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TO OLD TO MARKET MYSELF AS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER??

 
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scrennick



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: TO OLD TO MARKET MYSELF AS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER?? Reply with quote

I am 67 years old with B.S. in business, M.S.F.S. in Financial Services, a J.D. in Law from good schools and with two professional, business oriented certifications. I am about to go to a Celta school but still worried about age bias. Valid concern? Will my other education and experience offset my age and possibly set me up (with just a little teaching experience) to teach at a higher level?
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might consider posting in the Teacher Forums, or the Job Forums about this, depending on where you are interested in teaching, and what levels. For example, I don't know what the situation is overseas, but there are people in the other forums who have experience there.
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Tao



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you looking for a full time job? You will probably encounter age bias at times. Try South Korea but avoid FLIs or "hogwans". Go university but be sure the ad is for teaching university students not at a "university hogwan"! There are possibilities in community colleges in a number of the island countries in Micronesia that need skills and aren't so concerned by age, in fact follow US guidelines and conduct thorough background checks.
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Afra



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine a school where teaching is considered to be a profession rather than a trade. The role of teachers in a child's education -- and in culture -- has fundamentally changed. Teaching differs from the old "show-and-tell" practices as much as modern medical techniques differ from practices such as applying leeches and bloodletting.

Old teachers are more preferable than youngers, because they have much vocabulary stored in their back mind. They utilize their teaching experience. That is why schools, colleges and universities want to hire experienced old-aged teacher.
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