Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

26 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Retired British expat dies under train in Manchester

A British expat on his first visit home for ten years was killed when he stepped in front of an express train. Nicholas Carroll and his wife Rogayah had moved to Canada from the north of England in 1982, settling in the small town of Cochrane in Alberta. According to his wife, Nicholas suffered homesickness for a while, before adjusting to his new life and making regular trips back to the UK to see family and friends. For many years he worked as a teacher and was a member of the school board, with golf and watching rugby his favourite...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2018

EU warns hard Brexit will invalidate all UK qualifications

The European Commission is warning formal qualifications obtained in the UK may not be recognised across the EU after Brexit. At the present time, formal UK-obtained qualifications for regulated careers are recognised across all EU member states, but this is expected to change should the UK crash out of Europe without an agreed deal. Those affected would need to requalify in Europe or attempt to regain recognition of their certificates before they will be allowed to work in the EU. The rule will apply to those who complete training or...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2018

UAE minister denies expat teachers are stealing Emirati jobs

Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs. According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman Mohammad al Yahyaei told reporters the argument was based on a debate on local teachers’ unemployment rates in which another lawmaker blamed expat teachers for the poor performance of Emirati pupils....
30 May at 6 PM 2018

Expat teachers in Mumbai now call India home

Expat teachers are flocking to Mumbai from across the world due to the increasing number of international schools opening in the city. Experienced educators from Europe, Canada and the USA are now learning to adapt their teaching styles to those of an Indian classroom at the same time as introducing Western education's best practices. In their personal lives, they’re bonding with various expat communities as well as sharing their interest in India’s fascinating culture and long history. Importantly, they're introducing local...
21 May at 6 PM 2018

Chinese culture heads West via expat websites

For almost half a century, foreign influences crept into China’s millennia-old culture through reform–generated trade and commerce, but Chinese culture’s now heading West in a big way thanks to Western expats. Nowadays, the ancient country’s major cities are home to a hotbed of Western talent, bringing with it all the trappings of Western society. Multiple channels of change have opened due to internet access, and expats in China are sharing their impressions with the world at large via social media, forums and endless...
14 May at 6 PM 2018

Could non Muslim expats benefit from observing Ramadan

As Ramadan approaches, expats living and working in the UAE might well be asking themselves whether they’d benefit from a month’s fasting and self-examination. Many Western expats in the UAE wonder every year whether they’d derive benefits from joining in the fasting during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. Questions about the experience itself, coping with fasting and whether a foreign non-believer could actually do it eventually lead to a few actually trying it. One female teacher who’d formerly lived in Egypt had stayed with...
10 May at 6 PM 2018

China toughens laws in crackdown on foreign religions

Chinese lawmakers are set to further tighten the laws surrounding the practice of foreign religions on Chinese soil. The regulation of foreign religions and their practices in China has long resulted in Chinese nationals being banned from foreign religious ceremonies, but are now to be tightened further to prevent ‘hostile foreign forces’ from infiltrating the country. China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs is now in consultation over the rules governing expats who practice the Christian religion in China. The...
8 May at 6 PM 2018

US expats in Zurich use comic videos to encourage midterm votes

‘When all else fails, try comedy’ is the expat approach to galvanising the US expat vote in the November midterm elections. Comedy with a serious purpose is a unique strategy intended to persuade US expats in Switzerland to vote in the upcoming midterms. Its creators are a group of American citizens living and working in Zurich who’re determined to get their compatriots to the polls in November. Their weapons are comic videos urging all US expats to get up and get on with voting in order to rescue their home country from itself....
30 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Scots expat starts petition for direct expat representation in parliament

A Scottish expat at present living in the Andalusian city of Almeria is calling for Britons living overseas to be represented by their own Members of Parliament. Alistair Stewart, now teaching at a local school, is a former press officer for the Scottish Parliament who’s fully aware that without representation there’s no chance of consideration. He told the local English newspaper Olive Press the motivation behind his call for dedicated MPs for expats was a ‘profound sense of powerlessness’ after the results of the Brexit...
26 Apr at 6 PM 2018

Expat teachers in Abu Dhabi blamed for poor pupil performance

UAE lawmakers and the Minister of State of Public Education recently found themselves embroiled in a heated debate over the comparative merits of expat versus Emirati teachers. The main thread of the argument was that Emirati children who’re failing public school education in huge numbers would be better served by Emirati teachers rather than by foreign teachers who’ve taken jobs from qualified locals. One FNC member asked why a high number of teachers from overseas are still being hired by public schools when Emirati teachers can...