There is a huge demand for English in Oman because all Omani schools teach English as a second language and it is spoken in most hotels, airports and hospitals. All employees in these businesses are required to speak English. Nonetheless, there is a marked shortage of native English speakers in Oman – even in teaching positions – mostly due to the government´s strict immigration requirements. This shortage is especially pronounced in the country´s public school system.
Therefore, provided you can get a work visa and residence permit, there are plenty of teaching opportunities available.
Requirements : Bachelor’s Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certificate Typical Contract : One to two years Peak Hiring Season : Year round Teaching Hours per Week : 20 Monthly Salary* : 770 – 1,540 OMR Cost of Living** : Cost of a Big Mac Not Available Income Tax : 0% Accommodations : Usually provided or housing allowance Airfare : Usually included Health Care : Usually included Holidays : Usually paid Visa : Employer assisted Additional Notes : Preference given to males; masters degree and previous ESL teaching experience is preferred