y sigo esperando…

Well, I went to the Career Services at my most recent alma mater to get advice on my TESOL cover letter and résume yesterday. Got lunch, came home, worked on them until they were each just one page long. Had a couple of family members look them over one last time. And now I submitted them to Oxford Seminars teacher placement service. My job placement specialist, Alison, is supposed to look them over and send them off to schools in my country of choice.

Now we wait…

~ by Revé on January 28, 2010.

5 Responses to “y sigo esperando…”

  1. I wish you luck…and I am rooting for Chile 😀

    By the way…I wanted to know, why was Chile in your litter of choices in the first place? It has always intrigued me to know why people venture to Chile.

  2. Well, I was trying to figure out which would be the best Latin American country to go to. I wanted to be somewhere where I’d feel relatively safe, where the country’s economy/political situation/whathaveyou was pretty stable for the most part, and that paid decently on average.

    I went to this website to get a little more information. It gave nothing but positive remarks about Chile…:

    “Chile has one of the stronger economies in Latin America and the growth in demand for the English language has matched the economic growth. There is a booming market for business English and an increasing demand for teachers of children. There are many private language schools, particularly in the capital, and certified EFL teachers should have little problem in finding suitable employment.”

    …and the salary was what I was looking for, since I want to make sure I have enough money to pay my student loans without it putting undue stress on me. Also, I specialized in teaching English to children in my TESOL certification, so I felt that my training would be valued there. I went to another TEFL Chile informative website and it made the thought of teaching English in Chile really manageable. I asked around on Facebook, and talked to friends, and everyone who knew someone who had lived in Chile absolutely loved it there 🙂

  3. Hola
    I found your blog through that lj bf question about being bilingal. I tend to just watch communities there but wanted to say hi.
    I did the assistant program in Spain a couple years ago. I studied abroad in Buenos Aires but I never got a chance to visit Chile while I was there.
    Anyway your tesol and traveling planning posts are interesting. I’d love to travel some more but I’m looking into esl programs in the states. It’s been difficult to even get TA positions here. Suerte with whatever you decide to do!

    • Hello!

      Yeah, depending on where you live, it can be challenging to teach ESL in America. I live in the Chicagoland area, and every ESL job required an MA TESOL, and I just have a TESOL certification. If Chile works out for me, I’d love to do Spain once I’m finished, maybe in a couple of years, after my level of Spanish improves and I save a bit of money.

      How did you like Argentina?

      • Yeah I’ve noticed that a lot too. Although there’s one county nearby that always has esl ta positions that only require a hs diploma. I applied a couple times but always just got the same form letter in return. Usually by the time the letter got to me a new position was announced. 🙂
        I had an interview at a center in philly but that hasn’t turned into anything.
        Anyway, Argentina!
        It was a good experience but I feel like I was in “culture shock” for months. I’m from a rural area so in additon BsAS being different culuturally, the size of it took a while to adapt to. I had a crappy host familia at first so that didn’t help but I moved to a different one and I’m still in touch with them. I’d love to visit again one day.

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