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knautica



Joined: 17 Jan 2009
Posts: 51
Location: Hastings UK

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: prospects for an experienced white male. Reply with quote

Hi there , can you please advise me about EFL job prospects and pay in Singapore.

I have;

TESOL Cert,
TESOL Diploma,
HND Business Studies,
first degree (Open University UK),
masters degree (MA Education),
PGCE (post compulsory) = equivalent of PGDE.

Iím a director of studies of an EFL Dept. at a UK College of FE and facing possible redundancy. Iíve been teaching for 17 years.

Given my situation, what kind of jobs and salary might I expect Thanks very much for your help.
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 508
Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hastings. Now, as you know, the celebrated master of darkness Alistair Crowley put a curse on the dwellers of Hastings to be doomed to dwell there for all eternity, or even worse...in Ore.

Yes, you should be able to pick up work in Singapore.

Salary of SGD4000 plus.

Schools rarely pay airfares, flats etc. You'll need to set yourself up with a flat. This will cost a significant chunk of change. Singapore rental property is very expensive (more than the UK).

You'll need to be in country to source jobs. Jobs are rarely advertised outside Singapore. There is a vast pool of teachers and bored expat housewives here to fill the needs of most schools.

Singapore is a very nice place to live.
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gloomyGumi



Joined: 29 Dec 2010
Posts: 353

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
bored expat housewives


would they be attractive ones?
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 508
Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nay. They speak too loudly in supermarkets too.
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knautica



Joined: 17 Jan 2009
Posts: 51
Location: Hastings UK

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: salary query Reply with quote

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Salary of SGD4000 plus.



sorry - is 4000 monthly salary after tax for before? thanks
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Krakatoa



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
Posts: 87

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: prospects for an experienced white teacher Reply with quote

As far as I remember the monthly salary is "before" tax. The tax rate is quite heavy for the first year (?) and then it drops down.

Check it out if you can at the Singapore taxation office on line as they would surely have such data on line.

However, any money given for housing is not, at the best of my memory, taxed.

K.
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 508
Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tax is very high if you work for less than 180 days in the first tax year, therefore make sure you are in the country for more than 180 days and you'll be fine.

Tax is generally very low.

Tax is payable annually, and you'll need to file for it yourself. Therefore the monthly SGD4000 I gave is before tax.
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