ESL Jobs In The Middle East

Teach English in the Maldives

ESL Jobs in the Maldives: The English language is spoken throughout the nation. However, tuition remains important – particularly for Business English classes. There are lots of voluntary positions to be found online but it is surprisingly difficult to locate many well-paid positions from internet searches. Experienced TEFL teachers are encouraged to contact the British Council in the Madlives as the salaries and conditions are very good indeed. Because of the ubiquity of English in the Madlives, teaching opportunities are significantly less common than in other (especially Asian) nations. Geography: A paradise of about 1,200 islands spread over roughly 90,000 kilometers, with about 200 inhabited islands and a population reaching only 400,000 people, Maldives has about one percent of land. Grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls formed by prehistoric volcanoes, Maldives is the lowest lying country in the world. Maldives is a peaceful nation with a growing demand for English Teachers.

Teach English in Oman

ESL Jobs in Oman: Oman is yet another great place for TEFL teachers who want to save money and live in an interesting country. Teaching English can be very lucrative in Oman, whether at a language centre, university or with the British Council. Experience is essential and many employers require at least two years. The local people are said to be very welcoming and respectful for those who respect Islam. Many people, particularly Western women, will find the harassment and inward culture stifling to say the least. Many teachers complain that Omani students feel as if they deserve great results without putting in any effort so motivation problems may be an issue. There are plenty of beautiful places to explore in Oman but bear in mind that the culture is strict and conservative. Geography: Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Wahiba Sands is a region of dunes inhabited by Bedouins. The port capital, Muscat, is home to the massive, contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the old waterfront Muttrah quarter, with a labyrinthine souk and busy fish market.

Teach English in Qatar

ESL Jobs in Qatar: Teaching English can be very lucrative in Qatar, whether at a language centre, university or with the British Council. Experience is essential and many employers require at least two years. As with all Gulf States, the Muslim way of life is not particularly compatible with other belief systems so many Westerners will require some time to adjust to what can be a stifling and rigid cultural environment. Americans and Canadians may have an advantage over other native speakers in Qatar because of the growing popularity of the American educational model. Besides the generous tax-free salaries, the other positive points include the excellent cuisine and the desert and coastline. Geography: Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

Teach English in Saudi Arabia

ESL Jobs in Saudi Arabia: The best TEFL salaries in the world are in Saudi Arabia. If you work here for a decade you should be able to buy a nice house outright back in the West. But that’s if you can handle living in such a place for such a length of time. As with all Gulf States, the ultra-strict Muslim way of life is not particularly compatible with other belief systems and therefore many Westerners will require considerable time to adjust to what can be a stifling and rigid cultural environment. For example, even playing music in public is forbidden. Besides the generous taxfree salaries, the other positive points include the excellent cuisine and opportunities to explore the desert and coastline. Experience is essential and many employers require at least three years. Many teachers complain of a culture of entitlement by rich Saudis who lack motivation to learn and feel they deserve to pass exams with no effort whatsoever. Despite the large expat community and great salaries, life here is hard for Westerners and the rigid laws make it quite difficult to enjoy yourself in your spare time. And western women may finds things especially difficult. Geography: Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.

Teach English in the Seychelles

ESL Jobs in the Seychelles: The English language is spoken throughout the nation. However, tuition remains important – particularly for Business English classes. There are lots of voluntary positions to be found online but it is surprisingly difficult to locate many well-paid positions from internet searches. Experienced TEFL teachers are encouraged to apply in private language schools as the salaries and conditions are very good indeed. Because of the ubiquity of English in the Seychelles, teaching opportunities are significantly less common than in other (especially Asian) nations. Geography: Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, and has spoiled them rotten. Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of pearlescent sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders.

Teach English in the U.A.E.

ESL Jobs in the U.A.E.: Along with Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. offers some of the very best TEFL salaries in the world. If you work here for a few years you should be able to buy a nice house outright back in the West. But that’s if you can handle living in such a place for such a length of time. As with all Gulf States, the ultra-strict Muslim way of life is not particularly compatible with other belief systems and therefore many Westerners will require considerable time to adjust to what can be a stifling and rigid cultural environment. For example, even playing music in public is forbidden. Besides the generous tax-free salaries, the other positive points include the excellent cuisine and opportunities to explore the desert and coastline. Experience is essential and many employers require at least three years. Geography: The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian Gulf that was formed from 7 sheikhdoms. Dubai is the site of ultramodern Burj Khalifa tower, enormous shopping centers and extravagant attractions, such as the indoor Ski Dubai. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with crystal chandeliers and room for 41,000 worshipers.