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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Kuwait



  • Education: 
    BA/BS is a must, MA preferred by some schools, education/teaching background is often preferred
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 300 Hrs Advance TESOL to a 450 Hrs Diploma in TESOL are preferred
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private Language Schools, Vocational Colleges, International Schools and private tutoring
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-25 hours of classroom & extra preparation time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interviews are conducted through Skype or telephonic conversation
  • Types of Students: 
    School Children and Business Professionals
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $650 - $1,000 USD along with housing
  • Visas: 
    Visas are typically sponsored by schools
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1,500 - $ 3,500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1,000 - $1,200 USD
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
    Can save 1000 USD+ a month after expenses
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    In most of the cases
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
    In most of the cases
Teaching English in Kuwait

Being a rich store of oil aside, the Arabic country of Kuwait has on offer an extraordinary mix of beach-front landscape, dazzling desert, and conventional Arab culture. The cosmopolitan Kuwait City comprises the features of modern Gulf city and traditional Arab culture.

Those who want to apply for a teaching job in Kuwait generally require a 4-year college degree such as BA or BS and a TEFL certification. A master’s degree might be required by a few schools. Teaching experience is often necessary by many schools with Kuwait being one of the most popular job markets compared to some of the other Arabian countries.

Any qualified English teacher can expect a salary in the range of $1,500-$3,200, all of which is tax-free. Additional perks include furnished housing, health insurance, and airfare to and from the place of 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.

Kuwait is one of the most conservative Middle Eastern countries and requires the expat to show a level of affectability towards the neighbourhood customs while being set up to adjust to life in a general public that is administered by Islamic practices and laws that may regularly appear to be in distinct contrast to the standards followed in western nations.