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what jobs are there in the UAE nowadays except at unis?
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enterthedragon



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:07 am    Post subject: what jobs are there in the UAE nowadays except at unis? Reply with quote

DOes anyone know what jobs there are worth doing in the UAE nowadays? how much do they pay?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most English-medium teaching jobs in the UAE are for primary and secondary levels. In fact, the tiny UAE has more English-medium k12 schools than China.

For non-ESL positions, see the thread, Requirements for English-medium teachers in ADEC schools. Also check out Teach Away, Seek Teachers, and Footprints for specific info and ads for k12 teaching opportunities covering ESL and academic subjects.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not asking about schools. I know where to find ads for schools. I just wondered where all the adult English training programmes were nowadays.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DOes anyone know what jobs there are worth doing in the UAE nowadays? how much do they pay?

You asked about jobs worth taking. Language schools and training centers don't particularly fit the bill; positions are usually filled locally with resident expats or Emiratis and not from abroad. That equates to a so-so salary and few, if any, benefits. Additionally, EFL trainer openings in the oil/gas industry are scarce due to the oil slump. Anyway, you can check to see if the British Council has openings.

Keep in mind that English is widely spoken in the UAE for business and commerce given that expats make up nearly 90% of the country's population.
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bin There



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: TESOL Arabia job fair Reply with quote

Will there be a job fair at the conference in March?
There is no information about this on the tesolarabia website
Thank you
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of today, per TESOL Arabia's website, the 2018 conference has been "deferred until further notice." You'll need to check the site periodically for the rescheduled dates and any other info.
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bin There



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nomad Soul

Does anyone know of any jobs fairs for the Gulf region?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bin There wrote:
Does anyone know of any jobs fairs for the Gulf region?

TESOL Arabia would be your best bet since it's the largest event in the GCC and therefore, attracts employers and job seekers from throughout the region. However, some of those same employers often recruit during IATEFL (UK) and TESOL Int'l (US) in the spring as well. That said, you could check the websites of individual universities, schools, and organizations in the region for postings.

For k12 job openings, refer to my initial post.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nomad soul wrote:
As of today, per TESOL Arabia's website, the 2018 conference has been "deferred until further notice." You'll need to check the site periodically for the rescheduled dates and any other info.

That is interesting. Considering that the HCT people were likely the majority of those running the show for the last few years... and considering all the professional teachers who have been pushed out/non-renewed or just plain abused enough that they resigned, I wonder if this means that they have no one to run it.

Or the government has refused any funding...

Pure speculation, of course...

VS
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Gulezar



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Your next writing assignment Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
nomad soul wrote:
As of today, per TESOL Arabia's website, the 2018 conference has been "deferred until further notice." You'll need to check the site periodically for the rescheduled dates and any other info.

That is interesting. Considering that the HCT people were likely the majority of those running the show for the last few years... and considering all the professional teachers who have been pushed out/non-renewed or just plain abused enough that they resigned, I wonder if this means that they have no one to run it.

Or the government has refused any funding...

Pure speculation, of course...

VS


There's enough in the annals of TACON history to write a novel: power plays, personality clashes, mismanagement of funds ... it is all speculation. It's a great study in the rise (and fall) of a not-for-profit, volunteer professional development organization in the waning years of oil wealth.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've been picking up a few of the "details" in the last 24 hours. Besides the personalities and rumors of financial shenanigans... there is the 'fact' that UAE government wants a 20% tax. It is theoretically a non-profit, so one wonders... 20% on what?

You should write that novel Gulezar. I was around and part of the group that started it way back in the early 90s... and the tales started almost immediately. Laughing But, it was a pretty well run organization for the first 10 or so years and the conferences were useful and fun.

Sad times for education in the UAE...

VS
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: re the op Reply with quote

Forget working in the oil field too. Contracted out to teachers with very,very little experience for 12k/month all in. And, Americans are taking such salaries, not just the usual suspects.
It's just ADNOC now, all the opcos are no more.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,veiled...good fun in the early days especially when it was in Al Ain either at the old intercon (Horse&Jockey anyone?)or Hilton (Paco's).Happy days.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dragonpiwo wrote:
And, Americans are taking such salaries.

So what?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

Well. In the oil field, such salaries are usually reserved for 'others'.
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