Teaching English in Kuwait: At a Glance

An oasis in the midst of the Arabian desert, Kuwait is famous for its elaborate mosques, opulent palaces, glittering ultra-modern high-rises, as well as the passion of its people. This last distinction is evident in the ESL classroom where lively debate is common.

Monthly Salary*:500 - 900 KWD
Accommodations:Usually included or allowance given
Airfare:Fully paid for or reimbursed
Health Care:Included
Holidays:Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:Minimum one year
Typical Start Month(s):September
Application Timeline:1 - 8 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:10 - 25 KWD
Income Tax††:0%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac Not Available
Exchange Rate:As of 04-22-2014
1.000 KWD = 3.56 USD
1.00 USD = 0.281 KWD
Ability to Save:High
Visa:Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Bachelor's Degree, and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes:Teaching Degree or Master's Degree preferred

 




Other Middle East Countries:

Egypt ~ Israel ~ Kuwait ~ Oman ~ Qatar ~ Saudi Arabia ~ United Arab Emirates




Kuwait's oil industry makes it one of the wealthiest nations per capita in the world. The culture in Kuwait is rooted in Islamic and Arab traditions, but is typically more American than its Middle East neighbors. There are more women in the labor force in Kuwait than anywhere else in the Persian Gulf.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Kuwait and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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