TEFL in Saudi Arabia

Date posted:2008-05-25 | Writer: EF English First | Email: [email protected]

EF English First is part of EF Education, the world’s largest privately owned educational organization with offices and schools in over 60 countries. We are recruiting for 12-month EFL teaching posts and 24-month EFL teaching posts (renewable contracts) in Jeddah, Khobar, Yanbu and Riyad. We need 12 teachers at this stage.

We are looking for experienced, bright, enthusiastic English Teachers/ Director of studies with strong academic background to teach English in Saudi Arabia. The ideal candidate will be friendly, reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined and familiar with the requirements of low-level students. Patience and cultural sensitivity are essential. We also require teachers who are good team players and supportive of their colleagues. Applicants should have TESOL certificate, and a BA degree (a master's degree is preferred). Minimum of two years TESOL experience. Experience in teaching English in high school or college level is preferred.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive local salary
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Medical coverage
  • Air ticket
  • One month paid annual vacation, plus national holiday

Applicants can apply by emailing the following:

    1. C.V.
    2. Copies of certificates (scanned)
    3. Copies of letters of experience (scanned)
    4. Three different, recent, colored photos (scanned)
    5. Applicant’s address and phone number
    6. Copy of passport (scanned)


    The above should be emailed to: [email protected]

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit covered conditionals and reported speech. I would think that these subjects present a great challenge to English teachers because the differences between the conditionals and the changes that have to be made when reporting speech must seem so subtle to a non-native speaker. However, it is truly important to master these subjects in order to have real-life conversations in the language you are learning.Unit 17 Equipment and Teaching Aids covered the following teaching equipment: White/Black board, Interactive WhiteBoard, Overhead Projector, Visual Aids, Worksheets and Work Cards, Cassette Recorder, CD Player, Videos and DVDs, Video Camera, Dictionaries, Course Books, Resource Books, PhotoCopier, Computers, and Online Resources. I learned the basic principles for board work, especially interactive whiteboards.