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MA in TESOL, 6 years of experience: Where should I go next?

 
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Old Surrender



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: MA in TESOL, 6 years of experience: Where should I go next? Reply with quote

The subject line says it all.

Nationality: USA! USA!
Highest level of education: MA in TESOL from a run-of-mill state school
Where do I live: China.
Teaching experience: 6 years teaching university English classes for a US-Sino dual-degree program. These students earn their American and Chinese undergraduate degrees concurrently.
Publications: None, but I have a rough draft I am working on.
Conference presentations: I have four presentations under my belt.

If you had my CV, where would you apply to get a job? I am open to many places in Asia--even China.
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danmbob



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would get on tesol or iatefl or higher ed jobs or chronicle vitae and see what strikes my fancy and apply. You sound like a competitive candidate
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Old Surrender



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danmbob wrote:
I would get on tesol or iatefl or higher ed jobs or chronicle vitae and see what strikes my fancy and apply. You sound like a competitive candidate


I've been on Higher Ed Jobs, but not iatefl. I'll take a look there. Thanks!

I've looked at a couple gigs, but nothing jumped out at me.
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suphanburi



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have been doing any research (post grad), conference presentations (recent) and/or publishing (get published rather than "working on it") then there are opportunities in HK, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore.

If not then your best bet is to stay in China.

Get onto some professional Facebook groups like "Teacher Voices".
They often have positions listed (depending on the time of years) for those with graduate level credentials and some publications or conference presentations behind them although MAs are usually at the bottom of the pecking order for those job listings.

I assumed you wanted to move forward from just being a "lecturer" since you have done some conference work.

If I was wrong then sorry.


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kona



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japanese universities love publications and presentations, so you'd probably need a few of those to have a chance at most of them. Your presentations are probably not enough to get a full time job, but if you have money saved up, they're probably enough to get you at least part time work (that requires start up money as you'd have to move to Japan to interview). I've researched doing this myself, but haven't done it personally; I have a few friends from my MA TESOL program that went to Japan that went this route though.

Most Korean universities don't require publications, and your presentations will look good. I think you have a good shot at getting a job there, but if you're already working at a JV uni in China, it may end up being a pay drop, as most unis don't pay more than $2,000 - $3,000 a month.

Less sure about other places.
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