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Age Factor

Unread postby CaliRay » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:56 am

I have considered taking a certification course to teach English. I have only an AA degree in Electronics Technology, but am a native English speaker and have extensive work related world wide travel experience. Being from Texas, U.S.A., some might say I speak with a foreign accent.

I have reviewed several job listings here, particularly for China, and see that they all have age maximums. I am 67 years old, but hadn't considered that as a detrimental factor. Apparently others do.

Is my age going to be an insurmountable problem?

Thanks for any replies.
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby konyang » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:08 am

In Korea, there are some FEW places that will consider some-one over 64. Most draw the line at fifty or even younger.

I know some-one who left China after teaching there for a long time. She was 65. She got a job in Mongolia.
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby hompratax » Sun May 08, 2011 2:09 pm

"CaliRay" is now of 68. Too much older for a job, I think. I would be happy if he would reply about getting a job or not still now. But, he may get a job in some private institutions showing his previous experience and success. He must be great in mentality.
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby gamgokt » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:40 am

Yes your age will be a factor, most schools want young people just like the west. Also, most countries reguire a minimum of a Bachelor's degree to get a work visa for teaching
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby casperd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:30 pm

Maybe no.I am admiring you for being a good teacher.
I want also to teach.that was my dream...
But Not really good.I am new in this world of teaching I want to explore more..
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby jorjastandish » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:53 am

I don't think so.
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby Teviot » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:44 am

Many schools in Asia do prefer the young ones -- in part because they will put up with intolerable conditions, long hours, insensitive bureaucracy and more. Still, the more reputable and the desperate will consider us "older folks" because they know we are more responsible and have much more life and work experience to draw upon. Older teachers are (quite often) better teachers!
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby quinreitz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:10 am

How about tutorial jobs?
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby nyzahauser » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:41 am

yes i will go for tutorial jobs.
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Re: Age Factor

Unread postby Roze » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 am

The law in most countries prohibits issueing work permits for those over a certain age and stipulates a BA as the minimum qualification. This is a pity because often those with lesser degrees are better teachers. As for age, life experience is often better than a piece of paper when it comes to knowledge.However, rules are rules so your best bet is online tutoring via Skype.
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