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Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 03:33 pm (no subject)
Here is a link to a cartoon strip about life in South Korea as a foreigner and as a teacher.

< " http://www.roketship.com " >

It made me laugh pretty hard and remember moments from my time as an English teacher there.
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Jun. 24th, 2010 @ 04:16 pm Visa/Criminal Check
Hi everyone. I have my EPIK/SMOE interview for teaching in Korea on Monday, and I am so nervous. Anyone got tips on what to expect them to ask? I have a general idea but they say it's 30-40 minutes long which is a long time to talk about myself...

Also, my recruiter said I have a good chance of passing (I doubt it) but if I pass, I have to have all my documents ready ASAP. I haven't even taken my criminal record check yet, or gotten anything apostilled. I was just wondering how long does it take for those to process, how long it takes to get something apostilled and how long does it take for the VISA to process?

TY for any help in advance. =)
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May. 12th, 2010 @ 03:57 pm Phone interview expectations?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Hi everyone,

I am going to have a pre-screening phone interview for teaching overseas in South Korea, so I am wondering what sort of questions to expect, and also welcoming any helpful advice. :-)

Thanks much!

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Jan. 19th, 2010 @ 08:26 pm (no subject)

I'm new, so please bear with me. I've searched through the tags but haven't really found what I'm looking for.

My boyfriend and I are interested in teaching abroad together. We both have prior informal teaching experience (he as a summer camp counselor, and I routinely taught my newly-American family members English, as well as a bit of volunteering here and there), and we're trying to figure out where to start searching and what to do. We both have bachelor's degrees. Ideally we would like to be in Turkey or the Middle East, but I know that an unmarried couple in the Middle East wouldn't fly too well. Barring that, a big(ish) city would be the best fit for us. I personally would LOVE to be in Asia.


1. Is it a bad idea to try and do this as a couple? Are we eliminating a lot of potential places already?
2. Where should we start looking? Google just spits out a lot of advertising and cluttered websites that I'm suspicious of.
3. Has anyone heard anything about: http://www.teachkoreans.com/ ?
4. Tips? Advice? Warnings? Should we quit being so clingy? 

Thank you!
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Dec. 30th, 2009 @ 12:56 pm (no subject)
I will be graduating this May with my B.A. in English Lit and my NYS certification for Secondary Education (Grades 7-12). Anytime I look up information about teaching abroad, it mentions needing TEFL certification. I can't afford to drop hundreds of dollars on something I don't trust. I'm so clueless about this. I also don't know whether teaching abroad is really worth it... someone I know is teaching in Korea and said the air pollution is horrible. I figure I'll travel someday, so do I really need to teach overseas?
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70s - dumbass
Dec. 18th, 2009 @ 11:25 am TURKEY
I planning to teach in TURKEY for a year.

Does anyone have experience living/ teaching English / or traveling around Turkey that they care to share?

Any tips or useful information regarding teaching, warnings, benefits, cost of living, would be VERY helpful.

I'm planning on moving there in the spring / early summer 2010. I've taught adults in both Gyeongju, South Korea, and Vancouver, BC.

Thanks in advance :D!
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Jun. 7th, 2009 @ 09:34 pm My DELTA Module 3 bibliography
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Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 11:44 pm English lesson plans - no class preparation needed!
Hello ESL/EFL teachers! I have some good news for you. If you don't have time to prepare for class, but still have to teach, there is a simple solution - English lesson plans with 6-7 worksheets included. The lesson plans feature the following topics:
— Food and drink
— Health
— In the house
— The world around us
— Wedding and marriage
— Crime and punishment
— Computer and technology
— People
— Money
— Job
— Traveling
— Music
— Education

Check it out here http://www.english-lesson-plan.com
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Mar. 26th, 2009 @ 01:38 am Queers overseas
Hey everyone,

I am at the beginning of my TEFL certification program and starting to think about where I may want to go. I don't have much international experience. I have briefly visited Spain, Germany, and the UK, but that's it. My question is, how dangerous is it to be a queer teacher overseas? Are there any countries I should seriously avoid? I must say that in appearance I don't "look gay," as they say, but am very much lesbian identified. My mom is really nervous about me going to teach overseas and has not said it outright, but has hinted that I should keep it in the closet if I do choose to travel and teach. Does anyone have any experience with this? I know that the point of going to teach is not think about who you might be dating, but it sort of freaks me out to think about how I'm going to hide this part of myself...if need be.


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Mar. 2nd, 2009 @ 04:45 pm (no subject)
Hello. I'm kate, 26 years old, american, and I have been teaching in korea for almost 2 years. By the end of this year i would like to be teaching in Jakarta, Indonesia, however I've heard it's a little bit dangerous. that's why I'd really like to meet someone, preferably a woman, with teaching experience in jakarta who would be willing to talk to me a little bit about it.

If you have taught there or know someone who has could you please get in touch with me/ put me in touch? I'd really appreciate it.
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