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Expat teaching vacancies in China,Taiwan or South East Asia

Postby The Sun* » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 9:08 pm

I have just returned from a 1 year teaching job in Jakarta. Now I am scouting for new postings around South East Asia such as Thailand, Indonesia.... or in China and Taiwan.

I have tried the search engines without much success. Anyone know of a website in regard to teaching English as a 2nd lang. around China or South East Asia and can kindly share /post the url here will be much appreciated.

TIA

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Re: Expat teaching vacancies in China,Taiwan or South East A

Postby ksl » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:04 pm

The Sun* wrote:I have just returned from a 1 year teaching job in Jakarta. Now I am scouting for new postings around South East Asia such as Thailand, Indonesia.... or in China and Taiwan.

I have tried the search engines without much success. Anyone know of a website in regard to teaching English as a 2nd lang. around China or South East Asia and can kindly share /post the url here will be much appreciated.

TIA


If you have the right paper work, there is never much of a problem, in fact in Taiwan I even know South Africans, that are teaching English. and they have very strong African accents, I lived there up until 2004, in Taipei and jobs were very easy to come by. Average wage is around 50/60,000 NT, but I know also people working all the hrs they can get for 100,000NT a month

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Postby seasider » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 3:30 pm

Contact my mate for a chat, he teaches in China (Haerbin).

http://www.the-orient-express.com/conta ... _diary.htm

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 3:33 pm

seasider wrote:Contact my mate for a chat, he teaches in China (Haerbin).


Sure hope the OP likes green beer! :cool:

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Postby seasider » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 3:36 pm

:lol: And looks good in thermals.

Seriously, I think they are usually short of teachers up there (some can't take the weather or "luxury" staff quarters) so do get in touch with him.

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Contact the head hunters (job placement agencies)

Postby looking888 » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 2:36 am

Head hunters (job placement agencies) of the target country can sometimes help you find a permanent teaching job; and depending on the quality of the head hunters, the quality (salary and atc.) of teaching jobs can vary.

Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea probably need foreigners to teach English because many people in these countries do not learn enough English during their pre-university education although these countries have higher standards than Southeast Asia.

People in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, and the Phillipines adopt English as the second language; so most of them know some English. Hence, there is less opportunity to teach English in these countries because people learn English since elementary school.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 3:38 am

seasider wrote::lol: And looks good in thermals.

Seriously, I think they are usually short of teachers up there (some can't take the weather or "luxury" staff quarters) so do get in touch with him.


Actually my dorm was better than the staff quarters, I was quite shocked, when i was invited into the apartment, mind you i am going back a while though, surely it's changed a little now, in China

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Re: Contact the head hunters (job placement agencies)

Postby Plavt » Mon, 13 Nov 2006 6:23 am

looking888 wrote:Head hunters (job placement agencies) of the target country can sometimes help you find a permanent teaching job; and depending on the quality of the head hunters, the quality (salary and atc.) of teaching jobs can vary.

Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea probably need foreigners to teach English because many people in these countries do not learn enough English during their pre-university education although these countries have higher standards than Southeast Asia.


Yes but to get a job worth doing you will need a degree a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language and several years experience not to mention the competition for available places. I doubt that there is any truth in the statement 'they do not learn enough English during their pre-university education', more probably they don't get enough practice using English.

People in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, and the Phillipines adopt English as the second language; so most of them know some English. Hence, there is less opportunity to teach English in these countries because people learn English since elementary school.

JW


Not entirely true, there is still scope for teaching English in Thailand and quite possibly in the other countries you least albeit at a different level in for example Singapore.


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