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Teaching in Singapore

Post by Jonah » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 8:14 pm

I've been teaching around the world for eight years which has taken me to some wonderful places. Teaching isn't at the top of the salary ladder but it does have it's benefits when traveling is concerned. In between contracts i've been to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Malaysia, South Korea and Australia.

I would like to know the educational requirements for teaching in Singapore, where to look for teaching jobs and who to speak to on the teaching circuit in Singapore. As i've mentioned teaching hasn't been a real bread winner but has supported a decent life.

I'm working as a teacher overseas at the moment at an International School although wouldn't mind a chance at teaching in Singapore. if I like it when I arrive on the 15th Decemeber i'll begin searching for employment. If anyone has any information about teaching English in Singapore please post here.

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Post by Callalily » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 9:35 pm

Check out the websites of the International Schools in Singapore. They advertise teaching posts from time to time. You could also get in touch with MOE (Ministry of Education).

Best of luck

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Post by Matney » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:21 pm

And if you want to teach at one of the International Schools look at each school's website. Some hire year round. Check previous posts about teaching on the forum too.

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Post by Jonah » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 2:46 pm

I have around three weeks stay so hope that'll be enough to get some good idea of teaching in Singapore, thanks for the information.
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Post by Matney » Sat, 13 Dec 2008 8:46 pm

Sorry just re-read your post, didn't see that you will be here 15 Dec. What might make this difficult, is that most schools will be starting their Christmas holidays fairly soon after you arrive, if they haven't started already. Again check out the school's websites, as least you can find out whether or not if they are still opened. Good luck.

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Schools Closed

Post by Jonah » Sat, 13 Dec 2008 10:54 pm

The International School i work for has been closed since the beginning of december too.

Cheers for the infomation.
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Post by ANCOLL » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:33 am

I just got my SIngaporean LPR and planning to go to Singapore for teaching secondary school (O level)

Currently, I am still teaching in school until May 09 after that move to Singapore
Since the teaching regulation and requirement may differ from my country
I want to know any important information regarding about teaching career.

Hope we can continue this discussion...

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How about you Jonah? Already got the job?
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lpr

Post by vin_new » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:28 am

Hello Ancoll
How long it took you to get LPR (from your date of submission of application) and please share your educational back ground

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Re: lpr

Post by ANCOLL » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:10 am

vin_new wrote:Hello Ancoll
How long it took you to get LPR (from your date of submission of application) and please share your educational back ground
Hi vin,
I took my LPR for 4 months (not LPR yet til i get a job in Sing), using immigration agent OCSC.
my educational background :
bachelor of medical science
master of business management.

but I prefer teaching because i love teaching school and college. :)
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Post by ANCOLL » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:12 am

I want to PM Jonah.. but I cant.. :-|
I hope someone want to help me to PM him that I need his opinion in this thread..
thanks in advance.. :)
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Post by durain » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:15 am

you need 5 posts before you can use the PM function. spam prevention.

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Post by ANCOLL » Sun, 15 Feb 2009 9:54 am

durain wrote:you need 5 posts before you can use the PM function. spam prevention.
thanks durain,
I will make more post before PM him.. :wink:
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Post by ANCOLL » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:31 pm

Callalily wrote:Check out the websites of the International Schools in Singapore. They advertise teaching posts from time to time. You could also get in touch with MOE (Ministry of Education).

Best of luck

Lily
Anyone knows in where I can get the list of International School available in Singapore?
I only got one, here..

http://www.aec.edu.sg/bctc.php
http://www.brighton.edu.sg/
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 9:16 am

Just use my links page. Has 'em all there and lots of other useful info.
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Post by ANCOLL » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:55 pm

Thanks sundaymorning,
but where's everybody?
I bet they are happy now, so no need to come to this forum.. :D
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