Have you ever thought about teaching in the Middle East?
What are you afraid of?
Is it safe to teach in the Middle East?
The Middle East is a very large region. As long as you are not teaching in a major conflict zone, you should be okay. Personally, I taught in Turkey, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia. I never felt my life was in danger. I never met a, “terrorist”.
Is it safe to teach in the Middle East if you are a woman?
Many places are safe to teach and are full of a thriving international expatriate community. The Arabian Gulf is a good bet. Turkey is incredibly Western friendly in Istanbul.
Can I save money there?
Yes, definitely. Most people teach in the Middle East because they get a tax free salary and paid housing. Think of the possibilities, you can save that money and buy a house, invest in the stock market or do what many do; take a lot of exotic vacations. Also, you can use this money to finish up advanced graduate studies.
What kinds of qualifications do you need to teach?
The most essential qualification is a Bachelors’ Degree and some kind of teaching certificate.
Teaching in the Middle East through understanding culture is a new ebook available on Amazon's kindle as well as .pdf format.
This book is a synthesis of nearly a decade of teaching and traveling throughout the Middle East. It provides general information about questions like, Is it safe to teach in the Middle East? It answers where the jobs are, how much money you can save and what to avoid. It is full of tips about language, culture and mistakes to avoid.
I took the time to write this book from my heart as I navigated between West and East, through both lenses. What makes my insight different is a formal education in Arabic, the Middle East, teaching in many environments and countless discussions with teachers and native Arabs. My fascination with the Middle East is an old one that began in University with a curious professor who was so impassioned with the Arabic language and full of stories.