Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Interesting that this topic came up, we are thinking about this for our journey. We have been investigating cruising to China (oh, the bureaucracy in that!) and were wondering if we could combine teaching English and finding a secure (typhoons) dock in an interesting part of the country. It would be easier because I am a retired teacher with experience teaching ESL. My wife was born in China and has a doctorate in physics - we were wondering if she could get a job teaching science in a school or even in a nursery school (not science) since she loves young children.
Not sure how it would work overall since most of the places that have lots of ESL jobs are off the beaten cruising track - China, South Korea, and Japan come to mind, Singapore or Malaysia might be a possibility. I think in Europe there is no shortage of English teachers and in most tropical countries there is not the money available to pay for ESL, at least by our standards.
We will be leaving our boat in New Zealand in Nov/11 and would go to China either late 2011 or early 2012 - we will have to see what we can do about this.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.