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question from a single male expat

Post by swincor » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 8:19 pm

Hi

I've been lurking a bit, and I'm wondering what life is like in Singapore if you're a single male expat in your late 30s (as I am).

I'm currently in South Korea, where Ive been living for about a year and a half now. I'm teaching English, and the money's good, but the society here is a little too rough and chaotic for my taste. I really find the image of Singapore as a clean, orderly urban society appealing, plus the fact that it's English-speaking.

I know they won't be needing English teachers in Singapore, but I'm wondering what the general experience is like living and working there, as well as the mentality of the people in general. Thanks, and great forum.

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Re: question from a single male expat

Post by ksl » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 5:00 am

swincor wrote:Hi

I've been lurking a bit, and I'm wondering what life is like in Singapore if you're a single male expat in your late 30s (as I am).

I'm currently in South Korea, where Ive been living for about a year and a half now. I'm teaching English, and the money's good, but the society here is a little too rough and chaotic for my taste. I really find the image of Singapore as a clean, orderly urban society appealing, plus the fact that it's English-speaking.

I know they won't be needing English teachers in Singapore, but I'm wondering what the general experience is like living and working there, as well as the mentality of the people in general. Thanks, and great forum.
I guess its a teachers paradise, here, not long ago, the government was on about recruiting teachers, a 1000, don't know what happend. But they are purging on local teachers ability, not being good enough.

I'm sure someone else, will inform you of the working climate here. Shouldn't be difficult getting a job, life is good!

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Re: question from a single male expat

Post by swincor » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 9:14 pm

ksl wrote: Shouldn't be difficult getting a job, life is good!

Could you elaborate on that? Because I would think that would depend on skill level, experience, or the type of profession.

take me, for example. I don't have much experience or expertise in anything except perhaps writing, editing, and maybe some basic web design skills. What kind of jobs would be available for people looking to work in Singapore?

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Re: question from a single male expat

Post by ksl » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 1:33 am

swincor wrote:
ksl wrote: Shouldn't be difficult getting a job, life is good!

Could you elaborate on that? Because I would think that would depend on skill level, experience, or the type of profession.

take me, for example. I don't have much experience or expertise in anything except perhaps writing, editing, and maybe some basic web design skills. What kind of jobs would be available for people looking to work in Singapore?
Unfortunately, one must hold a degree in English, or the TEFOL, to teach in Singapore, although you can also do the 10 week Cambridge intensive

course through the British Council, for about 1K sterling. It would be difficult without the paper work to back you up...

Not like Korea, China and Taiwan..

I know many teaching in Taiwan, much better place in my opinion, than Singapore..and the food is better too! Although wages are a little lower due to heavy competition in Taiwan.

Singapore only takes skills, that are short in supply, and the best of the bunch, if they can get them, you would need a a few years experience, in teaching and probably a degree too. I guess you should search the threads and PM one of the teachers, they could give you a better picture.

Although the 10 week course is ideal to have in the back pocket, from the British Coucil!

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Post by Jeppo » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 2:37 pm

Have a look at http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewforum.php?f=35 to see what esl teachers are saying about Singapore.

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Re: question from a single male expat

Post by frenzal » Fri, 28 Mar 2008 7:29 pm

swincor wrote:Hi

I've been lurking a bit, and I'm wondering what life is like in Singapore if you're a single male expat in your late 30s (as I am).

I'm currently in South Korea, where Ive been living for about a year and a half now. I'm teaching English, and the money's good, but the society here is a little too rough and chaotic for my taste. I really find the image of Singapore as a clean, orderly urban society appealing, plus the fact that it's English-speaking.

I know they won't be needing English teachers in Singapore, but I'm wondering what the general experience is like living and working there, as well as the mentality of the people in general. Thanks, and great forum.
I'm actually interested in your post, as I've always wanted to visit South Korea. In what ways is the country 'rough and chaotic'?

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