Country Guides


At m2r Education we have experience of handling opportunites in the following countries. Please click the one you wish to read about.


Bahrain

Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small Middle Eastern country only 55km long and 18km wide. Despite its size, there are a number of teaching and training opportunities available, including international schools and higher education institutions. Teaching in Bahrain offers a relaxed was of life, it is crime free family orientated. Bahrain also has the added benefit of hosting one of the Formula 1 races, when the whole island comes to life.
In general salary packages in Bahrain are very good and offer the usual expatriate benefits. Cost of living is low and hiring takes place all year round. Bahrain is often seen as a location to settle down in rather than save money and you may want to take this into consideration too.
Qualifications for teaching and training jobs in Bahrain and very similar to the rest of the Middle East, a Bachelor’s degree plus relevant experience is required. 

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-bahrain 

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China

China

If you are looking for a teaching job overseas that will take you to a land both enchanting and challenging, China may be your ultimate destination. The largest country in the world in terms of population, China covers a huge expanse of Asia and is home to more than 1.3 billion people. It is a melting pot of people, languages and religions - dozens of dialects and derivatives of Chinese are spoken throughout China's 22 provinces.
China offers excellent opportunities for those interested in teaching English in China. In most of China, especially in the larger cities, English is the primary second language of most Chinese Nationals. 
Unless you've travelled in Asia before, taking a job in China is a big enough adventure for most people, therefore we suggest you research each location carefully before committing. Living in cities such as like Shanghai, Beijing will lessen the culture shock however if you want to totally immerse yourself then try branching out to the other provinces where you'll find lush landscapes, less traffic, and welcoming locals.
You will be able to find a teaching job in China without the need for any formal teaching experience and therefore it is an ideal country to begin your career as an ESL Teacher.
Packages for ESL jobs in China vary from company to company and also by location. Cost of living also varies so this also needs to be taken into account. Work hours also vary, some will offer a typical 5 day working week whilst others work to a staggered programme based around the needs of the students. 

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-china 

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Kuwait

Kuwait

Teaching in Kuwait offers the opportunity to live and work in a small yet extremely wealthy environment. 
The numbers of trained teachers has risen dramatically in the last few years, as many teachers move abroad to work, attracted by the higher salaries and lower cost of living.
Typical offers are between GBP£1400 / USD$2300 to GBP£3000 / USD$5000 and offer either allowances to cover transportation and accommodation or be provided with both from the outset. Medical cover and return flights are the norm too.
Daily temperatures in Kuwait can be stifling, especially in the height of summer. The average highs in August push 44 degrees Celsius (112.1 Fahrenheit) with highs in December hovering around 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit). Dress code restrictions apply to women—shoulders and knees must be covered. 

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-kuwait 

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Oman

Oman

There is a high demand for teachers and trainers in Oman, especially ESL teachers and vocational trainers. Oman is considerably different to the rest of the Middle East due to its startling landscapes and low rise buildings. As with the rest of the region though, the local population are extremely welcoming, making Oman a fantastic destination to work.
Oman has 7 technical colleges run by the Ministry of Manpower, numerous international schools, adult language centres as well as universities and organisations offering vocational training to the major oil company employees. 
Packages differ wildly and on the face the basic salary could be viewed as being lower than the rest of the Middle East, however always consider the low cost of living, fantastic way of life plus, in almost all cases, you will receive free accommodation, medical cover and return flights. 
Qualifications and experience tend to start at around the 2 year mark and as usual, preference is given to related degrees.

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-oman 

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UAE

UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises of 7 states, each governed by their own ruler. The most famous are Abu Dhabi and Dubai and invariably, when people think of the Middle East, they generally start at one of these 2 locations. 
Opportunities to teach, especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are countless, but then so is the competition. There are numerous international schools, universities as well as technical vocational institutions and all welcome expatriate teachers and trainers.
Packages range from outstanding to rather underwhelming, this is dependent on the institute and also location, however the northern Emirates do have a much lower cost of living though. When looking at teaching jobs in the UAE you may want to consider the ‘lesser known’ Emirates as well as Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-uae 

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Malaysia

Malaysia

As the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is one of the world's most exotic destinations for teaching English abroad. With its tropical climate, mouth-watering food and fascinating heritage, Malaysia is sure to offer you a wonderful experience. 
Malaysia has a low cost of living and a wealth of international schools, universities and training centres therefore opportunities are countless. 
Salaries are around the $3000USD mark and come with free accommodation or a housing allowance which will easily give you enough money to live comfortably. For ESL jobs in Malaysia, you will need a degree and a TEFL qualification as a bare minimum. 

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-malaysia 

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Qatar

Qatar

Teaching in Qatar will give you the opportunity to experience the old with the new. As a rapidly growing country built on huge natural reserves, you will enjoy a blend of old world traditions sitting comfortably alongside futuristic architecture and all the home comforts that you need. 
Due to the large number of expatriates living in Qatar, plus the government’s drive to up skill the local population, you will always find a wide range of teaching and training jobs in Qatar. These range from local and international schools, universities as well as private companies and training centres.
Packages are very competitive and like the rest of the Middle East, tax free. You will either be offered allowances to cover transportation and accommodation or be provided with both from the outset. Medical cover and return flights are the norm too.
Remember that if you are still in Qatar in 2022, there is the small matter of being able to enjoy the FIFA World Cup there too…

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-qatar 

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Teaching and Training jobs in Saudi Arabia can offer you the chance to live in one of the world’s wealthiest and culturally fascinating countries, the largest in the Middle East. 
You will have the opportunity to learn about Islamic and Middle Eastern traditions in a crime free, friendly environment. Teaching opportunities exist in the major cities as well as in more rural communities, offering a fantastic cultural immersion experience. Please note that in Saudi Arabia, the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Qualifications needed for a teaching job in Saudi Arabia differ between subjects and whether you are teaching young or adult learners. At the very least you will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree and previous teaching experience. For more vocational positions, you will also need to have hands on industry experience as well.
Salaries in Saudi Arabia again vary depending on the institute, qualifications and experience but typically range from GBP£1500 / $2600USD to GBP£3000 / USD$5000. These are tax free and you will also receive excellent benefits which will include housing, transportation, medical insurance, return flights and your work visa. In some cases you may be offered generous allowances instead of housing and transportation, meaning the potential to save is even greater. End of contract bonuses are also offered as well as the chance to renew and remain in the Kingdom.
Working hours are typically between 7.30am and 4pm, 5 days per week, with contact hours averaging 20 to 25hrs.

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-saudi-arabia 

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Made up of over 17000 islands, Indonesia is a culturally diverse country sitting right on the Equator. With its tropical climate and low cost of living, it is an ideal place to teach.  
The majority of positions exist in / around the capital Jakarta where opportunities can be found in international schools, universities, language centres and vocational training centres. All offer competitive salaries and a full expatriate benefits package with accommodation or an allowance included. 
Beyond being useful in an employment or university setting, a level of status is attached to English fluency in Indonesia. As an English teacher you will have a greater likelihood of working with children, because English has been instated as part of the national curriculum.

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-indonesia 

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