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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by MinusNothing, Nov 3, 2018.
Poll to highlight most / least popular teaching locations. Non scientific obviously.
N Europe = UK / Scandi
W Europe = France / Benelux / Germanics
S Europe = Med countries
E Europe = The Rest
So Europe is broken down into 4 areas, but the Americas, two big continenets (and a connecting bit inbetween), is lumped together as one.
Asia is a very big place too.
Also no one calls it the 'Far East' anymore.
Actually, in Japan, our sports league/academic competitions/championships are all called "Far East". Must be an American thing.
Shouldn't it be "Far West" if you are American? Far East is a commonly used in business names in Hong Kong.
I guess it just seems very colonial and antiquated to me.
I was wondering about the Canaries?
Spain counts as the Med but the Canaries definitely aren't there.
Can Canaries be W Europe if Spain isn't?
I'm in London which seems to count as North Europe, whereas Hamburg seems to count as Western Europe?
One of those maps where we can all stick a pin would be good.
Look, I'm sorry okay everybody.
I just intended it to be a bit of fun, didn't realise I'd upset sooooo many people.
Back in reality - interesting results everybody, keep it coming...
I am curious where people teach under 'other'?
There are bound to be a few places which don't easily fit the categories above.
Any teacher who's recently done data and surveys with KS3 or KS4 will be an expert on spotting such things.
Teaching in St Helena as I did a few years back was always interesting... the job was posted under Africa on the TES jobs board.
My friend's sister teaches in the Falklands. That sounds a bit too crowded (if you include the sheep, that is). I've always thought Puerto Williams sounded bracing. Like Skegness with penguins.
Caribbean, maybe that counts as Americas though but I went for others!
Its interesting to see the split between ME and Asia.
Geographically speaking, as Hong Kong is far east for Europe, Americas are far east to Asia. You should, certainly, disregard the 2D World Maps we all know and consider the world as is; an almost-sphere like 3D shape.
It concerns me that we've collectively subverted the OP's intention in launching this topic. So, as a senior member of this august forum, I'll assume responsibility for returning us to the intended theme: I haven't taught anywhere for years and years: Yippee!