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5 Reasons NOT to Teach Abroad
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(10-17-2011 03:52 AM)youngmobileglobal Wrote:  I can understand how Korea would be unpleasant for non-Koreans or anyone who can't speak the language.

I think career-oriented young people trying to break into a job abroad should start in China, HK, SE Asia - and possibly Taiwan.

The longer I'm in Thailand, the harder it is for me to leave.

Actually so far I like Korea more than Thailand, although this is only my 2nd day here.
10-17-2011 05:37 AM
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Culture shock is a good thing. I guarantee you once you've experienced it once or twice you will not only be immune to it in the future, you'll be a better man for it.

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10-17-2011 07:30 AM
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What's happening with Tony_Snow's experience in Taiwan..he's gone quiet...Yo Tony..how's Taipei?
10-18-2011 11:02 AM
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Alibaba what are you teaching? I believe there are some downsides to your work in that you have to do it in a shithole for a number of months at time or maybe I have you mixed up with someone else?

$4,000 a month is pretty good especially in a cheap country, if you could earn this in most of South America you would be close to the top of the pile.

Pitt how much do you actually make rather than how much you believe that you're going to make?
10-18-2011 04:28 PM
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(10-18-2011 04:28 PM)Jalouse Wrote:  Alibaba what are you teaching? I believe there are some downsides to your work in that you have to do it in a shithole for a number of months at time or maybe I have you mixed up with someone else?

$4,000 a month is pretty good especially in a cheap country, if you could earn this in most of South America you would be close to the top of the pile.

Pitt how much do you actually make rather than how much you believe that you're going to make?

I choose to go abroad because the money is better.I can work in the U.S. making great money but it's boring. I only bitch cuz I'll be away from pussy and beer. LOL. Once I'm over there it's not so bad.

I've had to sit through numerous classes over the years for various types of training. EMT, First Responders, professional development, IT, teamwork, ect, ect. Most of those instructors were contracted out by a private company.

Meaning, someone got good at what they did, had connections, and started a biz. What I'm getting at is there's more than just teaching English. Plus, having a solid technical trade will give you something to fall back on. They pay A LOT for contracted instructors.

One example. Brazil is hiring skilled Americans to teach their workforce. Good money, rewarding, and working abroad. There are more out there.

Btw, where does teaching language make $4K per month? That's not too bad. You still break even though.
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10-18-2011 05:36 PM
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I'm here in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and I have found it incredibly easy to get work as an English teacher. I have a TESOL certification, but that helps my confidence more than it does my job prospects. The trick to getting a job here is connecting to the local expat scene and they are more than willing to help you find a job. The pay here is between R$24 and R$32 an hour working for someone else, and between R$40 and R$60 for private tutoring. People here don't care about qualifications, they just care if you're a native speaker.
10-20-2011 05:04 PM
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(10-20-2011 05:04 PM)Sardino Wrote:  I'm here in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and I have found it incredibly easy to get work as an English teacher. I have a TESOL certification, but that helps my confidence more than it does my job prospects. The trick to getting a job here is connecting to the local expat scene and they are more than willing to help you find a job. The pay here is between R$24 and R$32 an hour working for someone else, and between R$40 and R$60 for private tutoring. People here don't care about qualifications, they just care if you're a native speaker.

Apart from the work what's it like as a place to live?
10-20-2011 05:21 PM
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And how does R$32 an hour work out compared to cost of living? It's useless without some cost of living figures.
10-21-2011 02:28 PM
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(10-21-2011 02:28 PM)KingofScotland Wrote:  And how does R$32 an hour work out compared to cost of living? It's useless without some cost of living figures.

Try this thread:
http://www.rooshvforum.com/archive/index...-3726.html

(10-20-2011 05:21 PM)Jalouse Wrote:  Apart from the work what's it like as a place to live?
I talk about this stuff in this thread.
http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-6148.html

Some basic costs:
Rent for shared room: R$400-700
Rent for 1 room apartment in good neighborhood: R$1200-1600
Beer at shitty club: R$3
Beer at fancier club: R$6
Club entrance: R$10-20
Upscale club: R$30-50
Bus fare: R$2.45
Prato forte (rice, beans and meat): R$7-10
500 ml acai juice: R$5-7

I haven't done much cooking since I'm living with my friend and his mom cooks for us so I can't give you numbers on that yet.
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10-21-2011 03:07 PM
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I'm most likely going to be teaching in China once I graduate and save a little bit of money. I definitely don't look at it as a career or anything I want to be doing for a good length of time. It is a godsend though, if you're young, want to "break" into a country, and don't have mad savings chilling in your bank account. How else are you going to financially support yourself while you're in the process of learning the language, building relationships, and trying to make real jobs/business opportunities come your way?

My case is kinda fuked up because I'm not originally from the United States or another Anglo country. I have lived in the states ever since I was 9 years old and had all my education-college included-here, but I'm sure in many eyes I'm still not what one would call a "native speaker." I'm not really rock solid sure I could get a job teaching English, although my target region is Asia and I hear they're fond of people who look stereotypically "white," which with blond hair and blue eyes I definitely do. I got a part time job with the Kaplan Review teaching ACT here in the states just so my chances of being able to get a teaching job in China go up. Hopefully I can get a test prep job in Asia cause I hear you can make mad bank, like $30-50 an hour, if you have experience and high scores, both of which I possess. If I can get a good gig like that going then making this kind of money in China is not quite living like a maharaja (lots of big time ballers in China these days) but it's still quite good to be making while I'm positioning myself for a real financial breakthrough that does not involve teaching.
10-21-2011 05:48 PM
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