finally, after a lot of paperwork between 5-8 weeks you’ll get you’re passport back with a residency permit stuck on one page. You also receive an id card with you’re details on it. Carry the id card everywhere you go; it is a requirement by law. You’re employer should also issue you with a medical insurance card.
Accommodation in Qatar
International teachers in Qatar are given a furnished apartment or villa that is single, shared or a living allowance depending on the employer, and contract.
Private rented accommodation in Qatar can be expensive.
A single apartment in a reasonable area costs from 9000 Riyals rental per month.
Apartment blocks usually have a service maintenance man that can assist with bottle gas, furniture removal and rubbish disposal. Basically, the person is there should you have any service issues with you’re apartment, including any electrical faults.
Schools assembly starts early at 7 am, and public transport can be difficult to access at this time.
Located near Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates, Qatar attracts almost 3 million visitors per year.
Sporting, business and cultural events, as well as many tourists are attracted by what the country offers.
Teachers obs in Qatar benefit from knowing English is widely spoken by locals and some of the expat community, although workers making a living in Qatar from the Asian continent generally speak their own languages.
The country is a safe place and welcoming to many nationalities. As one of the liberal countries in the region, Qatar laws allow people a lot of freedom, although be respectful to local culture and customs.
Area size: 11, 437 sq km
Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)
Languages: Arabic, although English widely spoken
Climate: hot, humid summers, mild winters
International dialing code: 974
Time zone: GMT +3
Electricity: 220V 50Hz 2 pin round plug or 3 pin plugs
3rd September Independence Day 18th December National Day.
Educators in Qatar that are issued a work permit sponsored by their employer are required by immigration to obtain an exit permit before leaving the country. My own experience was easy. I handed the sheet of paper to the customs officer when leaving Qatar that my Qatari sponsor arranged.
You’re sponsoring school will either issue you with a multiple exit permit or single one. Not all schools issue multiple permits for some reason. Foreign teachers/person that has been sponsored can not leave Qatar without this permit.
You can drive on your own countries license for the first two weeks after arriving.
Driving licenses are exchangeable for many countries. You can drive obtaining a Qatar license by passing an eyesight test.
Once you receive you’re residency permit you must obtain a Qatari license to legally drive, as you are now a resident in the country.
You’ll require all the documents you processed in your home country, license, degree and a host of other bits of paper.
A modern fleet of air-conditioned buses travel around many parts of Doha, and other areas, such as out to Al Khor.
There are many private taxis in Qatar between white cars or limousines (Basically a car). Taxis are one of the main sources of public transport within Doha.
What you’ll find is that if you stand at the side of the street, or indeed the road, a taxi will stop and ask if you wish to go shopping, work or another place.
Leisure and facilities
As a teacher, it is not just about lesson planning and marking. The country has good sporting, leisure and cultural attractions.
Qatar sponsor and hosts major sporting events including:
- Badminton and squash
- Horse racing and endurance
- Motorcycle and bike races
Excellent facilities for leisure sports fans will find the following:
- Full-size golf course
- Good quality thoroughbred horse racing at Racing and Equestrian Club (REC)
- Good selection of private exercise and gyms
- Horse riding stables
- Yacht club and pleasure boat ride in the bay
- A range of clubs to join or to go along as a spectator
Cultural attractions include Qatar museum, old town streets, buildings & modern art exhibitions.
What about shopping malls and shops? Yes, there are good shopping malls in Doha and around Qatar that have high-class shops for luxury items and people on a working person budget.
Visit the Souq Waqif in the downtown area of Doha for an authentic experience of what Qatar offers. The smell of the fresh fish, dates, spices, and food items is a great experience for a first time visitor. You’ll find a selection of good quality cafes and shops side by side with market traders.
Qatar jobs for teachers
Looking to teach overseas? The busy hiring time is 5-6 months before you start in August. Teaching jobs in Qatar are listed on this page throughout the year. Almost all schools will advertise directly themselves, and possibly use recruitment agents.
