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Is an MA in Creative Writing seen as a useful qualification?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argofoto wrote:
MFA Creative Writing + State Certification + CELTA + certain number of years teaching experience after the MFA (i.e. 3 years in Japan, Korea, etc) = a good mid-level job in the middle east?

Yes, you'll find work, although you didn't specify which country in the region. However, an unrelated master's degree and Asian experience isn't likely to get you into what you refer to as a mid-level TEFL job. Plus, some employers are requiring teachers hold a related degree.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Is an MA in Creative Writing seen as a useful qualificat Reply with quote

shamblaram wrote:
I'd love to teach in the Middle East one day. Not just for the high salaries, but also because I'm interested in the region.

I've read endlessly that unless you have an MA Applied Linguistics (which I don't), there are very few job opportunities there. But I've also read that writing skills are weak in the ME and that the Universities/Schools like teachers who can teach writing.


I suppose it depends, but I have a Masters in Writing and I've had no trouble getting work. Apply, see what happens. I'd say your CELTA will get you here, overall.

Good luck!
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