Teaching in Jordan
Teaching in Jordan – Hiring
Teachers are typically hired for teaching jobs in Jordan beginning in late August or early September; however, there are often opportunities to find jobs year-round.
Options for teaching in Jordan
Salary and benefits when teaching in Jordan
Teaching in Jordan offers a competitive salary. Teachers can expect to earn around $3,000 – $3,800 USD per month.
Employment packages often include many benefits for teachers, such as paid accommodation, return flights, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, and sometimes professional development/bonus opportunities.
Because the cost of living is lower than most Middle Eastern countries, teachers can expect to save some of their salary for regional travel opportunities.
What you need to teach in Jordan
To teach in an international school, teachers will need to have a Bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching license in their home state or country. Native English speakers are generally preferred for these positions. Candidates for ESL jobs in Jordan will usually be required to hold a TEFL certificate in order to qualify, as well as a Bachelor’s degree.
Teachers interested in teaching overseas in Jordan will need a work visa, though international and ESL schools support teachers in obtaining their visa.
Living in Jordan
Things for teachers to do in Jordan
Jordan is home to one of the Middle East’s most spectacular sights, Petra, a historical archeological city in Ma’an, also known as the Rose City after the color of the stones out of which the city is carved. Petra was established as early as 312 BC and remains Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
The country is also known for its adventure opportunities and diverse backdrops, ranging from red desert sands, azure Gulf of Aqaba waters, to the popular wellness retreat of the Dead Sea.
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Jordan at a glance
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Jordan borders the Dead Sea, Earth’s lowest point, which is 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level.
The olive tree is very common in Jordan - they’re everywhere!
Within Jordan is the city of Petra or “The Rose City” and is an ancient city famous for its architecture that is carved directly into the rock face. It has been named a UNESCO World heritage Site and is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
In Jordan, it is considered polite to refuse the offer of a meal three times before accepting the invitation.
The remains of possibly the world's oldest purpose - built church was discovered in Jordan and is from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD.
Jordan is the only country in the region that does not have any oil.
Jordan is home to many biblical sites including the Jordan River, Mount Neb and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.