Teaching English in Qatar
a world of opportunities
How to Begin Teaching in Qatar
A celebration of ambition and a work of art
Qatar is a Middle Eastern peninsula with considerable Gulf coastlines and imposing architecture inspired by Islamic designs. The capital of Qatar, Doha, is renowned for futuristic design, magnificent skyscrapers and general splendour.
Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world with the highest per capita income, owing in part to the small population. Qatar is known to be a safe country with low crime rates and an effective police presence.
The official language of Qatar is Arabic; however, English is widely spoken by the migrant population. Qatar is multicultural with influences from all over the world; wherever you are from you will find yourself at home in Qatar.
Due to the considerable number of ex-pats in Qatar, most teaching opportunities will be in international schools, where qualified teachers are sought after and the language of instruction is predominantly English. These posts are extremely lucrative and come with significant fringe benefits, making teaching in Qatar very appealing to experienced and newly qualified teachers.
The country requires teachers of all levels in their international schools, private schools and higher education establishments. Opportunities are also available for native English-speakers to teach English in private tutoring sessions and foreign language schools for Qatari nationals wishing to develop their English speaking skills as the country continues to thrive as a base for English speaking foreign workers. Qatar is very open to foreign workers and a working visa is
relatively straightforward to obtain, although Qatar does operate under the Kafala system, meaning every individual wishing to gain entry to the country on a working visa must be sponsored by an employer, organisation or family member.
BA/ BS required
Typical Contract Length
3 - 12 months
Peak Hiring Seasons
Business professionals, children
Average Monthly Cost of Living in Local Currency
9,000 - 18,000 QAR
Average Monthly Salary in Local Currency
6,000 - 15,000 QAR
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