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Couple of teachers

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by physion, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. physion

    physion New commenter

    How could a couple of teachers (not married yet) pursue two positions in order to teach abroad? I mean schools are those who call a candidate for an interview. So, how could the scholl call both of us? Should we apply both in the same school sending an email?
    Keen on mind that we teach different subjects and we are interesting in moving UAE or UK (from Greece). Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Teachallover

    Teachallover Occasional commenter

    Many schools love teaching couples; it fills two posts and they save on providing accommodation allowance as they are sharing (not UK). It backfires when they leave of course... the only obstacle about being non married is if the law of the land in which you are applying to requires it (UAE). If you want UAE and to live together you need a marriage certificate first.
    So just apply together or if there is a separate application form per applicant, make sure you cross reference each other in the letter of application. The teaching couples I have known have been offered separate skype interviews. The way couples turn this to their advantage is that, if the school find a very strong teacher (or they teach an obscure subject) they will be very likely to snap up both teachers regardless. Good luck.
     
  3. physion

    physion New commenter

    Thank you very much Teachallover for the reply! You are very helpful! We are going to be married before leave from here.. Do you know if a cohabitation agreement would be ok instead of religious marriage? Thanks in advance!!!
     
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  4. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    It must be marriage. Religious or civil doesn't matter. But cohabitation is exactly what they're trying to avoid. It's illegal in the ME.
    Make it clear in your cover letter that you are engaged, applying as a couple, and will be married before you start the post.
     
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  5. physion

    physion New commenter

    Very clear and helpful! Thanks a lot!
     

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