At a Glance: Teaching English in Saudi Arabia
Positions teaching English in Saudi Arabia are among the most lucrative ESL teaching positions in the world. A nation who once closed its doors to outsiders is now letting foreigners in to explore.
|Monthly Salary*:||5,600 - 15,000 SAR|
|Accommodations:||Usually included or allowance given|
|Airfare:||Fully paid for or reimbursed|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||15 - 25|
|Typical Contract Length:||Minimum one year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September, or year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 3 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||100 - 150 SAR|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 10 SAR|
As of 05-19-2013
1.00 CAD = 4 SAR
10 SAR = 2.74 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Very high|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred|
|Additional Notes:||Previous ESL teaching experience is preferred|
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was not officially established as a country until 1932, but with the discovery of its oil, the country has experienced exceptional growth. Women are cautioned to dress and behave discreetly in keeping with Muslim tradition.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Saudi Arabia and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.