Teach English in Qatar

Qatar is a key center for commerce and finance in the Middle East. Qualified and experienced teachers can enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with high savings potential in this ultramodern oasis.

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What to Know about Teaching English in Qatar

Employment Requirements


A minimum university bachelor degree is required to teach English in Qatar. Masters degree holders are highly preferred.

TEFL Certification

A minimum of 150-hour TEFL certification which includes a practicum is highly recommended.

Citizenship Requirements

Most employers highly prefer citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

Contract Hours and Terms

Types of Jobs

Private language schools, international schools and vocational colleges

Teaching Hours

20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time


6 - 8 weeks of paid vacation

Contract Period

12 months

Income and Living Costs


$1600 - $4000 per month

Living Costs

$800 - 2800 per month

Savings Potential

$800 - 1500+ per month

Startup Cost

$1500 - 2500


Most employers provide housing or housing allowance


Most employers provide airfare reimbursement

Health Insurance

Most employers cover health insurance

Contract Completion Bonus

End of service (gratuity) payment is required by Qatar law and the payment you are entitled to upon completing your contract is calculated based on the contract terms and length of service.

Getting Hired

Best Time to Apply

Year-round. Schools may start their hiring process several months in advance.

Hiring Process

1-2 interviews by phone or Skype in advance, followed by job offer and contract if successful (1 - 3 months)


Work visa sponsored by school

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