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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

Have you ever considered relocating to a country renowned for its breath-taking cityscapes and ancient sand dunes? Kuwait is a wealthy Middle Eastern nation renowned for its year- round sunshine, pristine white beaches, and abundance of well-preserved archaeological sites. There has always been a high demand for English teachers, especially for those who have pursued accredited online TEFL courses, and there are lucrative opportunities to teach in schools, universities, and private language institutes.

To teach English abroad with TEFL in Kuwait, it is an excellent way to gain exposure to a new culture, you can get to learn Arabic and earn a competitive salary with benefits such as free housing and health insurance. If you are interested in teaching in the Middle East and are up for an adventure along the Persian Gulf, Kuwait may be the ideal destination for you.

To teach English in Kuwait, you must have both a TEFL certification in Kuwait and a bachelor's degree. In addition, you must be a native English speaker in order to obtain a TEFL teaching job. The average monthly tax-free salary for an English teacher in Kuwait is between $1,500 and $3,300 USD.

The benefits include round-trip airfare, health insurance, and even furnished housing. Additionally, many schools require prior teaching experience, and the job market in Kuwait is among the most competitive in the world. It’s true that TEFL certification for private school teachers will help but if you’re carrying some teaching experience then it will surely give you an edge over the others.

The majority of English teachers in Kuwait are hired in advance from their home countries and have their visas processed prior to departure. Expect the visa and interview processes to take one to three months.

As a traditional Middle Eastern country, expatriates in Kuwait must be sensitive to local customs and you need to adapt to a society governed by Islamic law and traditions. So, if you’re planning to Teach English abroad with TEFL in Kuwait, then this is the perfect time to do so!


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