A good starting point? (Coming to Cambodia to teach English)

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A good starting point? (Coming to Cambodia to teach English)

Postby Richka189 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:06 am

I wouldn't dare to create a duplicate post just to piss people off... but this is quite different.

What I recently did is I bought a plane ticket. So there is no turning back.

I am a non-native speaker of English who is looking forward to get into teaching. I might not have a sound understanding of the English grammar or whatnot but my spoken English is fairly good and I have a proper accent. Now I understand that some of you Americans and British consider teaching as a shitty job, please have in mind that my options are limited and this is probably what I'll be doing for the next few years.

I don't expect much in terms of accommodation standards and pay. Having said that... I'm bringing about 2000$.

Is it possible land a job having a TEFL and no teaching experience? Any other advice?

Cheers
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Re: RE: A good starting point?

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:23 am

Richka189 wrote:
Is it possible land a job having a TEFL and no teaching experience? Any other advice?

Cheers
It's the Kingdom of Wonder. Everything is possible, especially landing teaching jobs.

That said, do you have a degree at all? Where are you from? Gender? Age¿ What do you look like?

Hey, don't blame me for asking these questions, I don't write the rules here, I'm just trying to help you receive the best and most accurate answers that will likely apply to you.

$2,000 is NOT a very big financial cushion and might last you about 2 months at best.
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby General Mackevili » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:23 am

Oh, and welcome to our forum! :beer1:
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby Richka189 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:05 am

I have no degrees whatsoever. I'm a 25-year-old male from Lithuania... That is in Europe. I guess I am average looking ( caucasian if that's what matters). I don't drink or smoke, no tattoos.
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby Bertros » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:30 am

Richka189 wrote:I have no degrees whatsoever. I'm a 25-year-old male from Lithuania... That is in Europe. I guess I am average looking ( caucasian if that's what matters). I don't drink or smoke, no tattoos.
so that's where 'lithuania' is...I was just about to google it.

actually, I've been to Latvia, your neighbor. just having a bit of fun, welcome to the board.

as for the teaching stuff, I've got no idea, however, I think the General is a good source, someone told me it's his line of work when the army isn't on duty.

cheers


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Re: A good starting point?

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:41 am

Richka189 wrote:I have no degrees whatsoever. I'm a 25-year-old male from Lithuania... That is in Europe. I guess I am average looking ( caucasian if that's what matters). I don't drink or smoke, no tattoos.
Harsh truth;
I'd say ur chances of landing a teaching job that pays enough to live on about 1%
stay home,get some experience
or else u'll be another Barang trying to raise money to get home
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby Raybull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:07 am

He won't listen, they rarely do! The levels of migration worldwide are probably at their highest ever, and for KH the majority of those thousands(5,7,10??) coming here every year are near destitute foreigners grasping at straws. If you can't make much money back home, don't expect to make much here, esp. with cultural and linguistical differences. Eastern Europeans are also quite shocked by the prices of goods here, and rightly so, even Turkey is cheaper nowadays.
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby Duncan » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:22 am

Raybull wrote:He won't listen, they rarely do! The levels of migration worldwide are probably at their highest ever, and for KH the majority of those thousands(??) coming here every year are near destitute foreigners grasping at straws. If you can't make much money back home, don't expect to make much here, esp. with cultural and linguistical differences. Eastern Europeans are also quite shocked by the prices of goods here, and rightly so, even Turkey is cheaper nowadays.



Yea , but who can afford to eat turkey these days.?







Sorry ,
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby Raybull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:31 am

Duncan wrote:
Raybull wrote:He won't listen, they rarely do! The levels of migration worldwide are probably at their highest ever, and for KH the majority of those thousands(??) coming here every year are near destitute foreigners grasping at straws. If you can't make much money back home, don't expect to make much here, esp. with cultural and linguistical differences. Eastern Europeans are also quite shocked by the prices of goods here, and rightly so, even Turkey is cheaper nowadays.



Yea , but who can afford to eat turkey these days.?







Sorry ,
Haha! Who would want to anyways. Lean dry near tasteless meat. Never understood how N. Americans can eat so much turkey, although I did too as a kid, loved them turkey gravy sandwiches. Guess at 0.99$ a pound it's hard to resist, and the tradition of it all. Give me a bloody duck!
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Re: A good starting point?

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:41 am

very few lunches beat
left over Turkey sandwich on rye bread with Stuffing, Mayo, Cranberry sauce, Tomato & lettuce
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