Teaching English in Yemen
Yemen is a beautiful Middle Eastern country, which manages to maintain a low key yet develop at its own pace. Like most non native English speaking country Yemen has a high demand of ESL teachers. However, the demand and supply ratio in this country is not same as it is an unlikely destination for the ESL or EFL teachers. As Yemen is not an oil rich country like most Middle Eastern countries, the wealth of this nation, do not match up with its neighbors. The demand of English teachers here are particularly high in the primary schools as the literacy rate in this country is just 75%.
The demand of English teachers in Yemen is mainly concentrates in the cities. Sanaâ€™a is the main TEFL or TESOL region. The English teachers in Yemen are required to teach General English, Business English and English for Young Learners. The teachers are required by the corporate offices, English medium schools and the language departments of various universities. The most convenient time for getting an ESL job in Yemen is from September to June and it is also relatively pleasant in these months.
The ESL teachers in Yemen can expect a salary in the range of 1000 to 1600 USD approximately. The salaries of the teachers depend on the qualification and experience of the teachers. No tax is deducted from the salary. The contracts of the teachers are of 12 months. In the oil and gas industries ESL or EFL teachers are recruited on a regular basis.
Living standards in Yemen are pretty
average and it is one of the most affordable countries in the Middle East.
Accommodation is quite cheap in Yemen and one can get a one room apartment at a
rent of 350 USD per month.