Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

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Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by geek84 » 24 Jan 2016, 15:40

Good Afternoon

I am thinking of moving to the Middle East for a short period of time in the next few years, and find a job in teaching English to non English individuals.

Is there a demand for teachers to teach English in the Middle East?


What is the best way to approach this? Would it be better if I speak to a recruitment agency here in the UK first?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by Susan » 25 Jan 2016, 20:53

Do you have a specific country or countries in mind? I'm sure it varies widely.
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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by geek84 » 28 Jan 2016, 21:10

Hi Susan

I was thinking of countries like - Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dubai.

Thank You.

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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by Susan » 29 Jan 2016, 21:26

Hi
There are plenty of opportunities in those countries. I'd start searching in the UK, get a job lined up before going out there. Try looking in the Guardian and the Times Educational Supplement.

Let us know how you get on.

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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by geek84 » 30 Jan 2016, 17:27

Thanks for your reply, Susan.

How much teaching experience do you think I would need before applying to jobs abroad?

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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by Susan » 31 Jan 2016, 12:39

It varies according to the school. The more experience you have, the better the job. Usually.
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Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Unread post by Caitlin » 02 Jun 2016, 10:48

There are good opportunities to work in the middle east on teflhub.com. Lots of positions in Saudi Arabia here https://www.teflhub.com/tefl-jobs/?sa=222. I've found this site a very helpful resource that combines lots of job postings from other sites also. Hope this helps

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