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Dubai is a popular destination for tourists, sports fans and teaching in Dubai schools. Situated in the gulf, United Arab Emirates (UAE) the city is a well-developed cosmopolitan fairly large area with good public transport. Education and teaching jobs in Dubai international schools are available from nursery, primary and secondary school. You’ll need the right skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.
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Teaching Jobs in Dubai
Teaching in Dubai at an international school
Dubai international schools provide an education to local school pupils and expatriate children. Education curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to sixth form are offered. Just about all schools start in late August or early September for students attending classes.
Secondary high school and elementary/primary teaching jobs to 5-18 year old’s students.
Nursery/Kindergarten schools jobs: As a nursery teacher you’ll be looking after and help develop the speech & learning of children from 3-5 years old.
Dubai has international fee paying schools set up for USA, British and India curricula. Indian teachers find school teacher jobs delivery lessons you have taught back home. One or more of IGSE, A level, USA American common/core, IB Baccalaureate are offered to students.
Education jobs and non teaching job opportunities are available to teaching assistants, nursery nurse at early years pre-schools and international schools. Admin jobs, business manager, reception posts and IT technician jobs are also possible in schools.
School teachers in Dubai receive two days off Friday and Saturday each week. Classes start early and you’re expected in school before 7 am and continue to 2-30 pm.
International school teacher salary Dubai
Classroom teachers are offered around 9,000-19,000 AED per month in 2018
No tax or social security deductions from your wages each month
Depends on your years of experience and qualifications.
Additional payment awarded for responsibility, such as head of department or leadership role.
All schools have their own salary structure, although they will try to match your salary from your own country.
For UK or North American teachers; a classroom teacher with 10 years experience teaching mathematics, science or English will receive between 14,000-20000 AED per month. Additionally, salaries are also dependent on qualifications, such as a masters or PhD you hold.
Salary you’ll receive each month is part of a package that will included flights, accommodation, health insurance, 1-2 children reduced or free school fees, possible car and other benefits.
Teachers pension contributions also by employer.
Head of department teachers positions in 2018 between 14000-20500 AED per month.
Good schools have salary and benefits listed on their website. Yes, also others schools. Notice the difference between overseas and locally hired?
You may have an option to negotiate an accommodation allowance enabling you to find an apartment or villa that you rent.
This is only a good option if you wish to share, have a larger family or on a work visa sponsored by your partner. Why, renting in Dubai is expensive, and the rent allowance offered is always well short leaving you to pay at least 25% of your month’s salary towards rental & utilities payments.
Dubai classroom teacher requirements
Classroom and senior leadership positions requirements are the same for education & teaching jobs UAE including education qualifications for the post and obtaining a work permit/residency visa.
Also, depends on the school job and level of responsibility.
- Recent in the past 6 months criminal clearance document from home country, FBi for USA, Disclosure Scotland or DBA for UK
- 2+ years teaching experience, also newly qualified teachers considered
- Must have certified, attested and legalized qualifications for visa and work permit regulations
- Medical check document that has beeen authenticated
- A legal need for Dubai classroom teachers is a degree in the subject you’ll teach, and teaching qualification at that age
- Management and leadership positions requires you to have a masters or doctorate in education or school leadership qualification
Looking to teach in Dubai age 60 +?
Work/residency permit could be obtained on a case by case basis, as there is a shortage of teachers. You’re perceived as too old and retired at 65.
Subjects you can teach & teacher roles at school
mathematics, English, biology, physics, chemistry, art & design, physical education, geography, history, music, business & economics, accounting, information technology. french, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, drama, design & technology
Teacher jobs role:
head of department, classroom teacher, headteacher/principal, assistant head teacher, pre school leader, deputy head teacher, head of year, curriculum leader, school director
Outstanding and very good KHDA school rating
Not all schools in the city of Dubai are the same.
