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5 things to consider before moving to the Middle East with a family

Expat families in the Middle East seem to love raising their families here. With such sun, safety, and a family-friendly social scene, why wouldn't they? However, if you plan to move here with your family, you definitely have a few things to consider, research, and plan for, before the big move. 1. If you are [...]

By | 2017-04-23T17:54:18+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

7 ways to ace your interview for a teaching job abroad

You have secured an interview so a huge well done- you must be feeling extremely proud and positive! You can either be invited for an interview in person or more likely via Skype. In most cases, it will be on Skype. You may have one – two interviews depending on the school. The Skype interview may [...]

By | 2017-04-29T08:04:09+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What should I include in my CV?

Your CV should sell you as an outstanding candidate and perfect for the role, students, and school in question. You must include certain specific information that tells the head teacher/ HR manager to choose you as a potential teacher at their school. This information must be laid out clearly and concisely to make it easy [...]

By | 2017-05-14T13:01:55+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

How to find a job in Further Education (FE) & universities in the Middle East

There are many FE and third-level educational institutions in the Middle East and many employ Western-trained teachers and lecturers. Here are a list of such institutions: Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the biggest higher educational institution in the UAE, with more than 20,000 students attending 17 male and [...]

By | 2017-03-14T14:42:21+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to find accommodation in the Middle East

Teaching packages and accommodation Teaching packages in the Middle East always provide accommodation, either in the form of an actual apartment (or villa if you have a partner and children) or a rent allowance. This means that you do not spend your salary on rent (unless you rent a place that costs more than your [...]

By | 2017-03-18T13:33:48+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to understand the curriculums in schools abroad

In the Middle East and Asia, you can work at international/private schools or government/public schools. International/ private schools teach a curriculum through English, which differs from that of the country’s national curriculum. They include: British schools: There are over 2,000 British schools worldwide. While most follow the British National Curriculum, some use the term "British" but actually teach [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:33:53+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

12 websites for your ideal TEFL job abroad!

What is TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language or English as a Second Language (ESL). It can be also called TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). There are various ways to gain a TEFL qualification- some teachers do an online course, while others do an internationally recognised 4-week English [...]

By | 2017-04-07T05:17:58+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Which schools in the Middle East employ NQTs?

What is an NQT? In the UK, when a teacher successfully finishes their teaching qualification, e.g. PGCE or the M.Ed, with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), they then become Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This means that they need to complete the statutory twelve-month programme known as the "induction for newly qualified teachers." This enables them to be legally [...]

By | 2017-03-20T18:40:01+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Can you work in the Middle East without a full teaching qualification?

In a word, yes. The International School of Choueifat (a chain owned by SABIS®, the global education network) accept candidates who: Have a Bachelors degree in the subject needed or a related subject matter Are proficient in English / Native English Speaker (depending on subject) The company then trains them up to teach in their preferred [...]

By | 2017-03-18T13:05:05+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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