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ESL Jobs in United Arab Emirates Teach English in United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (also the UAE or the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajmān, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
With business and a large population of ex-pats, learning English is important to locals of UAE. 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 UAE, 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 UAE as well as international schools that teach in English catering to the Ex-Pat population. Some of the foreign insitutions with centres in UAE include Berlitz, Linguarama, and also the British Council are prominent with centers teaching English in UAE. In just as strong demand as English classes, private tutoring/lessons are also very popular.
Most schools in UAE 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 UAE is either January or September. Once you have a job teaching English in UAE 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 8,500-12,000 AED (around $2,300-$3,250 USD), teaching English in UAE you should definetely be able to save quite a bit of money, with living expenses quite low at around 975-1,200 AED ($270-325 USD) per month.
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