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Money



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
Posts: 10
Location: South Africa

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:01 am    Post subject: Advice please URGENT Reply with quote

Good day

I am a South African teaching in SA just returned from UK. (I was teaching there)
I want to get info on teaching in Middle East. Like; how are the schools compared to the UK (discipline), accommodation, and transport? And if there is anything that I should be careful of before applying. What country to concider?

Will I be able to go for a few years and safe sum money? I saved about 700 pound a month in the UK.

If there are people willing to answer my question I will appreciate it.
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QatarChic



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 445
Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Money,

I have no idea about discipline in international schools here, but only know that their salaries tend to average around 13000QR a month-also depends where you work, as salaries are higher at one of the established ones like DESS, Doha College etc...

It would help if you gave us more info like how many years teaching experience do you have? what qualifications do you have ? to better direct you more about which schools to avoid etc..

It's quite easy to save money here, and there would always be the possibility of extra work through private tuition, etc. Qatar is a safe country, but getting more expensive daily with regards to food etc....It's best that you get your own car here because taxis are either late, unavailable or the drivers are new and don't know the city well.....

hope this helps-please feel free to ask anymore Qs...
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helenl



Joined: 04 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Money, it would help you make more focused inquiries if you read about what is already posted on these areas on the boards, use the search function - then we can give you more info on details that are important to you
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Money



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
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Location: South Africa

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qchic

Thank you so much for the info!!! I will do a search and then ask more questions.

Thanks for you time.
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QatarChic



Joined: 06 May 2005
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Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome. I noticed from your other posts that you have expressed interest in several other countries. Do you have a preference or would you just like to get some experience in any Gulf country?
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Money



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
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Location: South Africa

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QatarChic wrote:
You're welcome. I noticed from your other posts that you have expressed interest in several other countries. Do you have a preference or would you just like to get some experience in any Gulf country?


Hey

I traveled to Thailand and Bangkok and donít think I will enjoy staying there for a couple of years. In the golf there are a lot of westerners.

The UK (been their done that for 3 years)

What city in the Golf would you recommend? I am still young and enjoy spending time with friend. I know that Kuwait is a dry country and not to good for social life.
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QatarChic



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muscat is great if you enjoy doing stuff outdoors like camping etc- but salaries tend to be lower than elsewhere in the Gulf. I would also consider Abu Dhabi and Doha as there is more to do if you're single, but perhaps more so Abu Dhabi.
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MrScaramanga



Joined: 12 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to concur with QatarChic that Abu Dhabi is the best place in the Gulf for a young single, unless you don't mind the traffic in Dubai. Undoubtedly, there is much more to do in Dubai than Abu Dhabi, but cost and getting around are really problematic. Abu Dhabi is not cheap either, but at least traffic is manageable Wink
Good luck!
MrS
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lall



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 358

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Teaching Reply with quote

Quote:
Hey

I traveled to Thailand and Bangkok and donít think I will enjoy staying there for a couple of years. In the golf there are a lot of westerners.

The UK (been their done that for 3 years)

What city in the Golf would you recommend? I am still young and enjoy spending time with friend. I know that Kuwait is a dry country and not to good for social life.


You said that you were teaching in the UK. I hope it was not English. Please take this constructively. Your above-quoted post has numerous errors and I've not pointed out the errors of syntax, punctuation, improper use of the lower/upper case, etc.,


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wilberforce



Joined: 27 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my gal pals who teach at some of the international and independent schools, the main problem is not really the students. It's the parents!
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