Home TEFL forum Teaching in Asia & Oceania Teaching in China and Indonesia: age and experience matter?

Teaching in China and Indonesia: age and experience matter?

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
Reply to this topic
  • lesdea
    Participant
    9 February, 2014 at 21:39
    • Total posts: 1

    I am a Canadian who has a B.Ed. a BFA, a TESOL, and I have worked with kids as a tutor and in other positions. However, the only classroom teaching experience I have is in my practicum and I am 48 years old, but young looking and at heart. Will this matter to schools in Indonesia or China? After reading MANY blogs about teaching in these countries, I am thinking that I need to apply to international schools, universities, or directly to public schools and not through recruiters. To these kinds of schools, will my age and lack of experience matter?

    Does anyone recommend teaching or not teaching in Indonesia?

    Thanks,
    Elle

    eflsensei
    Participant
    14 February, 2014 at 5:41
    • Total posts: 23

    Reply To: Teaching in China and Indonesia: age and experience matter?

    I wouldn’t worry so much about lack of experience in China. China is one of the places people go to GET teaching experience. I would say your qualifications are more than enough to get a good job.

    I would highly recommend applying to private or international schools and universities. Do not go through a recruiter. I worked at a university (which I applied directly) and had a wonderful experience. Most people who go through recruiters end up having a pretty awful experience.

    I don’t have any knowledge about working in Indonesia. Maybe someone else can offer some advice.


    EFL Sensei – Free EFL/ESL Lessons for Teaching English Overseas http://www.eflsensei.com

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

Please log in to reply to this topic.