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teaching couple--reality check?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: teaching couple--reality check? Reply with quote

my partner and i want to do a 'grown up gap year' and improve our very poor spanish. we're looking at working the school year 2014 (starting march?) in south am, and chile is one of our top choices.

i have an MA-TESOL, CELTA, and 15 yrs experience in pretty much every sort of tefl going, most recently with 16-18 yr olds doing exam prep.
he will have a CELTA, has a non-tesl MA from a well-known british university.

he has this idea that we'll get jobs in proper schools and have holidays, but my overseas teaching experience makes me think otherwise. we'll want to live in a one bedroom flat, eat out once a week, and join a martial arts gym and/or climbing club. we don't need to save, but would like to break even and travel around the region cheaply.

do we have to settle for language school scraps? do state schools hire on ESL teachers?
will universities or international schools take us for one year? i've looked at 10 international school sites today, and not one mentions esl support.

we don't have to work together, but there's no point me getting a great job with 6 wks hols if he's stuck doing 40 hrs a week for 51 wks.

thank you!
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