- 20 Aug 2003
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Consider this:I completely understand your point about the teaching market being very crowded. I can imagine not being able to get a teaching job that is why initially I mentioned I am opened to suggestions about any other jobs which might be opened to someone like me.
I want to come to work in the UK. I come from a country with a totally different alphabet (Farsi, Russian, Greek, whatever), and I barely learned how to say or read English more than "hello", "thank you", and "where is the...?" I want to live in the UK but only for a few months and work while I'm there. I have no idea about flat rentals or how to get around, I have no idea how job interviews can be landed, and I don't have a skill set to fit any job except a specialized field in which I can't work there.
The dilemma is identical.
You aren't qualified for 99.9% of jobs here, mostly because of your language skills. Teaching English is a fall-back position for people like that. Any other job is going to be very menial, and even those preclude the fact that you may still have to know enough of the language to do the work. (ex. 7-Eleven clerks have to process paperwork and talk to customers when people want to send stuff or pay their home utility bills or other bills, and they have to deal with the truck drivers who come to deliver supplies.)