ESL Jobs in Oman Teach English in Oman
The Sultanate of Oman is a country in Southwest Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates in the northwest, Saudi Arabia in the west, and Yemen in the southwest.
With business and a large population of ex-pats, learning English is important to locals of Oman. However even though English is taught as a second language in the public schooling system, it is still quite rare to find native English speakers teaching here.
There’s a large number of private schools in Oman, catering mainly for the needs of the expatriate population. English is generally the language used for all lessons. There are some French schools, which hold lessons in that language, but these usually also teach English.
There are many private language schools in Oman as well as international schools that teach in English catering to the Ex-Pat population. Some of the foreign insitutions with centres in Oman include Berlitz, Linguarama, and also the British Council are prominent with centers teaching English in Oman. In just as strong demand as English classes, private tutoring/lessons are also very popular.
Most schools in Oman require a college degree, with TEFL/TESOL certification and ESL teaching experience looked on favourably and required in many instances. The best time to look for English teaching work in Oman is either January or September. Once you have a job teaching English in Oman conditions are good with the teaching week around 25 hours per week. Wages per month for working this teaching week are quite high at around 700-900 OMR (around $1,800-$2,300 USD), teaching English in Oman you should definetely be able to save quite a bit of money, with living expenses quite low at around 110-280 KWD ($280-7250 USD) per month.
Opportunities for native English teachers to teach English in Oman at post-secondary institutions and in businesses are plentiful, however it is often preferred that teachers have previous ESL experience as well as a degree. The salaries are quite high and the students are exceedingly energetic and motivated.