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by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 15:10
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Should I sack?
Replies: 7
Views: 23567

Re: Should I sack?

Offer an incentive to not be a slob. Call it "The Slobless Bonus".

:-)
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 14:29
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Want to go to work in Korea but I dont have much money
Replies: 2
Views: 4317

Re: Want to go to work in Korea but I dont have much money

Almost all positions in Korea pay for your flight upfront and provide single private housing free of charge. That's standard for South Korea. You will only need enough money for the first six weeks, and it's a lot cheaper than the states. Also, many bosses will give you an advance on what you've alr...
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 12:07
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching in China: teacher with tattoos
Replies: 2
Views: 4807

Re: Teaching in China: teacher with tattoos

It's true. In Asia tattoos are identified with gangs. They don't like them to be visible. Probably best to deny having them and never let anyone see them.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:51
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is it safe to work as Foreign Teacher in China?
Replies: 9
Views: 11677

Re: Is it safe to work as Foreign Teacher in China?

Physically "Yes". Financially "No". One must wonder why we have to pay for the flight there if demand is so incredibly high.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:47
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: What rights do foreign TEFL & ESL teachers have in China?
Replies: 5
Views: 8920

Re: What rights do foreign TEFL & ESL teachers have in China?

Be forewarned. Getting a teaching position in China is a little like playing Russian roulette. There are many scams abound. Teachers who exercise their legal rights often find themselves fired for some other related reason. Also not that your Chinese employer has a lot more Guanxi than you. (See htt...
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: background check
Replies: 1
Views: 3385

Re: background check

Most schools don't require a background check in China. Never discuss it with anyone. You'd better hurry though. They are thinking of changing their laws.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:35
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 7282

Re: Travel insurance

Don't bother unless you're going to a dangerous place... such as Tijuana.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:34
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 4230

Re: Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing?

Most recruiters in the Gulf don't recognize online scholarship. Which makes one wonder about offers that throw in an online masters to draw recruits in...
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:32
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Old Chap Needs Help! - TEFL for older teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 8331

Re: Old Chap Needs Help! - TEFL for older teachers

Jerry, Get CELTA certified. There are many positions in America which require ESL teachers. It wasn't that way 20 years ago, but the population is much more diversified these days.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:29
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Can I escape the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 5056

Re: Can I escape the UK?

Be forewarned that some schools practice age discrimination. I just turn 42 and many don't really like that.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:28
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Why do you use this forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 3801

Re: Why do you use this forum?

To help people.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:27
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Interested on teaching English abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 4074

Re: Interested on teaching English abroad

Be forewarned that most schools will not hire an English teacher unless English is that persons first language. That said, some will, so don't get despondent by the number of schools that say "No".
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching students Online
Replies: 6
Views: 7603

Re: Teaching students Online

There are many teachers online. Experience and credentials is the only way to stand out.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: teaching and going to school in Mid East
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

Re: teaching and going to school in Mid East

You should get an offer with those credentials. Expect around $3000 inclusive. They are very high on themselves, and don't like it when people try to negotiate a higher salary by the way.
by serendip
13 Feb 2015, 11:19
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Regarding mytefl
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Re: Regarding my TEFL

I second that. If you're just doing this short term (that's not the way it usually works out by the way), you can get any TEFL. Most of the time they are needed to satisfy work-permit regulations. However, if you can afford to get a CELTA that would be the best choice. After teaching abroad you will...