• Toll Free UAE : 8000180858    
  • Toll Free US : 1-213-233-9490
  • Email : act@asiancollegeofteachers.com
Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia



  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required in most cases, MA preferred by some schools
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of Online 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 preparation time
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interview in advance. People already residing in who has already earned their TESOL certification can work locally in Saudi Arabia (especially private tutoring)
  • Types of Students: 
    Business professionals, Private Students and School children
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $700 - $1,000 USD
  • Visas: 
    Schools generally sponsor work visas for the foreign English teachers
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1,500 - 4000 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1,000 - $1,500 USD
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
    Can save $800 onwards per month after expenses
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia offers its certified English teachers tax-free monthly compensation between $1,500 and $3,000 along with added benefits such as furnished housing, airfare to and fro, and even health insurance. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of teaching positions in the Middle East, most of which is offered to highly qualified English teachers who are typically from native English-speaking countries.

The minimum requirement to teach English in Saudi Arabia is a TEFL certification along with a 4-year college degree (BA/BS).

On account of the enormous number of opportunities on offer combined with the test of drawing in Westerners in their 20s and 30s to the profoundly prohibitive social environment, schools are accepting teachers with comparatively low qualifications, very different from what is in adjoining countries such as Qatar and UAE. The salaries and benefits that are offered are amazing given the teachers are willing to live in a society limited by traditional Islamic customs and laws. It indicates there would be a total ban on cinemas and alcohol consumption while most public institutions including schools are subject to a gender-based isolation.

Advance recruiting of teachers from their own countries is the standard procedure along with the process of visa handling that is completed much before they are required to leave for their teaching destination. A visa is probably going to be given solely after individual breezes through an HIV and actual assessment while in numerous cases on criminal record verification alongside scholarly records is additionally viewed as important. The visa and screenings take around 1-3 months for culmination.

There is a concentration of English-teaching jobs typically in some of the larger cities such as Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh.