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How to find out the main nationality of the students (& teachers!) at schools in the UAE

How to find out the main nationality of the students (& teachers!) at schools in the UAE Why might you want to do this? Well, you may want to see if the majority of your students will be native English speakers, Western expats, local students, or have English as a Second Language needs. Knowing the main student [...]

By | 2018-03-21T13:54:08+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

8 general guidelines when teaching local students in the Middle East

In my 5 years in Qatar and the UAE, 99% of my students have been Qatari and Emirati students of both genders, which has given me such an enriching and unique insight into each of their respective cultures that some expat teachers don’t ever have the opportunity to experience. In the Middle East, local [...]

By | 2018-03-21T15:56:27+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog|6 Comments

5 tips when teaching students with English as a Second Language (ESL)

When teaching abroad, the majority of schools will be British or American curriculum, and to a lesser degree, Australian or Canadian. Even government or public schools have curriculums taught mainly through English, like the Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) public schools, Dubai’s Ministry of Education (MOE) public schools, or Qatar Foundation (QF) schools, all [...]

By | 2018-03-21T15:44:46+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

7 ways to find out what the school abroad is really like!

7 ways to find out what the school abroad is really like! Now onto the important stuff! So you have narrowed down your location/ school/ job selection or you’ve had the interview, been offered the job, and would like to find out what the school is really like? You can do this by: Googling the school name [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:23:13+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

8 things I’ve learned from reading financial books

8 things I've learned from reading financial books This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy. As a Millennial expat teacher, I need to be in charge of my finances so I am fully prepared for the future. Read why here. Every day, I read something about money. I have many financial advice books because [...]

By | 2018-03-14T02:32:05+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Blog|5 Comments

9 things I wish I’d known before moving to Dubai to teach

Having been an expat teacher for 6 years now, in both Doha and Dubai, there are so many things I've learned along the way! But knowing these 9 things would have made my life so much easier! 1. I wish I'd known how to research schools abroad, so I could have separated the good from the [...]

By | 2017-12-05T18:23:09+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

7 things to pack when you move abroad

7 things to pack when you move abroad This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy. There is a tonne of things to bring when you move overseas to teach, but luckily the majority you can get wherever you move to! However, these 7 things I recommend because they are ridiculously overpriced [...]

By | 2017-05-09T02:36:29+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

The cold hard truth about feeing unbelievably lonely as an expat in the Middle East

The cold hard truth about feeing unbelievably lonely as an expat in the Middle East Recently, an article was published by Doha News called, “Expat’s suicide spurs questions about mental healthcare in Qatar.” It talks about the tragic suicide of an American woman in Qatar in late-February 2017, with her family urging expats to speak more [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:13:21+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

International Women’s Day: A reality check for all working women

International Women's Day: A reality check for all working women This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy. As International Women’s Day approaches (8th March), I am asking myself, “How will I #BeBoldForChange?” The option that I felt I could make a valuable contribution to was: I'll champion women's education I thought about my own [...]

By | 2018-01-21T16:40:02+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

It’s not being frugal, it’s being minimalistic!

It's not being frugal, it's being minimalistic! This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy.  Traditionally, people who stick to a budget and account for each dirham/euro/pound they earn and spend have been called "cheap," "tight" or "frugal." I think these terms have different meanings! For me, being "cheap" or "tight" [...]

By | 2017-04-07T08:35:17+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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