Blog Articles from April 2010
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:10 on 30 April 2010 | 7 comments
While immigration is currently in the spotlight due to the impending election, two Aberdeenshire women have taken it upon themselves to help integrate members of their local immigrant population into the community by providing free English lessons. ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 17:26 on 15 April 2010
Australia is a popular travel destination but it is also the most popular destination in the world for people from other countries to learn English. While TEFL teachers are in high demand there are also a lot of TEFL teachers so competition for posi...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:19 on 15 April 2010
There are plenty of job opportunities for TEFL teachers in Lithuania as English is now the most desired second language to have. Respect for teachers is something embedded in the culture and you can expect to be teaching attentive and often enthusia...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:14 on 14 April 2010 | 1 comment
Working in Latvia can be a highly rewarding experience due to the amount of respect students have for their teachers. Many people find Latvians to be warm and kind and students to be enthusiastic about learning. Citizens of most European countrie...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:49 on 12 April 2010 | 7 comments
There are five ranks for teachers in Estonia – the higher the rank the higher the pay and for anyone with no previous teaching experience they will be put in the lowest rank. Therefore, having previous teaching experience before going to Eston...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:02 on 12 April 2010 | 1 comment
Teaching in Algeria can be challenging due to the problems within the education system but the country is doing its best to overcome these difficulties. English is now an important part of the curriculum and there are more jobs for TEFL teachers bec...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:26 on 09 April 2010 | 1 comment
UK internationals have the right to live and work freely in any EU country so working in Austria is generally hassle free but for non-EU citizens getting into the country to work can be very difficult and involves a considerable amount of red tape. A work...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 13:35 on 09 April 2010
Teaching in Belgium generally requires a university degree and a TEFL certificate. Salaries range between 1,000 to 1,800 Euros per month which should be enough to pay for accommodation and other living costs – you can expect to spend about 1,100 Eur...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:32 on 09 April 2010
The poor state of the economy means that today isn’t a good time to be looking for work in the UK. In Scotland, unemployment increased to 205,000 last month and despite fewer university places available, there was a 22.9% increase in the numbe...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:20 on 08 April 2010
Learning English is almost essential for pursuing higher education in Ethiopia but generally, few leave school being able to speak good English. Just sixteen percent of school aged children complete their secondary education and the government has ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:35 on 08 April 2010
Opportunities for teaching English in India are generally on a volunteer basis and there is plenty of work available for anyone with a desire to teach in the country. A degree and a TEFL certificate are typically required if you want to find paid work but...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:51 on 08 April 2010 | 3 comments
In order to obtain a work visa in Indonesia, the government requires you to be TEFL qualified and some schools require you to have a university degree. Usually, though, the most important thing is that you show enthusiasm for the job and come across...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 09:55 on 08 April 2010
There is certainly a demand for English teachers in Malaysia which is one of the most developed countries in South East Asia. In fact, the Malaysian government had to end a scheme which involved using English to teach maths and science in state scho...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:12 on 07 April 2010
There is an increasing demand for English in Ukraine and with few native English speaking teachers in the country, there are many positions available for TEFL teachers. The economy has recently been growing after the country suffered greatly as a result o...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 14:44 on 07 April 2010 | 2 comments
There seems to be a growing market for English teachers in Kazakhstan since the government decided in 2007 to put English at the top of education spending. In schools in Kazakhstan the government wants to see a high level of Russian and English taug...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 12:13 on 07 April 2010
The economic crisis left the UK with the highest rate of unemployment in twelve years and with cuts made to university budgets it’s now more difficult than ever to get a place at a university. Maybe you’re hoping to re-apply for universi...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:41 on 06 April 2010
There is plenty of work available for English teachers in Cambodia just and you shouldn’t find it difficult to secure a job just as long as you don’t turn up to interviews wearing shorts and sandals! While a university degree and TEFL certific...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:21 on 06 April 2010
The Chilean government has introduced the program ‘English Opens Doors’ which means placing native English speakers into classrooms across the country in order to increase the level of English amongst the younger population. In order to ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:40 on 01 April 2010
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America so there is a lot of teaching work to be found in the volunteer sector. English is considered an important language to learn and people in Bolivia are keen to pick it up. Any paid work will no...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:22 on 01 April 2010
In Venezuela, English is required in a number of sectors and despite some rocky relations with the US in recent times there is still a great demand for English speakers in the country. English for business and tourism is becoming increasingly popula...
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