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Can one teach in the UAE with having no experience?

 
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abby_frecs



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Can one teach in the UAE with having no experience? Reply with quote

I wanted to find out if I could teach in the UAE with having no teaching experience as I know some countries do allow Native English Speakers with a minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree to do so?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short answer: No.
Most newbies with just a BA get their start in Asia.
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abby_frecs



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Can one teach in the UAE with having no experience? Reply with quote

I figured as much. I'll have to look at China, Japan, Korea etc.

Thanks much
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D. Merit



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll find the UAE is in Asia. Wink

It seems the best place 'moneywise' for a newbie these days is S. Korea.
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abby_frecs



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Can one teach in the UAE with having no experience? Reply with quote

Lol, Thank you! I'll try there as well and see as I would really love the opportunity.
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Yorks Lad



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think no matter where you go, you should really get a CELTA first. It might seem like a lot of money (and it's an intensive month) but it will pay dividends. Not only will you likely be a better teacher as a result, but the students who are paying (often quite a lot in local terms, especially in some Asian countries) really deserve to be taught by someone who's spent at least a month getting to know the ropes....
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second Yorks Lad... get a CELTA. Cool

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Ludvig Von Mises



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I am still trying to find the general Middle East forum, but all I found were pages for individual countries, so here goes.
Question about distance MA TESOLs from red brick UK universities - are they generally acceptable in the UAE?
Thanks.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really... you can't find the General Forum? It is right at the bottom of the Middle East section:

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewforum.php?f=34

As to your question about the UAE. Distance or Online degrees from accredited universities are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education (teaching at university level), but NOT by the Ministry of Education (for teaching K-12 in the schools)

At least this was true last we heard here.

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