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Halcyon



Joined: 14 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject: Where's a good place to find work Reply with quote

title speaks for itself. I am a certified teacher looking for work in the caribbean ( who isn't?).

any tips?
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refazenda



Joined: 08 Mar 2004
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Location: El Salvador, Central America

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much of the Caribbean already speaks English. The French and Dutch islands have (to my knowledge) EU restrictions. That leaves the Spanish speaking countries (not Puerto Rico) or Haiti, the latter being pretty unstable. Try searching for schools in the Dominican Republic. Cuba is out if you're American. Honduras Bay Islands natives speak English.

Someone help me - where else is there? I cannot think of anyplace else in the Caribbean. You might want to widen your search.
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Halcyon



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: good stuff Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. Am also looking for just a regular teaching gig, not just esl. Any ideas as far as that goes?
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beenthere96-2005



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
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Location: St Louis

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: good stuff Reply with quote

Halcyon wrote:
Thanks for the tip. Am also looking for just a regular teaching gig, not just esl. Any ideas as far as that goes?


Check for International School listings. These schools are expensive and elite but are supported by the expatriate community.
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guadeloupe and Martinique in the French Antilles...teach English with Club Med....must speak French ..salary.. .full board + other benefits! Very Happy
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice for anyone looking for EFL work in the Caribbean is just to choose an island on the map and Google it....travel there as a backpacker tourist.... and apply to ALL the resorts, hotels, and businesses as a Freelance teacher. Forget local schools...they will not hire EFL speakers in most of the islands ion a salary...but you will definitely get a second look if you volunteer! Good luck!
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cuba is out for everyone, they simply don't hire English teachers. Poked around looking for work a few years ago when I was in Cuba and no dice. There aren't any language schools like in other countries, and if you want to teach at the university level you have to have far more qualifications than the vast majority of ESL teachers have. More than a few Cubans speak very good English, but I got the impression that at this point in their history it is not a priority.
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esl_prof



Joined: 30 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BadBeagleBad wrote:
There aren't any language schools like in other countries . . .


No surprise. I doubt their economic system encourages the type of entrepreneurship and private ownership that seems to be the driving force behind language schools in many other countries around the world.
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main reason why there is no need for EFL teachers in Cuba s that most Cubanos speak perfect Spanglish...taught by their relatives just to the North!!! This is a mix of Cubano Spanish and Gringo lingua!!! Shocked
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator wrote:
The main reason why there is no need for EFL teachers in Cuba s that most Cubanos speak perfect Spanglish...taught by their relatives just to the North!!! This is a mix of Cubano Spanish and Gringo lingua!!! Shocked


Just when do they do this teaching? Cuban relatives are very restricted on how often they can visit. Have you ever actually BEEN to Cuba? Doesn't sounds like it.
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esl_prof



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BadBeagleBad wrote:
EFL Educator wrote:
The main reason why there is no need for EFL teachers in Cuba s that most Cubanos speak perfect Spanglish...taught by their relatives just to the North!!! This is a mix of Cubano Spanish and Gringo lingua!!! Shocked


Just when do they do this teaching? Cuban relatives are very restricted on how often they can visit. Have you ever actually BEEN to Cuba? Doesn't sounds like it.


I rather doubt that's a reason at all, let alone the main reason. By the way, what's Gringo lingua anyway?
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gringo Lingua is English Cubanos speak on the streets to the North of Havana....Spanglish is a mix of Cubano Spanish and Gringo Lingua.
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