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Teaching English in Saudi Arabia: Part III

This is the final part of the conversation I had in February with my friend Fil. Fil has been living and teaching in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since September 2012. He has almost completed his nine month contract teaching oil industry trainees in one of the world’s most industrial cities. In this final part he explains what he had learnt about Saudi culture; from the role of women in Saudi society to the political changes which are taking place within KSA.

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2 thoughts on “Teaching English in Saudi Arabia: Part III

  1. What an informative entry! I really appreciate how you’ve made me informed and learned by simply seeing and writing things constructively. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  2. ‘Disturbing surge’

    On 20:Aug, 2014, Saudi authorities executed a Pakistani national for the murder of an Afghan man, the AFP news agency reported.

    At least 34 people have been put to death in the country in 2014, including the 19 people killed in August.

    Amnesty International denounced what it called a “disturbing surge” and called on the Saudi government to immediately halt all executions.

    “Any execution is appalling, but executions for crimes such as drug smuggling or sorcery that result in no loss of life are particularly egregious,” said HRW’s Sarah Leah Watson.

    “The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is yet another dark stain on the kingdom’s human rights record.”

    The kingdom reserves the death penalty for crimes including murder, robbery, drug smuggling, blasphemy and drug smuggling.

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