80-Other language teachers

Job Title: 

Other language teachers

Job Description: 

Teach, and/or assist other teachers to teach, students to become proficient with a language (e.g. English) other than Arabic.


Other language teachers teach non-native languages to adults and children who are learning a language for reasons of migration, to fulfil employment requirements or opportunities, to facilitate participation in educational programmes delivered in a foreign language, or for personal enrichment. They work outside the mainstream primary, secondary and higher education systems, or in support of students and teachers within those systems.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • assessing the level of ability and the extent of language difficulties of students, and establishing students? needs and learning goals
  • planning, preparing and delivering lessons and workshops for groups and individuals with content and rate of progression adapted to students? abilities and needs
  • designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing materials
  • assessing students? progress
  • assisting students in classroom settings where subjects are taught in a language other than the students? native language
  • providing assistance to other teachers by designing special teaching programs for students still learning the main language of instruction
  • assigning and correcting work, and preparing and grading exams
  • assessing, recording and reporting on students? progress

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Work with individuals and groups. They most like work for a public (government) body or private organization, in educational institutions, colleges and in community venues. They may also work in distance learning programs, home tutoring schemes and in specific workplace programs.


    Bachelor of (specific) language (other than Arabic), higher qualification or equivalent, and in some instances may require a post graduate qualification in education and/or other related speciality subject area.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Education Council, Ministry of education, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE Ministry of Education, NIVE, ADVETI, Zayed University, UAEU, Higher Colleges of Technology, Institute of Applied Technology

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Excellent Industry Group 3
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Intensive language teacher - Migrant education teacher - Practical language teacher - Second language teacher
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Foreign language teacher - English teacher - IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Teacher - University lecturer - Vocational education teacher - Secondary school teacher - Primary school teacher

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Government, public administration and education services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi