TEFL Course in Doha

An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Qatar
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TESOL Course in Doha
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TEFL Course in Doha

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."


Sophisticated, modern, traditional, adventurous, and luxurious: Qatar checks every box. It is considered the pearl of the Middle East and takes its place among the richest countries in the world. The reason Qatar is so rich is oil and natural gas.

Most of Qatar’s area is flat, low-lying desert. Qatar doesn’t have fresh-water springs. The first settlers there were Bedouin nomads who came from the Arabian Peninsula. Today, Qatar has the highest immigration rate in the world. Most immigrants are from Iran, India, and Pakistan. Immigration began in 1970 with the start of the rapid economic growth. Males outnumber females by three to one.

The great majority of Qatar’s population (and an even higher percentage of its activities) are found in and immediately around Doha, where Bedouin tents and camels have been replaced by construction cranes, architecturally unique skyscrapers, shopping malls, fast food restaurants and some very high-priced automobiles. English is spoken just about everywhere.

Although Qatar is quite westernized for a Middle Eastern country, expect some initial culture shock and regular frustrations that will cause you to shake your head. Know that none of the aggravations or inconveniences is insurmountable.

Read more: 5 things you should never do in Qatar.

Reasons to come to Qatar
1. The sun is always shining.
2. Qatar enjoys a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity as it rivals Dubai.
3. There is no shortage of exciting outdoor adventures.
4. Doha has amazing museums.
5. Doha malls are a paradise for shopaholics.
6. Get luxury for a great value.
7. Experience the sheer vastness of the desert.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that, because this destination is still safe from the tourist hordes, it’s lacking in any way. Qatar has an impressive infrastructure in place ready to welcome the most discerning travelers. Easy accessibility, great roadways and a modern metro system make getting here and seeing the sights a breeze.

Read more: The Seven Wonders of Doha


iTTi Doha is accommodated in a smaller school building on the backside of the Barwa Business District. It has a modern classroom with technology and built-in air-conditioning that makes the stay there very pleasant. Doha can be hot during certain months. There is a student lounge with coffee, tea, and water. During lunch, you can go out to one of the nearby coffee shops or restaurants. There are plenty in Doha. The following two pictures show the classroom and the school where the TEFL training takes place.

Doha’s transportation system is super-fast and modern. It takes you from point to point in no time. There is hardly any crime in Doha, so you won’t have to worry that somebody steals your computer or cell phone. Qatar is the richest nation in the world. Nobody has it necessary to steal from others.

The students who come for teaching practice are adults from Doha interested in learning English. They stay from course to course and come from different walks of life: housewives, students, workers, etc. The teaching practicum starts in Week 2 of the program.

The program comes with career support. As Qatar is the richest nation in the world, salaries for English teachers allow for the most comfortable lifestyle you can only imagine. If you want to work in Qatar, our center will be more than happy to refer you to schools.


Teaching English in Qatar has evolved dramatically due to Qatar’s immense economic growth, global trade development, expansion of tourism, and hosting of large-scale events in all fields, such as the 2022 World Cup.

In addition to providing you with an internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certification, iTTi Qatar opens your doors to the world. The training center helps you discover an opportunity to teach English in Qatar and explore the fastest-growing economy in the Middle East. In addition, ITTI Qatar will assist you in building up your immense Curriculum Vitae, refer you to partner schools in Qatar and abroad, and help you with information about work visas. Finally, we will provide you with a letter of reference if your performance in the program is adequate.

Prerequisites for Teaching in Qatar
Foreign teachers need to have a work visa. To apply for that in your home country, you must have a BA/BS and an iTTi TEFL Certificate with Teaching Practicum. Your prospective school must support you with the visa application paperwork just like it is in other countries.

If you are a non-native speaker, your level of English must be perfect. What is perfect? Level C1 or, preferably, C2—not only in speaking but also in writing. If you are unsure, take our free proficiency test and learn how you can improve your performance if required. (https://www.internationaltefltraininginstitute.com/proficiency-test-for-international-opportunities/).

Teaching Opportunities
There are positions in language centers and international schools.
  • International Schools: there are 338 International Curriculum Schools in Qatar, so there are a great number of jobs posted every year, peaking at certain times. These institutions provide the highest salaries, best learning facilities and classroom materials. High requirements, high expectation, high rewards.
  • Language Centers:  as per the English schools in many countries, teachers will provide language lessons that aren’t necessarily based on any one curriculum. The environments are often less formal.

    Contract Length
    Teaching contracts differ from one to three years.

    Salary & Benefits
    You can expect to earn monthly salaries ranging from 9,000 to 16,000 Qatari Rial (QAR), which is $2,500 to $4,400, or £1750 to £3100, providing you have a position as a fully qualified teacher at an international institution. One important factor is that salaries are tax-free. Only few teachers in the world know that teaching salaries in Qatar are higher than in Dubai. Dubai has the reputation of being the highest paying; however, that is not correct.

    Top-notch schools will also offer airfare tickets to Qatar, accommodation, and even health insurance.

    In reference to the housing, the available selection varies. Some offer fully furnished housing, whilst others will subsidize you, and occasionally you will have the offer to live in on-site housing, such as a staff complex or shared housing.

