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What TEFL location best suits my requirements? (see message)

Unread postby Azhaar2012 » 01 Nov 2006, 10:56

I need help deciding where to try my luck at finding a TEFL job abroad.

I am in the sorry position of kicking myself at the moment for having had to turn down Oxford for a PGCE because i can't afford that even with the government help. I'm jobless and on benefits despite having a Masters degree in Linguistics from a top university, and a batchelors in English and Linguistics and fed up of endlessly applying for jobs i don't get, and wish to get out of this prospectless country for a while and do something useful.

Here is what i'm looking for:
I'd prefer to go somewhere that does not require TEFL certification as i can't afford to do that without first getting a job, catch 22.

I would like a wage that would enable me to save maybe a thousand pounds while i'm living in the country OR that would offer me the chance to get TEFL while i was learning.

I would prefer a sixth month contract, not a yearly one, because i worry i will not be able to escape if i grow to loath the place.

I'm tempted by Asia but i'm concerned that it is a long way (and expensive flight) away from the UK if something goes terribly wrong and i am not paid, and as a woman it might not be safe to hitchhike across two continents, though it sounds fun. Please convince me other wise if i am being overly cautious.

The least of my requirements but still a possible consideration: I'm not really a city person, though i know this is where the best schools are. I'll live in a city etc, but i'd like to go somewhere with trees, woods...greenery, animals, nearby. Or somewhere with a lot of interesting historical/cultural features, somewhere pretty, and pretty interesting in other words. I'm really effected by my working environment, i'm an aesthetic sponge.
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Unread postby chrisw » 03 Dec 2006, 10:02

I think that your best bet would be teaching in South Korea. Most other places, it would be very hard to save 1000 pounds per month
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Vietnam?

Unread postby Micro67 » 06 Feb 2007, 14:40

Vietnam might be the place for you. There are several schools offering certification and work is plentiful.
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Unread postby chrisw » 07 Feb 2007, 09:00

One thing that I want to say is that I have a lot of experience with new teachers since I run a TEFL course in Prague. I've probably been in contact with about 300 or more. The ones that don't have any savings, don't last. Stay in your own country, get a job and save for a few months. Then go
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