Teaching English in Oman
Teaching English in Oman - Jobs
Renowned for its stunning coastlines, sweeping desert vistas and traditional Arab culture, the Sultanate of Oman is considered to be one of the most attractive destinations on the Arabian Peninsula for English teachers. Qualified English teachers here can realistically expect to make $1,500 - $3,000 tax-free a month with benefits including airfare to and from the assignment, health insurance, and even furnished housing. Most teachers are hired in advance from their own country and have their visa processed prior to their departure for their teaching destination. Expect the interview and visa processes to take 1-3 months. As a conservative Middle Eastern nation, expatriates in Oman must exhibit sensitivity towards local customs, and prepare to adapt to life in a society governed by Islamic law and traditions.
English jobs in Oman are concentrated in Muscat, Salalah, Sur, Nizwa and other larger cities.
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Requirements for Teaching English in Oman
- Education: BA/BS is required, MA preferred; TEFL TESOL Certification is required. Students can obtain certification in any of our Worldwide TEFL locations or by taking the Online TEFL Class.
- Typical hiring process: phone/e-mail in advance
- Average teaching hours per week: 20–25 hours of classroom plus extra prep time
- Types of students: business professionals, adult language learners, children in public schools and private language schools
- Average monthly cost of living: $700 - 1,000 USD
($270 - 385 OMR) Plus housing
- Average monthly pay: $1,500 - 3,000 USD ($270 - 385 OMR) Can save $800 - 2,000 USD/Mo
- Start-up cost: $700 - 900 USD (270 - 350 OMR)
- Potential to save or break even: Potential to save up to 800-2,000 USD (310-770 OMR) per month
- Accommodation/housing benefits paid: Yes, free housing or housing subsidy
- Flight reimbursement: Yes
Interesting Facts About Life in Oman
- During biblical times, Oman was one of the richest countries in the world: its wealth came from the trade in incense, specifically Frankincense.
- Omani men can often be found wearing the traditionally curved dagger, known as khanja.
- During the 18th century, the Omani capital of Muscat developed into a wealthy crossroads of trade between India and East Africa and even gained political control of several East African territories, including the legendary island of Zanzibar.
Living in Oman Teaching English...Oman boasts over 2,700 km of sandy beaches- and that is just the beginning. Vast expanses of sand and echoing mountain ranges leave intrepid travelers plenty of room to explore. Visit a sea turtle nesting site, stop by one of the bustling port cities, or simply take in the pristine landscapes around you. This combination of natural beauty, as well as a rich Bedouin history and maritime traditions, makes Oman a unique and appealing destination. Only within recent years was it made possible to drive on sealed roads to most towns across the country. That said, Oman’s tourist sector is growing rapidly, and the demand for English teachers is at an all-time high.
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