Are you wondering how to find teaching jobs in Kuwait? You’re not alone. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are all countries in the GCC offering job opportunities for teachers. The Gulf is a region that has experienced a lot of economic growth over the last decade and as such we are seeing client demand increase and the influx of ex-pats to teach the region’s growing population of students.
In this article, I am going to list some of the best ways you can use to find teaching jobs in Kuwait.
Make sure you have the right qualifications
The first thing you have to do is make sure that you have the right qualifications. Kuwait is looking for people with degrees in education or degrees in their field of study who have completed some form of teacher’s training program. The degree must be from a recognized university in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, or Ireland. They will also consider candidates who have degrees from other countries if they have official verification that their qualifications are equivalent to those listed above.
Check your eligibility
If you’re a native English speaker, with a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field and at least two years of teaching experience then you will be eligible for a teaching visa.
I have several friends who teach in Kuwait who have bachelor’s degrees in subjects like journalism and political science. You do NOT need to have a degree in education to work as an English teacher in Kuwait. The majority of the teachers I know here don’t have degrees in education; they simply have degrees that qualify them to get their visas.
Prepare your documentation
The first thing you will need to do is put together the necessary documentation for your visa application, as well as be prepared for your face-to-face interview with the Kuwait Embassy in your country. Generally, embassies will ask for a valid passport, CV, letters of reference, and other documents that prove you are qualified to teach English. For more information, I would recommend contacting the Kuwait Embassy where you are located.
Some good resources that provide up-to-date information about teaching in Kuwait include the TEFL Academy and Teach Away (both of which offer teacher training courses).
Research potential employers
Research potential employers
If you’re looking for a teaching post in Kuwait, it’s important to do your research. The best way to find a job is through word of mouth. Current teachers in the region will be able to give you an idea of what your job will involve and help you narrow down your search.
Another option is to contact an education recruitment agency that specializes in international placements. They should be able to provide you with advice on finding jobs and help you with things like visas, insurance, and travel arrangements.
You could also try contacting the schools directly. You can find a list of private schools on the Private Education Department website.
The British Council website also features profiles of international schools in Kuwait.
If you are an English teacher and have the right qualifications, you may be eligible to teach in Kuwait. The country is currently experiencing a huge demand for qualified teachers, especially in science subjects.
Kuwait offers a good salary and benefits as well as a chance to experience another culture. There are opportunities available for both native English speakers and non-native English speakers with a degree in English literature or education.
Most teaching jobs involve working in one of the country’s many prestigious international schools. These schools teach students from all over the world, so they operate on similar terms to American schools.