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Re: CELTA in Saudia Arabia

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 3:09 p.m.

In Response To: CELTA in Saudia Arabia (Jon)

I will preface this by saying my primary objective is teaching in Saudi Arabia within the next two years.

I was 'accepted' into the local CELTA program and have been heavily considering taking the course. The issue is that I am not sure what opportunities will await me. Essentially the only 'qualifications' I have is a B.A. in Communications w/ a 3.82 GPA from a top 50 university and a hypothetical CELTA certification.

Don't have much experience with kids. I am a native English speaker from America with a firm grasp on the English language.

What do I need to do to reach my goal? And where could I expect to find a job if not Saudi Arabia?

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For starters, you need to gain a few years of experience before even thinking about teaching in the Kingdom; most newbies go to Asia for their first teaching posts. Korea is a popular first teaching destination.

As for Saudi jobs, if your goal is to teach children, you'll need a teaching license from your home state as well as primary or secondary school experience. Be aware that for teaching adults, the majority of Saudi employers require a related bachelor's degree, while others will only hire those with relevant MAs. Anyway, the Cafe's international job board will give you an idea of qualifications. And there's also the Cafe's Saudi jobs discussion forum.

Messages In This Thread

CELTA in Saudia Arabia
Jon -- Monday, 11 March 2013, at 8:52 p.m.
Re: CELTA in Saudia Arabia
Jon -- Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 7:57 p.m.
Re: CELTA in Saudia Arabia
nomad soul -- Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 3:09 p.m.
Re: CELTA in Saudia Arabia
spiral78 -- Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 11:05 a.m.

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