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What is an IB School?

IB stands for International Baccalaureate and a school must be authorised to call themselves an IB school and teach the IB programme. Currently, over 4,000 schools worldwide teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. Check the IB website for more details. A large component of the IB curriculum is focused on developing students’ awareness of their own [...]

By | 2018-03-10T07:31:50+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

What is the difference between teaching at a public and private school in the Middle East?

Some expat teachers in the Middle East work at public (or government) schools while other teach at private schools (or international schools). Both types of schools recruit Western-trained teachers (e.g. British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc.) and both types teach their curriculum through English, so you may be asking yourself: What’s the difference between them? [...]

By | 2018-03-10T12:35:34+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[7] EET Podcast 7: What is it like to live and teach in Bahrain?

https://soundcloud.com/sorcha-ni-ghiolla-chaoil/podcast-7-what-is-like-to-teach-and-live-in-bahrain A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EET PODCAST 7: WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN BAHRAIN? In this episode, I talk to Scott and Beccah, expat teachers who work at a British school in Bahrain, about their (hectic social!) lives there. Links to topics mentioned in the podcast: [...]

By | 2017-04-02T14:52:43+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

Want 8 of my best tried-and-tested ways of finding a fantastic teaching job abroad?

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By | 2018-02-24T04:58:30+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Products|1 Comment

[4] EET Podcast 4: What’s it like to live and teach in Doha (Qatar)?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers or EET Podcast series! EET PODCAST 4: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN DOHA, QATAR? In this episode, I talk to Anne-Marie, who works at a British school in Doha, Qatar. Links to topics mentioned in the podcast: TES International Jobs Page LIKE WHAT YOU [...]

By | 2018-02-23T04:39:14+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

Have you ever used a recruitment agency to find a teaching job abroad?

Yes. Many years ago, when I first started to think about teaching abroad, I registered with a few agencies to find jobs. I also used the online TES International Jobs page to look for jobs at schools that advertised their vacancies directly, rather than through a recruiter. I ended getting two interviews for two different [...]

By | 2017-04-01T07:00:03+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[5] EET Podcast 5: What is it like to live and teach in Singapore?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EET PODCAST 5: WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN SINGAPORE? In this episode, I talk to Josie, an expat teacher who works at a British school in Singapore, about her life here- the social scene seems great but you can't [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:00:51+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

The Most Shocking Thing I’ve Experienced Since Moving to Dubai

Since I've moved to live and work Dubai, something has really really really shocked me. Not the humidity, not the introduction of VAT next year, not some of the driving habits, although that has been a close one! It has been the many negative, dismissive, aggressive, and frankly rude reactions I have received from people who [...]

By | 2017-12-09T09:49:00+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[3] EET Podcast 3: Malaysia- what’s it like to live and teach there?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering  Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EFET PODCAST 3: WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN MALAYSIA? In this episode, I talk to Alice, who is an expat teacher in an international school in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Having previously lived in Qatar, she [...]

By | 2017-02-07T01:38:31+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments
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