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*degree? Or is just 'celta' and experience ok?

 
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timbits



Joined: 03 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:00 am    Post subject: *degree? Or is just 'celta' and experience ok? Reply with quote

Any specific advice will be great. I'm new here so I've just begun to read lots of the messages on all boards.

Specifically...I'm getting my 'celta' this fall...my course will end September 19th.

I have about 2 years towards a BA degree and about 10 years experience teaching the piano.

I'm wondering about China, Russia and certain parts of Europe. Seems that some countries REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE A BA DEGREE whereas sometimes they ask for just a TESOL degree. Do these governments require the 3 year BA degree for a specific reason? Does having the degree or not having the degree mean a huge difference of pay?

Also, anyone know which Business-English course online is the best to take? Best regards, Tim
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, since you mentioned a "3-year degree" I think it's safe to assume that you're not from the US. It would be helpful if we knew exactly where you're from--visa requirements are different for citizens of different countries.

"Certain parts of Europe"--what parts? Some countries are now in the EU and some are not. Some countries require a degree and some do not. It's difficult to answer your questions unless you're more specific.
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lajzar



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, keeping this as general as possible and still useful...

Where a country says they want *a* bachelors degree, that is usually to satisfy a visa requirement, and as such is non-negotiable. Where they ask for a degree in a specific subject, that is usually a company requirement, and is negotiable with appropriate eperience in lieu.

ymmv
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timbits



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:48 pm    Post subject: my nationality Reply with quote

I'm Canadian...Looks like China, Korea, and Japan require visas...mostly. I'm also interested in Germany, France, Poland, Russia, the Ukraine and some of the other Russian Republics. Is there a list somewhere of which of these countries require degrees? Thanks.
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PanamaTeacher



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

read this post on this page

A list... countries to teach with no degree:
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Roger



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timbits,

what can your students expect from you? Any profound knowledge on literature, arts? Can you explain grammar to your fellow-countrpeople? Are you a personable person? Rhetorical questions, yet...

I tell you there is hardly any opportunity for you in most parts of the European Union; the exceptions being the catholic South (with its byzantine ways that are akin to what we all know is happening in less-well developed countries). In Germany and Russia, you will need very good grammar skills! I do not know about "other Russian republics" as I do not know any plural of Russia; but in the former Soviet Union there are some countries now (including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) where the SOros Foundation is active, and you had best ask them whether you fit their teacher profile. Then there are the Baltic Republics, but I bet they prefer Brits there for obvious reasons (upcoming EU membership being one of them).

If grammar and literature are not your forte you can still dream and hope - the Asian Far East is beckoning.
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Linda L.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go west man - go west. Go so far west that you wind up in the east. China calls!
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