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"I am a recent college graduate with a degree in French language and literature, and I have decided to pursue a career in teaching ESL, and, potentially, EFL. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions. 1) What kind of certification do I need to teach ESL in the States, specifically in New York? 2) If I go through a certification program for EFL, does this certify me for ESL as well, and vice versa? 3) What are the advantages, if any, of obtaining a master's degree in education with a concentration in EFL? Will this look better on a resume? Will my salary be higher? Will this ensure me the same possibilities to teaching as a certification, or is certification necessary as well? 4) Is it truly possible to make a living out of teaching ESL? Thank you so much for your help. I welcome any advice you might have about certification/MA programs."
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Age limit for China?
Can a 59 year old teach in China?

Update 13/9/10 I have two co-workers over age 65 who continue to get work visa's every year. I know of others who work in this city over age 60 with work visas. China is not homogeneous; practices vary from province to province. You are correct about the rule, but not the practice. If the school wants you and has enough clout, you will get a work permit. I am 63 and staying in China. From 61 to 62 years of age, I taught English (with the required qualifications) in Zhongshan, China for 12 months. I was on a visitor's visa until my school applied for the relevant work visa.I had the required medical and all was well. However China currently will not give teachers work visas if they are over 60. I have now applied in person, (showing glowing references from my high school and private school re my professionalism, enthusiasm, energy etc))to 2 different schools and been accepted each time in different provinces - until my age was stated. English First as an example, state on their advertisments that only to 59 years need apply. So do many others. Teachers must be under 60 for visa reasons!! I saw a question on your Q & A from a 65 year old who was intending to do this. NOT POSSIBLE! S.C.

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