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|Abi_M 1 post||
I am enrolled in a 120 TEFL course now, and I will probably finish by the end of June. I was hoping to start teaching ASAP, but I don't know when schools recruit people or how long the process usually takes. I want to go to Asia. Anyone know who would be recruiting around July or a bit later, or where I could find that out? Thanks!
|pienie 7 posts||
Hi Abi, I am in China at the moment as a kindergarten teacher. (am loving it) It depends a bit on what you want regarding teaching as there is so much out there. I have opted for a state school as they seem more reliable and I have to say I have not any problems yet but there are some horror stories out there, most seem to be regarding private schools and training centers. Most schools are recruiting now, as they will break up for the summer holiday in mid July, for the next academic year (September) so I would start looking now also the paperwork to a lot of countries take time. good luck and let me know if you want more info. kind regards
|mahalath 125 posts||
Hi Abi! I'm in South Korea, in a private kindergarten. I'm really enjoying it. It is hard work and long hours (although you can get shorter) but it is so much fun! I really look forward to seeing the kids most mornings :) For Korea, EPIK starts in August, so if you are thinking of the public school route you really need to apply NOW. If you want the private school route, you are welcome to come at any time. Depening on where you're from, the paper work can take a while to come through (the criminal record check you need from the US takes 3 months!!). I love Korea, so much to do, friendly people, but fairly convinient. The language is easy to read and there are a lot of English words spattered in. Also, a lot of things are in English, which is super useful. It is a developed country, which is awesome, but it isn't anywhere near as expensive as Japan (I live on a little over 1 million won per month). Housing and airfare are normally provided.