A Guide to Teaching English in the Middle East
With high demand and even higher wages, the oil-rich Gulf States of the Middle East are a very attractive prospect for TEFL teachers.
Most employers in these areas require some previous experience, while places such as Turkey and Egypt offer opportunities for people with less teaching experience.
TEFL Job Hotspots in Middle East
Turkey is our top destination for TEFL jobs in the Middle East. In fact, it’s the only TEFL guide we have for the Middle East at present. We’ll be adding more soon.
TEFL Jobs in Turkey
Turkey is currently doing all it can to gain membership of the European Union, and it seems like everyone in the country is desperate to learn English in an attempt to further their European cause! This has naturally led to a huge increase in demand for qualified TEFL teachers.
Wages and Cost of Living
Places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia offer high (and often tax-free) wages for well-qualified teachers with a few years’ experience. However, in Egypt and Turkey the wages and cost of living are lower and there is more opportunity for less experienced TEFL graduates.