Everything you need to know to get a job teaching English in Oman.

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About Teaching English in Oman

An ancient crossroads of trade linking South Asia and the Middle East with Africa, Oman boasts extraordinary history in addition to fantastic coastal beauty and rich cultural heritage. Qualified English teachers in Oman can realistically expect to make $1,600 - $3,000 tax-free a month with benefits including airfare to and from the assignment, health insurance, and even furnished housing. 

English teaching jobs in Oman English teacher in Oman and her students

To teach English in Oman, you will need a TEFL certificate and a 4-year college degree in any field (although a Master's degree is preferred). You must be a native English speaker as well. The average salary for an English teacher in Oman is about $1,600 - 3,100 USD per month.

Many schools also require prior teaching experience and the job market in Oman is more competitive than many others. 

Most English teachers in Oman 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.

Find English Teacher Jobs in Oman: Requirements

TEFL Certification

A TEFL certification is typically required to teach English in Oman, and it's common for schools to prefer applicants with advanced credentials or extensive teaching experience.

Interviews are typically conducted in advance from your home country. Because of this, it is most common for students to take one of our online and in-person TEFL courses below.

Native English-Speaking Proficiency

Schools in Oman prefer to hire native English speakers (citizens from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa), however, there are some exceptions so be sure to get in touch with your ITA Admissions Advisor to discuss this in further detail.

Degree Requirement

At a minimum, English teachers will need to possess a bachelor’s degree in addition to their TEFL certification. With that said, many schools in Oman will require teachers to possess a degree specifically in education or a Master’s degree (often in any field). Many will strongly prefer candidates to have previous teaching experience and/or a teaching license from a country like the U.S or the U.K.

Background Check for TEFL Jobs in Oman

You will require a clean FBI background check in order to process your work visa.

How to get a Job Teaching English in Oman

English teaching Jobs in Oman

The most common job types in Oman consist of:

  • Teaching adults, business professionals, or children in private language schools, international schools, and occasionally in vocational colleges or universities.
  • Private tutoring both children and adults.
  • Teaching English Online.

ESL Jobs in Oman: Hiring & Visa

English teachers in Oman can expect to find jobs year-round. Interviews are typically conducted via video chat in advance from your home country. Many schools recruit in the spring for positions that begin with the new academic year in August/September.

In addition, it is standard practice for English teachers in Oman to receive a sponsored work visa via their employer.

Teaching in Oman: Hours

English language schools in Oman typically offer 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore.

Teaching Omani Students

There are a variety of teaching opportunities in Oman with all different demographics. It is most common that your students will be adults and business professionals, but it's also possible to teach elementary and high school-aged children.

TEFL Oman Salary & Cost of Living

Start-up Costs

Start-up costs will range from $1,000 - 1,500 USD (400 - 600 OMR). These are expenses you will incur from your arrival in Oman until you receive your first paycheck, things like meals and transportation. This doesn't include costs for housing because it's typically provided by your employer. 

English Teacher Salary in Oman

A solid hourly wage enables teachers the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle while in Oman and save each month after expenses. Teachers can expect to earn $1,600 - 3,100 USD (600 - 1,200 OMR) per month and save $800+ per month

On top of generous pay, it's common for employers to pay for teacher's housing and sometimes even provide reimbursement for flight costs. 

Cost of Living & Savings

The cost of living typically ranges between $800 - $ 1,550 USD (300 - 600 OMR) Plus housing per month (if not included).

English teachers in Oman can expect to save money each month. This means you can cover your rent and bills, support yourself, live comfortably, and enjoy your life abroad to the fullest, and also save money at the end of the month. 

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What Does Teaching in Oman Look Like?

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Teaching English in Oman FAQs

How can I become a teacher in Oman?

To teach English in Oman, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred)
  • Possess a TEFL certification
  • Own a Citizenship from a native English-speaking country (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) in most cases.
  • Understand the types of English teaching jobs in Oman that are available
  • Have enough savings for start-up costs

How much is a teacher paid in Oman?

English Teachers in Oman can expect to make $1,600 - 3,100 USD (600 - 1,200 OMR) per month. Even first-time English teachers in Oman can earn a good salary and receive benefits like airfare, housing, health insurance, and paid vacation.

Read More: What are Salaries for Teaching English in the Middle East?

Is English taught in Oman?

Yes, there are many English teaching opportunities in Oman, and English teachers are in high demand. TEFL jobs in Oman include teaching adults or children in schools, private tutoring, teaching business English and teaching English online.

What type of visa do I need to teach English in Oman?

To receive their visa, English teachers in Oman should expect to pass a physical and an HIV test, and in many cases, academic transcripts and a criminal background check may also be necessary. Expect the interview and visa processes to take 1-3 months.

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Reviews From ITA Students Who Now Teach English in Oman

Edward Young

Teaches English in Oman

Edward Young

I am highly into health and fitness, so being in an area of the Gulf with mountains and varied terrain is wonderful. There's plenty of hiking and camping to be done and a wealth of cities to travel to within the country of Oman. Traveling throughout the region is also cheap and easy to do and the bustling city of Dubai is just a stone's throw away by car or plane!

Carmen Oswalt

Teaches English in Bahrain

Carmen Oswalt

Although I have a bachelor's degree in Education, I think that my TEFL certification has made me more marketable abroad. I chose International TEFL Academy because my best friend had been certified there. She told me all about the courses and helped me decide. I was most impressed by the country guides and the support for finding jobs after completing the certification that this organization provides.

Eric Schenck

Teaches English in Egypt

Eric Schenck

I decided to go with International TEFL Academy because they were the most professional and forthcoming with information. I find that the business that is the quickest to respond to your inquiries is usually the best bet for your money. This was certainly true of International TEFL Academy.