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Teaching english

Postby wpballer » 23 May 2016, 17:16

Hi, I am an American white male at a major turning point in my life. currently, I am in a situation where I am set up for success and an impressive career, however, I find myself miserable and longing to get out. I have always been interested in the idea of teaching english in taiwan, but I am wondering if I would be looked down on by women for having a low job. I have dated a taiwanese girl growing up in california and am really attracted to the type, so finding a quality partner is important to me. I also enjoy the food and many other aspects of Asian culture. I was wondering if i should pursue a successful career then try to find a girl in taiwan/live in taiwan or just do what interests me right now. Will i be looked down on by taiwanese women? also if it matters I am tall and attractive.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby Zla'od » 23 May 2016, 23:01

Unless you can get seriously credentialed (and maybe even then), English teaching is usually a dead-end job, with little stability. I'm thinking for the sake of your life and career, not for the women who may or may not be impressed (it's hard to generalize). Is there any way to transfer your successful career to here?

Another option you might find attractive (but unrelated to Taiwan) is joining the Peace Corps.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby Andrew0409 » 24 May 2016, 02:59

Making big life choices to fit for the women you want is not a good idea. Make the life you want and find a women who fits and wants the same thing.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby wpballer » 24 May 2016, 05:12

Zla'od wrote:Unless you can get seriously credentialed (and maybe even then), English teaching is usually a dead-end job, with little stability. I'm thinking for the sake of your life and career, not for the women who may or may not be impressed (it's hard to generalize). Is there any way to transfer your successful career to here?

Another option you might find attractive (but unrelated to Taiwan) is joining the Peace Corps.

my succesfull career involves being in the united states air force for at least 7 years after i graduate, so no, there is a naval base in taiwan but no air force base
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Re: Teaching english

Postby wpballer » 24 May 2016, 05:14

Andrew0409 wrote:Making big life choices to fit for the women you want is not a good idea. Make the life you want and find a women who fits and wants the same thing.

I think your right, however, finding a quality partner is important to my life
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Re: Teaching english

Postby Ermintrude » 24 May 2016, 08:24

Are you asking we low and sexless English teachers for advice, or the beautiful people, such as yourself?

wpballer wrote:I have always been interested in the idea of teaching english in taiwan, but I am wondering if I would be looked down on by women for having a low job.


It shouldn't be an issue. You will be looked down on by women for being full of yourself and baselessly snobbish. Being in the US airforce for not particularly long is unlikely to be seen as a 'successful career' by many who haven't grown up in a militaristic Trump-land. Work hard. Either suck up the seven year year itch or get out and make a new career, but stampeding into some dumb escape fantasy is a Really Bad Idea.

wpballer wrote: also if it matters I am tall and attractive.


That can go either way. If you're doing the hot-shit American thing, it'll probably work against you. If you keep your mouth shut, it might just work. But for God's sake, don't try and give companies a written resume: your English is shite.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby ranlee » 26 May 2016, 16:59

Not the greatest idea to consider English teaching a low-end job that people may look down upon when posting here in the forums. I hardly consider making a difference in a young child's life a low end job.

Also if you'd done your research, there's a whole dedicated forum for "Teaching in Taiwan" that are loaded with members that are teachers and you may have offended a few of them with your OP. Just trying to say, you might not want to offend some of the people that you're asking advice from.

You're afraid that a girl will date you based on your job and money in the bank and nothing else? If you have the mind set that you need some big job at some MNC to get a girl, you're already asking for more than you bargained for.

All the advice I can give you is, YOLO.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby RickRooney » 27 May 2016, 00:59

it wouldn't be massively looked down on no. some would, some are going to think all whites here are BHLs(back home losers) no matter what your job is. I would say that wouldn't make a significant dent on what girls u can get here. if you are a white guy then yes you can get girls, that seems to be what you are getting at. english teaching is a dead end job anyway, that is if you are doing it for the travel opportunity and its not your career of choice. could be fun if you are still young to take a year trip to teach and have fun then go back to your serious career.

coming here to find a woman and getting stuck doing english teaching then getting stuck into a marriage and buying a house ect getting stuck living with the inlaws would suck though, don't do that.
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Re: Teaching english

Postby Zla'od » 27 May 2016, 06:36

Does it have to be Taiwan, though? For instance, Guam (a US territory) has Anderson Air Force Base. Would that be Asian enough?
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Re: Teaching english

Postby HenHaoChi » 27 May 2016, 12:47

Another expat money man who thinks he's better than EFL teachers.
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FYI, Taiwan has the worst English of all the Asian Dragons. Lack of language skills on this island directly impacts science, politics, web commerce, tourism, export... nearly every modern industry. I don't care how much you think of yourself- if you can't see the correlation between English skills and the economy of a country, you're not half as bright as you think you are.

my succesfull career involves being in the united states air force for at least 7 years after i graduate, so no, there is a naval base in taiwan but no air force base


A good EFL teacher can make 2-3 grand a month in a good school. Sometimes for 20 hours class time a week, if you're lucky. More rewarding then dropping thermite on defenseless Arabs. If you think teaching English is a "low job" and being in Trump or Hilary's Air Force is an "impressive career", what does that say about you?

Best of luck in your job search.

P.S.===>

currently, I am in a situation where I am set up for success and an impressive career, however, I find myself miserable and longing to get out. I have always been interested in the idea of teaching english in taiwan, but I am wondering if I would be looked down on by women for having a low job. I have dated a taiwanese girl growing up in california and am really attracted to the type, so finding a quality partner is important to me. I also enjoy the food and many other aspects of Asian culture. I was wondering if i should pursue a successful career then try to find a girl in taiwan/live in taiwan or just do what interests me right now. Will i be looked down on by taiwanese women? also if it matters I am tall and attractive.


I doubt you'd pass the grammar test for most schools. You don't capitalize proper nouns, or the first word of sentences. I don't see you using commas correctly, either.

Try Kojen.

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