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1. Posted by Monikats77 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to Nepal in March 2009 and I'd like to teach English there. I did some research and somehow I can't find anyone who is already teaching there or is going to....
Can you help me?

Thank you


2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Monika,

I spent some time in Nepal. I can only offer you the following advise.

I met lots of people volunteering over there. The biggest problem was those people that paid a fortune to go over there to a company or NGO only to find out that people traveling there were doing it for free, some even getting accommodation and food.

The english teachers I met had no problem in finding work. Monasteries and orphanages for example. My advise to you is head over and check some places out. Based on your own experiences as a teacher you will find a center/school that you like and are able to help.

The reason I suggest this is because a lot of places will just take anyone. Meaning some places have no set curriculum etc or anything much at all. Which can be quite depressing for an experienced TEFL teacher, or challenge, or a little overwhelming for a starter.

Hope this at least helps a little

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1115 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

experienced TEFL teacher, sounds like a distinct breed of teachers?
Is that the species that goes through a 4 week CELTA exams that would cost an arm and a leg for people who don't make EUROS or Pounds? Years of teaching does not mean anyone has learned anything from an English teacher.

Some English Teacher do feel that need to make distinctions... "experienced TEFL Teacher" that is a label. "Native Speaker", "Licensed Teacher"... Just make sure to leave your labels, when you are all in the bar getting pissed.

We are all the same teachers in Asia. But it does irritate me a little, when I read threads like that practically states, "Hello world, I'm blonde and I am bored are there some needy kids who want to learn how to speak English in MALDIVES or BHUTAN?"

Teaching English is a huge responsibilty... But in most parts of Asia, it is just the art of entertaining rich locals with a western fixation and a subscription to Britney's newsletter.