Teach English in Kuwait
View our guide to working as an English teacher in Kuwait. This country is a very safe place to work, it used to the part of the British Empire but earned its independence in 1961. Local people are very well educated and Kuwait has the highest literacy rate in the Arab world, at around 94%. There is a high demand for native English teachers all year round and also some of the best wages in the world!
Guide to Teaching English in Kuwait
Kuwait has a population of around 3 million people but is one of the richest countries in the world due to oil reserves located here.
TEFL Courses in Kuwait
You can get paid to teach in Kuwait by either taking a TEFL course overseas or studying an online course when in-country.
Popular Places to Teach in Kuwait
Most people find TEFL jobs in the bustling capital - Kuwait City.
A BA/BS degree is required and if you have an MA this will give you a better chance of getting work. Employers will also require a TEFL TESOL certification. You will need to be a native speaker from either the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to apply.
How to Get a Job
Jobs are usually advertised online, you will then be required to have an interview over the phone/skype.
Average Working Week
Expect to teach for around 20–25 hours per week.
Types of Students
usually you will be instructing business professionals, adult language learners and children.
Where to Find Jobs
Both public and private language schools employ international teachers.
Salary for Teaching in Kuwait
Expect an average monthly pay of around £1000 - £2500 (US$1,500 - 3,000 / 400 - 900 KWD)
Cost of Living
Most international teachers live in shared accommodation, some employers offer free return flights and also free or subsidsed housing meaning you will be able to save a lot of money. You shouldn't have too many expenses when working as a teacher in Kuwait.
What to Expect when Teaching English in Kuwait
You can expect a vibrant country with lots of outdoor souks, modern shopping centers, and also cultural spots like museums. In your spare time you might want to take a tour of the desert or head to the seaside. Some things like alcohol are illegal in Kuwait and we recommend obeying all the local laws and reading up before arrival.
Kuwait TEFL Experiences
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