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Replacement for English teaching

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Replacement for English teaching

Postby Cornfed » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:13 pm

Since English teaching overseas is going down the drain in terms of the average teacher expecting to be a respected professional earning a good living, we really should try to think of some replacement. What do Westerners have that the rest of the world needs, if anything? What could we do? Give seminars on Western culture, such as it is? Seminars on quality Western educational institutions, if any still exist? PUA-type seminars on how to pick up and properly sexually degrade Western sluts? Seminars on how to treat all the killer STDs resulting from contact with Western sluts? Instruction on how to participate in Western art or sport? Instruction in activities where we seem to do things better, such as weight training? It would be good if we could get a few suggestions going. Someone really needs to find a replacement industry for EFL so that Western men can still escape feminaziland.
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Postby newlifeinphilippines » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:51 pm

How easy is it to start a call center in philippines? Can someone just build one and then have companies contact or do you have to get something going in united states then build it? How much does it cost to make one?
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Postby Cornfed » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:02 am

newlifeinphilippines wrote:How easy is it to start a call center in philippines?

No idea, but I wouldn't think Westerners would have any advantage over locals doing that.
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Postby Ghost » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:02 am

This is a very important question because the industry won't last forever. I'll make a distinction here also: it's quickly changing into a field where the divide will be between qualified/experienced/degree-holding teachers and those without such things. It will become completely stratified between legal and non-legal work. Though now, it is still possible for the unqualified to get decent jobs in certain countries. Third-tier Chinese cities want handsome/beautiful teachers and qualifications be damned.

The general trend is basically what we've seen in the West: employers demanding more work for less pay. So while the industry will be around for a long time - I don't think we'll see the end of the English language in our lifetimes - it will get continually worse.

So I think the best option these days is to work for yourself. At the very least it will give you motivation to become successful, whereas working at a job is a great motivation killer. A micro-business. Something online, and mobile.

Jobs may be going the way of the dodo. The economy will be whittled down so much that only minimum wage service jobs will be available (largely what's already reality.) Then robots will be brought in and that will be the end of it. There will be the very few creative jobs that only humans will be able to do and then menial work which robots can do for virtually free.

Don't know what the time window is but not much has a long term future out there.

Might as well start your own enterprise, no matter how small. It's better and more motivating because it's something you care about. And there's the off chance that it can be built into a liveable income at some point.
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