At a Glance: Teaching English Abroad in the United Arab Emirates
Timeless, tranquil deserts - home to vast star-filled skies and sweeping dunes - surround sleek modern cities such as Dubai, which lately boasts the largest skyscraper in the world. Our graduates tell us that teaching ESL in the UAE is an experience like no other.
|Monthly Salary*:||7,500 - 12,000 AED|
|Accommodations:||Usually included or allowance given|
|Airfare:||Fully paid for or reimbursed|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||Minimum one year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September|
|Application Timeline:||2 - 3 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||70 - 200 AED|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 12 AED|
As of 06-19-2013
10.00 AED = 2.78 CAD
1.00 CAD = 3.50 AED
|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|
Other Middle East Countries:
The knowledge of English is an important skill for many Emirati due to its prominence in the modern international business world. The public school system in the UAE incorporates ESL education into its curricula; therefore, it is not uncommon for ESL teachers to find positions in public schools or in compounds throughout the Emirates.
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 United Arab Emirates 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.