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The best value phone deal I’ve found in the UAE!

The best value phone deal I've found in the UAE! Before you learn something new below, please read my disclaimer here now about the advice and tips I share on this blog.  As expat teachers, one of our monthly bills is our mobile phone, which can often be very expensive, especially if [...]

By |2018-09-08T12:16:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

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+00:00March 29th, 2017|Blog|6 Comments

How to get a job in Dubai if you haven’t trained/ taught in the British education system…

How to get a job in Dubai if you haven't trained/ taught in the British education system... According to the International School Consultancy (ISC Research), there are more than 4.5 million students studying at over 8,000 English medium international schools around the world. Of these schools, 41% (more than 3,700) are British schools, i.e. schools with a British [...]

By |2019-03-29T22:12:49+00:00March 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 |2017-08-20T22:10:09+00:00February 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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+00:00January 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+00:00January 28th, 2017|Blog|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, 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 have never [...]

By |2019-03-03T13:50:37+00:00January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[1] EET Podcast 1: What is the mission of Empowering Expat Teachers?

  A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EFET PODCAST 1: WHAT IS THE MISSION OF EMPOWERING EXPAT TEACHERS? In this episode, you will learn a bit more about me and my experience as an expat teacher, my mission with Empowering Expat Teachers, and my New Year's Resolutions! PLEASE NOTE: [...]

By |2017-08-27T11:20:31+00:00January 7th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

[2] EET Podcast 2: Dubai- what’s it like to live and teach there?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EFET PODCAST 2: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN DUBAI? In this episode, I talk to Sophie, an expat teacher who works in a British school in Dubai, about her work and life there and her New Year's resolutions! Links [...]

By |2018-09-14T07:09:17+00:00January 6th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments
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