Four Unlikely Destinations To Teach English
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Deciding where to go to teach English as a Foreign Language is a big decision. It can take you far from home to places you’ve never been to before. The question is, then, how do you decide where to go? The obvious answer is: you go where the jobs are. In our case, as teachers, this means: you go where the students are or where the students go.
You might immediately think of places like the United Kingdom and the United States, or even places like Australia and New Zealand. These English-speaking countries boast a high number of students coming to their shores to learn English. Then there are the non-English-speaking countries which are already home to many language learners. Think of China, Turkey or Argentina.
But there are loads more places you can go to teach English as a Foreign Language. Some of which you may never have heard of! Here we bring you four places you might not have considered to go to teach English, but you should:
Teach English in Morocco
Morocco is colourful and intriguing. It has a big tourism industry so there is a need to learn English. Morocco has a heavy French influence but the government is now placing a lot of importance on learning English. Translation: there are lots of students needing to learn English!
Teach English in Myanmar
Previously known as Burma, Myanmar is as mysterious as it is beautiful. It’s definitely not an established EFL market but an up-and-coming destination which will appeal to the more adventurous EFL teachers. You can choose from volunteer positions or paid positions, though there are fewer of these. On the plus side, if you go soon you’ll still be able to experience a traditional South East Asian country before tourism changes it.
Teach English in Cyprus
Cyprus is a tiny island in the Mediterranean. Do we really need to say more than that? It is a mix of European and Middle Eastern cultures and boasts beautiful beaches, quaint villages and delicious food. Cyprus is not very big but there are a number of private EFL schools that need teachers. It is a part of the European Union so EU teachers are preferred. However, it’s also possible to find a job through the British Council if you’re not an EU national.
Teach English in the Maldives
Another island for you, but this time in the Indian Ocean. Maldives is an archipelago of islands, many of which are still very traditional. You will find jobs in government or private schools in Male or in one of the luxurious resorts we know from postcards. If you’re not in a resort it’s a very traditional Muslim country so you will need to bear that in mind. Even though it may not be your typical TEFL destination, Maldives has a lot going for it.
When deciding where to go to teach English as a Foreign Language, don’t only consider the heavyweights. There are so many countries to choose from when you are a TEFL teacher, and maybe the right choice for you is a bit off the beaten track.
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- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.