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When are you too old?
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IvanaShaanxi



Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theoriginalprankster wrote:
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I am a South African in my 50's but look 38


Let us in on the secret.

I'm 38, and look 38.

(Also a Saffa in Asia)




I'm 42, and I look 42. Pleased to meet ya!

Would I find issues getting work in Vietnam at my age, could anyone tell?

Thanks!
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sigmoid



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
Posts: 1247

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demand for NES English teachers is still fairly high in VN.

If you can amuse the kids, control the teens and/or make IELTS test prep seem interesting, you've likely got a job for the next 20 - 30 years.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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Location: Cape Town

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think age shouldn't stop anyone from teaching English...if it is your passion than just do it. I have several colleagues currently teaching English in Vietnam....and a few of them are over 60 + years old. Don't worry about your age...and you could even look younger as you grow older! Very Happy
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Prof.Gringo



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Posts: 2229
Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: When are you too old? Reply with quote

Chroniclesoffreedom wrote:
Okay. So at 25 years old I'm still young. However I'm thinking about my life long term. I thought about going to China and I considered Taiwan as well. However since China is a place where foreigners will always be singled out socially (to a degree anyway) I'm thinking about Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, maybe Korea.

I know that once you reach a specific age, many schools won't even consider hiring you. Whether it be at language centers, or whatever. I also know that it can vary depending on which country you go to. So for the time being, can anyone share with me their opinions on what age of people start to have trouble getting ESL jobs per country?


2 years later, any update? Smile

BTW as long as you can find some way to stay legally on some sort of visa you can stay in any country as long as you can keep getting a visa. However this means always being a little worried should there ever be a crackdown, but the best means is to have a next egg back home that you got stashed away... rental property is ideal. You need to think about the long term plan not just the next TEFL adventure LOL Razz
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La Reve



Joined: 30 Jun 2012
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Location: Ici

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 63, getting a teacher visa for China seemed complicated. The only other place that I found that took teachers over 60 was Turkey. Age on the passport matters for a legal visa, not your looks. Did three years there but with its present political situation, I would not go there now.
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