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by kizil
31 May 2015, 01:07
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What are the job opportunities for a Japanese Citizen that is a Native Speaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 5256

Re: What are the job opportunities for a Japanese Citizen that is a Native Speaker?

If you do decide to go the China route, and find a Japanese teaching post for your partner, a good place to start is here . Scroll through the list and look at the universities and "foreign language schools" (schools named "foreign language schools" are usually not language training centers, but pub...
by kizil
25 May 2015, 16:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Which country pays TEFL teachers the most and the least?
Replies: 2
Views: 4893

Re: Which country pays TEFL teachers the most and the least?

The direct answer to your question, as Briona mentioned, is the Arabian Gulf states of KSA, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. I incline to disagree about South Korea, however - while Korea was once a Mecca for EFL teachers, working conditions have been declining for quite awhile (working hours have almost dou...
by kizil
25 May 2015, 16:26
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: TEFL in the long term
Replies: 4
Views: 5483

Re: TEFL in the long term

A few thoughts: -The TEFL industry is robust and growing, but interest among prospective teachers is also growing–in other words, there will continue to be opportunities in the field, but there will likely be more competition than there used to be. -It is easy to get into TEFL, but much harder to ad...
by kizil
25 May 2015, 16:13
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What are the job opportunities for a Japanese Citizen that is a Native Speaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 5256

Re: What are the job opportunities for a Japanese Citizen that is a Native Speaker?

Regardless of what his native language is, if your partner's passport and ethnicity are Japanese, his best bet in China will be teaching Japanese. While obviously not as common as English teaching jobs, Japanese instructor positions often open up at universities in China, and occasionally in languag...
by kizil
02 May 2015, 20:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Moving to china with our 9month old baby
Replies: 3
Views: 2632

Re: Moving to china with our 9month old baby

I know your question is a month old, but I just noticed it - did you make a decision about this yet? Your concerns about racism are certainly valid. I have had African/Black American colleagues at most of my jobs in China, none ever mentioned any dangerous hostility, but all dealt with discriminatio...
by kizil
25 Apr 2015, 12:17
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: College Diploma?
Replies: 11
Views: 6900

Re: College Diploma?

I worked my first two years in China with no degree of any kind (I've since completed my B.A.). One year I was given a succession of F (business) visas (this was technically illegal, but I was out in the sticks and did not know at the time, and had no problems); and the other year I was actually iss...
by kizil
23 Apr 2015, 23:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 2015 Foreign Teacher Requirements & Qualifications
Replies: 16
Views: 9407

Re: 2015 Foreign Teacher Requirements & Qualifications

There is (and always will be) a great deal of confusion regarding "official requirements" for employment in China. In China, for better or worse, it is in no way a cultural norm to enforce the law uniformly, and exceptions to official "requirements" are the rule. SAFEA's requirements of a four-year ...
by kizil
22 Apr 2015, 17:54
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?
Replies: 11
Views: 6424

Re: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?

Wall Street is a business. It provides NES bright young things to teach English to ethnic bright young things. It’s in business to make money I think you have a good point nestled in here. I suspect the reason that many English edubusinesses in China have racist hiring policies is precisely that th...
by kizil
22 Apr 2015, 17:36
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?
Replies: 11
Views: 6424

Re: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?

Anti-racism laws, political correctness, gay pride marches and affirmative action are products of western society, not a world view consensus. … The answer and choice is simple, those who can’t accept differences need to go elsewhere, or stay at home. I respect the point you're making. It bears poi...
by kizil
18 Apr 2015, 23:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?
Replies: 11
Views: 6424

Re: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?

I don't have any experience with Wall Street English, so I can't speak to that, but I don't think there is any question regarding racism against non-whites being entrenched in Chinese society (remember the student protests in Beijing/Nanjing because foreign black students were dating Chinese women?)...