Hello, I am currently working at my first "international" school (it's really a private bilingual school with nearly 100% of the students being local).... As I am new to all of this, I am wondering whether or not the situation I am in could be improved by moving on to another school after I finish this contract. The main reason I am hesitant to leave is because this job allows me to live close to my wife's family. I would really hate to move my wife away from her family and not at least improve our life quality. However, if our lives (work/life balance) can be improved by moving on, then it is something we will have to sit down and discuss. A little about my workload.... I am at a primary school I teach three different classes with 42 students in each class (2 grade levels) I have thirteen 40 minute class periods per week (fifteen 40 minute classes every other week...) I have six 45 minute class periods per week (with two 80 minute extra curricular actives per week) I have a total of 13 different lessons I have to prepare per week (this includes having to teach art, music, and PE) Does this seem excessive? This is my first experience at a real school since earning my teaching certificate. I had previously been teaching ESL for a few years. Thank you!