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How long can it take to get an English Teaching Job in Cambodia?

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I am planning to come and work in Cambodia in August 2020 and I want to know how long can it take for me to get an English teaching job in Cambodia.I am told the most effective way is to do a door to door search.I also want to know how much can one earn as an English teacher and how much are the rentals and other expenses.I am black and also wonder if I will be disadvantaged on racial grounds.I hope I will find someone to answer my questions.
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Etiwel Mutero wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:41 pm I am planning to come and work in Cambodia in August 2020 and I want to know how long can it take for me to get an English teaching job in Cambodia.I am told the most effective way is to do a door to door search.I also want to know how much can one earn as an English teacher and how much are the rentals and other expenses.I am black and also wonder if I will be disadvantaged on racial grounds.I hope I will find someone to answer my questions.
You WILL be disadvantaged being Black, this unfortunately is an ingrained cultural norm here.

In addition, Black Africans have a notorious reputation for being involved in the drug-trade and various other scams.

Sadly, this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.

The airport may or may not grant you a visa. The odds are statistically low if you are from an African Nation.

The odds are better if you hold a Western Passport from the US, Canada, EU, UK, NZ or AUS

Officially the Constitution forbids discrimination, but in reality the Government has decided to act starting at points of entry, on the basis of Social Order and Discipline.

There ARE schools that employ Black Gentlemen though the salaries are pitiful.

If you are prepared for a tough ride, among a population that actively dislikes black people then chance your arm.

In short, you will be as welcome as I would be in Afghanistan, although the locals will not go so far, only smile and take your cash.

Better get a job first online and ALL your documents including your country's police clearance certificates, along with a stack of cash and a return ticket.

That's as far as I can help you.

Other posters may have different ideas for you.
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Despite what Mishmash has said, which I believe pretty much sums it up, I know that there are black teachers here. I have known a couple myself, but I' haven't come across any black female teachers - that's not to say they don't exist, it's just that I personally haven't come across any.

I'm just saying this to point out that despite the negative (but largely true) things that Mishmash said, it's not impossible.

Good luck.
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xandreu wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 pm Despite what Mishmash has said, which I believe pretty much sums it up, I know that there are black teachers here. I have known a couple myself, but I' haven't come across any black female teachers - that's not to say they don't exist, it's just that I personally haven't come across any.

I'm just saying this to point out that despite the negative (but largely true) things that Mishmash said, it's not impossible.

Good luck.
Yes there ARE schools and there ARE good Black people., like you I have met some and even helped one secure employment.

It's a tough ride but doable, if you have the will, determination and focus, and of course the right reasons or cause.

If it's for money - there are better options.

If it's for genuine pedagogy then it's good.
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Mishmash wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:20 pm
xandreu wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 pm Despite what Mishmash has said, which I believe pretty much sums it up, I know that there are black teachers here. I have known a couple myself, but I' haven't come across any black female teachers - that's not to say they don't exist, it's just that I personally haven't come across any.

I'm just saying this to point out that despite the negative (but largely true) things that Mishmash said, it's not impossible.

Good luck.
Yes there ARE schools and there ARE good Black people., like you I have met some and even helped one secure employment.

It's a tough ride but doable, if you have the will, determination and focus, and of course the right reasons or cause.

If it's for money - there are better options.

If it's for genuine pedagogy then it's good.
"If its for money-there are better options' Yes its for money,what could be the best options
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xandreu wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 pm I' haven't come across any black female teachers - that's not to say they don't exist, it's just that I personally haven't come across any.
I know a few and some are doing quite well for themselves.
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Etiwel Mutero wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:23 pm
"If its for money-there are better options' Yes its for money,what could be the best options
OK..

Where exactly are you coming from (i.e country)?

Background.

CV.

That's the first step.

What made you think of Cambodia is the next obvious question?
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Mishmash wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Etiwel Mutero wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:23 pm
"If its for money-there are better options' Yes its for money,what could be the best options
OK..

Where exactly are you coming from (i.e country)?

Background.

CV.

That's the first step.

What made you think of Cambodia is the next obvious question?
I am a Zimbabwean .I have a degree and a TELF certificate and currently studying towards a Post Graduate Degree in Education to be completed by end of this year.I chose Cambodia because according to my internet searches Cambodia doesnt discriminate non-native speakers on work permits.I want a work permit because it becomes possible for my spouse unlike China where I will be forced to work illegally because I am not a native speaker
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What do you have a degree in? Can you teach anything in addition to English?
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Khmu Nation wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:44 pm What do you have a degree in? Can you teach anything in addition to English?

I have a degree in Records and Archives Management.I can teach Accounts, Communication ,Business Communication, Introduction to Computers, Marketing, Library Science etc even Science
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