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Any advice for a Newbie wanting to work in Southeast Asia?

 
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Jon86



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Any advice for a Newbie wanting to work in Southeast Asia? Reply with quote

Hi ESL Cafe folks

Nice to meet you.

I've been occasionally coming to read the boards but only just signed up myself.

I'm a 27 year old, UK national, have an English-related BA degree, Cambridge CELTA qualification, and 5 years working in UK colleges (not teaching ESOL unfortunately).

I'm really keen to teach abroad in 2014. Having visited the area a few years ago, I'm interested in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia or Malaysia.

I've been looking online and there seem to be plenty of agencies and recruiters around, but I don't know how much I trust these guys and I get the impression from these boards that there are better ways to land a job in these countries.

I'd love to hear some advice from experienced ESL practitioners. I have enough in savings to get me out there and live for a couple of months, but if I was to do that with the intention of job-hunting wouldn't I need a visa?

I'm not really looking to make loads of money, it's all about the experience for me. Enough to afford rent, food and the occasional night out would suit me fine.

Any advice would be great, particularly on the whole 'finding a job' part.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Advice: post in the 'General Asia' forum Laughing
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Jon86



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
Advice: post in the 'General Asia' forum Laughing


Thanks. I'll do that.

Just thought, what with me being a newbie and it being a newbie question it might be better here. I'll get to grips with forum etiquette soon. Smile

Question that's perhaps more relevant to 'newbie' section - can i delete this thread? I've re-posted in general Asia now. Can I make this one disappear or should I just let it fade away?
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johntpartee



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just leave it, can't hurt; I personally don't ever look at "General Asia".
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. But we also have a lot of posters who don't leave their turf, so likely more answers will show up in the Asia forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=105293
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