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Does 2 years teaching experience compensate no degree?

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  • maxlondon
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    20 April, 2009 at 9:58
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    I have no degree but intent on getting a TESOL in the next month or so.
    I then hope to get a teaching job in a country that does not require degrees in order to obtain working visa’s.
    If i successfully complete all this, and work for 2 years in countries that require no degree’s, will that then allow me to get working visa’s in countries that require degree’s? Such as Japan and S.Korea?

    Thank you very much for your time!

    dan
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    20 April, 2009 at 11:27
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    Reply To: Does 2 years teaching experience compensate no degree?

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    I suspect that in countries where you legally need a degree to get a working visa, this restriction would apply regardless of the number of years experience you have.

    Hope that helps, Dan

    maxlondon
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    20 April, 2009 at 13:00
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    Reply To: Does 2 years teaching experience compensate no degree?

    Thanks for the welcome Dan :D

    Are you sure?
    Because i remember yesterday i browsed through a random forum where people were saying if you have 2 years teaching abroad experience, your eligible for a working visa if you don’t have a degree?

    All this visa stuff is so complicated!
    Like how in Thailand you can’t work legally without a degree, yet i spoke to a guy who employs teachers in thailand, and has done for over 10 years, told me that as long as you don’t try teach in Bangkok or Phuket you can get working visa’s to teach without degrees, as the other provinces have different regulations and will accept you :?

    jacqueline0613
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    8 May, 2009 at 5:24
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    Reply To: Does 2 years teaching experience compensate no degree?

    hmmm…The best thing to do is stick with the legalities. Someone may be working outside of the box and all may go well for awhile….but when trouble comes those that have hired you will not be there to keep you from deportation, fines or worse. You need to be very careful…Also if you are working within the rules you have a better chance of getting paid properly and on time or close to it.

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