Thanks Alex and Ical Pete for your thoughtful replies to my previous questions: just one more. I've searched in vain on this forum and elsewhere for detailed descriptions of day-to-day hours and working conditions. Obviously these will vary from country to country and school to school. But are we generally talking 9-4 Mon-Fri? Are weekend usually free? Are term lengths similar to those in the UK? Are there such things as half-terms?
Yes, overseas adventure is the whole point, but I want to know how much free time I might have in my country of choice, and how often (subject to air fares, of course) I might be able to get home during a school year. I WANT to do this... but I know I'll be homesick.