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by sciteach
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?

It's fair to say that the 2020/21 school year is probably the strangest any of us will experience in our lifetimes. Many people lost their jobs due to less students, many people could not get to their job, borders were closed etc. What I'm interested in hearing about is how COVID has changed what yo...
by sciteach
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2021/2022 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 2021/2022 Advice

The comment on the 2021/22 job season being unconventional is correct. Due to COVID - there were MANY schools who cancelled contracts in May/June for both working staff and newly employed staff. This includes some of the most reported 'best schools out there".
by sciteach
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2021/2022 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 2021/2022 Advice

Also having two teaching working in the same department can be seen as a problem from an employer perspective
by sciteach
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Thoughts on Search Online Fairs
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Re: Thoughts on Search Online Fairs

Well it seems as though some more schools have signed up. 79 in total at the moment - but China is very strongly represented (32 including HK).
by sciteach
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Thoughts on Search Online Fairs
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Thoughts on Search Online Fairs

Hi All, Today I received an email stating that most of the Search Fairs will be online this year (as expected). Has anyone experienced a fair online before? Most of my jobs came via Skype or during an actual fair. I'm also guessing that jobs will be a bit less common in the earlier fairs just due to...
by sciteach
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: High pay package IS?
Replies: 18
Views: 1950

Re: High pay package IS?

Others might disagree - but I'm going to be as honest and direct as possible. There is no chance that a family of 3 with one person working will be saving $40,000 USD a year with no international experience along with teaching Chinese/EAL. Chinese might be an in demand language in Australia - but mo...
by sciteach
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: High pay package IS?
Replies: 18
Views: 1950

Re: High pay package IS?

The highest pay does not always mean best savings potential. It also highly depends on what you teach. If you an elementary, humanities or English teacher trying to get a job at Kaust or Aramco (you don't have the correct passport if your speaking in AUD) then you have almost no chance. Having one c...
by sciteach
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Year off?
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Year off?

I'm not working internationally this year and don't see it as a blight on my employment. The amount of people who have lost their job due to falling numbers, cant get into a specific country due to restrictions and so many other reasons will make this a "oh yeah - next question" type of thing.
by sciteach
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Inclusivity
Replies: 37
Views: 3460

Re: Inclusivity

Note that the following comments are just observations - it does not make them correct or even that I agree with them all. International teaching is a different beast than what we see in our home countries if we come from the west. We talk about representation - but our parents and boards at many sc...
by sciteach
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?
Replies: 42
Views: 4488

Re: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

secondplace wrote: > Seriously though, in terms of impact on schools and teachers I would think > that it will vary greatly depending on how many Chinese students are > enrolled in the school. > > If none, then I think this could be a 'light touch' requirement. If, say > 25% including Chinese on for...
by sciteach
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?
Replies: 42
Views: 4488

Re: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

Gotta love how politics always gets pulled into most threads these days. It's pretty obvious that governments when under pressure become more desperate. I'm also aware of the large want of international teachers where jobs often outmatch supply when it comes to quality teachers. There are just that ...
by sciteach
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?
Replies: 42
Views: 4488

Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

Hi All, Just read the following article where it claims that there are major law changes coming into effect for teachers wishing to work in China. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-china-proposes-new-rules-to-ensure-foreign-teachers-protect-national/ Could this be the beginning of the en...
by sciteach
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Housing for families in Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: Housing for families in Asia

As mentioned above - it's hard to tell. I can tell you that an EAL teacher with 3 dependants living comfortably in the countries you have mentioned will find it extremely difficult to find a position. All the countries you have mentioned are highly sought after countries and it will take some time f...
by sciteach
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Salary Comparisons for Singapore international schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Re: Salary Comparisons for Singapore international schools

It's not a question of skin color - you WILL be hired as a local hire which will mean that you will not get a housing allowance which makes you significantly cheaper to hire. For the second tier schools - you will not be getting more money than you do at the moment and don't forget that internationa...
by sciteach
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China Teacher Musical Chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

China Teacher Musical Chairs

Hi All, At the moment I've started to notice a rather interesting predicament for what is occurring in China. Some schools with a sizeable expat population have excess staff due to closed borders while schools with local students are really struggling to put qualified bums on seats from a teacher pe...