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6 Questions to Consider Before Teaching Abroad in the Middle East

6 Questions to Consider Before Teaching Abroad in the Middle East

With one of the highest concentrations of international schools, the Middle East is one of the most popular destinations for expat teachers. The culturally diverse area that’s one of the “cradles of civilization” is a wonderful place to work, but there are some questions you should ask before you board the your next Emirates flight. This article deals with some important issues to consider, from the facetious (how hard is it to get a beer) to the more serious questions (how much do I know about religion).

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TEFL Lesson Demo: get well prepared!

TEFL Lesson Demo: get well prepared!

You made it past the application process and have been selected to conduct a Demo Lesson for a potential employer, now what? Some questions may come to mind such as: What do I teach? How long should my demo be? Who will my student be? Don’t worry, these are all reasonable questions. A demo lesson is a great way to show your potential employer that you’re the right person for the position and build a relationship with the student(s).

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Living Abroad

Preparing for the UAE

Preparing for the UAE

Congratulations on getting your new job in the UAE! We know that you are excited about starting your new job and broadening your horizons by living overseas! In order to make your move to UAE more comfortable, we would like to recommend a few pointers that will make your transition more seamless. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the excitement that we forget to tie up loose ends back at home.  A brief list of important things to take care of before you leave.

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The Conservative Ways of The Middle East

The Conservative Ways of The Middle East

Moving to the Middle East as a teacher has many perks; be it the exciting new culture, the bazars, the tax free advantage, and nice lifestyle. Doing research about your new home away from home is nevertheless necessary to make sure you understand all the “do’s” and “don’t” before you arrive. To help preapre you for a new adventure, we’ve listed some of the more conservative customs of the region. These are likely very different from your home country and very important to the local people.

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Tier 1 and Tier 3 Cities in China

Tier 1 and Tier 3 Cities in China

1st Tier Cities

Tier 1 cities represent the most developed areas of the country. Large densely populated urban areas with huge economic, cultural and political influence in China. Tier 1 cities attract a lot attention from foreign organizations because they have higher income levels than the national average. These cities are Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Beijing.

Things to note when discussing each Tier 1 city in China:

  • Some of the biggest cities globally
  • Populations between 10 to 26 million people
  • Talents pools for hiring are educated and qualified for most industries
  • Have the highest salaries
  • Have the highest real estate/home rental prices
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