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by Cailin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 18394

Re: China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?

turtleturtle wrote: > How is it working for the little kids? My current school is discussing > online learning as school closure seems to become inevitable. How are > schools handling it for the lower elementary and kindies? When we did distance learning in the past we would send suggestions for pra...
by Cailin
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 32734

Re: Situation in China

Does anyone know the legalities, if any, of leaving now and not returning if the schools does reopen? Or if the school is obliged to pay until end of contract even if they do not reopen? What about expenses - short notice flights etc? Insurance? I imagine people are racking up hotel bills having to ...
by Cailin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: schools or countries with no upper age limit?
Replies: 4
Views: 6417

schools or countries with no upper age limit?

Hi,
Thinking about the future. Which countries and/or schools do not have an upper age limit?
Thanks
by Cailin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Need Assistance w/ Job Search and the Entire Process
Replies: 11
Views: 8814

Re: Need Assistance w/ Job Search and the Entire Process

Re Passport - Yes, get it. If you have a Portuguese, or any EU passport, you will not need a work permit/Visa. This saves money and bureaucracy for the school.

I would suggest writing directly to every International school in Portugal that you are interested in. What have you got to lose?
by Cailin
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Brexit Impact on European Job Market
Replies: 14
Views: 6415

Re: Brexit Impact on European Job Market

May make it easier for Irish teachers to get EU positions - no visa requirements.
by Cailin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reference Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Re: Reference Questions

CIS send out their own reference forms, perhaps ISS does the same.
by Cailin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving from China to Europe - advice???
Replies: 51
Views: 14162

Re: Moving from China to Europe - advice???

Some Eastern European schools have good packages, and most that I know of start nursery at 3 years old. Try Budapest, Prague or Warsaw.
In Western Europe it will be harder to make ends meet and save.
by Cailin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: attending Northern Iowa recruiting fair question
Replies: 13
Views: 6145

Re: attending Northern Iowa recruiting fair question

As a 57 year old elementary teacher I attended a job fair in London in January, interviewed with 6 schools on 4 continents and was offered 6 jobs. No dependants but I don't know that that would have made a difference. It is true that you age out of many countries at 60, but your wife is not yet 60 s...
by Cailin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Ageism in elementary?
Replies: 5
Views: 6391

Re: Ageism in elementary?

It can happen, but experience is also valued. At 56 I attended a job fair, interviewed for 6 schools and was offered all 6 jobs. After 60 it is harder but that is partly due to visa regulations. In some places you cannot get an initial visa after 60, but o de in you can extend it. In other es you ar...
by Cailin
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Skype interview
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Skype interview

Skype interviews are becoming more and more common. Some schools won't, but many will.
by Cailin
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What's happening in Caracas?
Replies: 3
Views: 3129

What's happening in Caracas?

Any news on the current situation there, in the city and / or in the schools?
by Cailin
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching couple with three kids
Replies: 5
Views: 3600

Re: Teaching couple with three kids

Central or Eastern Europe may be a better option than Western Europe as housing is usually provided - or at least a housing allowance. My previous school used to give tuition for all children but recently capped it at 2 per couple. Check CEESA schools. Come before all schools introduce the cap.
by Cailin
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best place in Europe if looking...
Replies: 7
Views: 4896

Re: Best place in Europe if looking...

Eastern or Central Europe has better pay and conditions than Western Europe - usually. Eg Prague, Busapest, Bratislava. And meet the requirements of sunny blue skies even in Winter.
by Cailin
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Chances of teaching abroad...
Replies: 10
Views: 5028

Re: Chances of teaching abroad...

An intern position varies according to the school. You at get some classes to teach, you may be a general dogsbody, you may be a permanent sub, you may be an office assistant, you may assist with boarding duties..... You will be paid a lot less than a teacher and may not get housing benefits, shippi...
by Cailin
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Whats on your job hut wishlist?
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: Whats on your job hut wishlist?

Yes, it can be expensive to attend a job fair. BUT it can give you te opportunity to have several interviews over a short period, to see schools' presentations and get a feel for the school, to meet the people you will work for/ with. It's an investment in time as well as money. I say this as somebo...