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SueH



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Ben - I meant which city/region - as that might have a little bearing on the market and rates.
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expatben



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Location: UK...soon Canada though

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah my apologies. I am in Leicestershire, East Midlands
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SueH



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only suggestion I can make really has been mentioned before. Try the ESOL route in local Further Education colleges: 20-25 an hour and somewhat tedious bureaucracy - Sc/L1.3b,RtL1.3a anyone?

In Leicester there should, in addition to the Poles and Slovaks etc. be a reasonable demand from recent arrivals from the Indian sub-continent.
There won't be much (if any?) private work from these groups, as has previously been pointed out.

Just make sure you do a bit of research on Skills for Life and ESOL jargon before any interview, and don't expect many hours to start with.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great advice!
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steven_gerrard



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ben,

One-to-One clients where you teach them either in their office or home (if you're comfortable with that) is the most hassle-free and probably profitable ways of earning a living teaching in the UK. I taught middle eastern students in the UK for a few months last Summer and charged 45 per hour, which the students were more than happy to pay. However, on order to keep your supply of clients topped up, it may be a good idea to do some work at a language school as well- just a few hours a week.

Take whatever Bels says with a pinch of salt- he has no idea how to exploit his own market in Moscow (where he woefully undercharges students for his services), let alone the British market. Teaching classes rather than one-to-one students often involves hiring premises and this cuts into your costs, not to mention the advertising you'd have to do. Getting government money to do this is not a serious consideration right now. Perhaps eventually you will want to go into forming your own school but this is not as straightforward as in Moscow where any licences or permits (in the rare cases language schools actually get them) can simply be bought. Anyway, this is way in the future when you've firmly sussed out the industry and have a large amount of capital put by to start up with. For the foreseeable future stick to school/ college work and private students. And good luck!
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