Position title
Elementary ESL Teachers - American Curriculum School Iraq – August 2024 Start
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See a different side of teaching, and tick off your bucket-list travelling goals at the same time!  Our Elementary ESL Teacher roles in Iraq in the Middle East provide an enchanting mix of incredible teaching opportunities in spectacular places that are ready to be explored!


If traveling and teaching is part of your DNA, this ESL Teacher job will grab your attention.  As a valued part of the international team, your experience is highly sought after and will be an invaluable addition to help shape the next generation of learners.

You’ll be warmly welcomed into this stunning school and follow in the footsteps of other teachers who are united in their desire to teach and learn in pastures new.

Home to UNESCO and World Heritage Sites, Iraq offers many things to see and do.  Visit ancient ruin sites, multiple museums, beautiful natural attractions and historical sites.  The most famous being Abbasid Palace, Babylon and the Great Mosque of Samarra.

The school

This international school is a flagship dual programme school located in a premier location in Basrah, Iraq. The school offers an enriched outstanding coeducational Common Core States Standards Curriculum and IGCSE Program, in a modern atmosphere and is committed to meeting the needs of families who have chosen an international education.  The staff teach and inspire excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn. The schools’ teaching methodology embeds character values and academic training to develop student competency as well as curiosity.

Job highlights

  • Low cost of living
  • Amazing location with opportunities to travel
  • Year-round sunshine and hot temperatures
  • Great benefits package
  • Located South of Iraq and notably safe
  • Positive and inclusive classroom environment

The ideal candidate

  • BA Degree in Education or a Degree in English Language with PGCE
  • Teaching certificate or license in TESOL/TEFL
  • Proven teaching experience in English as a Second Language
  • Familiarity with the US Curriculum
  • Strong knowledge of ESL teaching methodologies, language acquisition theories, and effective instructional strategies
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Adaptability and flexiblity
  • Familiarity with Map Testing is preferred.

Facts & Figures

Location: Basra, Iraq

Job type: Contract

Duration: 1-Year

Salary range: Market related and based on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Accommodation inclusive of electricity, water and wi-fi; visa support; annual airfare; health insurance; transportation to and from work; bonus upon contract renewal

About ASQ:  the perfect match between international schools and candidates

ASQ International partners with a number of exceptional International schools globally to offer the latest and best selection of educational positions. 

Kindly send your CV to: Emma Momberg or apply directly online at www.asq-international.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If your application has been successful, we will contact you within 5 days.

Please note, even if you are unsuccessful on this occasion, we will keep your details on file in the ASQ Education talent pool, as you could be perfect for one of our future international positions.

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Base Salary
Up to GBP 28 000 per annum
Date posted
April 26th, 2024
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