    How to Find a Teaching Job in Qatar
    Many ways lead to your goal. Whereas most schools prefer to hire teachers face to face, there are some other guidelines drawn to help you find your teaching job in Qatar as follows:
    1. Take the TEFL course in Doha. Our center director will refer you to schools after the training.
    2. Word of mouth. Talk to other teachers in Qatar.
    3. Check our newsletter for jobs in Qatar.
    4. Online research. Crawl your search engine to grab your desired teaching opportunities in Qatar.
    5. Google maps. Search for international and state schools in Qatar.
    6. Community and Meet-up expertise. Ask experts to guide you to your target.

    Cost of Living in Qatar
    The cost of living in Qatar may pleasantly surprise you. The going estimate of a foreign, single person’s monthly cost is 3,174 QAR, which is $870 or £615. Subsequently, teachers in this beautiful country can anticipate saving anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 each month.

    Healthcare System in Qatar
    Healthcare standards in Qatar are generally high. Qatari citizens are covered by a national health insurance scheme, while foreigners must either receive health insurance from their employers, or in the case of the self-employed, purchase insurance.  

    Qatar’s healthcare spending is among the highest in the Middle East, with $4.7 billion being invested in healthcare in 2014.  This was a $2.1 billion increase from 2010.  The premier healthcare provider in the country is the Hamad Medical Corporation, established by the government as a non-profit healthcare provider, which runs a network of hospitals, an ambulance service, and a home healthcare service.

    Most pharmacies are open from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm or later, Saturdays to Thursdays. A notice in the local press indicates the pharmacy on duty. Many hospitals have a 24-hour pharmacy, where you can obtain prescription and non-prescription medicines.

    Important Emergency Numbers
    Kahramaa (electricity/water): 911
    Ambulance: 999
    Fire Department: 999
    Police: 999

    Culture in Qatar
    Though Qatari law allows religious freedom, foreigners need to understand that religion is intertwined with social etiquette and culture.

    Qataris are very friendly, generous people. If you are invited to a household, it is recommended that you accept. The home is a symbol of identity in Qatar, so you can quickly discover much about the culture through these visits.

    Like many countries around the world, the way of life of the Western world don’t appear in full. Qatar is a conservative, Islamic country. As a result, there are rules that westerners must follow. Some noteworthy restrictions are public gestures, alcohol consumption, and dress code.
  • Public Gestures: swearing or rude gestures are considered obscene actions or rude gestures are considered obscene actions; posting material online that insults or is culturally insensitive is also seen as unlawful; even pointing or signing thumbs-up is impolite.
  • Alcohol: Foreigners will require an alcohol permit, meaning you can buy and drink alcohol, but only in a private residence. Drinking in public is a serious offence, which is punishable by detention or deportation.
  • Dress Code: dressing in a provocative or revealing manner is not allowed in Qatar. You should cover up and wear modest clothing.

    Additional points of consideration are the fact that homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, and any public displays of affection (both men and women) can also lead to arrest.

    Languages Spoken
    Arabic is the official language, and most Qataris speak a dialect of Gulf Arabic similar to that spoken in surrounding states. Modern Standard Arabic is taught in schools, and English is commonly used. Among the large expatriate population, Persian and Urdu are often spoken.

    The main, dominating religion is Islam. As such, women are expected to cover their legs and shoulders in public. Public demonstration of affection is looked at as improper and so is cohabitation of an unmarried couple.

    Food & Drinks
    Qatari cuisine is made up of traditional Arab cuisine.  Machbūs, a meal consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables, is the national dish in Qatar, typically made with either lamb or chicken and slow cooked to give it a depth of flavor. Seafood and dates are staple food items in the country. Many of these dishes are also used in other countries in the region, because they share many commonalities.

    Coffee is central to the Qatari culture, and they consume 2.2 kg of it per capita. In Qatar, coffee is mixed with cardamom, saffron, and a hint of coffee mate. Sugar is never added, to preserve the strong taste.

    Karak, also known as “tea with milk” or “chai milk”, is a bright orange mixture with cardamom, saffron, and sugar.
  • TEFL Courses in Doha fill up quickly!

    120-Hour Onsite TESOL Certification

    Total course fee: US $2000

    Deposit: US $500

    Balance Payment: US $1,500

    Tuition contains course fee, course books, certificate, moderation.

    Course Dates 2023
  • 3 January – 30 January
  • 1 February – 28 February
  • 1 March – 28 March
  • 1 April – 28 April
  • 1 May – 28 May
  • 1 June – 28 June
  • 1 July – 28 July
  • 1 August – 28 August
  • 1 September – 28 September
  • 1 October – 28 October
  • 1 November – 28 November

    220-Hour Onsite Master TESOL Certification

    Total course fee: US $1900

    Deposit: US $500

    Balance Payment: US $1,400

    Tuition contains course fee, course books, certificate, moderation. This course contains two specializations: Young Learners, Business English or TOEFL/IELTS Preparation (online programs)

    Course Dates 2023
  • 3 January – 30 January
  • 1 February – 28 February
  • 1 March – 28 March
  • 1 April – 28 April
  • 1 May – 28 May
  • 1 June – 28 June
  • 1 July – 28 July
  • 1 August – 28 August
  • 1 September – 28 September
  • 1 October – 28 October
  • 1 November – 28 November