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Teaching English (TEFL) in The Carribean?

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    Hello,

    I have been applying for TEFL jobs left, right and centre, but have noticed there aren't many positions advertised for the carribean. Most of them are in Asia.

    Does anyone have any experience relating to how to find available positions in the Carribean?

    Everytime I've googled or used certain job sites for this region it just advertises some mickey mouse course you have to pay for. (Not CELTA/Trinity, something unoofficial).

    Cheers
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    This is incredibly unhelpful
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    The problem is that English is already one of the main languages in the Caribbean, in addition it is a large area consisting of many countries and commonwealths
    Where as in Asia English is either a second or third language and something that many children are taught because English is the global language. Due to this demand in these countries are high so a lot of google searches will direct there, where as, on the average caribbean island, kids will be learning in English anyway.
    If you maybe tried choosing a specific island and then going from there you could get a more focused search? Maybe seeing if they have any specialist English schools?
    In addition I assume you have a degree as most countries will require that of you? And having a TEFL qualification is becoming more common practice for applicants, predominantly in stricter areas like Asia but the practice is now spreading across the globe. Having the qualification also makes applying easier.
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    (Original post by shaun12345)
    The problem is that English is already one of the main languages in the Caribbean, in addition it is a large area consisting of many countries and commonwealths
    Where as in Asia English is either a second or third language and something that many children are taught because English is the global language. Due to this demand in these countries are high so a lot of google searches will direct there, where as, on the average caribbean island, kids will be learning in English anyway.
    If you maybe tried choosing a specific island and then going from there you could get a more focused search? Maybe seeing if they have any specialist English schools?
    In addition I assume you have a degree as most countries will require that of you? And having a TEFL qualification is becoming more common practice for applicants, predominantly in stricter areas like Asia but the practice is now spreading across the globe. Having the qualification also makes applying easier.
    Hey man, yeah I have a degree and am doing a CELTA right now! :O

    Yeah a lot of the 'bigger' Caribbean islands speak English, such as Trinidad and Jamaica.

    Was thinking of maybe Cuba/Haiti or Dominican Republic

    Do you TEFL?
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    Ah yeah the smaller ones are generally French or Spanish speaking if i'm not mistaken? Basically, avoid the Commonwealth ones and you should be sorted
    Yeah I bought a 130 hour online course from Star TEFL last month. Came up on Groupon and i'm a sucker for a bargain!

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