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    How many lessons a week to you teach?

    For me it is 30-31, this all depends on if a Mongolian teacher needs to borrow my remedial class to catch up. I do a couple of hours work on admin stuff a night at the moment as we have some sort of accreditation looming and play to sort out.
    In comparison to Thailand, it's quite a bit, I only had 16 contact hours but did have all the homeroom stuff to do.
    21 in Myanmar, but very cruisy and easy stuff.

    So, the reason for the thread is that I have been told this is a lot of hours. I'm not sure it really is, I still have enough free time to rest and enjoy myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    How many lessons a week to you teach?
    God help those kids

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    My wife has 24 classroom hours per week which is a lot when you consider time spent on lesson plans etc, then tsting and grading.
    I won't tell my hours for fear of triggering someone

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    Uni teach here -- twenty contact hours a week with various administration nonsense thrown in.

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    What an embarrassing typo lol
    To add to the mix there is the small matter of a Christmas Show for kindy, actually easy and no real extra effort save for caroling practice. Then there is the " ABC Play", it is a tradition in Mongolia that the kids put a big show on at the end of first grade to celebrate that they can read and write in Mongolian. Being an international school, we have to do an English version and do it early to show we are better than state schools. Now that requires quite a bit of extra time devoted to it as it is taken very very seriously- at the expense of actual lessons, naturally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maanaam View Post
    my wife has 24 classroom hours per week which is
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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    uni teach here -- twenty contact hours
    university teacher, contract


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    Only 13 hours per week, but as a department head I also have at least 3 meetings per week ( ) and spend a fair amount of time teaching new teachers how to write exams & lesson plans, how to manage the kids (keep your hands to yourself... you are not their friend... the classroom is not a democracy - it is a dictatorship and you must be the dictator, etc.) and so forth.

    I teach Science and have established an uneasy truce with the two Creationists at my school - they don't mention their beliefs in the classroom and I don't criticize their medieval fallacies in public.

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    Missed my vacation in life, I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    God help those kids
    Is he a good teacher? I think he'd be a bit old fashioned for contemporary education systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39TG View Post
    Is he a good teacher?
    He seems to care and is a lot more professional than the teflers I've met in bars in Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    university teacher, contract
    contact..

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    Signing a new contract (old Saudi stomping grounds) in January for Feb./Mar. start.

    They're trying to get me back for test-quiz design/multimedia presentations & curriculum enhancement, so I'll sign for:

    All visa/residency expenditures reimbursed.
    1 Round trip Flight/yr.
    6,000 usd/mo.
    3- 3.5 mos paid vaca/yr.
    Full health insurance.
    No more than 10 contact hours a week.


    Gone are the chances (at this locale) for:

    Compound digs
    Free wheels/gas
    Fica

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    I downt teech anyfing, but my Mrs do teeech aboot 8 hours a wek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    I downt teech anyfing, but my Mrs do teeech aboot 8 hours a wek
    Please let her know that you are failing her humanities class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    are
    No, "is". Is 24 classroom hours a lot? Yes it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    contract
    No, "contact". The time he is in direct contact with students.

    Jeez, Dill, if you aspire to be Cyrille, you'd better up your game. Mind you, the silly duffer redded me this morning also with an incorrect "correction", so maybe you're on track

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    All visa/residency expenditures reimbursed.
    1 Round trip Flight/yr.
    6,000 usd/mo.
    3- 3.5 mos paid vaca/yr.
    Full health insurance.
    No more than 10 contact hours a week.
    OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Gone are the chances (at this locale) for:

    Compound digs
    Free wheels/gas
    Fica
    Oh, you poor thing. How could you accept all the rest?
    Sounds pretty good for only 10 contact hours p/w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    I downt teech anyfing, but my Mrs do teeech aboot 8 hours a wek
    I didn't know you were a scouser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    OK.

    Oh, you poor thing. How could you accept all the rest?
    Sounds pretty good for only 10 contact hours p/w
    well, I was at 8.5 w/ compound + car before the (overall) contract changed hands...

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    12 hours a week, but just switched from teaching Uni to teaching P1-6. The kids exhaust me! It is a nice change of pace though, beautiful country school with small classes and only 250 students in total.

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    Starting to look like my timetable is a shade excessive. I have to admit, my teaching in Myanmar was of a higher quality on account of better-behaved students and not being burnt out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Missed my vacation in life, I reckon.
    Vocation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Missed my vacation in life, I reckon.
    Aw. Dont be to hard on yerself dill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
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    Aw. Dont be to hard on yerself dill.
    I suspect that Dilly knew the word he was trying to say - satire is his thing.

    That 6k in Saudi isn't a job I'd take (got offered similar 6 months ago on a BAE/Saudi Airforce job, but fuked if I wanna go to Saudi for under $8k per month, which is very hard to get there nowadays, and even then I don't wanna be in the Middle East, especially not Saudi).

    I'm currently teaching 9 hours a week at a uni, but I have some admin stuff to be getting on with aswellas some research. Hope to be moving from Korea (5 years is enough) to a similar job in Japan this March - just in time for the rugby world cup...

    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ... to a similar job in Japan this March - just in time for the rugby world cup...

    That'd be sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    That'd be sweet!
    We're in agreement there...

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