Wanting to teach English Abroad.

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  • kirtidakale
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    24 May, 2010 at 16:40
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    hi guys…
    i am from INdia… i teach Grade 6 english. I wanted to know what are the prospects of an Indian teaching english abroad (specially in Non-English speaking countries) Do i need to do a course?? like CELTA or TOSEL etc??? I already have a graduate degree in Education from Mumbai University.
    Please guys i really need your HELP…. please do let me know how to go about trying to work abroad as a teacher…. please help me out…

    if there are any links do send them to me on kirtida.kale@gmail.com
    or simply paste them here……….

    THANK YOU…… VERY MUCH

    Regards in anticipation
    KIRTIDA KALE

    Keith
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    2 June, 2010 at 11:21
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    Reply To: Wanting to teach English Abroad.

    Hi Kirtida

    Your chances would be greatly improved by having a CELTA or similar qualification.

    Apart from that, it will depend on whether you are a native English speaker, which you don’t mention in your post – many employers only recruit native English speakers.

    In addition, you will encounter barriers in some countries where legal requirements restrict employers to recruiting certain nationalities for English teaching jobs. Added to this, unfortunately, is the fact that even if you are a native speaker, you will likely encounter a certain amount of discrimination from employers, regardless of legal restrictions, as you are not from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. I have worked at, and know of, many schools who will only recruit these nationalities.

    However, I have also met several non-native speaker teachers without one of the above nationalities who have successfully found work teaching English in other countries, so although you will probably have to search longer and harder than someone matching the criteria I mention above, there are still possibilities.

    Hope that helps.

    Keith

    Keith
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    2 June, 2010 at 11:23
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    Reply To: Wanting to teach English Abroad.

    I’ve just realised also that you posted this in the "teaching in Europe" forum. Does this mean that you want to work only in Europe? If so, I should add that the majority of schools in the EU will only recruit other EU citizens.

    Keith

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