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What is an IB School?

IB stands for International Baccalaureate and a school must be authorised to call themselves an IB school and teach the IB programme. Currently, over 4,000 schools worldwide teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. Check the IB website for more details. A large component of the IB curriculum is focused on developing students’ awareness of their own [...]

By | 2017-04-09T17:43:38+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

For-profit schools VS not-for-profit schools

I am sure you’ve seen the names “for-profit school” and “not-for-profit school” in jobs ads for schools abroad. Both types of schools are private schools, both charge their students school fees, both recruit Western-trained teachers (e.g. British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African, etc.) and both types teach Western curriculums (e.g. the British/ [...]

By | 2017-02-19T18:17:45+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is the difference between teaching at a public and private school in the Middle East?

Some expat teachers in the Middle East work at public (or government) schools while other teach at private schools (or international schools). Both types of schools recruit Western-trained teachers (e.g. British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc.) and both types teach their curriculum through English, so you may be asking yourself: What’s the difference between them? [...]

By | 2017-05-07T13:02:56+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[7] EET Podcast 7: What is it like to live and teach in Bahrain?

https://soundcloud.com/sorcha-ni-ghiolla-chaoil/podcast-7-what-is-like-to-teach-and-live-in-bahrain A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EET PODCAST 7: WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN BAHRAIN? In this episode, I talk to Scott and Beccah, expat teachers who work at a British school in Bahrain, about their (hectic social!) lives there. Links to topics mentioned in the podcast: [...]

By | 2017-04-02T14:52:43+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

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By | 2017-08-22T12:33:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Products|1 Comment

[4] EET Podcast 4: What’s it like to live and teach in Doha (Qatar)?

https://soundcloud.com/sorcha-ni-ghiolla-chaoil/podcast-4-whats-it-like-to-live-and-teach-in-doha-qatar-v3 A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers or EET Podcast series! EET PODCAST 4: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN DOHA, QATAR? In this episode, I talk to Anne-Marie, who works at a British school in Doha, Qatar. Links to topics mentioned in the podcast: TES International Jobs Page LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR [...]

By | 2017-05-29T13:53:13+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

Have you ever used a recruitment agency to find a teaching job abroad?

Yes. Many years ago, when I first started to think about teaching abroad, I registered with a few agencies to find jobs. I also used the online TES International Jobs page to look for jobs at schools that advertised their vacancies directly, rather than through a recruiter. I ended getting two interviews for two different [...]

By | 2017-04-01T07:00:03+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Aren’t all teaching packages abroad the same???

In a word, NO! In the Middle East and Asia alone, there are 3,000 international schools (53% of the global market) and I can guarantee you that they are not all the same! Different curriculums, different visions, different sizes, different teaching packages, different attitudes towards staff, and so on… This is why you need to research, research, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T15:44:31+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[5] EET Podcast 5: What is it like to live and teach in Singapore?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EET PODCAST 5: WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN SINGAPORE? In this episode, I talk to Josie, an expat teacher who works at a British school in Singapore, about her life here- the social scene seems great but you can't [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:00:51+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments
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