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Bad Economy in Taiwan? Difficult for Teachers to Find Work?
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZer wrote:
Read the thread and you will find your answer.


I have read the thread, and I can't see the answer to this question anywhere.
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creztor



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hidden in the words Wink
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JZer



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZer wrote:
creztor wrote:
Note the use of the word "work".
He didn't say he doesn't live or reside in Costa Rica Smile
I love these word games!


Yes, I live in Costa Rica but I don't work there. That is correct.


Hidden, the previous post couldn't be clearer. It is interesting that ESL teachers tend to lack basic reading skills.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have been a politician!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markcmc wrote:
Rooster_2006 wrote:
Making $3,000 a month in Costa Rica is a cinch.


Are you talking about teaching English? I heard that teachers there earn, on average, $400-$1,000 a month.
No way, man!

Costa Rica is just full of easy money waiting to be had for teaching English!

$3,000 a month is the average starting pay for an English teacher (BA and no experience).

Add some corporate classes and private lessons on the side, and you'll easily be up to $4,000 or $5,000 a month! Making money in good ol' C.R. is like shooting fish in a barrel.
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooster_2006 wrote:
markcmc wrote:
Rooster_2006 wrote:
Making $3,000 a month in Costa Rica is a cinch.


Are you talking about teaching English? I heard that teachers there earn, on average, $400-$1,000 a month.
No way, man!

Costa Rica is just full of easy money waiting to be had for teaching English!

$3,000 a month is the average starting pay for an English teacher (BA and no experience).

Add some corporate classes and private lessons on the side, and you'll easily be up to $4,000 or $5,000 a month! Making money in good ol' C.R. is like shooting fish in a barrel.


The posters in the Costa Rica forum don't agree with you. US$7-8 an hour are some figures that I've seen quoted.
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZer wrote:
JZer wrote:
creztor wrote:
Note the use of the word "work".
He didn't say he doesn't live or reside in Costa Rica Smile
I love these word games!


Yes, I live in Costa Rica but I don't work there. That is correct.


Hidden, the previous post couldn't be clearer. It is interesting that ESL teachers tend to lack basic reading skills.


I can read what is written. I asked two questions on this thread. The first one about whether you were comparing the money to be made in Taiwan with Costa Rica. OK, you don't work in Costa Rica. I understand clearly.

The second question was to Rooster. I have been told that the salary in Costa Rica was low, about $7-8 an hour. I asked him if he was talking about teaching English in Costa Rica and he said he was. Again I understand very clearly.
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creztor



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

markcmc, I think Rooster "may" have been having some fun. I could be wrong though...
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Rooster_2006



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

creztor wrote:
markcmc, I think Rooster "may" have been having some fun. I could be wrong though...


Yep. Laughing

Talking about "how much money you can make" is the favorite pass-time on Dave's ESL Cafe. No thread is complete without an absurdly optimistic "you can make ____" statement in it somewhere, followed by the trademark Dave's line "if you teach corporate classes."
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markcmc



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comprendo Smile
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JZer



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooster_2006 wrote:
creztor wrote:
markcmc, I think Rooster "may" have been having some fun. I could be wrong though...


Yep. Laughing

Talking about "how much money you can make" is the favorite pass-time on Dave's ESL Cafe. No thread is complete without an absurdly optimistic "you can make ____" statement in it somewhere, followed by the trademark Dave's line "if you teach corporate classes."


There is no reason one cannot make $2000-3000 online and live in Costa Rica.
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Nomad79



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Online doing what?
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JZer



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teaching, writing, translating, etc.

The possibilities are endless.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are indeed!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have taught five friends how to make between $1000-2000 online a month. They could earn more but they still have day jobs.
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