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I need some advice...

Posted By: SilverPyramid <whipkins@ucmo.edu>
Date: Saturday, 5 October 2013, at 9:42 p.m.

Hello Everyone,
I will try to sum this up in hopes I can acquire your sound and honest advice. I am wondering if teaching is an appropriate option for me and my somewhat unique circumstances. I hold an M.A. in Theatre and have been teaching Public Speaking at a University for the past three semesters. I am assuming I would still be required to get my TOFL,(or equivalent) to teach abroad to non-native speakers, correct? Also I am solo parenting a four-year old daughter, whom I would love to give a global education. Would you recommend this type of work and the challenges associated with it to someone like me? Are there positions for someone with my credentials in Europe on the University level? What about training international corporate executives in the public speaking arena, non-native speakers to speak publicly? Do those jobs even exist and if so, where do you look? I Love to travel and since settling in to get my Master's and navigate motherhood I haven't had the chance. I am just beginning to look into this option and would so appreciate your experience and feedback! Many thanks in advance!

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I need some advice...
SilverPyramid -- Saturday, 5 October 2013, at 9:42 p.m.
Re: I need some advice...
nomad soul -- Monday, 7 October 2013, at 8:31 a.m.
Re: I need some advice...
Tim -- Monday, 7 October 2013, at 9:37 p.m.
Re: I need some advice...
spiral78 -- Monday, 7 October 2013, at 5:07 p.m.
Re: I need some advice...
Diane -- Thursday, 17 October 2013, at 10:02 a.m.

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