UAE FAQ's

FAQ-UAE

  • Do I need to speak another language in UAE? >

    It is not required to speak another language but learning the basics of Arabic, which is the official language would be helpful. English is used amongst business and public professionals.

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  • Does Teaching Nomad have fees? >

    Teaching Nomad does not charge fees for our teacher position placement services, our fees are paid by the schools. But we do charge for our online or classroom based TEFL certification.

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  • What’s the weather and temperature like? >

    Though the climate is desert it can be very pleasant during the winter months. The climate is quite comfortable with a moderation of 11 to 25 degrees Celsius (51 – 77 Fahrenheit) from October till March, as for the summer the weather reaches get very hot with highs 45-47 C (113-116 F) degrees.

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  • How long is the process to find a job? >

    Once you’re ready to begin the process, we here at Teaching Nomad will start searching for teaching positions based on your experience, credentials, interests, and needs. The UAE follows the same school schedule as western countries with the school year starting in August. Therefore the peak hiring season is October – May. Applications are encouraged year around and there are always some openings for the Spring semester.

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  • What about a work visa? >

    All employers Teaching Nomad works with in the UAE, offer a work visa. We will make sure to keep you informed during the processing and make sure all you paperwork is filed correctly.

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  • What are the requirements to teach in the UAE? >

    Government run schools in UAE always require a formal teaching license from your home country. Private schools also usually require this, but can sometimes be more flexible. However, as a general rule a teaching license and/or degree in Education will be required. A minimum of 2 years of experience in your subject field is also usually required.

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  • Should I be worried about my health? Do I need vaccines? >

    The UAE is a developed nation with no outstanding diseases or outbreaks. For anyone with special requirements, consider consulting with your doctor about having your vaccines and immunizations up to date. It is also mandatory that all expats have health insurance – which your school will provide.

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  • Why should I teach English in UAE? >

    Teaching English in the UAE can be very rewarding. Not only will you travel across the globe to experience a new culture, but you’ll be compensated with high wages, great accommodation and the ability to teach English in a welcoming environment.

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  • What type of teaching jobs are available? >

    The UAE has a wide range of teaching positions available. Teaching positions will be within the UAE public school system or privately owned mainstream (K-12) school. Foreign teachers are needed for all subjects including math, history, science, English, and more. Also, you may work with learners from K-12 as well as University level.

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  • Where’s the UAE located? >

    The United Arab Emirates is located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia with the Persian Gulf to it’s north.

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  • Are there many foreigners in the UAE? >

    Yes, the UAE has one of the highest expat to local ratios in the world. In the public school system foreigners compose between 25-35% of the teaching staff . Also, the overall population is expatriates, with more than 70% of the general population.

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