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Teaching English in KuwaitBack to Tefl World

Kuwait is a small oil-rich Islamic country on the Arabian (Persian) Gulf.  TEFL teachers are drawn to Kuwait by the lucrative tax-free salary* and other contractual benefits.  Whatever you have heard about living and working in Kuwait, many teachers who have adapted to the environment return again and again. Working in Kuwait also offers the possibility for promotion in areas of TEFL which might not be so readily available elsewhere such as curriculum development, Quality Assurance, and even Academic Training Manager (ATM) which has a similar role to that of a headmaster.

*Unfortunately, this does not apply to Canadians who are taxed at home, but often the salary factors this in to the final package.

Kuwait City
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Arabic (official), English widely spoken


TEFL in the Middle East: an interview with a teacher who has worked all over the Arabian Gulf Friday 12 Aug 2016

Have you considered working in the Middle East, particularly in the Arabian Gulf?  Adverts encouraging tourists to visit the area show images of amazing shopping centres, beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, four-wheel-drive vehicles hurtling up and down huge sand dunes, and usually someone with a falcon on his arm gazing over a spectacular desert sunset.  But what’s it really like?  Here we interview a British teacher, Dave, and ask him for his reflections on working in countries around the Gulf. 

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