A Challenging But Rewarding First Two Years
I was an English teacher in the General Foundation Program from September 2010 until July 2012, during the first two years ASU was in operation. It was exciting to be in "on the ground floor" and be a part of the start up of a new school. Some of my classes were challenging and some were a joy to work with. I was a Level Coordinator during my second year, and was able to design materials, write quizzes and exams and advise a staff of 22 other teachers. I loved Oman ... the people, the beauty of the desert, the culture ... and the peaceful, remoteness of Ibra with Muscat only a few hours away. I would have stayed at ASU indefinitely, as long as the original contract lasted but, alas, it was not renewed. If offered the chance (Inshallah!), I would return tomorrow.
Helping Design a New Program; Quiet, Remote, Starkly Beautiful Desert Location
Conflict Amongst the Management and Student Protests