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  • johnb
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    18 July, 2009 at 10:12
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    I’m thinking of doing a CELTA course and teaching in the Middle East or Far East, areas I know quite well. However I am in my 50’s and I’m concerned that job prospects might not be so good for older teachers, especially ones embarking on their first foriegn teaching job. Any advice?

    dan
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    18 July, 2009 at 14:51
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    Reply To: Job prospects for older teachers

    Hi John and welcome to the forum. There are a number of threads that should help to answer your question. Have a look at:

    viewtopic/t-1021
    viewtopic/t-382
    viewtopic/t-1208
    viewtopic/t-798
    viewtopic/t-659

    … and don’t hesitate to post a reply if these don’t help.

    Good luck!

    Dan

    alanbayana
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    11 August, 2009 at 9:11
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    Hi:
    I would like some help please. I am thinking about teaching in Indonesia as a late career change, but I am wondering about the criteria required. Most of the websites look for the younger generation and require university degrees, and since I don’t have this type of creditation, I would like to know what the chances are ?.. I am halfway through the 120 hr course (weekend course completed) and would like to teach the younger learners ( Specialist certificate TEFL for younger learners still to be taken ).. My age is 54. . Would I still be accepted with just the TEFL certification ? Regards: Alan

    dan
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    13 August, 2009 at 6:57
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    Reply To: Job prospects for older teachers

    Hi Alan and welcome to the forum.

    As far as I know you still don’t need a degree to work in Indonesia, so your TEFL certificate should be fine.

    As far as age goes, have a look at some of the posts highlighted earlier in this thread.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

    alanbayana
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    13 August, 2009 at 10:24
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    Reply To: Job prospects for older teachers

    Thank you Dan for your reply. I will take a look at some earlier threads.

    Debkreis
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    10 January, 2015 at 19:01
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    Reply To: Job prospects for older teachers

    Hi
    How did things turn out for you. I am in much the same position. I have a PhD and I’m in my 50s so I would love to hear how its going for you
    Debra

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