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Teach English in Saudi Arabia and enjoy a life-changing adventure filled with unique culture, delicious food, and invaluable experiences. Native English speakers with a bachelor’s degree in education and a thirst for adventure can earn income while building exceptional skills and having a memorable experience.

Explore Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a beautiful country that is rich in history, culture and art. While it may not be the first place you consider to travel, it is a terrific location for teaching English. For those individuals seeking to start a new chapter of their life while earning a reasonable income, teaching English in Saudi Arabia may be the best place to start. 

During your stay, discover the unmatched beauty of the red sea, centuries of Arabian history and the modernist architecture of Riyadh. All of these wondrous experiences and more could be yours along with a full-time career in Saudi Arabia.

Benefits of Teaching in Saudi Arabia

Mission Search’s English teachers in Saudi Arabia earn a full-time salary plus benefits. The average salary for our teachers is around $800 a week. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, keep in mind that we pay for your flight and all housing expenses throughout your entire contract. That means all that extra money goes right into your pocket! Plus, your earnings are 100% tax-free! 

Traveling to engage in a new career can be daunting, but as a Mission Search employee, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are taken care of every step of the way. We have a community of contacts in Saudi Arabia who are there to help you through a smooth transition and make your stay enjoyable and memorable.

The Teaching Experience

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia is more than just a job; it is an avenue for you to gain true life experience. While you will enhance your skills and gain hands-on experience as a teacher, you will also be engaging in international travel, helping you grow spiritually as an individual by living a well-rounded lifestyle. 

Mission Search is recruiting English teachers to work in some of Saudi Arabia’s top universities. Saudi Arabia universities require all of their students to take 1 year of English no matter what their major is. Because of this unique rule, these institutes have a high demand for English speakers on their staff, and they’re willing to offer generous pay for native English speakers from America. 

Our candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in education (master’s degree preferred) to take part in this amazing opportunity. Through Mission Search’s comprehensive training program, we provide our candidates with the knowledge and confidence they need to be a successful teacher.

Hiring Process

From application to arrival, Mission Search will take care of you. Our highly trained recruiters will support you every step of the way from the visa process through to classroom training. We know it can be confusing, but we’re just an email or call away if you have any questions. Once you arrive in Saudi Arabia, you’ll go through a series of sessions led by our regional support team. Our team is with you when you arrive and throughout your entire stay abroad.

Qualifications Required

Candidates applying to teach abroad need to be native English speakers with a master’s degree in education preferred although a bachelor’s degree is also acceptable. To teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world, you are required to have a TEFL certification (see below).

The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic, but you do not need to know this language to be a teacher there! Most people in this region speak English at a first-grade level, so it is enough for essential communication. Native English speakers will have little to no trouble communicating with locals at restaurants, shops, museums or wherever you decide to visit during your free time.

Get TEFL Certified!

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is a required certification for any international English-teaching service. TEFL is a relatively short qualification course that ensures consistent understanding in regards to grammar, spelling, classroom management, and lesson planning. With a TEFL certification, you will have all the tools you need to be a successful and knowledgeable teacher of English in Saudi Arabia. 

TEFL certifications should be available through your accredited university while you complete your degree. Most education degrees require a TEFL certification before graduation, so if you majored in education, you might already be TEFL certified!

If you don’t have one already, there are online TEFL courses available here!

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