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by kevin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Norwegian salaries? Anyone out there teaching in Norway?
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Re: Norwegian salaries? Anyone out there teaching in Norway?

Are we allowed to post links to other forums? If not feel free to delete my post.

This was a really informative post by a Norwegian teacher: https://community.tes.com/threads/a-beg ... ay.800083/
by kevin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 15 years experience and masters degree salaries here?
Replies: 2
Views: 5703

Re: 15 years experience and masters degree salaries here?

Firstly, I think Finland would be too difficult to get a job in as they already have very highly skilled teachers there and don't think they really "need" foreigners. Every teacher must have an MA and their teaching courses are very sought after and competitive. Secondly, Regarding Austria to give y...
by kevin
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Starting international teaching after PGCE - options?
Replies: 16
Views: 9379

Re: Starting international teaching after PGCE - options?

>>>>But there also seemed to be general consensus that after a few years on the circuit, not completing the NQT year wouldn't really make a difference, and after that it'd be all about my results, references, and interview technique. Where did you read that? I don't claim to know the answer but I wo...
by kevin
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

I am the only one on this forum confused by the amount of acronyms that regulars use? :D I always find myself having to work it out from the context. DTs? = Domestic teachers? PsyGuy I did think that Hockerill school looked quite fancy and not the kind of place I'd get a shot at. ShadowJack, I guess...
by kevin
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Thanks ShadowJack. But isn't there a bit of a difference between 40% quitting after ONE YEAR vs 50% quitting in 5? Sure 50% in 5 isn't good as they won't have that many teachers long-term, but at least in North America they've tried it for 5 years and chucked it in whereas I'd imagine many of those ...
by kevin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Thanks CorkMunich, that's something to consider! That Hockerill school looks quite fancy, but see under vacancies there aren't any language jobs.
by kevin
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Yeah, but PsyGuy there’s a lot of talk about the unfavourable conditions for teachers in the UK (England in particular) and due to that they’re quitting. 40% is quite high in my eyes. Sure, every country will have its problems as teaching is not easy, but there does seem to be a bit of a crisis in E...
by kevin
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Thanks a lot PsyGuy that’s really useful to know. I appreciate the in-depth answers! If I do like the 1st year induction I will certainly try to stay for more years. It’s just with all the talk of 40% of newly qualified teachers in the UK quitting doesn’t fill me with confidence that I’ll be one of ...
by kevin
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Re: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Thanks for the replies everyone. So, how much experience would you need on average for those countries I mention would you all say? Why are they very competitive? Any reason in particular? (Sorry if I sound naive). As I say I'm not looking to stick around the UK and my original plan was simply do th...
by kevin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 17985

Only 1 year post-PGCE experience enough?

Hi I saw someone post on another forum that they have a PGCE and are doing their induction year in the UK and want to try to find an international school job in HK right after. I just started wondering, for a decent international school is 1 year post-PGCE i.e. your induction year ENOUGH? I have an ...
by kevin
Fri May 29, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools in Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

Re: Schools in Morocco

Hi WiseTeach,

Have you not encountered any problems transferring your Dirhams to USD/EUR/GBP or for trying to send a bank transfer from Morocco to your bank account in your home country?
by kevin
Wed May 27, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A PGCE in England or Northern Ireland?
Replies: 13
Views: 13035

Re: A PGCE in England or Northern Ireland?

>>>You can focus on any area during your PGCE, including ESOL. Yeah, but people keep talking about how stressed and busy you are during the PGCE, so I wonder if I'd have much time for doing that much. I was interested in doing the PGDE in English language teaching in Hong Kong University but it woul...
by kevin
Wed May 27, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools in Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

Re: Schools in Morocco

Morocco is a wonderful country to visit as a tourist, but I don't think I'd like to work there. It's a bit too chaotic, especially if you're living in the big cities and you never know what the "real" price is in many cases. In Marrakesh at least, people don't stop pestering you to buy this or that ...
by kevin
Tue May 26, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A PGCE in England or Northern Ireland?
Replies: 13
Views: 13035

Re: A PGCE in England or Northern Ireland?

Sorry, yes, I would ‘prefer’ not having to teach French, but I will teach it in September and I think my level is better than some of the PGCE trainees' level in their 2nd FL. I realise it increases your marketability offering the 2. But, if I could also get involved in EAL during the PGCE I’d reall...