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thomasgrube



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: US citizen chances of working in the UK Reply with quote

I am an American citizen & recently got my TEFL certificate from Kaplan Int'l Colleges in Newark NJ. What are the possibilities of my finding work in the UK, London area?? I love London & want to get back asap. I lived in London twice before. My visa was dependent on my ex-wife's. I have an NI# & a British bank acct with about £100 left but, no visa. Any suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you still have a local wife and a visa, I think the outlook is bleaker than the wintry weather. Sorry.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK teachers wanting to move to the US to work face similar impossible challenges. Just not going to happen.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just SO unfair!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have registsred teacher stats it MIGHT be a possibility but a Hyman Kaplan paper will not cut the mustard.

Aberdeen were recently looking to Canada to supply teachers for local schools. The catch there is that housing is so expensive in Aberdeen that no one on a teacher's salary can afford to live there.


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kebabmaster



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: US citizen chances of working in the UK Reply with quote

The UK is already one of the worst places to be an English teacher and that's not considering you'd be there visa-less and a yank. You'd probably be better off delivering sandwiches or something.

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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will have a much nicer life style if you can arrange to marry a royal - or least a rich aristo. For reasonable fees I can arrange introductions.

Seriously EFL teaching in UK is not a wise career choice.
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thomasgrube



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you know of a Brit looking to marry a Yank I would definitely consider it. It would be strictly a business transaction. I almost did twice before & would consider it again. I am an actor by trade & loved living in London & travelling thru Europe. I'm bored to tears in NY. [quotea royal - or least a rich aristo. For reasonable fees I can arrange introductions.

Seriously EFL teaching in UK is not a wise career choice.[/quote]
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't you tell when someone is making a joke !? I sentence you to stay in NYC for ever - or at least until death.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even marriage is no guarantee that you can stay

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/27/threat-deport-teacher-david-macisaac-scotland
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