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Work with two-year associate's (AA) degree and tefl or tesol?

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Postby 21p » 14 Apr 2005, 14:28

OK. Let me be the one to ask the stupid question. What's an AA?
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Postby Mikaiei » 15 Apr 2005, 01:12

I am actually in the process of getting my AA (Associate's Degree for the above poster), and I will graduate by fall. After that I will spend some time in Denver to get the Cambridge CELTA certificate. I'm specifically looking for a job in, or close to Taipei because I have a friend who will help me with living arrangements and all that good stuff. Since HESS has so many locations, are they generally open to people asking to be located in a certain area?

oh, and are there any other schools asides from HESS that carry the same minimum requirement? I don't want to have to soley depend on this one school.
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Postby puiwaihin » 15 Apr 2005, 02:59

Yes, and Hess isn't the only game in town. But they're definitely a good one to start with.

If you know exactly where you want to go you can tell the Hess recruiter ahead of time and they can most likely hook you up. They do try to accomodate you in your placement.
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Postby Mikaiei » 15 Apr 2005, 03:55

Awesome, thanks for the help .
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Postby troy_westpoint » 15 Apr 2005, 08:45

I posted this question in another thread but seems this one might not be bad either. What if iam just taking some time off before my last semester of school. Iam not getting an AA or anything like that, just a break from school. Would i be able to get work legally with a TEFL certificate and my education, or would I have to go another route such as studying chinese here and teach on the side?
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Work visas with 2-yr degrees

Postby Kick-Stand » 15 Apr 2005, 08:51

I heard that the gov. will grant work visa to English teachers with 2 year (Associate's Degrees) if that degree is in an ESL teaching-related area. For example, graduates of a 2 yr early childhood ed. program in Toronto (the become a daycare centre worker diploma) can get a work visa for Taiwan. This was announced in 2001.// Now that there are no more foreign kindergarten teachers allowed, maybe things have changed.
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Postby Mikaiei » 17 Apr 2005, 08:00

Well, it seems that one could obtain a work permit with any AA and a TEFL. Maybe I am a little off, but that is what I am understanding.
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Postby puiwaihin » 17 Apr 2005, 23:00

troy_westpoint wrote:I posted this question in another thread but seems this one might not be bad either. What if iam just taking some time off before my last semester of school. Iam not getting an AA or anything like that, just a break from school. Would i be able to get work legally with a TEFL certificate and my education, or would I have to go another route such as studying Chinese here and teach on the side?

Not in Taiwan. Mainland China will welcome you, though.
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Postby troy_westpoint » 19 Apr 2005, 09:45

Thank you for answering my question. It seems kind of silly that iam less than a semester away and it isnt good enough, but someone who went for two years and get the piece of paper is acceptable.
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Teaching in Taiwan with an AA and a TEFL certificate...

Postby Mikaiei » 29 Apr 2006, 02:54

I am currently finishing up my TEFL certificate course and I am wondering, once again, what the legal situation of teaching with a TEFL + AA (Associate's/2 year Degree) is. I have asked this once before and was told that it is infact legal to teach under these circumstances. Since then, however, I have heard many contradicting reports. Could anyone give me an update. I would hate to be forced to take another 2+ years out of my life just so I can teach English.
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