Where to go to Teach English

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EnglishProfessor

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Hello Everyone:

I am new to this forum, but it looks like a great place to get to know other people, students and teachers alike!
I am an educated professional in the Engineering community, Education and Mechanical Engineering. I am very interested in relocating overseas and getting back into teaching for some time.
If there are others here who are knowledgable in the best countries to obtain visas for teaching English which are very profitable as well, I would be very appreciative in getting this information!
I absolutely love teaching, as I find it very fulfilling to see a student go from learning their first English word to a point where they understand conversational english.
I would be very grateful of any advice others have on which countries have the greatest demand for English at this time where Visas are somewhat easily obtained and the pay is liveable.

Kindest Regards,

David
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Hi Guys.. Im Also New In This Forums.. Wanna Make My Vocabulary More Bigger Coz It Can Really Help Me Lot
 

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I don't know about paying a living wage, but it's certainly true that China is crying out for native speaker teachers to work in private language schools. They just can't recruit fast enough. I spent a couple of years trying to recruit for one large chain, and I know that the situation in the last few years has got even more desperate. It's not a bad place to go for your first teaching job, however, so long as you pick your city and company wisely.
 

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Europe seems oversupplied with teachers and salaries are falling in many countries. There is a growing demand in Asia, but you have to be careful in your choice as there are many dodgy employers. English teaching is rarely that profitable a job. The highest salaries are still probably those in the Middle East, though they are probably not as good as they used to be, though they are often tax free. If you could use your engineering background to do ESP in one of the these countries, however, could be financially rewarding.
 

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i think that the gulf countries such as EMARATE's Dubai and Aboudabi, Kuwait, .... still recruits foreign teachers and people there are rich and friendly.you can see about Dubai in the internet.it is named "Newyork" el Arab.
 

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Come to Panama. It's between Costa Rica and Colombia. The demand of English teachers is very high. But not only teachers. Many kinds of proffesionals who must have to speak in English, doesn't matter if you don't speak spanish, have a lot of opportunity to succeed.
And also is very cheap to live here. Many americans, english, germans, are investing their business here.
 

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Hello Everyone:

I am new to this forum, but it looks like a great place to get to know other people, students and teachers alike!
I am an educated professional in the Engineering community, Education and Mechanical Engineering. I am very interested in relocating overseas and getting back into teaching for some time.
If there are others here who are knowledgable in the best countries to obtain visas for teaching English which are very profitable as well, I would be very appreciative in getting this information!
I absolutely love teaching, as I find it very fulfilling to see a student go from learning their first English word to a point where they understand conversational english.
I would be very grateful of any advice others have on which countries have the greatest demand for English at this time where Visas are somewhat easily obtained and the pay is liveable.

Kindest Regards,

David
"English Professor"

Hey David,

I am from China.I know have many foreigners come to China and have many foreign teachers in China.Everywhere is good place.China is good chance to choose.But,I am not sure which city or conutry you like and where you really want to go.

If you really want to been China you can ask me.And you can tell me which city you like.I try to best to explain to you.I am from Chengdu,China.

Now,I work at Metro International English---this is training english school.Sure have many foreigners,they teacher english and learn chinese.:)

I think you get visa it's easy for you if you go to Chengdu,China.
 

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Hi

Do you know what the avarage rates per hour are for the Celta certified teachers of English in private English schools in the UK?

thanks
 

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In response to Guest2008 - It depends on the area where you are teaching. In some towns in the UK, the language school seems to have got together to decide to cap the hourly rate of pay, but in other places where EFL teachers are harder to come by the rate goes up a bit. On average though, I think it's about £10 - £15 per hour for basic teachers nowadays, going up when you've got the DELTA or a few years experience behind you. Not a whole lot for professional work. And the breaks, meetings and preparation time are rarely if ever paid for. No holiday pay, in most schools, no sick leave and certainly no maternity pay.

Are you just starting out?
 
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In response to Guest2008 - It depends on the area where you are teaching. In some towns in the UK, the language school seems to have got together to decide to cap the hourly rate of pay, but in other places where EFL teachers are harder to come by the rate goes up a bit. On average though, I think it's about £10 - £15 per hour for basic teachers nowadays, going up when you've got the DELTA or a few years experience behind you. Not a whole lot for professional work. And the breaks, meetings and preparation time are rarely if ever paid for. No holiday pay, in most schools, no sick leave and certainly no maternity pay.

Are you just starting out?

Hi. I'm thinking of taking up the Celta course in the future, however, I'm not sure yet whether it is a good idea.
If there are many teachers around the rates may not be satisfactory, and as you wrote, no holiday pay, no sick leave etc.
Will see. Thanks.;-)
 

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Hi

Do you know what the avarage rates per hour are for the Celta certified teachers of English in private English schools in the UK?

thanks

Sorry to tell you.Actually I never been there,so I don't know that....sorry I can't answer your question.I think another friends can help you...Just waiting....
 

Tdol

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Hi

Do you know what the avarage rates per hour are for the Celta certified teachers of English in private English schools in the UK?

thanks

Mostly miserable- this site suggests that there are plenty paying under £10 an hour. FE colleges generally pay better
 

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Mostly miserable- this site suggests that there are plenty paying under £10 an hour. FE colleges generally pay better

Hi Tdol!

Thanks for answering.
Probably they pay better somewhere outside of England?
What are FE colleges? Is it possible for Celta certified teachers to work there?

thanks
 

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I can only speak for Japan, which is sort of on the fence at this point. Last year, the largest English conversation school with roughly 50% of the nation's population of ESL students folded under mismanagement. More than 5000 teachers were left jobless, and the students are unlikely to get refunds. The whole industry here has taken a wait and see approach.

But it's still relatively easy to get a visa to teach in Japan. You won't make much money, apart from a wage to live and travel on. If you have a lot of expenses and bills back home, you probably won't pay them off as a teacher.

With concerns to wages, I'm sure you realize much of this. No one really becomes a teacher for the money!:lol:

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If you want to live in a foreign country and get a work visa without too much hassle, English teaching is great. If you want a very profitable job, I suggest you stick with Engineering -the pay scale is much better and you are already doing it. You might be able to find a position in a foreign country that is much better paid, as well. If you insist that you want to teach English, it is a good idea to get a TESOL certificate before you leave home.
 

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All right. Thanks for your replies :-D
 
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