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How to Ace Your First Teaching Job in the UAE?

by Anshuman Kukreti , Sunday, 12th April 2015

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The recent TESOL Arabia Conference held in Dubai, might have vouched for a massive boom in the UAE education sector in the coming years, but one can’t simply be ignorant towards the increasing competition as against the increasing job opportunities in the education sector. With a dire need of nearly 52 educational facilities by 2020, and the expected number of total schools to reach 250 in Dubai, it goes without saying that the cluster of seven princely emirates is oozing with career opportunities for those enticed by the education sector.

 
However, the situation still demands of you to stay focused and give a best shot at the first teaching job you secured in the country. Ways to ace it and be an efficient teacher are endless to list, still a few are relatively prominent. Mentioned below are 4 such tips that will help you be at ease as a teacher in the UAE. Dart sufficient glances an arm yourself for success.
 
Start Taking Things a Bit Easy
 
Speaking on general lines, there’s nothing like a ‘stress-free’ job. It seems obvious, considering the fact that you have all the desires to make it big in this fast moving world, a little stress is understood, right?
 
All educational facilities in the UAE typically start from 7.30/8 am and close by 2.30/3 pm, coupled with a mandatory 1 hour lunch break. In addition to this, a country offering AED 104,894 (as on 10th Dec 2014) to a secondary school teacher, makes this career avenue lucrative enough, right?
 
Carry out a thorough research at your end.
 
Before putting any step forth, you should have a good enough idea about the institution you’ll join. If possible, try to get in touch with your recruiter and colleagues. Enquire regarding the past performance of the students you are being assigned. This will enable you to think about your approach accordingly. Moreover, going this way you will have a comfortable head start to start things from scratch, in a country completely new to you.
 
You can also consider substitute teaching to start with. It lets you network with administrators and fellow teachers, hence offering a preview of your teaching skills.
 
Get Innovative With Your Approach
 
A country having the most talented professionals, flocking from all around the world sure doesn’t have shortage of options, when it comes to finding replacements. In such a case, it might be in the best of your favor to keep the students interested in the subject and the class performance on a constant growth curve. Along with having the competencies that are in compliance with the latest international teaching standards, it’ll be equally expected of you to come with practices that are able to entice the students and increase their understanding of the subject.
 
Be Aptly Presentable as a Teacher
 
The UAE is often known to have a particular and stringent set of social conventions. Right from a particular way of greeting to putting on a suitable attire, things are numerous to be kept in mind. Amidst such a situation, being shabbily dressed just might put things off.
 
Considering the fact that you are someone the student will look up to, try to be dressed in a set of formal clothes. Be well-groomed and pick clothes that are decent, yet not outdated to be made a mockery out of.
 
It has never been about being the best, since day one. Need of the hour is to keep these things in mind, and you’ll see improvement, day by day. The UAE has immense avenues in the education field, in store for you. All you need is to avail them!

 

 

 

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Author: Anshuman Kukreti

Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics relating to employment across the gulf. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
   
 
 

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