TEFL in Dubai
It’s accommodated in a supermodern, 20-storey office building overlooking Downtown Dubai with the spectacular view of the iconic tower,Burj Khalifa. The ground floor of the building houses many stores and restaurants. In addition to large green areas, there are many facilities including hotels, food courts, fitness centers, and many shady areas in the neighborhood.
120-Hour On-Site TEFL Certification
The entire four-week TEFL course takes place in one of the many TEFL training centers. Students learn everything with a trainer face to face. The program comes with daily practical teaching of non-speakers of English over three weeks. The TEFL trainer oserves the classes and coaches the prospective teacher to higher levels of performance. Total course fee:
(US $1,800) now US $1,600 • Deposit: US $500 due at registration • Balance payment: US $1100 due at the center in Dubai 30 days before the first course day.
120-Hour Combined TEFL Certification
This TEFL program has the same content as the on-site program. The theory of teaching English is studied on line with a tutor. Upon completion of the online part, students go to the TEFL training center for seven days and practice teaching English under the supervision of an experienced TEFL trainer. Total course fee:
US $1,400 now US $1,300 • Deposit: US $300 due at registration • Balance payment: US $1000 due at the center in Dubai 30 days before the first course day.
|Dec 5th – Dec 20th||Morning 9-1||Afternoon 2-6|
|Jan5th -Jan20th||Morning 9-1||Afternoon 2-6|
|Feb 6th – Feb 20th||Morning 9-1||Afternoon 2-6|
|March 5th -March19th||Morning 9-12||Afternoon 2-5|
Many schools and universities begin in August or September, so spring and summer are excellent times to look for jobs in Dubai. In general, job vacancies are available throughout the year.
Teachers in Dubai can expect to make US $3,000 – $3,500 tax free per month with benefits, including airfare to and from the assignment, health insurance and furnished housing. Dubai receives a high number of English teaching inquiries due to the fact that Dubai is known for a fantastic assortment of shopping, dining entertainment attractions and its cosmopolitan reputation as a center of trade, finance and tourism.
Because the UAE is considerably smaller than Saudi Arabia and a coveted destination for foreigner teachers, the job market is extremely competitive. Most schools have a preference for experienced teachers with advanced credentials.
In general, teachers are interviewed and hired in advance from their own country and have their visa processed prior to their departure for their teaching destination. To receive their visa, teachers should expect to pass a physical and an HIV test. In many cases, academic transcripts and a criminal background check are also required. The visa application process takes anywhere between 1 and 3 months. Despite the UAE’s reputation for relative liberalism, teachers must be prepared to respect traditional Arabian and Islamic customs.
Dubai has a tropical desert climate because of its location within the Northern desert belt. Summers are extremely hot, humid and very dry, with an average high around 40° C (104° F) yet usually higher than 40, and overnight lows around 30° C (86° F). The highest recorded temperature in Dubai is 48.5° C (119° F) on 27 July, 2012. Throughout the year, most days are sunny. Winters are warm and short with an average temperature of 23° C (73° F). The temperature falls to 14° C (57° F) at night. Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades. The weather in Dubai can bring short and irregular rainfall as is typical for the Middle East. Most of the rainfall occurs in the December-to-March period. The weather between December and March remains warm and is considered the most comfortable throughout the year.