Blog Articles from March 2010
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 17:17 on 26 March 2010 | 2 comments
Teaching English in Morocco is unlikely to earn you much money and teachers often describe the work there as difficult and challenging. A work permit can be obtained after entering the country but you will need to provide copies of your university degree,...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:41 on 26 March 2010
The high demand for English-speaking teachers means that there is a lot of voluntary work to be found in Kenya but there are also opportunities for paid work. However, the wages of any of these paid positions would only just allow you to get by – th...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:02 on 26 March 2010
English is the official language of Ghana but for most people it is not their first language. Different tribes speak different languages and need to communicate between each other using English, therefore learning English is greatly important in Ghanian s...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:58 on 25 March 2010 | 3 comments
Teaching English in Turkey can be a great place to start out considering the abundance of jobs and the fact that many schools offer great packages which include free accommodation and free flights on completion of contract. Most schools of good standing w...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:56 on 24 March 2010
Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Romania can be difficult. While there is certainly a great desire to learn English within the country largely due to recent foreign investments, state schools can rarely afford to hire native English speakers. If ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:02 on 24 March 2010 | 4 comments
Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world and there are opportunities to teach English all across the country in the cities and in the country. The major problem with working in Brazil is the difficulty surrounding getting a visa. A tourist visa wi...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 17:15 on 23 March 2010 | 2 comments
The organisation Teachers for Central and Eastern Europe is based in Sofia and is most active in Bulgaria. The Ministry of Education & Science organises teaching positions for native English speakers in Bulgaria and TFCEE employs up to 80 people each ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:25 on 23 March 2010 | 1 comment
Cyprus has a small population of just 780,000, therefore there isn’t a huge amount of teaching positions available for native English speakers. English is prominent in the country where most signs are printed in English as well as Greek and so learn...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:13 on 23 March 2010
Swedish is officially Finland’s second language but English is certainly not far behind with much of the demand coming from the business classes. English is taught all across the country in every kind of institute –unless you have a good deal ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:37 on 22 March 2010 | 3 comments
If you have a TEFL certificate then your wage will likely be $3-$5 per hour but if you also have a university degree this will be slightly higher at $5-$7 per hour. Wages in Ecuador are low but so are living costs therefore you should be able to get by mo...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:35 on 22 March 2010 | 2 comments
Those wishing to save money as well as experience a country filled with exotic locations need not look further than Vietnam. In the capital city, Hanoi, living costs are lower than what you might expect to find in other capital cities and even in Vietnam&...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:39 on 19 March 2010 | 1 comment
Most schools in Hungary will only employ people who are TEFL qualified and have some teaching experience but even if you don’t have experience with a bit of job hunting you should be able to find something suitable. English is a compulsory subject i...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 15:43 on 19 March 2010 | 2 comments
Poland is considered to have more job opportunities for native English speakers than most other countries in the world. You will need a TEFL certificate and most likely some teaching experience if you wish to teach English in Poland. There are plenty of j...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 17:02 on 18 March 2010 | 2 comments
Taiwan is an attractive option for many English teachers due to the good wages and cheap cost of living and due to the demand for English teachers finding a job is reasonably easy. A number of major organisations hire overseas so your interview could be c...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:58 on 17 March 2010
The Hong Kong government employs hundreds of native English speakers to work in government schools across Hong Kong and these registered teachers can expect to earn £1,220 or more as well as receiving generous benefits. Without an official...
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“I am writing to let you know that I have been here, in Togliatti in Russia, for almost a year now! My visa has just been renewed for another year (annual renewal process) and I have been given a 3 year contract. All this is down to one simple fact - TEFL! After doing my weekend course in Edinburgh and the 50 hour Language and Grammar, I suddenly had opportunities that were closed to me in the past. Now I have so many interesting and exciting memories of my time here. Every day has been an adventure and has certainly kept me on my toes! The Togliatti Chamber of Commerce have invited me to speak at the opening of their new tourist initiative! I helped design the website for one of my students, and next thing I knew I had received an invitation to speak at their prestigious event. ” Colin, currently teaching in Russia
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