Teach English in Abu Dhabi

Teach English in Abu Dhabi


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Would you like to be immersed in a cosmopolitan metropolis that is steeped in local culture? Abu Dhabi is the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates and has undergone a rapid development and urbanization in recent years, making it a unique and enjoyable place to live in. Whilst here you can enjoy a very high average income whilst also watching the city grow in terms of tourism, due to the large investments that are being funneled into this area.

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is a diverse multicultural society so you can enjoy the feel of many cultures under the roof of one amazing city. As a result the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is viewed as the more tolerant of its neighbors in the United Arab Emirates and places such as Christian Churches, Hindu Temples and Sikh Gurdwaras can be found there alongside beautiful Mosques.

As a teacher here you can enjoy a variety of sights and attractions, including grand palaces and golf clubs, amazing water parks, zoos, skating rinks, as well as museums, golf clubs and even a heritage village. This truly is a unique opportunity where you can enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle in an amazing location.

Are you a native English speaker with a university degree in education/primary education/early childhood education and a minimum of two years of full time formal teaching experience? Are you certified to teach in your home country?

Reach To Teach offers ESL teaching positions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for well qualified teachers. For those who have a passion for other cultures and enjoy being around children, there is no better way to experience life than teaching English abroad.

In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, you will be teaching an American based curriculum to children from children four years of age and up.

We have partnered with several private international schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, all of which are offering the latest in classroom modern conveniences including interactive smart boards.

Typical Job Duties of an ESL Teacher in Abu Dhabi

As you teach English abroad in Abu Dhabi, your ESL job duties will include the following:

  1. Up to 30 teaching hours per week
  2. 50-55 minute classes
  3. Teacher training is also provided and your school will have materials for use during ESL lesson preparation
  4. Teach a range of subjects including English, Math, Science, Art, Music, ICT, PE and English Social Studies.
  5. Kindergarten through grade five teachers needed

Teaching English in Abu Dhabi is a really exciting opportunity as it allows you to not only teach English, but it also offers yo a whole range of different subjects through the medium of the English language. This is a great way to develop your skills as a teacher. On a day to day basis, part of a teacher’s job is to prepare lesson plans and assess your students’ progress. An active and interesting classroom atmosphere is always encouraged!

In addition to your time spent in the classroom you will administer tests, grade papers and participate in training and development seminars.

Note that we also have positions teaching English in Al Ain.

Teach English in Abu Dhabi – The Benefits of an ESL job

A position in Abu Dhabi offers great benefits as part of its teacher package. This includes:

  1. Free Furnished accommodation with paid water and electricity bills
  2. Free annual round tickets
  3. Free medical insurance
  4. Non-taxable monthly salaries that will be no less than USD 2000 (The more experience, the higher the salary
  5. 8 weeks PAID vacation
  6. At Reach To Teach, we support you throughout your year (or more!)

With these amazing benefits offered you can see that you would be living a very comfortable life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. There’s plenty of room to save money whilst you’re there.

Why teach ESL in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain Oasis – Image Source

There are many reasons why Al Ain is a great place to teach English. Many ESL schools offer the basics, but in Al Ain you will be working with the most up to date technology on a high wage with a fairly low cost of living.

There are a number of oasis’s including the Al Ain oasis in the city centre. In addition to this there is access to many water sports including surfing, kayaking, and rafting. They even have their own theme park.

So for a great rate of pay in an excellent working environment you could be very happy in Al Ain.

Get ESL Job Advice from the Experts!

Our staff here at Reach To Teach have all taught English abroad. We understand the anxiety that comes with considering a move halfway across the world for an ESL job. With that in mind, remember that all questions are good questions! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your decision. Leaving your home country to teach English in Abu Dhabi is an exciting and adventurous choice. It’s important to be sure you have as much information as possible so you can concentrate on enjoying your year (or more!) teaching English abroad.