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Forum: Teaching
Feb 20th 2014, 4:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,250
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Considering doing TEFL course.

For the countries you mention prospects are slim
Have you considered Asia?
There are so many types of TEFL.
Online/distance learning ones aren't really respected these days.
CELTA is the number...
Feb 20th 2014, 4:00 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,530
Posted By 1986mlob

Lightbulb No South Korea board? interesting

More and more fresh graduates are heading there to teach English.
Most are from Canada and USA but Brits have started to catch on.
They have a strong preference for N/American English though.
Feb 20th 2014, 3:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,264
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Where to go?

Learn by doing/living.

Language is a large part of it, but also communication style.

Traditional East Asians will lie to save face not out of malice is an example.
Feb 20th 2014, 3:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Teaching Jobs in HK,Macau or SZ

I think it's really difficult to be a native teacher without a degree these days.
The market's saturated with eager, fresh grads, and countries that discriminate such as S.Korea prefer young,...
Feb 20th 2014, 3:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,238
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Living in Taiwan

I've been living in Taiwan for nearly 6 months. I've lived in S. Korea and Shanghai before here and preferred those places.

I have a bad job, as I accepted it in haste. I take home less than...
Feb 20th 2014, 3:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 7,961
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Working hours in Shanghai

It totally depends on your jobs. I assume you will try to teach in an International School?

I was working for EF and hours were 11-8/12-9.

I also had to teach on the weekends where it was...
Feb 20th 2014, 3:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,261
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: What to take to Shanghai

SH is really Westernised and you can find most stuff from home already there.
I've been told HK is cheaper for luxury shopping though e.g. watches, electronics etc.
Be prepared for lots of stares.
Feb 20th 2014, 3:33 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: What age did you leave ?


I took off at 20, and I've been jetsetting the last 8 years!
Study abroad, internships and teaching English...
I think it'll slow down now though
Feb 20th 2014, 1:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By 1986mlob

8 countries

Hi all

I'm close to moving to my 8th country and I can't wait to be closer to my fiance

Channel Islands
Replies: 26
Views: 14,555
Posted By 1986mlob

Re: Returning to the UK with my Japanese wife

Hello, I hope you and your wife do what's best for you.

I'm wanting to marry my Japanese fiance this year.
I will be coming to Japan on a work visa in two months.
Could you describe the process...
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