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Mike_2003



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
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Location: Bucharest, Romania

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:45 am    Post subject: Working in Romania. Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm looking into the possibility of working in Romania. I have been teaching English for five years and have a CELTA certificate. However, I do not have a degree. I am a British/EU citizen.

I take my work seriously and have been successful until now. I am NOT a "backpacker" teacher; I don't use teaching as a vehicle for travel and I give 100% to all my classes.

a) Is it possible to work legally in Romania with experience/cert. or is a degree a requirement? How is the application process?

b) Are there any other teaching or language related possibilities in Romania? I love working with languages and would consider other options too. I'd prefer teaching English but if not having a degree meant it wasn't an option, I would consider other related fields. Money isn't a concern.

c) Finally, is it possible to work there illegally?

Best regards.
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm also interested in teaching in Romania, eventually, but not now. I'd like to settle down there. Unlike you, I do use teaching as a way to see the world. BUt do give 100% and stay in one place for at least a year. I want to experience new cultures and work with refugees and immigrants in Romania. So I figure this will help and I love teaching.

To answer some of your questions.
A UK based programme called SOL, Sharing Our Language. http://www.sol.org.uk
allows people to teach there for at least a school year. Sept to July. They pay local wages about 100 pounds a month or so. I think they require a degree, but might bend the rules.

http://www.tefl.com has a few jobs now and then, there's currently one know. There is a job that needs teachers in October.

The PeaceCorps might also be an option, offically it's only for US citizens, though I know that they make exceptions. http://www.peacecorps.gov

The British Council in Romania can help. Go to their website http://www.britishcouncil.ro
Then go to FAQs on the left side and there's a Q about jobs there. Here's what it says.
If you are a qualified native speaker teacher of English, you can contact our Senior Teacher at darron.board@britishcouncil.ro or at the English Teaching Centre for information about teaching vacancies.

http://www.volunteerabroad.com usually has postings. Most of them require you to pay. Some don't. Lots are for teaching young children. Here's an example.

language required: English
qualifications / skills needed: Native English teachers who are able to teach 3 - 7 year old kids :English, art, music, dance, etc. Skills needed: native speaker, dedicated and very serious and available for minimum of six months.
The kindergarten is in the middle of Bucharest, in a very elegant area with a lot of gardnes and interesting places to visit.
description: Three volunteer teachers needed to work as a team in a Kindergarten in Romania. We offer very good facilities and housing will be provided, breakfast, lunch and dinner, excursions, etc. Typically, the teachers will work about 25 hours each week and they will recive 100EURO every month for extra expensive. The goal of our kindergarten is to be a special place, where the child's curiosity and love for learning and for art is encouraged and nurtured. Our well-trained staff supervises and engages the children in various activities. Our students are involved in many artistic programmes such as television shows, artistic movies, and fashion shows. This year we want to start a new project, to start a permanent colaboration with native speakers of English language to introduce English as a second language in our kindergarten and to learn more about your culture and your life experience.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-cultural team of professionals working together to be a high Bilingual Preschool. Three volunteers will be expected to help out part time teaching, reading in English or leading art, music, or dance.
salary / pay: 150 EURO/ month


1. Since they will be joining the EU soon, it should be easy for you to get a job. BUt, I think they want you to have a degree.

2. French and English, Possibly Russian and German are langauge possibilities. Do you speak Romanian? It might be easier for you to find a job then.

3. There's always illegal work in every country. Just know that your employer could screw you over and there's nothing that you can do.

I know that Rogan has taught there years and years ago. chelsea and kerohaha are also interested in teaching there. PM them. They might be able to help.

Best of luck. Let us know what happens.!


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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:28 am    Post subject: Romania Reply with quote

"I want to experience new cultures and work with refugees and immigrants in Romania."

IMMIGRANTS in Romania ?
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I predict that there will be immigrants when they join the EU. From East of Romania, the -stan countries and Russia.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRom Moldova maybe becasue of the linguistic, historical and cultural links.

I would be doubtful about anyone from other parts of the CIS moving to Romania. And if they did why would they want to learn English ? I would have thought Romanian would be more useful.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The world's getting small, English is the global language. Now's a wonderful time to learn English. As we can all see, that's why we have jobs.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:39 am    Post subject: Global English Reply with quote

The global SECOND language, please.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you are saying that an Uzbek or Kazakh going to Romania is going to learn English ? MMMMMMM ?

Seems to me that like many in this field you exaggerate the importance of English. Most of the population of this planet seem to manage their lives perfectly well without English !


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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Global English Reply with quote

grahamb wrote:
The global SECOND language, please.


What's the global first language then?
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Alex Shulgin



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Global English Reply with quote

naturegirl321 wrote:
grahamb wrote:
The global SECOND language, please.


What's the global first language then?


Chinese!
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that Chinese is the most spoken, but I don't see people in other countries scrambling to learn it. Let me rephrase it, English is the language of business. When a person from China gets together with a person from Malaysia, they speak English.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:37 am    Post subject: Od dear Reply with quote

Naturegirl, you're confusing "the global second language" (my words) with "the second global language." The word order is rather important.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, whoops, you're right. No hard feelings.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:05 am    Post subject: English in Romania Reply with quote

In any case I feel after my visits to Romania that people in that interesting country are more likely to learn Spanish, Italian or French. It is easier to learn another language in the same language family after all.

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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe that'll increase my chances of getting a job, since I speak Spanish.
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