teaching in middle east & north africa

The TEFL business in Middle East & North Africa is competitive, and includes teaching children and adults in various institutions. As some of the countries are well known for very high salaries, teaching here is very interesting from a financial perspective.


Saudi Arabia

  • Live in on of the world's wealthiest countries
  • Unique cultural experience
  • esp. Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and other large cities
  • Benefits: comprehensive benefits packages (flight, accommodations, health insurance, etc.) often included, work weeks of 20-25 hours (incl. prep. time)
  • Requirements: TEFL certification and bachelor's degree mostly required, MA sometimes preferred

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Very diverse nation, very popular with expats
  • Lots of markets and malls, stunning nature (waterfalls, lakes, ocean, deserts)
  • Benefits: comprehensive benefits packages (flight, accommodations, health insurance, etc.) often included, work weeks of 20-25 hours (incl. prep. time)
  • Requirements: TEFL certification, bachelor's degree, MA sometimes preferred; education/teaching background typically preferred