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Professional development allowance details.

"The school encourages and support professional development that enhances lifelong learning for all faculty and staff through programmatic training, teacher learning communities, conferences, workshops and job shadowing opportunities. ISS has been a strong supporter of the Association of German International Schools annual teachers’ conferenc..."

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Languages of the host city and the level of English spoken there.

"Most of the local people speak English (especially the younger ones)"

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

"Most Asian people speak Chinese in the hallways but that is not an issue."

Robert College of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Are the expectations high of teaching staff? Are there extra curricular responsibilities? Describe workload details.

"Every single teacher has to supervise a club and you do not get paid for it."

Oporto British School

Oporto, Portugal

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?

"Many teachers are from the UK, around one third of the staff."

Singapore American School

Singapore, Singapore

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

"22 students per class in elementary with at least a half time Instructional Assistant in each class."

Modern English School Cairo

New Cairo City, Egypt

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In general, describe the demeanor of the students.

"Students can be challenging and do misbehave at times"

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Health insurance and medical benefits. Describe your experiences using these benefits and going to the local hospitals.

"The deductible changed this year, so you're paying $250 per family member (up to three) before the 100% coverage kicks in. The nice thing is that Korean healthcare is cheap even without insurance. If you have a cold and go to the clinic and get some medication, it'll cost you about $30. If you have a child, once you use up the deductib..."

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

"The shops seem to only stock small size clothes especially for ladies if you have space bring the whole wardrobe. "

Hebron School

Ooty, India

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Are the expectations high of teaching staff? Are there extra curricular responsibilities? Describe workload details.

"As a boarding school, most staff are naturally involved in the extra curricular and dormitory activities. Academic expectations are fairly strong, and the students often achieve award winning results at IGCSE and A level. Workload can be heavy if staff take on too much - as it is with any residential school! However the payback in terms of sense..."

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Details about the teaching contract. What important things should prospective teachers know about?

"The school will absolutely follow the laws for obtaining visas. This may mean you will need to jump through a few hoops and may be arriving late (our last staff is arriving middle of October, two months late). If you are late arriving, settling in will be a challenge but it will happen."

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

"AAS is located in a beautiful green area with woods next to the school. Many teachers go walking and running on the trails through the woods. The school has a "Fun Run" on these trails as part of the school sponsored family day at the beginning of each school year. Winters when there is enough snow-fall, teachers have been known to ..."