Some have recently opening and others are developing. Each place of learning are inspected for quality of learning, management, grades, facilities and other standards that a school must meet before being awarded a certain grade.
KHDA is a government run school inspection that provides reports to a school and for parent access. Some top schools in Dubai:
- Repton School: Independent & day boarding school in Nad Al Sheba. The good facilities, teaching & leadership are based on their school in Derbyshire England. A British school curriculum is offered to international students
- GEMS Jumeirah Primary School: Located in Al Safa providing an England & Wales education. Foundation stage classes run from 7.30 am -12.30 pm
- Kings Schools: Located in Umm Suqeim & Nad Al Sheba with a good reputation in the city among parents and students. British curricula with male & female students from 3-11 and 3-18 years
- Dubai College: Situated in Al Sufouh . Provide an education from the English National Curriculum. Secondary school pupils from year 7 to 13
- Jumeirah English Speaking School: Part of the Gems Group of schools. Children from the start of their education at foundation to last year of school at 18 years places are offered
- GEMS Wellington International School: Another one of the well run schools in the city respected by students, parents and teachers in Al Sufouh area
Of course, other good schools offering education based on British, Canadian, USA and India are in the city. Conduct you’re own research.
Pros & cons for teachers working and living in Dubai
Good Not so good
Salaries paid in local currency each month tax free Schools vastly differ in wage & benefits paid
Contracts are renewable enabling you to teach for many years An employer can cancel your contract & sponsorship at very short notice
City of Dubai has may culture, leisure and shopping facilities Clothing, food, utilities are expensive similar to other world leading cities
Cosmopolitan city open to single people and families Culture, rules & laws not so open as western countries, such as dating
Children in class are mainly well-behaved and work & study A few children challenge normal encouragement & behaviour strategies
Many good schools with structured learning and management Teacher support could be below expectations, that could be autocratic
Good schools run training and enhancement programmes No CPD or low quality that could mean you do not develop as a teacher
Teaching English in Dubai
Esl and English teacher jobs in Dubai at international schools spread out around the city are sometimes advertised.
Working 25 hours class time plus you would be teaching 3-18 years beginner to advanced English classes to children at a school.
Qualifications required for language teachers of English are native English speaker, CELT or at least a Tefl certificate. Employers may also ask for a master’s degree in English or linguistics, they can pick whom to employ.
Benefits and salaries for English teachers in Dubai
All schools should help with medical insurance, basic wage per month and possible accommodation.
Between 8000 to 15000 AED paid per month depending on experience and qualifications. Being locally hired where you’re already sponsored by a partner is beneficial to you and you’re employer as it cost less to employ you.
Accommodation and transport in Dubai
An apartment or villa is provided by almost all international schools and other state education providers, single or shared. Dubai teacher accommodation ranges in size and standards depending on your employer, and many places for teachers are a distance away from schools.
An accommodation allowance is also payable instead, although renting is expensive in the city. Did you know that 12 months rent paid in advance is normal practice. Working & living in Dubai as a teacher means moving around the city include:
Metro over ground rail network
Modern air-conditioned regular public buses
Car lease. Hire or you can buy a vehicle as a resident
Boat as a pleasure trip and a small boat for leisure
Dubai health care system
Employers give a health card for private medical facilities. Medical treatment can be very high quality, but expensive. Check with your employer if it is full benefits or standard, or even lower coverage. You’re medical care needs or provided, well mostly all if you need care and help, through insurance.
Dubai area facts
Population: 1,942,032 million, estimate
Area size: Metro area about 1,287.4 km² (497.1 sq mi)
Time: + 3 GMT winter time
International dialing code: + 971
Climate: October to May hot & sunny. June to September very hot with little rain
Dubai City Code: 4
Where to find school teacher vacancies in Dubai
Vacancies are available all year round at present as demand for good teachers continues with more students attending schools in the city area.
