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  • Re: Teacher Age Requirement for Teaching Abroad

    By: Admin < Show E-mail >

    Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010

    Location: Online (Online)

    I agree with Pete but having lived in Thailand for the past 8 years, I know that there are very few teachers over 65 that can "legally" teach. I say this because of the mandatory retirement age for Thai public school teachers (government civil service). If a foreign teacher is over the age limit and still working at the school but Thai teachers are forced to retire, this can sometimes lead to resentment which is understandable because it is a double standard. As such, many schools will not grant a permanent (i.e. work permit) position to foreign teachers over the retirement age. Granted, this is not the hard and fast rule but it does happen. Teachers have a better chance in schools that are having difficulty in recruitment such as remote/rural schools.

    As for other countries, I can only speak for Korea since I have also worked there and, again, Pete is right. It is a very youth-oriented business because it is very commercial. The focus is on image and fun so the hagwons tend to rarely hire anyone over the age of 40 unless the are a George Clooney look-alike ;)


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