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Teach English in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain!


 24th January 2022

Bahrain’s, in the Middle East, the ESL teaching job market is full of awesome opportunities where you can get excellent contracts but having prior teaching experience is always being preferred by the institutions. A total of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is an eye-pleasing location. If you want to teach English in Bahrain, you must be certified in TEFL courses and should have a Bachelor's degree.

TEFL or Teaching English as a foreign language certification is one of the major mandatory criteria that schools of Bahrain look for. You can explore English teacher vacancies in Bahrain if you meet the eligibility features. Generally, a certificate in a TEFL course is of 120 hours but an Advanced TEFL certification or a Diploma in TEFL certification will definitely give you added perks.

Though it is not mandatory yet some schools in Bahrain recruit ESL teachers who have prior teaching practices. One of the best advantages of having a TEFL/TESOL certification is that the course gives you exact knowledge of how English teaching jobs look like. Candidates get a clear picture of how classroom management is done.

The following points should be kept in mind if you want to teach English in the schools of Bahrain:

Educational qualification: A minimum Diploma degree is required. Having a bachelor’s or Master’s degree will gain more preference.

TEFL certification: You should have a minimum of 120 hours of TEFL certification. Having an Advanced or a Diploma in TEFL certification will let you enjoy major perks.

Recruitment process: Schools sponsor the visa. Both native and non-native English speakers can apply for the job if they have the eligibility criteria. In order to avail of the visa, candidates will have to pass an HIV test and should have a clean criminal background. It takes 1-3 months to get done with the entire visa process.

Health and background check: Both native and non-native English speakers can apply for the job if they have the eligibility criteria.

Schools and types of students: Private tutoring, private language schools, vocational colleges, and international schools recruit TEFL teachers.

Average time: 20-30 hours on a weekly basis and sometimes extra time will be needed for exam preparation.

Cost of living: $650-1500 USD when one has to pay for housing fare as well

Salary: $1500-3500 USD is the average monthly pay scale. If expenditures are evaluated properly then one can save $1000 per month.

Start-up cost:  $1100-1500 USD when accommodation will not be provided.

TEFL certified teachers in Bahrain are mostly native and near-native English speakers and almost everyone has prior teaching experience. Statistically, their salary is tax-free and they really enjoy awesome facilities like health insurance and even furnished housings.

Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, is the prime location where schools and colleges hire TEFL teachers.

Remember, Bahrain is strongly against drugs. If you ever get caught with drugs then it can even lead to the death penalty. Dating is not illegal in Bahrain, but then again overwhelming actions are not at all tolerated over there. Apart from this, Bahrain is a beautiful place where you can go out and enjoy the neighborhood during your week offs.

Written By : Ruchi Mehta

 

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