Should you wish a job in Dubai Metro, Nad Al Sheba, Al Safa, Umm Suqeim or other locations search on the internet or jobs on this website.
Before accepting one of the many teaching jobs in Dubai, educators moving abroad should conduct a lot of research.
Ask yourself, is this the right move for me now, and for my future.
Kuwait education system continues to attract new and experienced educators. Teaching in Kuwait you can build a career as a classroom teacher to leadership positions. Teaching jobs in Kuwait are for international school educators who teach children between 3-18 years.
Nursery/kindergarten through to secondary school places are offered to students. As a teacher you’ll find yourself teaching a class of students from many countries, as well as local Kuwaiti children.
Teaching jobs in Kuwait
School teaching in Kuwait
International schools jobs are available each year starting in middle to late August. School’s offer places for students from 3 years. Curricula from India, USA, UK, Canada and other countries for students are delivered. Teacher’s from Canada, South Africa, USA, India, UK and other countries will be your colleagues.
I accepted one of the many Kuwait international school jobs, taught at a British school, and enjoyed the time I spent in the country.
You’ll arrive at school each morning before students with morning assembly at 6.30 – 7 am. Schools finish at 2 pm, with a few continuing until 2.30 pm.
Pupils at international schools are the son’s and daughters of local people and international expat community, where most pupils are keen to learn.
As a classroom teacher in Kuwait you can not just say anything.
Also, you can’t give the same reading & classroom learning resources as in a UK, Australia or other western school. Why? you must respect cultural, beliefs and teach in an appropriate way to the class of students and Ministry of Education expectations.
Kuwait teaching jobs salary package
Give you an idea of a job I accepted. In 2006 I signed a 2 year contract as a high school teacher with 5 years experience on a basic salary of 800 KWD plus other benefits.
1000-1200 KWD with 5 + years experience is good in 2018. 700 KWD is for new teachers.
Higher salaries for management and leadership roles are paid. Salaries offered in Kuwait are according to you’re country of origin. Masters and PhD holders receive a bit extra, and you also receive more for each year of teaching experience, up to 20 years.
Your salary includes an international teacher hiring package:
- Free return flight to Kuwait
- End of contract gratuity bonus, one month’s basic wage for each year of completed contract
- Medical insurance cover
- Utilities paid possibility
- Discount or free child tuition
- Free furnished apartment or villa depending on position employed, or allowance (Most single, some employers provide shared)
What about jobs for school teachers?
Good time to see and apply for jobs is in January to April each year to start in August. Positions from
- Newly qualified teacher
- Teacher with experience
- Head of year teaching role
- Head of department
- Curriculum leader
- Assistant head teacher
- Head of primary or secondary
- Head teacher or principal position
You can get a job for high school students or primary/elementary students if you are a male/female qualified western teacher. Certified school teacher’s from India and Arab countries also teach at schools in the country.
Classroom teacher requirements Kuwait
- Undergraduate bachelor degree and above in the subject to teach (Maths to teach maths, business for business teacher)
- Nursery/primary teacher must have appropriate degree, and or a teaching qualification for early or elementary learners
- Teaching certificate for the age of pupil to be taught
- Native English speaker applying for teachers of English
- Pass a medical, obtain a work and residency permit to stay and work
- Criminal record check from your country, such as a FBI check for USA citizens
- One or more years of teaching experience
- Management & leadership positions mandate that you hold a masters in education, and or leadership in school management qualification
Age 60 or less for new hire. Up to 65 if you already work and living in Kuwait
All medical, degree, police, teacher certificates need authenticated and then legalised by the Kuwait Embassy. £65-£80 per document.
Medical check, blood test also to apply for a work visa in your home country.
Total cost will be £750 (US $1150) + to apply and process your documents, criminal record check and doctors medical check just to apply for your work visa at the embassy. Worth it once you are in Kuwait and teaching.
