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nasigoreng



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: sailing the seas of cheese

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 3:47 am    Post subject: Compare teaching in Taiwan and.....? Reply with quote

My only teaching experience has been Taiwan and I have not enjoyed it: don't like the environment, the kids, or the culture.

I'm considering teaching in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, or Latin America. But if it's going to be like Taiwan....never mind.

I welcome feedback from teachers who have experienced teaching in Taiwan and can compare it (teaching, students) to other countries.

thank you
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WorkingVaca



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:41 am    Post subject: Thailand Reply with quote

What exactly do you hate about Taiwan's "environment"? The lack of imaginative architecture, the air pollution, that international cuisine means McDonald's and Sizzler, too many little motorcycles...? Culture: you mean the narrow-minded "family values", the striving towards corporate slavery, the double-takes whenever a WAIGOREN happens by...?

If that's the stuff you mean, stay away from Thailand and Indonesia (and SEA in general)...this stuff is all magnified down there, with the added bonus of Third World inconveniences like peddlers, two-tiered pricing systems, absolutely pitiful wages for ESL teachers, garbage rotting in the hot sun, cockroaches, etc. Except Thailand has it all over Taiwan in the food department.

But at least in Taiwan you can save some decent money.
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