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Hello, I am seeking employment in Central America and if there is anyone who knows of jobs available please contact me. I am hoping to secure a teaching contract as early as September 1 of 2006. Thankyou for any help.

General » School Recommendations
Hi, I recently completed the foundation course in NYC and interested in teaching in Costa Rica,
Mexico or Brazil. Can anyone recommend a great school in any of those countries? Thanks, Yvette
General » Want to learn Mandarin in Toronto?
Hey Toronto Grads!

I know that many of you want to head off to China, so I thought I would share a great contact who has mandarin courses at 120 Eglington E.

They are taught by Jun Liu and if you are interested in these "Mandarin Survival" courses, you can contact her by calling 416-455-8890 or by e-mailing

See you all soon!


General » Canada - France Working Holiday VISA
Hi Elektra
I just came back from France using the working holiday Visa, and yes, the Bon Voyage insurance is sufficent, that's what I used. As for the wait for the Visa, I had to mail in my passport to the consulate and they told me it was a 3 - 6 week delay, but I had my pasport mailed back to me in less than 5 days, so I'm sure there's nothing to worry about. I'm not sure if you are aware of what you have to do in France once you do find a job, you have to get the employer to help you out with a temporary work permit by visiting (and I'm not 100% sure the are the initials of the agency) the DDTFP, which is the french ministry of labour. I had no luck trying to work in schools, you need to have a special diploma from the French education system to teach in their public schools, but I did have luck applying for jobs at private language schools, the types of schools that teach companies and other people who want to learn English for their jobs or for help with the TOEIC/TOEFL tests. What you can do is look in the French yellow pages ( and look up language schools and most of them have websites with contact information. I don't know what area you are going to, but I was in the south of France, so I looked up these schools near Nice or Cannes, all you have to do is type in the department or the city. Just a small warning that if you don't speak French, you should really brush up before you communicate with any companies, usually they don't take fondly to people who can't speak French. A rudimentary knowledge is sufficient.
Above all else, good luck!! And have a great time.
General » Cebu International School - Philippines, Cebu City
Dear TESOL-buddies,

I just want to share with you the greatest thing that happened to me: I have been accepted, arrived and started working at the Cebu International School. Visit their site at The school is not a language school, it is a private international preK - 12 school. I am hired as a Math teacher for grade 6, 10, and 11. The school location and building is amazing! On the website you can see great pictures and it is really that nice! It is hard to believe after working in New York for 3 years :-)
Anyway, just wanted to share this good news with you guys....
take care everyone,
General » Help! New Grad without degree
Does anyone have any tips on getting work (preferably in Eastern, Central or Western Europe)
with out having a University degree? I was told when I took the TESOL course that I could get work
without one, but yet I'm not finding anything. I love kids and I've got tons of experience working
with them (all ages). I'm not opposed to working with adults either.

I'm getting frustrated. It's been almost 4 months since I've completed the course and I'm kind of
at the desperation point for employment. Any tips, links or advice would greatly be appreciated.

I can also reached at

Your fellow grad,

General » Contacts in Beijing
Andrea, I'd also like some contacts in Beijing, but your email address doesn't work. Mine is
General » Finding work in France

Is anyone currently teaching in France, or does anyone have contacts at schools in France?

My boyfriend and I have been applying to schools for the past few months, in hopes of finding work for September start. Ideally we would like to find a job before we leave, but we have
started to plan on conducting a massive job hunt once we arrive in Paris at the end of August.

Can anyone offer any tips on finding work either from Canada or once we arrive? We are interested in working anywhere in France.

Thanks a million,
General » Canada - France Working Holiday VISA

These are questions for anyone who has ever applied for a French Working Holiday VISA, or is very familiar with the requirements. As you know, the French Consulate doesn't take any
calls about VISAs, and I want to make sure I have everything done right before my boyfriend and I head to our appointment in August.

1. Excess medical insurance - One of the requirements is to purchase excess medical insurance for the year of the VISA. Is it sufficient to purchase emergency medical insurance? Specifically, we are planning on going with Bon Voyage Travel Insurance from TravelCUTS. Do you know if this plan would be appropriate?

2. On the consulate website, it says that VISAs can be issued that day. Do you know if this is the case, or will we have to wait for them to mail us something? We are leaving for Paris 2 weeks after our appointment, so getting our VISAs immediately is ideal.

Hopefully someone can help us out with these answers - we don't want to get turned down!

Thanks a lot,
General » South Korea Information Night in Toronto
Hello Toronto Grads!

It's that time again! We are having an information night in Toronto!

It will be held in the "orange room" at the Global TESOL College in Toronto. It will begin at 7pm on Thursday July 13th.

There will be guest speakers, a slide show, and job offers for South Korea.

If you are interested, please e-mail or call 416-979-3793 by Tuesday July 11th.

You are more than welcome to bring friends and/or family, just be sure to let us know how many people will be attending.

Can't wait to see you there!