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Working in Uzbekistan

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Working in Uzbekistan Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

Just a brief word of warning about this country. It is extremely restrictive with regard to transferring money in and out. In a cannot.

Coupled with the low value currency and the fact that being paid involves receiving thick wads of cash - it is not a country I would recommend. Be careful about choosing a school with qualified staff. Many will put native speakers in charge of classes - simply because they are native speakers.

Thirdly, a teacher's purchasing power definitely suffers as a result of being in this environment. I would recommend it for short assignments only, providing the establishment you work for is legitimate.[/b]

These factors combine to make Tashkent an unfriendly place to work.

Be warned!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What legitimate schools? There are none by decent western standards.

Avoid this country at all costs period. All "international" schools. You will have a very bad experience. I still can't get over the totally despondent look on one of my western fellow teachers as he was walking from one class to another.

There is no student accountability in Uzbekistan concerning class and academic performance (real international schools will flat out kick worthless students out). This means the Uzbek schools (all of them) are on the same level as the garden variety "superior" "international" schools you find everywhere in Asia.

Uzbekistan has this 5 year plan (reminds me of Mao's Great Leap Forward). It's incompatible with western school curriculums (There was one school advertising that they used both systems, they have to).

I found that the students didn't have individual textbooks for a planned working curriculum. They couldn't anyway, because the textbooks and curriculum would be torn apart by student machinations. Basically the curriculum is what ever western curriculum superficially imposed on a worthless Uzbek curriculum, open to student trouble.

Don't go to this country, actually this is only a part of the problem.
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