Hey, chees for your reply!! Really useful information... I've got an interview at an independent school and another aplicaiton has gone in. I'll apply for ESF when the jobs come out. Let's hope for the best. Are you currently teaching in Hongers? Primary or secondary? How long have you been out there...?!! Ultimately I want to explore life in a different culture to what I know in the UK, learn new languages, meet new people etc. I figured that Hongers would be different enough yet due to it's British heritage and cosmopolitan vibe, not too difficult to mould into... Am I along the right lines or way off...?!! Again, cheers fr taking the time!! Much appreciated!! Let's hope I get a job!!!