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by Heliotrope
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:15 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: 51
Views: 6545

Re: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

IE_sciteacher wrote: > They arrested a teacher who was smuggling substantial quantities of > narcotics. The other two were a politician and business man who were high > profile cases. The teacher was a "bonus" he was getting dinged > regardless of the political circumstances and it just happened to ...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Reply

I'm not agreeing with you that they are extremely well-paid. Domestic teachers earn 85% of the median salary in Switzerland, and international teachers are paid only 70% of the median Swiss salary. So you're paid a lot less than a domestic teacher, which is definitely not true in most other European...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:13 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: 51
Views: 6545

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @SCQTPY > > It doesnt state "American teachers" it states > "Americans". China isnt going to go after some ITs to make its > statement, its going to detain someone (American) who is, for lack of a > better word, 'important'. When China wanted to make a statement against Canada for ar...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: High pay package IS?
Replies: 30
Views: 3760

Re: Reply

That's a lot of assumptions, and I don't agree with several of them. For example, at my last school the class size for these classes was 5, and at the school prior to that it was 6. But anyway, what we know for sure is that there are hundreds of ISs that offer Mandarin Chinese, and they will all hav...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: chances in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: chances in Europe

jboeh2 wrote: > @Hellotrope, I would be interested in acquiring Dutch Nationality > eventually. I'm assuming I can start the process at a foreign Dutch > Embassy? The process would be through Naturalisation, correct? > > As we are looking into moving next year, it doesn't seem like the easiest > tim...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: High pay package IS?
Replies: 30
Views: 3760

Re: Reply

There are hundreds of ISs around the world that offer Mandarin Chinese, and plenty of those are outside Asia. Then there are schools that are are considering to offer it, although it will be hard to find those. Go to the IBO website (https://ibo.org/programmes/find-an-ib-school/) and search for scho...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: chances in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: Discusion

@PsyGuy I'm not saying you can't mention something again if it serves a purpose – I did that myself, since in response to your first comment @s0830887 said you were wrong, where I knew you were actually right about the 3 years. But then you two comments later you repeated a paragraph of mine in the ...
by Heliotrope
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @@Heliotrope > > Yes extremely well. Switzerland pays in general extremely well, and while > its proportion of median DT/salary is lower, its overall median is higher. > 10% of a watermelon is much more than 100% of a grape, so yes Switzerland > pays its DTs extremely well. > > Some ...
by Heliotrope
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: chances in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: chances in Europe

@jboeh2 So I guess that means you're not interested in acquiring the Dutch nationality, in addition to your US nationality? Or do you think there's something that would make you ineligible? (since only real requirement is being married for 3 years to a Dutch person) Having that nationality would mak...
by Heliotrope
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to resign and transfer my visa?
Replies: 46
Views: 2023

Re: Reply

@PsyGuy I didn't say anything about other Asian countries. The OP is in China, so I'm saying he should be careful because he could be on a plane days later against his will. That you can have the same issues elsewhere might be true, but that it's true in China is what's matters for the OP. I don't t...
by Heliotrope
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: chances in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: Reply

Heliotrope wrote: > If your wife is Dutch and you've been married for 3 years (doesn't have to be in The > Netherlands), you qualify, and you don't need to live in The Netherlands for 5 years > to gain citizenship. You can start the paperwork tomorrow. Then, in the next reply: PsyGuy wrote: > You do...
by Heliotrope
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Reply

Extremely well? Not exactly. The median Swiss public school teacher salary is 85% of the median salary in Switzerland. That's less than Belgium, where teachers make 93% of the median Belgian salary. The rest are indeed a bit below Switzerland: Italy at 81%, Ireland at 80%, Spain at 79%, Portugal at ...
by Heliotrope
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: chances in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Re: chances in Europe

jboeh2 wrote: > @HeliotropeI thought I had to live in the Netherlands for 5 years first to > gain citizenship. My wife cannot sponsor me, so I'd be looking at possibly > working there 5 years. What do you mean by "My wife cannot sponsor me"? If your wife is Dutch and you've been married for 3 years ...
by Heliotrope
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: If not in your home country, then where do you plan to retire?
Replies: 17
Views: 865

If not in your home country, then where do you plan to retire?

For those of you who don't plan to go back to their home country after they're done teaching: where do you plan to retire? We were thinking about: - Portugal - Mexico - Malaysia - Costa Rica - Ecuador Of course it depends on those countries' policies on foreign nationals retiring there by that time,...