TIC Blog - 2nd May 2013

Published on 1st May, 2013 by Owen Richards. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

Hello and welcome to the TIC Blog. This week, Andrew has been in the news, teachers have been sending us news and we've been making some news ourselves!

TIC Director Andrew Wigford featured in the New York Times

This week, TIC Director Andrew Wigford spoke to the New York Times for a feature on international recruitment fairs. In the article, Andrew talks about the opportunities available for teachers overseas and the potential pitfalls of recruitment fairs compared to using an agency. The article is available to view online here. It's a great insight for anyone who is considering using an international recruitment fair to find their next position.

Hearing back from Kazakhstan

It is always great to hear from the teachers we've placed and over the past few weeks we've been catching up with our teachers in Kazakhstan. Here are just a few things we've been sent:

"Going to Kazakhstan is really one for those who are pioneers at heart. It really is an exciting time for education in Kazakhstan and the aims of the President are very admirable.  If someone wants the experience of somewhere different, this is the place and it’s a gateway to other countries." - Lorcan Byrne

"We intend to stay a while longer as we enjoy the good quality of students . Our head and local colleagues have been particularly kind and warm towards us thus making our time here enjoyable." - Indira and Pat Naidoo

"The students are the most polite and friendly I have ever taught and the local teachers are lovely people." - Ian Nisbet

"The real challenge is adapting that curriculum to meet the expectations and to capitalize on the unique abilities of my students.  This has pushed me to be more creative and varied with how I deliver my lessons and facilitate classes." - Bertrand Rodriguez Jr.

TIC Newsletter is now out!

The latest TIC newsletter is now available to read! This month we are focusing on teaching and living in Kazakhstan. TIC is delighted to announce that we have renewed our contract with the Nazarbayev International Schools for another year, meaning there are plenty of exciting new positions available. If you would like to find out more about working for NIS in Kazakhstan, or what life in Astana is like, then you can read the latest newsletter here. Look out next month, when TIC will be looking into the incredible country of Vietnam.

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Owen Richards

Owen works in media relations and marketing. His main focus is working with the press on features about teachers who have moved overseas to teach internationally.