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Teaching English abroad

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:11 am

3L seeking employment. Is this possible after law school with significant student loans? And would it necessarily mean leaving law forever, or is it possible that future legal employers might value language skills? Just pondering alternative career paths.

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Olive
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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby Olive » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:01 am

Fulbright grants might be an option. They are open to JDs.

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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby togepi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:39 am

Anonymous User wrote:3L seeking employment. Is this possible after law school with significant student loans? And would it necessarily mean leaving law forever, or is it possible that future legal employers might value language skills? Just pondering alternative career paths.


If you need the skinny on teaching abroad, pm me as I'm doing it right now.

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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:07 am

It's not a career, it's an alternative to slinging joe at starbucks. It pays shit, has no future or advancement. It's a classic, "I'm running away" move.

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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:54 am

It should qualify you to teach at a university in Korea or China, which is a decent paying job where you don't do too much, but also not a lot of upward mobility. If you don't have a ton of debt, might not be bad.

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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:19 am

You can make a career in standardized testing instruction. Just esl...probably not. It attracts dregs of drunken losers.

New Oriental and other corporations that focus on standardized testing also sometimes promote foreigners into management positions in their Beijing HQ. New Oriental trades on the NY Stock Exchange. I'd say ... not shabby. But I am sure most law graduates could do better, even abroad. Get your CPA and do U.S. tax consulting work in China. Some companies will hire you for $60k to do that even with no experience, and 60k in China is wealthy. Visa sponsorship is easy as shit to get in China. You may want to start out teaching English till you learn the language and then move on something you can use your JD for.

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Re: Teaching English abroad

Postby Olive » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:26 am

Also, I did this for a year and it was incredibly low-key and easy.
Pay wasn't grand but back then there we a lot of people looking for private lessons and I actually had to to turn people away I was so busy. I doubt that's the case now but it's still a fun program.

http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuu/convoc ... -eeuu.html




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