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General » Looking for a start in South America
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> Hi, Anyone know of a good contact in South America. I am wanting to secure a job there but have not had much luck in the area yet.
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> any help would be appriciated,
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> Thanks
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Hi there,

I just put a posting up today for an institution in Chile. Check it out and see if it's right for you!
Savannah
Global TESOL College
Head Office
General » Spain
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> Is anyone thinking of going to Spain or has already been there?
> If you have let me know or please share some helpful tips.
> Thank you
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Buenos dias! As promised, I thought I would share my recent experience of being in Spain. I guess firstly I'll say what an amazing place it is to be. I recommend it to people as a travel and cultural experience firstly. Work will come, but as you may be familiar with already, many European countries require their teachers to have an EU passport (meaning if you have a dual citizenship with an EU country, it's much easier to obtain work in an EU country). However, being in a country can increase your chances of finding work, and you may find that a school in Spain may be willing to petition to the government on your behalf to obtain working papers for you. I was in Spain in the high hiring season of October. This is the time that you will find schools more willing to hire North Americans because they need teachers to fill the demand (arrive in August/September to get settled). This is the legal way to find work. Working under the table is another option (though not legal of course) for people who have their hearts set on working in Spain. If you go prepared to cover living expenses while looking for work, you can network with other North Americans (and there are many especially Americans who are studying in some of Spain's largest cities), put up posters advertising that you are TESOL certified ( I saw many and judging from the phone numbers taken from the posters, this was a feasible way to go about getting Spanish students), and you can hit the pavement and possibly have a school pay you under the table. I leave the decision in ones hands to decide if this is what they want to do...I do know that many people do obtain work through these avenues and that quite honestly, it can be the easiest way for us norteamericanos to find work. If this is what you plan to do, visit and try for work while you're there, I suggest the larger cities of Madrid and Barcelona. These are cosmopolitan cities with lots of opportunities. I spent most of my time in the south (goal-->warmth!!) and found that the demand for English wasn't quite as high.

There are many links and articles on the Internet regarding teaching English in Spain. I found the most realistic one to be from Transitions Abroad...here they discuss how one can possibly get working papers and the reality of the large number of people making a go of it on their own.

It may seem daunting, but I can't express how worth it it is. If you know that Spain is where you want to be, then you just have to go for it. I loved the country; the people, the way of life, the language, their obvious love of family and friends and conversation, the architecture, the tapas and cheap drinks all made it so that I cannot wait to return!!

Savannah-GTC Head Office
General » Spain
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> Is anyone thinking of going to Spain or has already been there?
> If you have let me know or please share some helpful tips.
> Thank you
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Hi there, not sure if my first posting went through. My name is Savannah and I work for the head office of Global TESOL College. I just returned from a few months in Spain last month and LOVED it and would be happy to write a little bit about my experience. I am heading out of the office but will update this in the next few days! Happy planning!
Savannah
General » Spain
Is anyone thinking of going to Spain or has already been there?
If you have let me know or please share some helpful tips.
Thank you
General » Anybody could share experience in Japan, Taiwan, Korea or Philippines?
I have just graduated in TESOL and just started my specialization courses. Anybody knows where the BIG MONEY can be found? And what specialization courses make that BIG MONEY? Let me know. Thanks!
Denes
General » HAHA - First ONE
You have been sent home from Korea or you are the first one teaching there?
General » online specialization file conversion advice
I think when you open the pdf in the acrobat reader you can "select text" and then just copy it into a word document. That should work.
General » Teach in Korea Seminar in Toronto
Hey Toronto Grads!

On February 28th at 7pm, there will be a free seminar about living and teaching in Korea.

If you are interested, please let me know by e-mailing andrea_d@globaltesol.com or by calling 416-979-3793.

Anyone can come, whether they are a graduate nor not....so spread the word!

Sincerely,

Andrea
General » Any Suggestions?
Hi!

I have 4 grads in HoMin city. If you would like. please e-mail me personally, and I will pass along ttheir e-mail addresses so that you can get in touch with them.

Sincerely,

Andrea

andrea_d@globaltesol.com


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> Hi!
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> Hopefully somone can pop in with the names of some of the larger language schools in Vietnam.
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> In the mean time, you might want to check out a Canadian volunteer teaching organization that needs English teachers in rural Vietnam. I know you are looking for a paid position, but this is a great opportunity to get some experience, learn basic Vietnamese, and become better aquainted with the culture!
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> Check out:
> Bureau for Canadian Volunteers Abroad
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> Contact: David McAmmond, info@canadianvolunteersabroad.org,
> www.canadianvolunteersabroad.org
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> About:
> Bureau for Canadian Volunteers Abroad is a not-for-profit organization which is committed to helping people in developing countries with the English language, technology, education and job opportunities.
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> We are a group of professional and business people who come from different backgrounds and disciplines, but have the same passion and desire to share our skills, knowledge, and other resources with people in the world to meet their various needs. Meanwhile, volunteering will in turn helps our group learn, respect and value the cultural traditions of people from different countries.
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> Exchange: Language teaching for room and board, also Vietnamese lessons.
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> Good Luck,
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> Lindsay MacNeil
> Director of Graduate Assistance
> Global TESOL College
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> > Hey - I'm a female hoping to go teach in Vietnam. I'm trying to decide which city to go to. Ho Chi
> > Minh or Hanoi. Any suggestions?
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> > Also, for those of you who have gone to Vietnam to teach already - is there anything I should do in Canada before going? (the whole work visa/criminal record check part - what should be done here and what can be done once in Vietnam?)
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> > Thanks for your help!
> > Cheers!
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General » Where are the summer jobs? England makes hard with work visa Help!
Hi Lonn,

Use the links I have attached, both have jobs all over the world for the summer.

I would also recommend posting your resume and making it very clear that you are available for summer/short contracts only. For websites to post, look in your orange book under "Posting your Resume"

Good luck!


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> Hello
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> I want to find a summer job teaching esl anywhere in the world. Is anybody know where to get hired at? Are you hired? Refer me please!!!Is any body looking for the same? Help!!!!! Summer is coming to close.
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> Thanks Lonn
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