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TES should publish age limits for teaching abroad!

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Newstein, May 26, 2020.

  1. Newstein

    Newstein New commenter

    One Search agency gives age limits openly.

    And when you join essay they give you a comprehensive list of countries and upper age limits.

    I find it irritating to write first to the schools in TES ads to find how young I should be to get work visa.

    What are your experiences, guys?
     
  2. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter

    No direct experience, but generally once you're over 60 it becomes harder to get the visas if you're not already in situ (China, for example.)
     
  3. migratingbird

    migratingbird Occasional commenter

    The TES isn't an agency, though, it's just somewhere schools advertise. Which I think is a bit different.
     
  4. Jason_Bourne_

    Jason_Bourne_ Established commenter

    You could always do some basic research yourself and find out the information fairly easily...
     
    ruthwill500 likes this.
  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It's not really TES's job to do that. TES is just a job ad site that schools can advertise on. They're not TES's ads, they're the ads of the school. TES don't know what age limits might apply in other countries.
     
    Newstein likes this.
  6. SecondPlace

    SecondPlace Occasional commenter

    As others have suggested surely the onus should be on schools to clarify these things in their ads?

    As well as age limits it may be that only certain passport holders should apply, or there may be a minimum amount of experience required for work visas.

    Again, these factors will vary from country to country and could be made explicit in the adverts.
     
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  7. percy topliss

    percy topliss Established commenter

    I am not even sure it is a visa thing. Once you pass the age of 60 many medical insurers really up their rates. This costs the schools money, but the best excuse is to blame the government. This is certainly the case here in Thailand.

    Perce
     
  8. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    And of course, what is official is not always official. Although the regs that come out of Beijing are being enforced a lot more coherently across the board these days, it used to be that Provincial, City and Municipal authorities could and would enforce them as they saw fit. And not just in China, there are lots of examples on these threads of schools making a case for a particular teacher who was well passed the official retirement age being allowed to continue.
     
  9. kemevez

    kemevez Occasional commenter

    Yes I agree. Not a big step forward for the TES to insist schools include lower and upper age limits. Not a big deal either for schools to include them, intricacies and all.
     
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  10. Newstein

    Newstein New commenter

    It won't hurt TES to ask their client schools abroad to include in their ads any age restrictions that apply, will it?
     
  11. Newstein

    Newstein New commenter

    It won't hurt TES to ask their client schools abroad to include in their ads any age restrictions that apply, will it?
     
  12. Newstein

    Newstein New commenter

    It won't hurt TES to ask their client schools abroad to include in their ads any age restrictions that apply, will it?
     
  13. kemevez

    kemevez Occasional commenter

    You can say that again!
     
    Lana55, percy topliss and Rott Weiler like this.
  14. True, that is a good suggestion (maybe included in advertisements). The UAE systems are reluctant to extend visas beyond 60, however it can be possible 1 year at a time. A colleague recently moved from an ESL role at a university aged 68, after many extensions on the visa - others had to leave once the 60th birthday contract year arrived.
     
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