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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Age a problem? Reply with quote

I've been teaching EFL for the last 15 years (most of that with the US government) and hope to retire at the age of 60 with a civil servant pension. Still, 60 is too young to shut down completely so I was wondering if age was a problem for teaching in Costa Rica as it is in some Asian countries? I would like to work part-time at the least and hope I can despite my age at that time. FYI, I have an MATEFL and oodles of experience across the spectrum of the profession. Thanks in advance for any info you might have.

Sadebugo
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zeddiez



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Age a problem? Reply with quote

Hey Sadebugo,

I don't think age is a problem for most English companies/schools. I know IESA and Whittemore de Costa Rica will hire you everyday and twice on Sunday! Good luck!

Eddie
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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Age a problem? Reply with quote

zeddiez wrote:
Hey Sadebugo,

I don't think age is a problem for most English companies/schools. I know IESA and Whittemore de Costa Rica will hire you everyday and twice on Sunday! Good luck!

Eddie


Thanks, Eddie! It's still a while down the road, but it's good to know it's not like many countries in Asia. Money would not be the issue, I would just want to be involved in the community and teaching would be the best way to start.

Sadebugo
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PuraVidas



Joined: 18 Nov 2009
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Location: Coronado, San Jose, Costa Rica

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to work with teachers of all ages, including those in their "golden years." As long as you can keep your students coming back to class and have a real desire to help people learn, you'll have no trouble finding ESL work in the Central Valley.
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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PuraVidas wrote:
I used to work with teachers of all ages, including those in their "golden years." As long as you can keep your students coming back to class and have a real desire to help people learn, you'll have no trouble finding ESL work in the Central Valley.


Thanks! Doing the above has been my whole career.

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