You require applying from where you are a citizen, i.e. the UK for UK citizens The Kuwait Embassy in the UK is in Knightsbridge, London. My experience: All you do is walk in with your relevant paperwork to apply for a work visa before arriving in Kuwait. They will complete relevant checks and stick a work visa in your passport, all in about 10 minutes.
Paperwork to take to the embassy for your work visa:
- Invitation letter from your employer, aka school
- Basic summary contract from the school is sent to you (This is not the official contract you sign in Kuwait)
- Reference letter/s from your last employer
- Medical check document (You pay)
- Criminal record check (You pay)
- Teaching certificate and degree qualifications, yes originals they wanted to see
You can fly out to Kuwait and go through the process there, although the process is a bit more complicated and time consuming. 30 day tourist visa on arrival is obtainable.
When arriving in Kuwait it takes between 4-6 weeks to process your residency permit, medical card and civil id. Your school will take you for a finger prints check by the police, blood test and 30 second chest x-ray.
Living in Kuwait
I would say the country is the safest place I have ever been. Woman will have no issue other than curiosity. Remember where you are, dress moderately, and ladies leave your shorts at home as dress code restrictions apply. Good idea to get transport for getting around as Kuwait City is well spread out.
Some students will have their own maid & driver to take them to school and around the city.
Normal lines at checkouts and slow moving traffic to and from work you will experience.
English is widely spoken in government agencies, banks, major shops and shopping centres.
What you can do in Kuwait for leisure
Clubs from sailing, ruby, riding, driving, and cultural & social activities to take part with. Walk along the corniche or relax on the beach near the Kuwait Towers. There are amusement parks big & small, and the famous Marina Mall frequented by many of the school pupils.
People are friendly when you are out and about in your free time. The malls around Kuwait are a welcome attraction in the middle of the day for shopping and air conditioning to get away from the heat of the day. There is generally a breeze relieving some of the heat wave.
Sitting in an outside café watching the world go by or meeting with friends is a national pastime.
Sightseeing and travel in Kuwait
Aquarium where you can visit, although you must paying for entrance.
Buses are very cheap for getting around, safe and reliable.
Teachers can apply for a Kuwaiti driving license swap. You’ll need a fixer and a number of documents attested including your degree and teachers license. Visiting several ministry buildings during weekday while you are teaching and an eye test will gain you a local driving license.
Cost £280 (US $425) + for documents and for someone to run around to get them processed.
A small country in the northern area of the gulf, Kuwait has a rich culture of social and architectural history that co-exists with modern life. With an area size of 17,818 sq km the country is one of the smallest in the world, and with an abundance of oil & natural gas. Although Arabic is the countries official language street signs & many shop displays are also in English.
Rain fall is seldom whereby 5-6 months can pass between down pours, with the majority of rain in September and the end of the calendar year.
Kuwaiti dinars (such as £15,000+) can easily be exchanged at banks and in currency exchange Street. No one asked for any id or where the money came from, my teacher’s salary that I saved. In Kuwait City a street with a line of currency changers have official shops where you can change almost any bank note.
Western dancing in public and places with music/live bands is not permitted.
Frequent spot checks on bus passengers & drivers to check residency and other regularly checks are carried out.
Facts and important telephone numbers
Expatriates outnumber locals 3:1 Key dates: 25th February National Day, 26th February Liberation Day
Population: 3.5 million approximately Capital: Kuwait City Time: GMT + 3 Dial Code: +965
Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz Currency: Kuwait Dinar (KWD) Climate: Hot and sunny, winter cool
A vast country offering opportunities for teaching in China with thousands of Esl English language and subject teaching jobs in China/Hong Kong. School teacher posts cover age from 2-18 years. Also, nursery, primary, middle and high school subject teachers, such as business, mathematics, music, accounting and chemistry are in high demand.
