Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

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Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

Unread post by COLIN » 02 Dec 2019, 16:13

Well I am willing to accept anything. Apart from keeping my head over water, in my specific case it will be my waist. The 2 private schools sound good to me since I don`t mind working hard which I have always done.

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Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

Unread post by John V55 » 02 Dec 2019, 17:00

COLIN wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 16:13
Well I am willing to accept anything. Apart from keeping my head over water, in my specific case it will be my waist. The 2 private schools sound good to me since I don`t mind working hard which I have always done.
Be very sure they are not good and why they have such a high turnover rate. If they can’t keep the young ones, at 60 years old you’ll suffer. You have to be in-country to apply and most get the six month METV extended tourist visa from Laos for the time it takes to complete the paperwork in Thailand. Permission to work is dependent on immigration, so it’s not guaranteed. This also all costs money.

I can remember one of them, but I’ll ask my wife for the name of the other. At a guess you’ll probably be looking for the air fare to Thailand, plus enough to support yourself for three months and all the costs for the various visas and travel. Not cheap.
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Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

Unread post by John V55 » 02 Dec 2019, 18:30

@Colin

Skimming through the various threads …

Colin, I thought you were living in the US, but elsewhere you say you’re from Guyana? I assumed you were from somewhere like Mexico, but brought up in the US. You’re not Caucasian, over 60, a non-NES and you’re looking to teach English in Asia, or China? Oh my God, Colin the more you open up the less likely your chances are until now you’ve hit zero.

Forget it, don’t waste anymore of your time or money, it isn’t going to happen, honestly. It’s nothing to do with just a TEFL certificate, it’s a combination of circumstances that combined will bar you from every job in Asia.
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Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

Unread post by COLIN » 02 Dec 2019, 18:38

I have an old house here that I can sell to raise the cash, if it is all worth while. Hoping not to invest and have a fall down in the end and be worse off. That was exactly what I was told about investing in a TEFL, to find out that I am still without any progress ha ha ha.

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Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

Unread post by John V55 » 02 Dec 2019, 19:07

COLIN wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 18:38
I have an old house here that I can sell to raise the cash, if it is all worth while. Hoping not to invest and have a fall down in the end and be worse off. That was exactly what I was told about investing in a TEFL, to find out that I am still without any progress ha ha ha.
It’s always worth investing in the future, but only if you’re reasonably confident the investment will produce results. A TEFL certificate for someone who is a non-NES, over 60 from Guyana wanting to teach English in Asia or online is a waste of money. Had you asked before getting the TEFL I’d have said the same thing.
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