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What advice can you give on how to set things up like internet, phone, experience dealing with landlord, etc.?

"This department, is managed by Qtek, who, is an amazing individual. Make friends with him. Bring him gifts. He does an extraordinary job."

Leysin American School

Leysin, Switzerland

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Describe their hiring policies and procedures. Share your interview experience. Any hiring restrictions? is there a particular curriculum experience required? How about single parents/number of dependents sponsored?

"My wife and I applied to LAS a couple years ago and even if we were not selected, (we ended up going to ISD (International school of Dakar instead), we appreciated their professionalism and the way they conducted our interviews. We will definitely consider LAS again in the future. "

NakornPayap International School

Chang Mai, Thailand

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Average class size for primary and secondary. Describe any aide support.

"It depends on the subject you teach. Some classes can be as small as 4 students (AP classes), but most are 10 to 20 students in size."

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Ways to make extra money (tutoring, after-school activities, etc.).


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Information about benefits for teachers with dependents. Describe the childcare in the area.

"100% tuition scholarship."

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Professional development allowance details.

"Most teachers have professional development opportunities such as IB, NESA conferences, in-house workshops etc."

American International School in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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What insider information would you give to a teacher considering working at this school?

"The secondary is laid back and you will enjoy it if you have good classroom management. There won't be much actual support from admin regarding discipline. The elementary is micro-managed, meeting-heavy and overloaded."

Colegio Granadino Manizales

Manizales, Colombia

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Describe the language abilities of students at this school and what is the "common language spoken in the hallways"? Is there one dominant cultural group?

"As mentioned in the comment below, the school common language is Spanish. Starting in kindergarten, students do speak English in the classrooms, but on a gradual basis with simple words and phrases to begin with."

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Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.

"Our new campus is located on Long Yuan Road, opposite the Long Zhu Hospital. It will have its own kindergarten building, a 200-meter track and field, a pool and of course an auditorium and indoor gym. We are very excited! It will be open tentatively in August 2015. "

Sekolah Pelita Harapan

Tangerang, Indonesia

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In general, why are people staying at or leaving this school?

"Leaving because - Salary is too low and leadership changes frequently.

Staying because - Great community of teachers, great transport hub (Jakarta), relatively inexpensive to live in Jakarta


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Are there many teachers that travel during the holidays? Where are they going?

"Most teachers travel during holidays (even short ones like March break). You can go to Europe, the Middle East and of course Western Africa for usually $400-$800"

Fairview International School

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Name some special things about this school that makes it unique.

"Good language programmes, taught in phases. This includes Mandarin, Malay and English support"