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ak_hope



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Your input is appreciated re: "MADAR International Scho Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

I am a new member in the forum. I did a quick search of the UAE and Middle East boards before posting this message to check whether this school has been discussed before. I only found one 2003 thread and all the people who replied didn't know anything about this school.

I was wondering if anyone has heard of MADAR International School (located in Madi, Towayyah, Al-Ain) or knows anyone who works there. Please note that this school used to be called The Rushd Private School.

Any feedback is much appreciated.
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acliun



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:39 pm    Post subject: MADAR International School in Al-Ain Reply with quote

How are you? I am a New York City high school teacher. I am also interested in teaching in the UAE. I also have a preliminary offer form the MADAR International School in Al-Ain. I have traveled in the Middle East, yet I have never lived or worked as instructor. I would be very interested in sharing any information learned about the MADAR international school, Al-Ain and any other sundry knowledge.

Acliun
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ak_hope



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear acliun,

Unfortunately, I have not been able to get any new information regarding Madar International School.

Have they sent you the general information document written by S. Abu-Chakra? It gives you some information about the school and working conditions there (from their perspective of course).

I wasn't too comfortable with the section about salaries. It's too vague. How did you feel about it?

As I mentioned before on this board, although I am Canadian-born and educated, I am of Arab origin and I speak Arabic fluently. From what I've heard and found on the Internet, the expected salary in UAE for a BA + CELTA/TESOL/TEFL holder should be at least 6500, and up to 8000, Dirhams per month. I was offered much less than that by Madar. So I am not sure if that's just what they pay because they seem to be a small school, or if that's what I was offered because of my Arabic background.

It's quite funny and sad that what I had thought would be an advantage turned out to be something that I would get penalized for!

Sincerely,
the-still-hopeful Hope (The Arab discriminated against by Arabs!!)
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ak_hope



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, let me know if you need their website's URL.
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acliun



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:49 pm    Post subject: Madar: Al-AIN Reply with quote

Dear A.K. Hope. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Seemingly, you would provide the best of both worlds to any prospective employer.

To all concerned: I am still awaiting any final offers and weighing a move to the UAE. I have teaching offers in the USA and abroad. I will accept the position offering the best professional and situational package.

I would also ask for any additional info or guidebook choices on AL-AIN.

Acliun
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