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by jdurey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Partner to get into teaching as a foreign language teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Partner to get into teaching as a foreign language teach

Just my two cents, but given his background, why wouldn't he be interested in teaching Business at a secondary level? He may have more options if he were certified in Business as well as French Language. If he did the Teach-Now program he would be able to earn a US certification within a year, regar...
by jdurey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Is Teach-now or Teacher Ready worth the time or money?
Replies: 27
Views: 20072

Re: Is Teach-now or Teacher Ready worth the time or money?

Teach-Now, for me, served its purpose. I got introduced to the world of international education while doing my practicum ("clinical") which, despite what I had thought, is very different to TEFL. Shortly after earning my license, I went to work at a bottom-tier intl school (it was awful, but you've ...
by jdurey
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard Certificate in School Management and Leadership?
Replies: 5
Views: 3853

Re: Harvard Certificate in School Management and Leadership?

Thanks PsyGuy for the very helpful and well thought-out response. I will attempt to use the certificate to provide a foundation on which to build (perhaps landing an admin role at a lower-tiered school), and eventually hope to pursue an EdD, which will hopefully allow me to move into something more ...
by jdurey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard Certificate in School Management and Leadership?
Replies: 5
Views: 3853

Harvard Certificate in School Management and Leadership?

As a teacher who one day aspires to become principal or HoS, would this certificate on its own be a sufficient qualification (years of experience, etc aside)? Or would I be better off getting a full-on MEdL from any other university? Link here: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/program/certificate-sch...
by jdurey
Tue May 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Yearly pay stated in different currency than monthly salary?
Replies: 4
Views: 4424

Re: Yearly pay stated in different currency than monthly sal

Thank you. I guess for me, the Korean Won is more "stable" because I'm a permanent resident of Korea.
by jdurey
Tue May 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Yearly pay stated in different currency than monthly salary?
Replies: 4
Views: 4424

Yearly pay stated in different currency than monthly salary?

I'm looking at a contract which states the yearly salary in Canadian Dollars. However, the contract says "The salary will be paid in monthly installments in Korean Won." When I asked the school to either change the yearly salary to Korean Won, or pay me in CAD, they said "We have pay scale for teach...
by jdurey
Sun May 14, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Help~I'm US-Certified but Working as an EA
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Re: Help~I'm US-Certified but Working as an EA

Thank you PsyGuy. Some very good and relevant points. I'm getting certified in elementary ed because I don't want to coach (in the US) and I don't want to limit my search to just high schools at Korean IS's. I'm also comfortable with the idea of becoming a HR teacher. From what I've seen, many state...
by jdurey
Mon May 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Help~I'm US-Certified but Working as an EA
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Help~I'm US-Certified but Working as an EA

I went through Teach-Now a year and a half ago and got my certification in K-12 ESOL and 7-12 Social Studies (the latter I though would make me more marketable). I have a MA TEFL and years of "experience" in ESL (university, high school, businesses). I live in Korea and I am only looking at jobs her...
by jdurey
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: New Teacher - Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 4097

Re: New Teacher - Advice Needed Please

Thanks so much for your responses and for offering your perspective on this difficult decision. Sorry PsyGuy, but what is General Education "IT"? Just to clarify, there would be no benefits to the SFS sub role outside of a small stipend, being able to work in the classroom, and making connections. Y...
by jdurey
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: New Teacher - Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 4097

New Teacher - Advice Needed Please

My background: I've been teaching ESL for 13 years. I recently got my US certification in K-12 ESOL and 7-12 Social Studies. I did my student teaching at Chadwick International in Songdo in MS Social Studies, and have worked in the Elementary school at Chadwick since January as an intern. I have bee...
by jdurey
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Alternative Licensure to Teaching in Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 6930

Alternative Licensure to Teaching in Korea?

Hello everyone, I am new to this forum! I live in South Korea with my family (Korean wife and two kids) and we plan to stay here long-term. I have been teaching ESL/EFL for the past 12 years and have a Masters in TESL. I have been looking into Alternative Licensure Programs like "TEACH NOW" and "tea...