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Monday 2nd of July 2018

This is a great resource! I'm almost at retirement age, but I won't have enough to retire on, and don't want to retire anyway, but I am ready for a change. Do you know if there are age restrictions?


Saturday 7th of July 2018

Hi Lori, Age requirements vary by location and school, but there is something out there for everyone! Use the search icon at the top to search for "retirement" or "retired" for useful articles!


Friday 25th of May 2018

Hi Jaquelin,

Fantastic. Asia is really great and you can enjoy great climate, great people and great food! The children in schools are really good. Try a recruiting site called Ajarn and am sure something good will come out of it. All the best. Peter


Friday 25th of May 2018

Hi, I'm interested in teaching in Asia with a family of five. What are your thoughts? Husband and I are both teachers. Would like to try it for a summer or perhaps one school year.


Friday 25th of May 2018

It's very doable! Use the search functions at the top of the page to explore different ways people have done it, and feel free to reach out to them for more ideas through the comments section or direct email. Best of luck!

Sue Simon

Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Hey Lillie. I am 18 years old and I definitely intend to be an English teacher. However, i don't know where to start. I received acceptance from my desired university to do comparative Literature and Asian studies. However someone told me that I should look into doing a bachelor's of education instead as that is the more sensible path. Do I follow their advice and do a Bachelor's of Education? or do I go on to study Literature?


Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Hi Sue,

Thanks for your comment, and congrats on your acceptance! I will share my own experience to help you think your path through, but please be advised that it is only one person's experience.

I went to Brown University in Rhode Island (my dream college!) and majored in Comparative Literature (French and Spanish) and International Development. I did not take a single Education class while in college! I did, however, start volunteering at a local school my Junior year, and loved it so much, I went on to lead the program my Senior year. This solidified for me how much I loved teaching, and so I applied to several certification programs after college, and selected a one-year teacher certification graduate program with student teaching as a major feature. (Experience practicing in actual classrooms is KEY.)

After that year, I was certified to teach, but honestly, I was not prepared. It took years of figuring it out on the job to get the skills needed to be an effective teacher. Now, however, (14 years into this career) teaching is wonderful, and I love it! This is to say that you should follow the path that works best for you, but you can absolutely make it work to go to a regular university, and do teacher certification afterwards. Best of luck, and keep us posted!

Fiona Macpherson

Sunday 18th of March 2018

Hi Lillie, the commonwealth teaching exchange programme has stopped doing exchanges. It just so happens I was in the process of applying. I want to exchange to British Columbia for a year. Do you have any information about any other programmes I could apply to. Thanks so much, Fiona


Wednesday 21st of March 2018

What a bummer!

Here are some possible helpful links:

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Best of luck!

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