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Where we teach - the unofficial TES Poll.

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by MinusNothing, Nov 3, 2018.


Where do you teach?

  1. N Europe

  2. E Europe

  3. S Europe

  4. W Europe

  5. Africa

  6. Americas

  7. Down Under

  8. Middle East

  9. Far East / Asia

  10. Other

Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. MinusNothing

    MinusNothing New commenter

    Poll to highlight most / least popular teaching locations. Non scientific obviously.
  2. MinusNothing

    MinusNothing New commenter

    For clarity
    N Europe = UK / Scandi
    W Europe = France / Benelux / Germanics
    S Europe = Med countries
    E Europe = The Rest
  3. blue451

    blue451 Occasional commenter

    So Europe is broken down into 4 areas, but the Americas, two big continenets (and a connecting bit inbetween), is lumped together as one.
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  4. Helen-Back

    Helen-Back Occasional commenter

    Asia is a very big place too.
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  5. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Also no one calls it the 'Far East' anymore.
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  6. wrldtrvlr123

    wrldtrvlr123 Occasional commenter

    Actually, in Japan, our sports league/academic competitions/championships are all called "Far East". Must be an American thing.
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  7. clovispoint

    clovispoint Occasional commenter

    Shouldn't it be "Far West" if you are American? Far East is a commonly used in business names in Hong Kong.
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  8. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    I guess it just seems very colonial and antiquated to me.
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  9. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

    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?
    tb9605 and MinusNothing like this.
  10. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    I'm in London which seems to count as North Europe, whereas Hamburg seems to count as Western Europe?
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  11. blue451

    blue451 Occasional commenter

    One of those maps where we can all stick a pin would be good.
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  12. MinusNothing

    MinusNothing New commenter

    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...
  13. I am curious where people teach under 'other'?
  14. blue451

    blue451 Occasional commenter

    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.
  15. jpgreenwood

    jpgreenwood Occasional commenter

    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.
  16. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    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.
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  17. treefrog101

    treefrog101 New commenter

    Caribbean, maybe that counts as Americas though but I went for others!
  18. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Its interesting to see the split between ME and Asia.
  19. charb74

    charb74 New commenter

    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. :)
  20. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Established commenter

    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!
    JL48 likes this.

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