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General » Teaching in Hong Kong
A reminder again that when applying for overseas jobs, contact us for verification and for the use of agencies we have used for years - reliable and real. toronto@globaltesol.com
General » Teaching in Hong Kong
Hi All,

Please as a massive heads up, be aware of coming across to Hong Kong with any agencies.

I came with one that looked really good, their online interface was quite reasonable compared to others etc. However they give a truly false representation.

A lot of people in HK are struggling with them, the head is rude and once you arrive they provide next to no support once you are placed in a center. This is among other things.

They gave me a really poor outline of the cost of living in HK and i struggled for several months, luckily i was placed in an awesome center who backed me through the nightmare with them and i now work for them directly on a MUCH more FAIR wage.

If you are looking to come out to Hong Kong please get in touch if you need help.

All the centers here advertise on DB jobs.

thanks :)
General » TESOL Foundation Course with Kathy Ezard
Hi Brenda! Just saw this. Please email me your resume and head/shoulder picture and we'll take it from there! Thanks toronto@globaltesol.com
General » TESOL Foundation Course with Kathy Ezard
Hi Jim

I have recently completed my Global Tesol 120 hour certificate specializing in Tutoring. I will be living in Spain from September and living on the Costa del Sol. I am desperate to find a job before I go. I wonder if you could help me get placed.
I was living in Calgary when I did my course, and did not get the support from my instructor, as this student did with her instructor. Can you please tell me what the EF is please.

I look forward to hearing from you
Brenda McEwan
email address: bmcewan2012@gmail.com
General » TESOL Foundation Course with Kathy Ezard
Hi Jim

I have recently completed my Global Tesol 120 hour certificate specializing in Tutoring. I will be living in Spain from September and living on the Costa del Sol. I am desperate to find a job before I go. I wonder if you could help me get placed.
I was living in Calgary when I did my course, and did not get the support from my instructor, as this student did with her instructor. Can you please tell me what the EF is please.

I look forward to hearing from you
Brenda McEwan
email address: bmcewan2012@gmail.com
General » Back home after more than a decade overseas..
(Sorry for the repeat post. No notification of a successful post led me to believe it hadn't posted...)
General » Back home after more than a decade overseas..
I wasn't overseas as long as you, but I've been "home" now (also Edmonton!) for about 15 months and there are still days I think about packing everything up and heading back to Russia. I've had an incredibly difficult time re-adjusting to everything here. Difficult to reconnect with friends and even family to a degree. I understand completely feeling "stuck." Even in my new job (which I DO enjoy) it just doesn't compare. I like to assume I'll go back one day, but I most often get hung up on the financial side: my salary in Russia was good for Russia but nowhere near enough for me to work toward retirement (still a long ways off) here.

Best wishes as you move forward here.

~ Tricia
General » Back home after more than a decade overseas..
I wasn't overseas as long as you, but I've been "home" now (also Edmonton!) for about 15 months and there are still days I think about packing everything up and heading back to Russia. I've had an incredibly difficult time re-adjusting to everything here. Difficult to reconnect with friends and even family to a degree. I understand completely feeling "stuck." Even in my new job (which I DO enjoy) it just doesn't compare. I like to assume I'll go back one day, but I most often get hung up on the financial side: my salary in Russia was good for Russia but nowhere near enough for me to work toward retirement (still a long ways off) here.

Best wishes as you move forward here.

~ Tricia
General » Back home after more than a decade overseas..
I know the feeling... I got my Global TESOL cert back in 2009 and I have been teaching in Asia also. Unfortunately I do not have a 4 year degree only a College Diploma which is not recognized. I am dreading having to return to Canada. The only issue is that teaching is the only job for expats out in Asia and I don't know what to do if I leave the education sector.
General » Back home after more than a decade overseas..
what you are hitting is the closed shop mentality , you have to have a degree and I guess be a union member to get a job teaching in Canada.
The truth is they tend to favour their own home grown people , I know its blatant racism but thats Canada. Certain public civil servant jobs are always given to close family and friends.
I have a friend who got laid off in oil and gas , he was chinese , could not get a job in Canada so he went back to China within days of landing he had found a job.
What does that tell you hmm?