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#2 Posted on 13.4.05 1648.16 Reposted on: 13.4.12 1648.56
Where? In Japan, there are several different companies that hire Americans and Canadians to teach English. Just do a google search for "teaching English in Japan," or something similar. There's also the JET Program, run through the Japanese government. Application for that ended in November, I think.
I know that several other East Asian countries are similar in this respect, and I think there's several schools in Europe. Just try googling "teaching English in *insert country*"
Edit: Slowness at work. Here's some links.
www.teachinginjapan.com - Has links to the major companies, and contains information about each one. Good place to find out about those companies.
For china, at least, the general idea I got is: Bachelor's degree in anything. ESL certs are nice to have.
I worked in Changchun for 6 months back in 2001/2002. Not teaching english (Job through my college and the Youth Employment Strategy's Youth International Internship Program [canadian government thing]) but working in the school's office, pretending to be a TA in the computer classes, helping run English Corner and doing tech support for the foreign teachers.
At the school I was at, for the ESL teachers the pay wasn't spectacular by our standards, but incredibly high compared to the guys I worked with in the office (at the time, it was 4000 yuan a month, about 800 canadian), benefits were good (but accomodations & utilities were taken care of, drinking water provided, computer provided in your room, internet access, and they paid for travel, if I remember rightly, and recieved like 500 yuan credit at the cafeteria, I can't remember if that was per month or just total.)
The bit of freelance teaching I did got me paid 100 yuan an hour (20 cdn at the time). I had enough money to buy myself a suit after teaching for that one day.
Wherever you choose to go, do a bit of research on the school and try to find out stuff from people who have worked there. Some are pretty damn cheesy.
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