Education: Minimum a Diploma holder. Bachelors or Masters are more preferred
TEFL Certification: A minimum of Online 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation or a 300 Hrs Advance Certification
Types of Jobs: International schools, Vocational Colleges, Private Language Schools and Private Lessons
Average teaching hours per week: 20-35 hours of classroom with extra preparation time
Typical Hiring Process: Good if you are residing in Oman, else it would be conducted well advance through Skype or telephonic interviews
Types of Students: School Children, Private Students and Management Students
Cost of Living per month: $800 - 1,550 USD plus housing
Visas: Generally schools issue the work visa
Average Monthly Pay: $1,600 - 3,500 USD
Start –up cost: $1,000 - 1,500 USD per month
Potential to save or Break-even: Can save 1200 USD+ a month after expenses
Accommodation Benefits: In most of the cases
Fight Reimbursements: In most of the cases
Teaching English in Oman
A country situated at the ancient crossroads of South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with important trade links to each of these countries, Oman has a long and extraordinary tale of national history to boast. A rich cultural heritage and the fantastic beauty of its coastline only add to the aura of fascination about this place. A tax-free monthly income in the range of $1,600-$3,000 is very much realistic for those English teachers having the right kind of qualification. They also get to enjoy some additional benefits in the shape of furnished housing, health insurance, and airfares to and from their place of teaching assignment.
The typical requirement for an English-teaching job in Oman is a TEFL certification and a 4-yer college degree such as BA or BS. Prior teaching experience may be called for by some of the schools with the Oman job market proving to be far more competitive than some of the other Arabian countries.
Advance hiring of the teachers from their respective home countries is very much the norm with the visa processing work getting over long before they actually head for their new job location. It usually takes around 1-3 months for the visa interview and final processing work to be completed.