Your guide to finding a job teaching English in Dubai
Most English teachers have the TEFL accreditation in Dubai. (Shutterstock)
Has teaching English always been your passion? There are several avenues through which you can express this passion in Dubai. From schools, colleges and universities to professional training centers, English teachers are very much in demand.
Here is how you can get a job teaching English in Dubai:
1. Get Accredited
Most English teachers have the TEFL, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language, accreditation. In addition to the TEFL, you can also add to your chances of getting a job teaching English in Dubai by completing a university degree in English.
2. Apply to schools, colleges and universities
Most schools, colleges and universities are looking for English teachers in Dubai. As long as you have the required qualifications and minimum required experience then you are good to go!
3. Teach at professional training centers
Thousands of students apply to colleges abroad annually. A common requirement by universities abroad include successfully passing the TOEFL or IELTS test. Many training centers in Dubai provide tuition to students, and these centers are always looking for teachers. Professional training centers are a great place to try and get a teaching job.
4. Do some voluntary work
If being an accredited teacher isn’t enough to get a job, you can always sign up for some voluntary English teaching opportunities. Dubai is a city with a myriad of nationalities and there are organizations that teach English for free. This way, you can add some required experience to your CV and give back to the community.
5. Show your skills
You would have better chances to get a job teaching English if you had some proof to back up your skills and experience. The best way to do this is to start a blog. Your blog could be about English literature, grammar, or any other facet of the language that would show you as an expert.
6. Get on Bayt. com Specialities
Another great way to show your expertise is to get on platforms such as Bayt.com Specialties. Through this platform you can exchange knowledge and engage with other professionals. Bayt.com Specialties can even help you find a job. The more discussions you take part in, the better your chances of getting badges and ranks that fortify your expertise. Here are some tips to help you get noticed and network like a pro on Bayt.com.
There are many jobs for teaching English in Dubai and the UAE on Bayt.com. Start applying, and good luck!
By Menaka Ramakrishnan
This article originally appeared in bayt.com.
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