Teach Away Inc. is the founding recruitment partner for one of the world’s largest educational reforms, the Abu Dhabi Education Council New School Model. As ADEC’s first worldwide recruitment partner, Teach Away is the number one choice for thousands of educators across the globe.
With head offices in North America and branches worldwide, Teach Away recruits licensed Public School educators from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for exciting teaching positions within ADEC’s New School Model.
In early 2009, Teach Away management met with officials from the Abu Dhabi government to design and develop one of the largest international licensed teacher recruitment initiatives in the world. Since the inception of the ADEC Reform Program, Teach Away has recruited over 80% of all English speaking educators working for the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
As the first recruitment provider for English Medium Teachers (EMTs), Teach Away is the only organization that has been working with ADEC since the program’s inception. Teach Away is seeking dedicated teachers, principals, and administrators to participate in a large education reform that will help shape the future of this young nation.
Teach Away’s online network puts teachers in touch with a community of foreign educators, even before departing for Abu Dhabi
Teach Away has worked with the Abu Dhabi Education Council since the inception of the program and has a proven record of success.
Teach Away’s systems work with ADEC’s to facilitate the processing of documents, giving Teach Away educators the best chances of arriving on time.
All applicants must submit an online application for teaching overseas through Teach Away.
Successful candidates must be interviewed in person at various locations in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Abu Dhabi. Teachers who are required to commute to the interview are responsible for their own commuting and lodging expenses.
Interview dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.
Please note that attendance to an interview session is by invitation only. Candidates are asked not to purchase flights to any of the interview locations until they have been officially invited by Teach Away Inc. representatives. Please also note that all dates are subject to change. Applicants who interview through more than one agency risk having their application cancelled by ADEC.
|Country / Region||City||Tentative Interview Dates*|
|USA||New York||April 24th|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||April 10th|
|United Kingdom||London||April 21st|
|South Africa||Durban||April 14th|
|Cape Town||April 20th|
|Please note that dates are subject to change.
Interviews are invite-only. You must apply to be considered.
The Abu Dhabi Education Council is responsible for developing and implementing innovative educational policies, plans, and programs that aim to improve education in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and support educational institutions and staff in a manner that helps achieve the objectives of national development.
Teachers who are accepted to teach will be assigned to a public school within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is responsible for three regions: Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain, and Al Gharbia. The majority of placement locations will be in urban or suburban settings. Teachers may be placed up to 45-minute drive from their school.
Abu Dhabi is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Dubai. It is located on an island on the Arabian Gulf and offers year-round sunshine. Al Ain, the fourth largest city in the UAE, is located next to Oman and is known as the Garden City of the UAE. Click here to read more information about teaching locations in Abu Dhabi.
Teachers working in the UAE are contracted to teach for a minimum of three years. Teachers who successfully complete the contract will be offered an option to renew their contracts.
Teachers interested in working in Abu Dhabi must be licensed to teach in their state/province.
Teachers who have an undergraduate degree but no teaching credentials will not be considered for teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi. Teaching English as a Second Language certificates, although helpful in a second language learning environment, cannot replace a teaching license.
All Teach Away applicants to this public school program must provide a criminal background check at the time of their in-person interview.
Teachers will be placed throughout 296 public schools in Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Al Gharbia. The majority of the students are of Emirati nationality.
Abu Dhabi schools are divided into four levels: Kindergarten, Cycle 1 (grades 1-5), Cycle 2 (grades 6-9), and Cycle 3 (grades 10-12). A typical class in Abu Dhabi will have between 20-30 students.
|Level||Subjects Taught||Teaching Independently?|
|Kindergarten||English, math, and science||Working with Arabic co-teacher|
|Cycle 1||English, math, and science||Own classroom|
|Cycle 2||ONE of the following: English, math, or science||Own classroom|
|Cycle 3||English only||Own classroom|
Teachers can expect to work with local Emirati teachers, western expatriate teachers, and Arabic expatriate teachers. Foreign teachers make up roughly 15 - 40% of the staff in any given Abu Dhabi public school.
Language - Arabic
Population - 921.000
Currency - UAE Dirham
Government - Constitutional monarchy
Major Religion - Islam
Climate - Hot desert climate
Size - 972.45 km²