At a Glance: Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

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*:
7,500 - 16,000 SAR
2,500 - 5,330 CAD (Oct 22, 2016)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
100 - 150 SAR
33.25 - 50.00 CAD (Oct 22, 2016)
Income Tax††: 0%
Ability to Save per year: 16,000 - 54,000 CAD
Airfare: Fully paid for or reimbursed
Accommodations: Usually included or allowance given
Health Care: Included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 25
Typical Contract Length: Minimum one year
Typical Start Month(s): August or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 6 months
Work Visa: Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes: Degree with English, Applied Linguistics or Education major strongly preferred

Other Middle East Countries:

Egypt ~ Israel ~ Kuwait ~ Oman ~ Qatar ~ Saudi Arabia ~ United Arab Emirates

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.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.