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schwa



Joined: 12 Oct 2003
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Location: korea

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: micronesia Reply with quote

Can anyone comment on teaching in Micronesia?

I'm soon to hit a retirement wall (62) in Korean public schools, after 15 steady years. Good at what I do, love what I do, & not inclined to stop. I've taught all ages including training teachers. Canadian with an MA in English Lit. Not concerned about wages beyond a local stipend. Nice school in a nice little town, is all I want.

Micronesia has always held a fascination for me, though its one place I havent traveled. I'm posting this on a sudden & unresearched whim. Is this viable?

Any input appreciated. Thanks.
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weshh



Joined: 25 May 2012
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your near retirement!!

I don't know much about micronesia, but I am interested to learn more!!
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bentanddisfunctional



Joined: 19 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the Marshall islands,Guam or Saipan.

I'd imagine they'd want American certified/registered teachers.
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schwa



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I visited Yap a couple weeks ago to get the scoop first-hand. I dropped in at several public schools & spoke with administrators, teachers, & students. They need teachers but have limited budget. I met with the school coordinator at the Department of Education. They have a program that provides airfare every two years, housing, & a small local wage. There is an official retirement age but they dont apply it to foreigners.

The island itself is tiny, isolated, culturally unique, slow-paced, & friendly -- right up my alley. I've started the wheels turning towards a start this september.
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Mandrews1985



Joined: 22 Apr 2012
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Location: Daegu, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Schwa,

I am really interested in the outcome of your potential move to Yap and if it all pans out, what life is like there and how you're settling in.

Please keep us informed!
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 381

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

Micronesia is nothing special....why not try the Philippines there are better paying EFL jobs jobs there. Good luck! Smile
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Nuolan



Joined: 08 Nov 2008
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Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schwa wrote:
So I visited Yap a couple weeks ago to get the scoop first-hand. I dropped in at several public schools & spoke with administrators, teachers, & students. They need teachers but have limited budget. I met with the school coordinator at the Department of Education. They have a program that provides airfare every two years, housing, & a small local wage. There is an official retirement age but they dont apply it to foreigners.

The island itself is tiny, isolated, culturally unique, slow-paced, & friendly -- right up my alley. I've started the wheels turning towards a start this september.


Do you have a blog, schwa? I'd be really interested to read about your experiences there.
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plumpy nut



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

schwa wrote:
So I visited Yap a couple weeks ago to get the scoop first-hand. I dropped in at several public schools & spoke with administrators, teachers, & students. They need teachers but have limited budget. I met with the school coordinator at the Department of Education. They have a program that provides airfare every two years, housing, & a small local wage. There is an official retirement age but they dont apply it to foreigners.

The island itself is tiny, isolated, culturally unique, slow-paced, & friendly -- right up my alley. I've started the wheels turning towards a start this september.


As for the Licensed part?
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: of pa Reply with quote

Micronesia is just like Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in terms of pay and benefits for EFL teachers. Everything you get is micro...don't expect to receive more than the minimum wage ( $6:00 - $7:00 per hour. Savings are next to impossible....and you may end up being on welfare! Shocked Shocked [/code]
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