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mingmong



Joined: 02 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject: work in dubai Reply with quote

hi, i am currently working in xinjiang china and am considering a move to dubai as my partner is taking a two year contract there. this is my first esl job and i dont have an ma. i have been reading this forum and am quite disheartened. i am obviously going to get a lower paying job but what can be defined as "lower" are there many private language schools, i don't really know where to start. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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nomadykaty



Joined: 03 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a lot of language schools in Dubai (ELS, Berlitz...) that are always hiring part-time workers. They pay between AED 20-50 an hour (depending on experience). I've mentioned these 2 since I've seen their schools, but there are a lot more out there. Check out their web pages, drop them a line, and see what they suggest.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: work in dubai Reply with quote

mingmong wrote:
i am obviously going to get a lower paying job but what can be defined as "lower" are there many private language schools,


One problem is that most of the language schools do not provide housing or visas. You did not mention your nationality, but be sure to read the messages on this board concerning co-habitation.

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mingmong



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am australian, my partner is chinese. i have looked at some of the postings concerning cohabitation and i guess it's not cool 4 us to live together, but i am sure he will b living in a share house with co workers, one of whom is female - is that common, will it be cool if i have a room in that house? or is the gender divide very strict.
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Afra



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may have problems getting a residency visa as there are qualification requirements for teachers. Your partner won't be able to sponsor you unless you marry and his income is above a certain level.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he is living in shared housing, it will not be pleasant. Most likely it will be quite ghastly. I expect that the government doesn't pay much attention to their 'slave' labor living arrangements.

BUT, if you moved in, it would be like shining a big spotlight on the situation. It they _see_ what is going on, then they must take action.

It would definitely NOT be cool. You would likely be the cause of the whole group of them being deported - or flogged and jailed.

Even if you have a high degree (MA and PhD) and get a job with high pay and provided housing, you would not be able to live with him without marrying him. If you were both Aussie or both Chinese, it is easier to get away with this, but can still be risky.

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