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Salary for English teachers in Singapore?

Postby danielb » Sat, 22 Sep 2012 1:26 am

Subject line says it all. What range of salary can an English (as second language) teacher expect in Singapore.

By the way, does Singapore have anything at all like JET or Interac?
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 22 Sep 2012 8:30 am

$4-5k/month working at a place like British Council. You can pick up a bit more doing private tutoring. Expect crap hours though, like working Friday-Sunday most of the day.

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Postby harlyd » Sat, 22 Sep 2012 8:34 am

I'm assuming you only have CELTA/TEFL or some equivalent? Nothing like JET or Interac that I know of. After interviewing with a few places here, salary offers were 4000sgd and up. There are virtually no opportunities to teach adults. Most places that will hire CELTA/TEFL certificate teachers are tuition centers where you will be working afternoons/evenings and some weekends. It will be hard to get into a normal school without any other real teaching qualifications based on MOE requirements.

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Postby danielb » Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:00 pm

Do you have to be a Commonwealth citizen to work for the British Council?
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 7:46 am

danielb wrote:Do you have to be a Commonwealth citizen to work for the British Council?



Considering they "value diversity" as advertised on their main jobs page, I'd assume not:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/about/jobs

Although I can confirm they pay less to locals; so they're not 100% about equal opportunity :) (A Singaporean I know had their offer lowered after it came out they were SC and not foreigner; the person was studying overseas when they first started talking)

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Postby Prune » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 6:57 pm

I worked as an English teacher in Singapore and at the school where i worked (and I still work for the same school but in a different country) it depended on how much you were willing to work. Sometimes I taught many lessons a day and I earned over s$5000 a month (rarely though!! hehe) and when I worked less hours, I earned s$2000, averaging about s$3500 a month, it was not a contract per se. I tried to pm you but as I am a newbie I can't send you one :) so I hope this helped a little bit xD


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