Teach in the Maldives

Teach in the Maldives

Teaching jobs are widespread in the Maldives, especially for English teachers. Teach abroad opportunities in the Maldives exist in international schools and private schools. 

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Teaching in the Maldives

Teaching Jobs in the Maldives

Teachers are needed throughout the Maldives, especially to teach English. English is taught in all schools, used extensively throughout the tourism industry, and generally considered the country's second language. Teachers may find employment at an international or private school.

Teaching Jobs in the Maldives - Hiring

The school year for public and private schools starts in January and wraps up in November. Schools will usually begin recruitment several months before the start of the school year. For teachers interested in volunteering or teaching English, teaching jobs may open up throughout the year. To apply for a teaching job in the Maldives, teachers should visit the Teach Away application system at https://app.teachaway.com/teacher/register.

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Start dates are ongoing but spaces are limited for all of these jobs teaching English in Maldives, so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.


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Living in the Maldives

The Maldives are made up of 1192 coral islands, grouped into 26 coral atolls. 200 of the islands are inhabited, with an additional 80 islands functioning as tourist resorts. The largest industry by far is tourism, with 90% of tax revenue resulting from tourism-related taxes. Observing Sunni Islam, the work week in the Maldives runs Sunday to Thursday; alcohol and pork are banned throughout the inhabited islands. Although resort islands cater to western and European tastes, it is recommended that foreigners respect the local culture in their behaviour and attire when residing on non-resort islands.

The Maldives are tropical, with a consistent temperature of 30 degrees throughout the year. Rainfall increases during monsoon season from April until October. Recreational activities include scuba diving, fishing and surfing, while the islands’ pristine beauty and overwater bungalows are a perfect vacation getaway for teachers looking to relax.

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TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

Many private schools in Maldives require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Maldivian private school positions.

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Maldives at a Glance

Country Information

Capital - Male

Language - Maldivian (Dhivehi)

Population - 330.000

Currency - Maldivian rufiyaa

Government - Constitutional Republic

Quick Facts
  • The Maldives is one of the world’s most dispersed countries, made up of over 1,000 coral islands in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Maldives is the lowest and flattest country in the world, with an average ground level of 1.5 meters. Climate change scientists estimate the islands will sink by the end of the century unless current efforts by the government proves to be effective
  • The Maldives is famous for its amazing coral reefs, home to over 2,000 different species of fish and a hugely popular diving location.
  • The Maldives boasts a 98% literacy rate, up from from 70% in 1978.

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