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Sianage



Joined: 27 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:09 pm    Post subject: British Council in Africa Reply with quote

I'm halfway through a full time Masters in Education (ELT) at Manchester University, UK after having taught EFL and ESOL for 4 years (in Japan, Spain and the UK) and I'm starting to look for jobs from September onwards. I get the impression the British Council are good to work for (in terms of conditions and career development), but the vacancies are in places I've never previously considered going, such as Senegal. Has anyone worked in Senegal, or for the British Council in any African countries? Would my experience prepare me for such teaching situations? A couple of my lecturers have worked in African countries and it has inspired me! I speak pretty good French but would be happy to learn other local languages, or try to at least.

I know this is all a bit vague - sorry - I've only just joined up.

Cheers,
Sianage
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khmerhit



Joined: 31 May 2003
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Location: Reverse Culture Shock Unit

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never worked in Senegal, sorry.

Do you know the NIKE slogan?

GO FOR IT-----no--sorry

JUST DO IT.

Thats it.
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nolefan



Joined: 14 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know about senegal, but I have spoken to a few teachers at BC in Casablanca, Morocco and they seemed fairly happy about their gig.
The school enjoys a pretty good rep as far as I know.
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stephw



Joined: 23 Mar 2004
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Location: xinjiang

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so i know nothing about, and nobody in, africa, but i have known a few people who have worked for bc's in central and eastern europe and central asia. from what they've said, they all seem to be well run and consistent...good reps as schools, though you as a teacher are usually put through your paces to earn your keep (very regular observations and feedback) - but is that a bad thing?!
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