non-native ESOL teachers

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non-native ESOL teachers

Unread post by fortuna » 26 Oct 2007, 11:27

I am a non-native ESOL teacher from Eastern Europe, with BA in English Language and Literature. I lived in USA for 2 years and have experience teaching adults. Is it possible to find a job in Latin America and be supported for a work visa by it?

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Unread post by Comenius » 28 Nov 2007, 16:20

I have worked with non-native teachers in the past and the good ones are just as effective as native teachers.

I think you'll find that it all boils down to supply and demand. If you're flexible in where you want to work, you'll probably have more options, but even if you focus on the higher profile destinations there always seems to be more demand than supply for good teachers.

The issue you may face is that schools may be more reluctant to hire you from abroad as you won't fit into their "standard" mold. Showing up in person and demonstrating your professional appearance and abilities may likely prove more successful.

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