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monkel



Joined: 29 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Jobs for non-native speakers Reply with quote

Hi there,

I am in the process of looking for teaching posts for both me and my husband in the Gulf region. I seem to tick most of the boxes (for a female ESL teacher at least) but I'm wondering if anyone could steer me in the right direction for a job for hubby.

My husband has just graduated as a chemistry and maths teacher here in Australia. Prior to training as a teacher he worked as a chemist in Europe, holds a PhD in chemistry and has published and presented quite a bit. The problem seems to be that English is not his native language (he's French) and although his language skills are at native-speaker proficiency, the overwhelming majority of the jobs I've seen for science/maths teacing jobs require him to be a native-speaker of English.

Any advice or tips on how/where to apply would be appreciated.

Monkel
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us here don't know much about jobs outside of EFL. I would suggest he just polish up that CV and send out applications and see what kind of response he gets.

With a PhD plus an education degree (has he earned an OZ teaching cert/license for local schools?), he should look at universities and the better international schools.

Most education employers list their open positions on their website.

VS
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He should also check out higheredjobs.com and chronicle.com.
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douglas1969



Joined: 21 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Jobs for non-native speakers Reply with quote

monkel wrote:

Any advice or tips on how/where to apply would be appreciated.


Given that he has high credentials in sciences and chemistry, he should also be be able to look for employment with multinational companies operating in the region, no?
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Gulezar



Joined: 19 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: Jobs for non-native speakers Reply with quote

monkel wrote:

Any advice or tips on how/where to apply would be appreciated.
Monkel


Did you get my PM?
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genericusername



Joined: 04 Dec 2012
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Location: Dubai

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your husband should be able to find a job in oil & gas that pays several times what you will be making. He doesn't have to be a great speaker of English as long as he can read, write and converse in it. I have several friends in the industry and they are always hiring. Have him look on a website called oilcareers.com they have tons of jobs on that site. There are more sites like it too.

There are also things like the aluminum and desalination plants that need chemists. Dow has a joint venture in Saudi Arabia to build a petro-chemical mega-complex that will hire hundreds of people with your husband's qualifications. As long as he has a French passport he should be sought after.

Unless he is burned out from his past career, I would not even consider teaching when the opportunities are out there for him. At the very least, he should limit his search to university professorships.
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monkel



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies everyone - we will start exploring our options Smile
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