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Which Countries in Asia are the Best to Teach in?
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bluetortilla



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extremely happy with the decision. Mind you though, I had been in Japan for twenty years!

While (my) wages are lousy relative to the exchange rates, everything else- culture, food, working conditions, living conditions, is better here. Of course China is huge so it depends on where you're at. I'm in Guangzhou, heading to Yunnan next year.

I work for a public college. Usually that means less money for less time.
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steki47



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluetortilla wrote:
Extremely happy with the decision. Mind you though, I had been in Japan for twenty years!

While (my) wages are lousy relative to the exchange rates, everything else- culture, food, working conditions, living conditions, is better here. Of course China is huge so it depends on where you're at. I'm in Guangzhou, heading to Yunnan next year.

I work for a public college. Usually that means less money for less time.


I have been in Japan for ten years and have been considering relocating for a year or two. The idea is still in my head.

Working conditions and living conditions are better? Hmmm....

Anyway, happy to hear some good news! Enjoy!
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bluetortilla



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steki47 wrote:
Working conditions and living conditions are better? Hmmm....


I work in a public college, as I said. I doubt that working in an language mill (eikaiwa) will be that much better than Japan, though you may find you social life more interesting.

You'd need to check on the forums on the various types of work here. There are also some high paying jobs here as well. They seem OK- higher pressure and longer hours of course. You'd also be teaching 'rich kids' (not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that; just the environment is not 'typical').

You also need higher qualifications and face stiffer competition for these jobs.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sigmoid wrote:
Just five words for you:

Cambodia, try it and see. Wink


khmerhit, is that you?

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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sigmoid



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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khmerhit, is that you?


No, it's me, sigmoid. I just posted that as a sort of inside joke for long-term ESL Cafe members.

Although I have taught in Phnom Penh, I'm not there now nor would I really recommend Cambodia as a place to teach.

But, as the line goes: "try it and see" for yourself. It may suit some people, especially those who want to teach and live abroad for reasons not related to money.
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steki47



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sigmoid wrote:

Although I have taught in Phnom Penh, I'm not there now nor would I really recommend Cambodia as a place to teach.

But, as the line goes: "try it and see" for yourself. It may suit some people, especially those who want to teach and live abroad for reasons not related to money.


Just spent a week over the holidays in Cambodia. Loved it!

Wondered about the teaching environment, heard mixed reviews.

Japanese wife is dead set against the idea.
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Monkey king



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking of trying Cambodia too.

I've heard mostly good things, except for the pay.
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