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Teaching on a Jamaican/English-Speaking Caribbean Passport
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious, what are the '5' countries? UK, USA, Canada, Aus, NZ ?
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johntpartee



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. However, there is a teacher here (China) who is a citizen of Denmark. She grew up in England, but she has a Danish passport. And she's legal.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Ireland, republic of, not one for consideration, though?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Is Ireland, republic of, not one for consideration, though?


Both Ireland and South Africa are sometimes considered to be an anglophone country and sometimes not depending on the country you are applying to.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in the world is IRELAND not considered an Anglophone country??
I have never known a teacher with an Irish passport to be perceived as a non-native speaker of the language.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've wondered about that myself. Northern Ireland is considered part of the UK, but the rest of it......

EDIT: I just looked it up and the official language of the Republic of Ireland is Irish; maybe that makes it "iffy", kinda like South Africa.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As opposed to Welsh in Wales? French in Canada? Or the US, which doesn't have any official language? Or, lord helps us, Malta?

In any case, I think there are two official languages in Ireland.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it has more to do with the way the rest of the world perceives a given country. I think all people from the US should be able to speak the native language. Apache.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This from Wikipedia about the Republic of Ireland:

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Irish is the "national language" according to the Constitution, but English is the dominant language
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tttompatz wrote:
Sashadroogie wrote:
Is Ireland, republic of, not one for consideration, though?


Both Ireland and South Africa are sometimes considered to be an anglophone country and sometimes not depending on the country you are applying to.

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Interesting. Which countries, though? And how would Malta fare there?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malta's constitutionally prescribed language is Maltese. Another "iffy" one.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, johnt. Did you ever meet a Maltese citizen who wasn't a fluent speaker of English? C'mon..... Cool Laughing Rolling Eyes
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For example:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120729/local/New-Maltese-road-signs-that-are-lost-in-translation.430509
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But, johnt. Did you ever meet a Maltese citizen who wasn't a fluent speaker of English?


No, I must admit I haven't. But, then again, I've never met a Maltese citizen.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly how you make 'em cross!
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