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Where are the most up and coming ESL markets?

 
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mortilap



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Where are the most up and coming ESL markets? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I'm curious to hear people's opinions on where ESL is starting to become very popular. I've heard that the Middle East is booming and that places like South Korea have really been dying out.

Thoughts anyone?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saudi Arabia will always have teaching jobs because of the high-turnover rate (mostly due to sketchy contracting companies rather than direct hire). Oman seems to consistently have openings as well. However, the foundation year programs in the UAE are set to be phased out by 2018; opportunities in the Emirates have already shown a noticeable decline.

You'll have to ask about Korea on the SK forum.
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Big Worm



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking Africa might be the next up and coming thing.

As more money comes from oil extraction and Chinese investment they will become more developed. As countries become more developed, their people need English more. (see: Korea, China, VN)

However a lot of them speak English already...I guess. And the might as well learn Chinese as English probably. So....just a thought.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

China! Try it and see. Wink

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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Mr. English



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree; China is still a strong market and will be for the foreseeable future.
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mortilap



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's so great about China? I thought South Korea paid the most? What is it about China that makes it a top choice?
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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The job market in SK is pretty much established now and it is starting to mature, i.e. wages and conditions are settling down. In China it is still massively expanding, it is still volatile so there are bigger risks but also bigger benefits, if you can find the right position.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Workers' Paradise!

Take my hand, stranger!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB__m9EeDgU
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mortilap



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ok. What about the pollution in China though? I'm assuming most jobs would be in the cities, all of which are heavily polluted. I'm not really too keen on eating polluting food, breathing polluted air, or drinking polluted water lol
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DosEquisX



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mortilap wrote:
Oh ok. What about the pollution in China though? I'm assuming most jobs would be in the cities, all of which are heavily polluted. I'm not really too keen on eating polluting food, breathing polluted air, or drinking polluted water lol


Might not as well not go to any Asian country if this is a serious issue for you.
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DosEquisX wrote:
mortilap wrote:
Oh ok. What about the pollution in China though? I'm assuming most jobs would be in the cities, all of which are heavily polluted. I'm not really too keen on eating polluting food, breathing polluted air, or drinking polluted water lol


Might not as well not go to any Asian country if this is a serious issue for you.


Nah, there are quite a few where that isn't an issue. Asia's a big place, Thailand, Philippines, even some parts of China have clean air. Just Google 'Asia aqi map' and see.
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