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Re: Teaching English as a way into SG - Texas Style

Postby barney11 » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:00 am

maxsutter wrote:I am actually a Market Data/ Business Analyst (11 years)- I have located several positions in SG however they have not wanted to hire an expat but rather a local. Great conversations with the hiring managers and recruiters. I am guessing the relocation expenses/visa ect. The plan is to get a job teaching English or business courses - perhaps learn a little mandarin and acquire a MDS position as I would then actually be in country.

I am 36, single with no dependents and well the state of things here in America are at this moment a sinking ship. I have realized this for quite some time but the actions of the government have cemented this now.

What do you think?

Anyone have a recommendation on teaching business/English courses??

Universities to hit up?

I call this going Jim Rogers.


Everyone here speaks English...so it's gonna be hard to find someone that wants you...because you have nothing unique to offer.

You are better off finding a normal job if you have a degree.

Or try the other Asian countries where English teachers are in demand...think Taiwan, China, Japan..etc

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Re: Teaching English as a way into SG - Texas Style

Postby Saint » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 1:56 pm

barney11 wrote:
maxsutter wrote:I am actually a Market Data/ Business Analyst (11 years)- I have located several positions in SG however they have not wanted to hire an expat but rather a local. Great conversations with the hiring managers and recruiters. I am guessing the relocation expenses/visa ect. The plan is to get a job teaching English or business courses - perhaps learn a little mandarin and acquire a MDS position as I would then actually be in country.

I am 36, single with no dependents and well the state of things here in America are at this moment a sinking ship. I have realized this for quite some time but the actions of the government have cemented this now.

What do you think?

Anyone have a recommendation on teaching business/English courses??

Universities to hit up?

I call this going Jim Rogers.


Everyone here speaks English...so it's gonna be hard to find someone that wants you...because you have nothing unique to offer.

You are better off finding a normal job if you have a degree.

Or try the other Asian countries where English teachers are in demand...think Taiwan, China, Japan..etc


No they don't all speak English here, my Grandmother doesn't for starts!

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Re: Teaching English as a way into SG - Texas Style

Postby SunWuKong » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 3:06 pm

Saint wrote:No they don't all speak English here, my Grandmother doesn't for starts!


:D True, there are plenty of people in Singapore who can't speak English. The kicker is that they don't want to either. :D
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Re: Teaching English as a way into SG - Texas Style

Postby Saint » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 3:11 pm

SunWuKong wrote:
Saint wrote:No they don't all speak English here, my Grandmother doesn't for starts!


:D True, there are plenty of people in Singapore who can't speak English. The kicker is that they don't want to either. :D


And then there are the Yanks, Aussies..................
:P

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Re: Teaching English as a way into SG - Texas Style

Postby econoMIC » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 3:38 pm

Saint wrote:
SunWuKong wrote:
Saint wrote:No they don't all speak English here, my Grandmother doesn't for starts!


:D True, there are plenty of people in Singapore who can't speak English. The kicker is that they don't want to either. :D


And then there are the Yanks, Aussies..................
:P


LOL! And some Welsh people talking in a pre historic language! :P
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Postby madura » Sun, 27 Dec 2009 2:33 am

maxsutter wrote:I have seen those teaching degrees – it takes 120 hours to get one


really?


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