Travel and Teach in Oman
Oman is a playground for the active traveller looking for excitement. The ancient capital city of Muscat located along the Gulf of Oman is ideal to spend free time challenging yourself in outdoor pursuits including: trekking, horesback riding, and rock climbing in the dramatic countryside. Omani cities have a delightful blend of modern and ancient, including forts, castles, and mosques. The quaint, charm of markets (souqs) are ideal to buy keepsakes. Walk by local fruit markets and sample fresh pomegranates and sweet lemons. For those longing to explore pristine landscapes, white sandy beaches, and lush mountain ranges, Oman could not be more ideal! Destinations such as the Twin Forts, the Nakhl Castle, the Al-Hoti Cave, the Bandar Jissah Beach, and the Wahiba Sands make superb getaways. Typically friendly and accommodating to foreigners, the Omani hospitality will make it even easier for you to enjoy your stay.
Prospects for Teachers
The English language teaching prospects in Oman are very strong. English language education plays a key role in Oman's modernization. English is used throughout the service work. At present an overwhelming number of teaching jobs require male teachers as the students found in colleges, universities, and businesses are predominantly male. In spite of this, female educators wanting to teach in Oman can still find work in many private and public institutions.
Conditions of Work
|Requirements||A bachelor's degree and often a master's degree in TESOL, or Applied Linguistics plus a teaching certificate are required. Teaching experience abroad and preferably in the Middle East is greatly desired. Teachers must be under 55 years of age to be eligible for the work permit.|
|Peak Hiring Season||September and January|
|Contract Length||Typically 1-2 years|
|Teaching Hours||Full-time teachers can usually be expected to teach between 25 to 30+ hours a week|
|*Monthly Salary||From 900 to 1,100+ Omani rials per month depending on qualifications, experience and location|
|Bonus||Sometimes severance pay or a performance bonus is provided|
|Saving Potential||Depending on spending habits, how much overtime has been worked, and if private tutoring has been undertaken, teachers can save anywhere from $700 to $1,500+ per month.|
|Airfare||Usually provided by the employer|
|Accommodation||Generally provided by the employer|
|Health Insurance||Typically provided by the employer|
|Work Visas||Employer assisted|
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*Please note: wages may vary according to the fluctuation in exchange rates. For this reason, teachers should regularly monitor exchange rates, convert their foreign income into the currency of their home country, and have it transferred to their local bank accounts on a regular basis.