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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in UAE And Dubai



  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required, MA preferred by some schools and institutes. Diploma holders in English language can also apply
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hours TESOL Foundation or a 300 Hours Advance TESOL
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private Language Schools, Vocational Colleges, International Schools and private tutoring
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    25-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interviews are conducted through Skype or telephonic conversation
  • Types of Students: 
    Business professionals, Private Students and School Children
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $1,000 - $1,500 USD (housing in most cases are provided by the employer)
  • Visas: 
    Work visas from English teachers are typically sponsored by the schools
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Both natives and non native fluent English speakers can apply to English teaching jobs
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $2000 - 5,000 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1,500 - 2500 USD - does not include housing as it is most of the cases provided by the employer
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
    Can save $800+ a month after expenses
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Most of the cases
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
    Most of the cases
Teaching English in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai

Qualified English educators hoping to carry out their business in the United Arab can earn anywhere between $1,800-$5,000 of tax-free income every month; probably more in a few instances. Added benefits like furnished housing, health insurance, and airfare to and from their native places can also be availed.

The common requirement for those looking to have an English teaching career in UAE is a 3-to-4-year college degree such as BA or BS along with a TEFL certification. A Master’s degree and previous teaching experience could be additional requirements for a few schools.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the centres that usually get a few English instructing requests. This can be credited to the way that both these spots, Dubai specifically, has a cosmopolitan reputation serving as a center for trade, tourism, and finance. The line of attractions such as indoor ski slopes and the 160-story Burj Khalifa Tower, and the amazing combination of dining and shopping destinations form the main reasons of such huge demand for professional English teachers as a prosperous career destination in this region.

As a smaller nation compared to Saudi Arabia that is also pinned by foreign teachers for a career, candidates need to find a job in an extremely competitive market. Those at the beginning of their career will find hiring in UAE comparatively difficult with a maximum number of jobs being offered to more experienced candidates having advanced certifications. The lesser-known Emirates such as Sharjah offer better opportunities for those having lesser credentials but having an interest in making a progressive career in the UAE.

Most of the schools and universities begin their sessions in August-September, making the spring and summer season the most suitable time to look for a job. However, openings come up throughout the year.

Advance meetings and recruiting from the individual nations of the educators is a typical event with the visa procedure being finished well before they start on their journey to the main destination.Breezing through an HIV and actual assessment is required to get the visa, and, in a few occasions, a criminal personal investigation and confirmation of scholastic records may also be required. It generally takes somewhere close to 1-3 months for the visa meeting and handling customs to complete.

English teaching jobs in the UAE are typically found in some of the larger cities such as Al Ain, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.