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Teaching in The Middle East

Teaching in The Middle East

The Middle East provides some of the best salaries and living conditions for English teachers in the world. Schools and colleges in the Middle East often look for experience and competition is high.

Wages in the Middle East represent some of the most lucrative opportunities for TEFL teachers. Living standards in the Middle East for TEFL teachers are very high, as a result there is fierce competition for most positions.

Many schools in the Middle East will require experience from their TEFL teachers. For these positions, teachers will typically interview in advance from their home country. First-time teachers will find more opportunities in countries like Turkey, Egypt and Morocco, where salaries and benefits are more modest, but the cost of living is low and the experience of living in one of the world’s most historic and culturally rich societies is second to none.

The months leading to the beginning of the school year in late August and September offer the most opportunities for hiring in the Middle East.

Teaching requirements by country

 
Degree Requirement
Typical Contract Length
Peak Hiring Seasons
Visa Info
Typical Students
Average Monthly Cost of Living in Local Currency
Average Monthly Salary in Local Currency
Egypt

Egypt

Not required 3 - 24 Months May -August, all year round Tourist visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance. Business professionals, children 3,370 – 7,860 EGP 5,500 – 12,350 EGP
Jordan

Jordan

Not required 6 - 12 Months July - August, all year round Tourist visa convert to work visa Business professionals, children 695 – 930 JOD 695 – 930 JOD
Lebanon

Lebanon

Not required 6- 12 Months All year round Tourist visa convert to work visa Business professionals, children 775 – 1,550 LBP 775 – 1,550 LBP

Please note the information provided above is given as a general guide only. Information and currency conversions were correct at the time of publication, but they may change at any time.

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