Teaching in China/Hong Kong public & international schools
Many jobs in China for English speakers are available with an honours degree and or TEFL certificate in towns & cities in China. Vast majority of educator jobs in subjects, such as mathematics, PE, art and business for foreign teachers are at bilingual, sino or international schools. Teachers can opt to teach English in China at one of the many public or language schools.
A good time to start a job is around August or September when many of the courses are starting at international schools. February or November depending on the school calendar are other good times.
China teachers salary package
Choosing to go to China to teach in Beijing or another Tier 1 city you’ll be offered a higher salary than some other smaller towns in China.
- Salary: up to 29,000 RMB per month depending on experience, qualifications, location and education sector level
- Working Hours: 22 – 40 hours per week
- Living accommodation: Apartment supplied or house allowance provided
- Days off: 2 per week
- Holidays: 2 + week, also festival and national holidays
- Plane ticket: Return or single airfare refunded at the end of your contract
- Health insurance: The employer should provide cover
- Other benefits may include free day trips, mandarin lessons and further training
Hong Kong work permit requirements are different to mainland China
China work permit
Foreign teachers (You) to legally work in China require a Z Visa. Then you apply for a foreign expert certificate (Once in China) which requires you to pass a medical and have all the relevant paperwork required. See: China Consulate visa section.
Your employer must be approved by the China government to hire foreign teachers. Always a good idea to complete the Z visa process before flying out to China with a work visa in your passport.
Z visa regulation requirements are on a points based system for all foreign employees. You’ll need 65 points to be placed in Class B for teacher employment in China, A, B, C, where A is the top band. Properly qualified and the correct paperwork then you should have no issues.
Require to meet one of the following for a Z visa:
- Language teacher qualification such as TEFL, no experience required
- Bachelors degree and qualified/certified teacher certification, no experience required
- 2 + years experience teaching with a bachelors degree
Majority of schools require you to be an native English speaker from one of: Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, UK, Ireland, Canada.
Jobs in China for foreigners can be secured with or without experience. Although, you will be effectively training on the job.
General requirements for overseas teachers in China
- To teach in school classrooms in China you must have at least a 120 hours+ TEFL certificate or similar English teaching qualification, classroom or online awarded. China government requirement. This is for English teachers
- 60 years old and under to obtain a residency permit. A few towns and cities allow teachers over 60 if a subject expert or case by case to be employed
- Undergraduate degree for subject teachers, such as as business, maths, history
- Native English speaker for teachers of English in a growing number of schools, not all
- 2 + years teaching experience for major towns and city locations, Beijing you need 5 years teaching experience
- Experience teaching that age range, although some positions are available without experience
- Subject teachers teaching in state or international schools should be qualified for the age of student, although not all schools
- Physical medical, z work visa, residency permit for the city you will be living
- 2 years post qualification teaching experience evidence required (For residency permit)
- No criminal record document
Qualifications and other documents require to be authenticated and then legalised at the Chinese Embassy.
Contracts from 3 months to 2 years, also possible renewable.
Residency permit in China
Depending on which provence you wish to teach different regulations and qualification requirements exist. For instance, in popular major Tier 1 cities like Shanghai you must have a Shanghai residency permit to work and live in the city as a foreign teacher.
In addition, teaching in Shanghai, or to teach English in Beijing requires at least an undergraduate degree. Also, you’ll need an English language teaching certificate, be a native English speaker and possible 5 years teaching experience.
China country facts
With a population of more than 1.3 Billion and growing the people of the country live within an area size of 9, 596, 960.
The capital of Beijing is in the north east of the country with a time zone of + 8 hours GMT.
Spending the local currency: Renminbi (RMB) teachers can enjoy local taste, fashion and international brands for their hard earned salary. Electricity: 220 AC Volts, 50 Hz and you should make an attempt to learn some Mandarin language.
Dialling code: + 86 Beijing city code number 010 Tourist Hotline 010-65130828 Emergencies call: 120 Ambulance, 110 Police and 118 Fire Climate: Warm and tropical in the south to very cold in the north in the winter.
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