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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by Kammekor » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:54 pm

OP, asking for 2021 / 2022 I assume?

They just locked us up for at least a week in our districts...
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by Electric Earth » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:57 am

Teacher replying here. Based on my experience, depending on what comes out of the other side with this Covid crap, you can totally get a teaching job here. As mentioned, $1,300 might be a little high. $1,000 I think you can probably do. But I'm in Siem Reap. I don't know what exactly people are making in Phnom Penh. It is a little higher, so maybe your $1,300 would be spot on. But, as mentioned, you don't have a B.A./S. so some of the better paying schools won't hire you. Hopefully we'll get lucky and there will be more teachers that bailed than students. Pay might be good and competition not as high. I'd definitely wait at Least six months before making the trip, though. Who knows how long until schools open again, and how long to really get things sorted after they open. For those of us that do end up working right away, it's probably gonna be a bit of a headache and shit-show in the beginning, and I'm a little worried the schools might start talking about lost income and not being able to afford decent teacher wages. The wages aren't great now, so then more teachers will bail and schools will kinda be in trouble for a bit. We'll see...
Do you think the parents of baby boomers whined so much when the boomers started changing society? And yet the whiney ones like to call young people "snowflakes." Hmm...
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by fazur » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:49 am

TeacherBelgian wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:31 pm
fazur wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:17 pm
TeacherBelgian wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:16 am
Any thoughts about whether to go for Thailand or Cambodia in my case?

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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by pczz » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:54 am

I do not think $1300 is going to be achievable without qualifications. $1000 at astretch but realisticlaly you would be lucky to get full time and $800 with no qualifications and experience. however, $800 is just about enough for an almost decent lifestyle if you are careful and you couldup your salary once you had your foot in the door. Most teachers only get paid for time worked,so they dont get paid durint holdiays for example
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by Kammekor » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:56 pm

Electric Earth wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:57 am
Teacher replying here. Based on my experience, depending on what comes out of the other side with this Covid crap, you can totally get a teaching job here. As mentioned, $1,300 might be a little high. $1,000 I think you can probably do. But I'm in Siem Reap. I don't know what exactly people are making in Phnom Penh. It is a little higher, so maybe your $1,300 would be spot on. But, as mentioned, you don't have a B.A./S. so some of the better paying schools won't hire you. Hopefully we'll get lucky and there will be more teachers that bailed than students. Pay might be good and competition not as high. I'd definitely wait at Least six months before making the trip, though. Who knows how long until schools open again, and how long to really get things sorted after they open. For those of us that do end up working right away, it's probably gonna be a bit of a headache and shit-show in the beginning, and I'm a little worried the schools might start talking about lost income and not being able to afford decent teacher wages. The wages aren't great now, so then more teachers will bail and schools will kinda be in trouble for a bit. We'll see...
Yes, wait.

My kid is learning in a private school, and I paid in advance for the entire year. But I know loads of parents who pay per month, or quarterly, and I know they haven't paid for this month / quarter, just like I didn't pay for the (non existent) bus service (which I pay for every three months).

I can imagine private schools getting into financial trouble if this lasts longer than a few weeks (and it seems it will) and they will stop paying their staff (if they already didn't do so).

Being stuck in Cambodia is one, being stuck without income is a totally different story.
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by John Bingham » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:14 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:56 pm

I can imagine private schools getting into financial trouble if this lasts longer than a few weeks (and it seems it will) and they will stop paying their staff (if they already didn't do so).
There was a news report on Friday that said 120 private schools had gone bust already.
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by fazur » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:06 pm

my partner' school is history, warrant issued for owner for fraud
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by God'sGift » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:00 pm

anybody know the current situation with any of the well-known Tefl schools?
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by WineOxley » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:33 pm

You could have no qualifications, not speak the language, literally be an alcoholic and still get a job teaching English with above average pay round parts of this country.
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Re: Teaching English as a foreign language with a postgraduate certificate in Cambodia?

Post by Electric Earth » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:13 am

WineOxley wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:33 pm
You could have no qualifications, not speak the language, literally be an alcoholic and still get a job teaching English with above average pay round parts of this country.
Hmm... Do you have teaching experience here? I'm not saying you're Necessarily wrong. But there are some factors. What are you basing this on when you say "above average pay?" Are you basing this off of the Cambodian national average of a local person? Because lots of Cambodians live with family and can get daily goods cheaper than I can. There's No way I could possibly live on that income alone. Things just cost more for me to live here. At least in Siem Reap, I literally can't live at the same price as a local. There's a foreigner tax. And what do you mean "not speak the language?" Are you talking about English? How would you get a job teaching English without speaking it? If you're talking about Khmer, sure, but why would that matter if you're working as an English teacher? I think anyone Living in a country Should make an effort to learn at least some of the language. You're kind of a douche if you don't at least try to learn some(I know a lot of people are gonna take offense at that, but so be it. I think you're kind of a douche if you don't at least make an effort to respect and learn about the local people, culture, etc. if you're gonna live there). And if you don't have Any qualifications, don't speak English well, and can't keep your shit together because you're so much of an alcoholic, that combo would keep you from working at a decent wage in the cities. Maybe you could go work for $3-500/month or something in a smaller place? But who would want to do that? Eat rice and fish all day, nothing to do, not speaking the language, living in a tiny place with no a/c or something? Sounds pretty miserable to me...
Do you think the parents of baby boomers whined so much when the boomers started changing society? And yet the whiney ones like to call young people "snowflakes." Hmm...
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