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desertflower



Joined: 15 Sep 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: interview with KAU Reply with quote

I recently had an interview with KAU via skype, very short interview. The 'committee' that conducted the interview didnt bother turning on their webcam. which was a lil wierd talking at a green screen... Anyway I didnt get the opportunity to discuss anything as they seem to be in hurry to get it over. Is this normal? Also how do they calculate salary? I have 4 yrs experience, TEFL and Masters. i know the Housing allowance isnt much also..would be great to get some info from you guys.
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ksam



Joined: 27 May 2008
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Location: somewhere over the rainbow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar experience with them as well. The interview did seem quite rushed. They didn't really wait around to see if I had any questions either, but all other correspondence with them was cordial and prompt. You should hear back from them regarding the interview in 1-2 weeks.
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desertflower



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ksam, are you working for them now?
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ksam



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still in the process.
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786



Joined: 27 Jan 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an interview with them in two days. How was your interview? Did they test your knowledge ?
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Nabz1236



Joined: 04 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi are we talking about ELI in Jeddah?

I take it all you guys have an MA in TEFL or TESOL or a BA Degree in English with a PGCE?

Thanks
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786



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I have a degree and masters in a non-English subject, TEFL, PGCE, and almost 5 years teaching experience, including a year teaching in a Gulf country.
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786



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting me know what they asked, had my interview this morning, said they will email me within two days.
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river nile



Joined: 11 Mar 2014
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Location: South East England

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,
I got an offer through ICEAT ( generous one!) but I wonder if KA's ELI are still accepting applications?
Thanks
Note : An annoying new comer is just exploring options.
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

river nile wrote:
Note : An annoying new comer is just exploring options.

You must have been reading other threads. LOL

I will just say that you should research any employer that offers - here and on The Google - to see what the complaints are and be warned. YMMV

The key to success in Saudi is to arrive with realistic expectations (ie... low), lots of patience, and a sense of humor.

VS
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river nile



Joined: 11 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi veiledsentimentsand and many thanks for ur reply,

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The key to success in Saudi is to arrive with realistic expectations (ie... low), lots of patience, and a sense of humor.
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I have an experience of teaching in Saudi ( six years) but I was last there in 2006. This time I have a plan ( housing is priority ) and after I read some of the posts I realized that applicants only concentrate on culture, money and other interests ( they are totally entitled to do so) but from my humble experience housing and accommodation come top of the list.

As for the quote on ur reply, yes, u r right Cool

kind regards
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desertflower



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i think they are still hiring.
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lcanupp1964



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 315
Location: Jeddah, KSA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ELI at KAU hires all year long. I have seen new teachers coming over in May. They need to fill 50 positions (due to growing demand and number of students going into the program) before the start of the new year (Sept/2014).
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