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Marcas



Joined: 20 Oct 2015
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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest Reply with quote

Hello, folks.

I'm in Texas, thinking about relocating to Portland, Oregon, at some point...maybe as soon as next year, perhaps a few years down the line.

I'm in journalism but am getting burned out on the profession. I have a B.A. in English and am currently in an M.A. in English program with a focus on ESL and linguistics...course of study includes an ESL certificate. I have some ESL experience. Ten years ago, I went through an ESL certification program in Mexico and then taught at a private language school for a semester.

Anyway, if anyone has any information about teaching ESL/EFL in Portland or elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest, I'd be interested. I'm not looking for employment at the moment...just curious about the field in general in that part of the U.S.

I did see the short thread on Seattle that was posted recently.
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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Location: The real world

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep an eye on TESOL.org's career page and on Craigslist ads. However, it will be challenging to get work without recent ESL experience under your belt. Your best bet is to pursue state licensure in ELA to teach grades 6-12 in public schools.
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mitsui



Joined: 10 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have looked but I think around Seattle there is work.
Seems like Oregon needs fewer teachers than other places.

In Oregon I think the demand is for those who teach math, science and special ed.
I can't find jobs in English for Oregon.

Certification is a pain but is needed.

I want to get certified in Washington first, as I think there is more work.
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