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Re: Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East?

Posted By: Stephen
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 11:20 a.m.

In Response To: Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East? (Jonathan Kay)

I have been teaching EFL in Japan for about 12 years and am looking for a change. My plan is to complete a distance MA TESOL with the University of Nottingham and apply for jobs in the Middle East. Distance degrees without an on-campus component are often mentioned as unacceptable by employers in Saudi, Dubai, etc. Though the degree does not mention the mode of delivery anyone who reads my CV will see I was working outside the UK throughout the 3 year program. What should I do to avoid problems with applications in the future? Is the answer to follow the MA TESOL with a DELTA? Is that not backwards?
Thank you very much for your help. I apprecaite it!

Congratulations on your academic plan. You are doing your best to academically upgrade yourself and make yourself more marketable to future employers. If I were you, I would proceed with your plan. I would also ask the university for a formal letter explaining its policy of making both modes of delivery (class and on line) equal in content and academic rigour. You may also consider taking a sabbatical ( from your present

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Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East?
Jonathan Kay -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 1:45 a.m.
Re: Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East?
Stephen -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 11:24 a.m.
Re: Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East?
Stephen -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 11:20 a.m.
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Tim -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 9:45 a.m.
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nomad soul -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 9:06 a.m.
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Jonathan Kay -- Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 6:49 a.m.
Re: Distance MA TESOL for the Middle East?
Jon -- Monday, 11 March 2013, at 9:39 p.m.

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