Serious Teachers USA  31,489 CA  9,820 UK  13,068 AU  3,767 NZ  1,181 Others  51,391
Advertising
Teach in
China
Public High school ESL teachers needed in Jiangsu
ENTER

ONLINE*
Teach From Home - NOT JUST ESL ($18 - $30)
ENTER
Teach From Home - NOT JUST ESL ($18 - $30) - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
English Teacher
ENTER
English Teacher - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Taiwan
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
ENTER
Middle School Social Studies Teacher - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
16-18,000 RMB Mon. - Fri. daytime teaching sched.
ENTER
16-18,000 RMB Mon. - Fri. daytime teaching sched. - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
ENGLISH KIDS TEACHER, SUZHOU "PARADISE ON EARTH"
ENTER
ENGLISH KIDS TEACHER, SUZHOU "PARADISE ON EARTH" - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Hong Kong
Kindergarten English Teacher
ENTER
Kindergarten English Teacher - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
Native and non Native English speakers
ENTER
Native and non Native English speakers - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Saudi Arabia
English Teacher
ENTER

China
Teach in Beijing
ENTER

Vietnam
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER
ENTER
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Uzbekistan
EAL and Primary Homeroom Teacher Vacancies Availab
ENTER
EAL and Primary Homeroom Teacher Vacancies Availab - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
We need you! Teaching position up to 28000
ENTER
We need you! Teaching position up to 28000 - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
(IB K-12) International School Positions
ENTER
(IB K-12) International School Positions - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
ESL TEACHER WANTED 20,000 RMB + MORE IN WUHAN!
ENTER
ESL TEACHER WANTED 20,000 RMB + MORE IN WUHAN! - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
English Teacher Positions Available in Qingdao
ENTER
English Teacher Positions Available in Qingdao - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
Adult Business English Teachers Needed
ENTER

Kuwait
Female Elementary School Counselor
ENTER
Female Elementary School Counselor - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Ukraine
Native speakers of English only
ENTER
Native speakers of English only - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
Full Time Native English Speakers - Be a Star!
ENTER
Full Time Native English Speakers - Be a Star! - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
No Experience? No Problem! Immediate Starts!!!
ENTER
No Experience? No Problem! Immediate Starts!!! - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
Teach children English
ENTER

China
16-20K Chain schools Shenzhen/Dalian/Xiamen/Yunnan
ENTER
16-20K Chain schools Shenzhen/Dalian/Xiamen/Yunnan - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

Vietnam
Teach English Saigon - South of Vietnam
ENTER
Teach English Saigon - South of Vietnam - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
ESL Teacher Positions Needed ASA In Southern China
ENTER
ESL Teacher Positions Needed ASA In Southern China - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
High Salary teacher jobs in China!
ENTER
High Salary teacher jobs  in China! - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
International Kindergarten/ Daycare Teacher needed
ENTER
International Kindergarten/ Daycare Teacher needed - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

China
Hiring ASAP - Suzhou Private Learning Center
ENTER
Hiring ASAP -  Suzhou Private Learning Center - SeriousTeachers.com Responsive image

(Moderator: Alison Davies)
add a new topic

Back to Forum
Created by Seraphina Anderson: Jul 29, 2015 3 replies
Contracts for the Middle East
Teachers applying for jobs in the Middle East should know that they may well be asked to sign a 'contract' in their home country and email it. THIS IS NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT'S WRITTEN ON.

The only contract that is valid is one signed in the Middle East and in Arabic. Your contract may well be in both English and Arabic, but without the Arabic, it is not accepted in the courts. Therefore, you have no rights!

There are some companies who will ask you to 'sign' BEFORE they interview you. You should not need me to tell you that this is not professional! But for the younger teachers with less experiences of practices in the Middle East, be vigilant!


add a thread

Ahmed Ali: Dec, 23, 15
Is there any harm in signing the contracts before going to the country in which you will be working .
Seraphina Anderson: Jan, 8, 16
There's no harm in it, but don't give you your job based on it as it is NOT a contract. There are exceptions. If your employer is a UK company and NOT the university, then you will be more or less safe. However, be sure that any company will DUMP you if there's the slightest problem in paperwork before you start.
I don't there was much doubt in my post. Caveat emptor!
Tim Spencer: Jan, 17, 16
Signing any form of pre-employment contract is at best a waste of time, at worst a dangerous commitment to make. In all seriousness anything other than a formal job offer - for a specific position, salary etc. - is something to avoid.
Additionally I recommend that you avoid any circumstance when your employer insists on holding your passport. I had an experience of this and it is very unsettling to be nearing the end of a "trial" period and still not have your passport available. In this case the passport was returned just a day after my employment was terminated for non-compliance with a sudden, short-notice implementation of an "all black" dress code. The notice was issued two days before I was "fired".
David Ashbridge
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  My status allows me to work in the EU countries!  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!  Certificates Attached
Ron English
Canada
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
Steuart Hutchinson Blue
Australia
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me!
Nawal Addo
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!  Certificates Attached
Adam Watts
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! 
Kerry Lemox
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
Jean Vuilleman
Australia
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!  Certificates Attached
Robin Usher
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
Elias Kollias
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me!
Marc Hodgson
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
Kevilina Burbank
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
Paul Boswell
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!  Certificates Attached
Tianyu Hockey
United Kingdom
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!  Certificates Attached
Tom Moore
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me! Certificates Attached
John Ince
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! 
Rosalie Marie Diangar
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me!
Philip Hayworth
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me!
Robert Allman
United States of America
LOGIN to view this member's full profile!
Resume Attached  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Employers can Skype Chat/Call me!