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by mamava
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reasons why there are already definite jobs for next year
Replies: 9
Views: 6695

Definite jobs

At my former school, teachers have already been asked to file as definitely staying, definitely leaving, or tentative. If you list yourself as definitely leaving or tentative, the school posts your job...even the tentative ones, which may very well end up staying. They want to jump early and get as ...
by mamava
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: ISBeijing
Replies: 6
Views: 4790

ISBeijing

I worked there for 5 years. If you are a married couple (with or without kids), the housing stipend will cover you living in the couple compounds near the school that are affordable--there are a number of compounds near the school, but many of them are outside of the price range. Capital Paradise, D...
by mamava
Mon May 27, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving to China...air purifier questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15637

Our house in Beijing is between 225-250 square meters. We run a purifier/humidifier in the main living room, and 3 of the bedrooms (the bedrooms are kept doors shut at night). We really need 2 more, given the size of our house, to adequately clean the air. If you had a 2 bedroom apartment, you'd wan...
by mamava
Fri May 17, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American International School of Johannesburg
Replies: 10
Views: 15774

For what it's worth, we had trouble getting any resopnse from them as well, and I think we're strong candidates. That being said, we have good friends who have been there for 3 years and really like it. They came from one of the elite schools in Asia and chose to go back to Africa. They said that th...
by mamava
Wed May 15, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving to China...air purifier questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15637

Beijing is strange, to be sure--I know people (and children) who have come with resp. problems and been fine, and others who have come healthy and been very bothered by the air. If you are taking a job, you should ask what, if anything, your school does to manage the air quality. We have huge air ha...
by mamava
Sat May 11, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving to China...air purifier questions
Replies: 22
Views: 15637

In Beijing you can buy Blue Air, Alen, and the top-end IQ as well as a Chinese brand called Yadu. As for reasonable, any that are tough enough to manage the pollution here are pricey...the IQs can run up to $1000 USD per unit. If you are single in an apartment you can probably get by with one. We li...