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Here you can find reviews of the international schools in Dubai.

In this article the anonymous author from South Africa writes about their negative experience of teaching in an International school in Dubai.

This blog article details the experiences of two teachers working in UAE from 2014-2016. 

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://slightnorth.com/how-to-teach-abu-dhabi-dubai/

This is blog article is written by a Jamaican lady, Ceil, who is an experienced English teacher that taught English in a university Saudi Arabia. The article covers the process of getting a job, the teaching itself, and adapting to life in the Middle East.

"Restricted to the private school teachers only. If you have taken teaching profession intentionally from the very core of your heart to build up the nation you can join in this group. If you think that teaching is a noble profession and you esteem yourself highly then you can join in this group. "

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1500585570218479/?ref=br_rs

"English Teachers in Qatar. Share your ideas. Invite your colleagues."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721153774593620/

"At ES Dubai, all our trainers are native English speakers, who are qualified and experienced not only in teaching to the highest standards but also in helping you learn English using digital classroom technology."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://esdubai.com/

This company offers various English language learning and test prep courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Check out their careers section for current job opportunities.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://etoninstitute.com

"Established in 2007, iEnglish is one of the rare English training institute accredited by the UAE Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) and Ministry of Education."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://www.ienglish.ae

SABIS® is a global education management organization that is backed by 132 years of success in educating students and preparing them for the future. Today, the SABIS® Network has an active presence in the public and private sectors in 20 countries on five continents.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.sabis.net/

UniHouse, established in 1999 by several universities, private sector enterprises and professionals, specializes in the areas of English Language Training, Test Prep, Business Training. Teachers can enquire about jobs through their website

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://www.uni-house.net/

"A non-profit regional training and human resource development institute that, since its inception in 2008 has aspired to become one of the leading institutions in the region in training and professional development." There are positions for native English speaking teachers on their website.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://reachout-academy.com/

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Nairobi, Kenya. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/nairobi

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Lagos, Nigeria. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/lagos

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Kampala, Uganda. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/kampala

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Cairo,Egypt. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/cairo

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/addis-ababa

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/riyadh

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Manama, Bahrain. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/manama

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Kuwait. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/kuwait

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Dubai. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/dubai

This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in and around Doha. These schools are reviewed and verified.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/doha

This small academy in Dubai specializes in courses for international test preparation.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.tepth.net/career

This small academy in Dubai offers various English learning courses from General Conversation to IELTS test preparation. Teachers can apply for jobs via their site.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.speak.ae/teaching-job-dubai

This small learning center in Doha Qatar offering English teaching to adults hires native English speaking teachers.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://educate.com.qa

This large global chain of language centers has branches in Tunisia, UAE, Qatar, Syria and Bahrain.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.inlingua.com/centers/

Currently this global chain of English learning centers for adults has branches in Angola, Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.wallstreetenglish.com/our-locations/

The global language institute International House has centers in a few countries in this region. Check the jobs section of their website for current vacancies.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://ihworld.com/job

The British Council language institutes have many career opportunities across the Middle East and Africa regions. Check their Careers page for the latest positions.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/

Berlitz operates in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gabon, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://info.berlitz.com/careers/

"ELS Language Centers started early in 1961 and has grown to extend it's services internationally. Now there are more than 80 ELS Language Centers worldwide and over 1,000,000 students from more than 140 countries chose ELS as their preferred partner to achieve their language goals."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://www.els.com.sa/

"Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.amideast.org/

"A helpful & friendly group for all British expats living in Dubai. Male. female, young, old, a newbie or an old hand. Ask questions, pass on info, share news and more."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishExpatsDubai/?ref=br_rs

"For making friends, asking for advice or just sharing experiences with each other. There are thousands of us here! Join now, and help us develop this site into a great place for newcomers to visit and for friends to keep in touch collectively."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpatwomeninDubai/?ref=br_rs

"A dedicated group for teachers in Dubai & the UAE to share ideas, give & receive advice on school / teaching related matters."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dubaiteachers/?ref=br_rs

"This group is for teachers in Egypt to share their experience, ways of teaching and problems with each other note: only teachers are allowed to join."

This is a community group for teachers in UAE. Most of the daily post are related to job search.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604008843228819/?ref=gysj

"ELIC proudly recruits, trains, and sends hundreds of people each year to teach in long-term and short-term programs throughout Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.elic.org

This Canada-based agency have over 20 years experience in teacher recruitment. They deal mainly with Asia and the Middle East. If you visit their jobs board you will see that the majority of their current posts are for Middle East region.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.internationalteachersplus.com/

"A company that combines international teacher recruitment with a learning portal for teachers who wish to improve their teaching skills, enhance their knowledge of international curricula and their knowledge of working abroad."

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.edvectus.com/pages/middle-east

This recruiting agency deals with various industries one of which is education and they help to place teachers in the Middle East. There is not so much info about their team or background on their website though.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.gulfconnect.co.za/

Another UK-based agency that recruit for various job positions. One part of their business is placing qualified teachers in schools in Bahrain, Qatar and UAE.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://maxwellsloane.com/

This is a UK-based agency that work with schools in Britain and the Middle East finding teachers for various subjects including English. On their site they have a jobs board with position in countries like UAE, Qatar and Oman.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: http://education1st.co.uk

This agency specializes in the Middle East region and finding teachers for "International Universities, Schools Colleges in Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE". Their website is updated with job positions in the region however some other parts of their site have not been updated/finished.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://englishrecruitment.com

A community page for teachers that is mainly used to post job positions. Should be noted that this group is managed by Edarabia so there maybe some crossover with jobs on their homepage.

Another group that was only recently created in May 2019. There are some job postings on a weekly basis and also teachers looking for jobs post introductions.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2031245520515380/?ref=gysj

This group appears to be run by an individual recruiter who posts jobs for the region when they come up. The group was recently launched in March 2019.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2393103254246980/?ref=br_rs

Like the other job sites for this specific region this job listings site allows jobseekers to filter their search for English teaching positions, and there are plenty of positions for the popular countries UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait etc.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.gulftalent.com/

This job site covers a variety of industries across the Middle East and you can search using the filters for English Teaching jobs. This brings up over 100 jobs in the region. There are some positions for less experienced and qualified teachers too.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://www.naukrigulf.com/

The jobs section of the UK-based Guardian newspaper has a lot of listings for teaching jobs abroad. In particular you can search for Middle East region and find many positions but they are for a variety of subjects not just English. Like other job sites most of these positions will be for experienced and well qualified teachers.

Location: Middle East & AfricaWebsite: https://jobs.theguardian.com/jobs/schools/middle-east/