Posted by Otie on July 30, 2006 at 00:49:24:
In Reply to: Re: Clearing out the old (please read) posted by velessa on July 29, 2006 at 22:04:37:
An MA in TESOL! Good for you!
I've been teaching ESL classes for most of my 27 years of teaching. I minored in ESL at UBC, grew up in a 97% ESL school/community, am the daughter of an ESL mom (Croatian) -- but you've got an MA in the area! Right on.
Aint Linguistics grand? I had no clue what the heck it was all about until a light bulb suddenly went on in my head partway through my course. I've been using the teachings of that Linguistics course every hour of every working day ever since.
There are some good jobs out there in the world with your training, Christy. However, if I were in your position, I'd stick to my horseback riding stable foreman position for as long as I could: horses are soooooooo much more fun than the education system -- and have wayyyyyyy less wear-and-tear on the brain's stress/nervous system. If it wasn't for my 7 cats, 4 dogs, guinea pig, hamster, and French Canadian (the most difficult of my pets to train, heh heh), I would have checked into the local loony bin long ago. Horses! You lucky lady, you. :-)
I sure wish I had your MA! That would give me an extra $5,000 annual salary. Plus, an MA is a prerequisite for an administrator's job, which is a $75,000 - $100,000 salary. Not bad, compared to my $32,000 (part-time) teacher's salary. (Part-time, only, because of doctor's orders, from workstress on the health.)
I've got a cousin in San Jose. Great place. An earthquake epicentre now and then, but you can't beat the human and climate good vibes.
I'm envious of you, Christy! You sound like you're in a wonderful state of being these days. Good for you!
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