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Antsea



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Current scene in Tallinn, Estonia Reply with quote

Hi there. Doing me research into countries. Tallinn appeals...wiki travel confidently states that 'TEFL teachers are in high demand, so you should be able to find a job'.

Anyone know if this is the case?

FWIW I'm an EU citizen, have a CELTA grade B, 2 months of voluntary experience and a 2:2 degree from 10 years ago.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tallin is not in the Balkans.
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Antsea



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people seem to classify it as Balkans rightly or wrongly.

I will repost in another section though if you think it will help, thanks.
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Antsea



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Estonia, the most northerly of the Baltic states, regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is a mainly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, with many lakes and islands. Much of the land is farmed or forested.

The Estonian language is closely related to Finnish, but bears no resemblance to the languages of the other Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania, or to Russian. About one quarter of the population is of Russian-speaking origin.


From the EU website.

Are you saying that Estonia is a Baltic state, but Tallin is out of the way so doesn't share the culture?
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willraber



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps, since I too have made this mistake once before Embarassed , it may be a little easier coming from me.

Baltic: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Balkan: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, et.al.

The only people who never make a mistake are the ones that never do anything.
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jonniboy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Antsea"]
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Estonia, the most northerly of the Baltic states, regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is a mainly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, with many lakes and islands. Much of the land is farmed or forested.

Are you saying that Estonia is a Baltic state, but Tallin is out of the way so doesn't share the culture?


No we're saying that there's more reason for calling the UK a "Balkan state" than Estonia, given that London is 300 miles closer to Ljubljana than Tallinn is! Anyway, did you find anything in the end? I can only speak from the perspective of Riga but there's been tonnes of work around for teachers here.
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