Site Search:
 
Get TEFL Certified & Start Your Adventure Today!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Considering jobs in Scotland
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> United Kingdom
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Capergirl



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 1232
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lajzar wrote:
Capergirl wrote:
lajzar wrote:
Hey, if you really want the passport, you only need to marry me. Twisted Evil



Is that a proposal, Lajzar? Wink


Is that a yes, capergirl? Wink


Surprised Shocked Exclamation
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
Posts: 1945

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:07 pm    Post subject: Holy matrimony, Batman!!! Reply with quote

Dave's ESL Cafe refreshes the parts other websites can't reach!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TokyoLiz



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Posts: 1548
Location: Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:21 am    Post subject: oh dear, I only wanted to know about jobs... Reply with quote

...and now there's a romance going on?!?

You folks talked about a lot of stuff while I was snoozing...

Um, so, yes, I am applying for my British passport. I'd like to work in Edinburgh or Glasgow. I've seen a bit of info about the Edinburgh school of English in Cannongate (?) but I haven't been in the building or talked to anyone who has worked there.

Any suggestions? Any good schools covered by ARELS? Is ARELS really that active in the UK when it comes to accreditation of ESL schools?

About the students, are they mostly European in Scottish ESL schools or are there lots of Asian kids, too?

Uh, congratulations, Capergirl & Lazjar Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Capergirl



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 1232
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: oh dear, I only wanted to know about jobs... Reply with quote

TokyoLiz wrote:

Uh, congratulations, Capergirl & Lazjar Confused


Shocked

Liz, I think Lajzar was kidding. Lajzar??? Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lajzar



Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 647
Location: Saitama-ken, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, truth is, we haven't even met yet Confused

You wouldn't want to come over for a coffee sometime? It's not proper to make such a proposal without having met first after all Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Capergirl



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Posts: 1232
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lajzar wrote:
Well, truth is, we haven't even met yet Confused

You wouldn't want to come over for a coffee sometime? It's not proper to make such a proposal without having met first after all Laughing


If I'm ever in that part of the world, I shall look you up, Lajzar. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Russell Hadd



Joined: 06 May 2004
Posts: 181

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:39 am    Post subject: Working in Scotland Reply with quote

I realise this is very late in the day but it is relevant. I have worked in Scotland on pre-sessional courses and the rate of pay was very good when compared to the language schools (18-25/hour). It is very unlikely that you would be taken on for more than a few months but I made a reasonable living freelancing for a few months until I was able to chose my next position.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JDYoung



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
Posts: 157
Location: Dongbei

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had one grandparent born in the UK and can prove it along with a healthy bank account or some sort of income you can get a UK Ancestry Visa. You can live and work in the UK without further documentation. It doesn't do you any good in the rest of the EU but if you live under this in the UK for a number of years you can get UK citizenship and passport which opens up the rest of the EU.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zippy2k



Joined: 07 Sep 2005
Posts: 42
Location: Riyadh

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:48 am    Post subject: Having worked there myself... Reply with quote

Hi everyone - sorry for perhaps coming into this thread a tad late however I have worked the last 2 summers in Bonnie Scotland and loved it. I was with Stafford House Study Holidays in Edinburgh, earning over 250/week for 5 mornings of lessons (9-1030, 11-1230), the rest of the time excursion/activity leader and "in loco parentis". The teaching side of things was very enjoyable. I heard that "English First"'s summer work is better, dont know about the pay but all those large orgs run summer schools and their pay is usually more or less the same. There were some non-EU nationals emplyed there also.

I can't tell you about work throughout the rest of the year but I know that this summer I met a lotmore east Europeans than last year who'll need some sort of English so there must be scope for privates(maybe a good bet for you if you'll find diffs getting employment as a non-EU national). There are about 40 private language schools in Scotland but I rarely see them advertise for teachers.

Word is that next summer a lot of the big summer school orgs are moving ops north of the border due to fears after the London tube and bus bombs...

BTW, well done against Norway!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Russell Hadd



Joined: 06 May 2004
Posts: 181

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Having worked there myself... Reply with quote

zippy2k wrote:


I can't tell you about work throughout the rest of the year but I know that this summer I met a lotmore east Europeans than last year who'll need some sort of English so there must be scope for privates(maybe a good bet for you if you'll find diffs getting employment as a non-EU national). There are about 40 private language schools in Scotland but I rarely see them advertise for teachers.


I had no difficulty picking up private work in Glasgow until I got taken on for a contract at a Uni. Most of the students I worked with to start off were Chinese and they continue to be the majority but the Eastern Europeans are fast catching up. The Czechs were the big group last year but the Poles will outstrip them 3 to 1 this October.


zippy2k wrote:
BTW, well done against Norway!!


Cheers Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SueH



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 1022
Location: Northern Italy

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bear in mind that most of the new EU accession students will tend to be on fairly low wages. Even a Polish architect I knew was not prepared to pay my private rates. Last year I taught in Further Education colleges which is where most Eastern European students gravitate as the courses are free for them. They did moan that there weren't enough hours offered though. There will probably be some Chinese as well, although I had some last year who didn't get beyond the initial interview as they couldn't prove their eligibility to be in the UK. Quite a number of Brazilians who tended to disappear when the Home Office got on their trail, to be replaced by others who all seemed to work in the same catering establishment. All were enjoyable to teach though, which didn't apply to the English students I tried to teach Italian....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> United Kingdom All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2018 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Teaching Jobs in China
Teaching Jobs in China