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jason



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:26 am    Post subject: ESL in Cuba Reply with quote

Hi. Umm, Cuba is considered part of the Caribbean, correct? Anyway, I was wondering if anyone new about any summer programs to teach ESL there. Could you let me know. I'd like to go there for part of the summer.
Thanks, Jason
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sperling
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jason,

I can't seem to find a whole lot on teaching in Cuba, but try:

http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/caribbean/sefer.cgi?Cuba

http://www.goabroad.com/guides/guides.cfm?fkcountry=18&fkprogram=3

All the best,

Dave Sperling
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Dr Disco



Joined: 19 Jan 2003
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Location: wandering around town

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:27 am    Post subject: ESL in Cuba Reply with quote

Not a chance on that island.

I've spent a fair amount of time there over the last 6 years. Even studied Spanish at a University.
I posted this reply before, but somehow in was listed under a different country.....possibly a problem with the board?

Here is the post, one more time:

So far, there is no shortage of qualified people to teach ESL. If there was a small chance, you can bet that I would be on the next plane there.

The Cuban government simply will not allow ESL teachers from abroad take away much needed jobs in Cuba. Add that to the fact the many professors are lucky to earn USD 200 a month. I'm not even sure that they earn that much!
I appreciate anyone with a sense of adventure. Good luck!

I hope this doesn't get deleted by the moderators.
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jsbst18



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: Travel to Cuba Reply with quote

Do you want to TEACH in Cuba or just find a way to get there as a AMERICAN? citizen?

Teaching EFL in Cuba is DIFFICULT, but not impossible. Teaching English LEGALLY there is a different story. It would be almost IMPOSSIBLE to legally teach there as a foreigner, but you CAN get casual work teaching English, but dont expect ALOT or ANY pay... Cubans get paid a MAX of 200 USD/month, but MOST less than 40.

If you just want to visit as an American and you want to do it LEGALLY, there are a number of travel groups you can look into.

Here are some,
Insight Cuba http://www.insightcuba.com/?source=overture
Distant Horizons http://www.distant-horizons.com/Cuba_Trips/cuba_trips.html
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moldyrutabaga



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
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Location: Alberta, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:31 pm    Post subject: Volunteer teaching? Reply with quote

My apologies if this thread has been worked to death, but I'm going to ask anyway. Thanks for the information, Dave.

Something I've always wanted to do is to teach ESL in Cuba for a few months. I've taught in Mexico for a year and know a little Spanish. I would expect no pay and would do it for philanthropic reasons (and because I want to see Cuba).

Has anyone done this? Are there legal problems with teaching privates as an unpaid volunteer?

Ken:>
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just be wary of the government.
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grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:50 pm    Post subject: The Cuban government Reply with quote

Take what you see/hear/read in the media with a generous pinch of salt. The Cubans have much bigger fish to fry than philanthropic backpackers. Ive done (non-TEFL) volunteer work over there on a number of occasions and have had no problems whatsoever.
Having said that, if you go there with an underlying agenda such as spreading a religious or political message, you`ll be thrown out.
I recommend contacting your nearest Cuba solidarity organisation for information about volunteer programmes.
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salmon



Joined: 03 Mar 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:48 pm    Post subject: ESL in Cuba Reply with quote

Anybody got anymore updated information on jobs in Cuba ?
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teachincuba



Joined: 19 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: come teach in cuba Reply with quote

looking for teachers to go down in july or august...
anyone interested?
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Tinman



Joined: 12 Apr 2003
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Location: China

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:50 am    Post subject: I'm interested. What's the deal Reply with quote

What type of work is it? Paid or volunteer.?
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teachincuba



Joined: 19 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: teach in cuba Reply with quote

Its an Advanced Certification Course with a practicum.
You teach for one month in Cuba with mentor teachers at your side.
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abyssiniangrl



Joined: 28 Jul 2004
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Location: barcelona

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: cuba Reply with quote

hi teachincuba,
so is it a job which actually pays, or is it a course you pay for?
I would be very interested if it's a paying job, and I speak fluent spanish! please let me know
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docgary



Joined: 24 Dec 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Guangzhou China

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Cuba Reply with quote

of there is more info on teaching in Cuba, please let me know.
thanks.
Gary
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