Teaching Jobs in Kuwait
Kuwait is about 18 thousand square miles (making it smaller than the state of New Jersey) with a population of 4 million. It borders the Persian Gulf between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Arabic is the official language though English is widely spoken. The World Bank has identified Kuwait as a high income economy and it a major non NATO ally of the United States.
The country is has plenty of archeological sites, expanses of dessert and the pretty shoreline of the Arabian Gulf. Falcons is the national bird and images are found on stamps and currencies. Interestingly the Kuwait national anthem has no words and is solely of melody. Kuwaiti’s are mainly employed in the government and public sectors. There are no railways in Kuwait with the majority of the population living along the coastal region. As Kuwait has no rivers or lakes it uses well water and desalinates sea water for drinking and other purposes. If you are thinking of teaching in Kuwait you need to be adaptable, open and have knowledge of Arabic society and traditions.
Kuwait has a number of American, British and English private schools and most private schools have English instruction with curriculum bases on American and English international school models. Kuwaitis can afford private education and many Kuwaiti children attend International Private Schools.
School job opportunities are in Elementary, Middle and Secondary levels at International Private Schools in Kuwait. Schools look for licensed teachers with no less than 1-2 years of experience. Teachers with experience as department head might be considered for leadership/management roles.
Teaching Jobs Criteria: Teachers must have 1-2 years of teaching experience and a regional teaching license or certificate.