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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Bahrain



  • Education: 
    Bachelors Degree preferred/ Masters gives you an edge
  • TEFL Certification: 
    Minimum of 150 Hours TESOL Foundation or a 300 Hours Advance online TEFL/TESOL certification
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private Tutoring, Private Language Schools, Vocational colleges and International Schools
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-30 hours of classroom & extra preparation time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Face-to-face if you are residing in Bahrain. Otherwise Skype or telephonic interviews
  • Types of Students: 
    School Children, Private Students, Business Professionals
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $650 - $1,000 USD plus housing
  • Visas: 
    Schools generally sponsor the work visa
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1,500 - $3,500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1,100 - $1,500 USD if employer is not providing accommodation
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
    You can save 1000 USD/month after expenses
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    In most of the cases
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
    In most of the cases
Teaching English in Bahrain

Although a small island state, yet there is no shortage of recruiters among foreign teachers looking to build a career in the Middle East. Rewarding contracts on offer in the country are without a doubt the genuine reason for this, making the country's job market full of opportunities. For amateur TEFL teachers, getting a new line of work here can be troublesome with the maximum positions normally going to the more experienced local English educators who have advanced credentials to back them up. However, new teachers can try for online teaching English in Bahrain.

Qualified English teachers can expect a salary in the range of $1,500-$3,000, all of it being tax-free income. Additional perks typically include furnished housing, health insurance, and airfare to and from the place of their earmarked teaching assignment.

The process of advance hiring is followed for the position of foreign English teachers with the procedure of visa being completed before their departure to their final destination. A total of 1-3 months is required for the whole interview and visa process to get completed. Teachers are also required to pass an HIV and physical test before they are given a visa while in many cases a criminal background check and verification of academic transcripts also get asked for.

English teaching jobs in the country of Bahrain are usually concentrated around the capital city of Manama.

The minimum eligibility for teaching in Bahrain is online tefl/tesol certification and a 4-year college degree such as a BA or BS. Previous teaching experience may also be a requirement for some of the schools owing to the highly competitive national job market.


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