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I'm new here and would like to ask for some opinions and suggestions. I'm currently in Japan as an assistant language teacher. I'm planning to take CELTA in Switzerland to improve my skills and to look into the possibility of moving there. I just want to know what are my chances considering I'm also a non-native speaker. If you could provide any helpful information, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
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Hello,
I'm new here and would like to ask for some opinions and suggestions. I'm currently in Japan as an assistant language teacher. I'm planning to take CELTA in Switzerland to improve my skills and to look into the possibility of moving there. I just want to know what are my chances considering I'm also a non-native speaker. If you could provide any helpful information, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
Not to sound too negative but your chances are low. If you donít have Swiss or EU citizenship your chances to become an English teacher here are zero.

The market is flooded with qualified experienced native English speakers.

If you give some more info about your background (nationality, etc) there maybe some more snippets of advice we could try to give you.

Have a search through past threads, too. There is loads of info available already.
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Not to sound too negative but your chances are low. If you donít have Swiss or EU citizenship your chances to become an English teacher here are zero.

The market is flooded with qualified experienced native English speakers.

If you give some more info about your background (nationality, etc) there maybe some more snippets of advice we could try to give you.

Have a search through past threads, too. There is loads of info available already.
Thank you for replying! I'm a Filipino and whenever I try looking for threads or blogs about Filipinos in Switzerland they're all with European partners. I'm just planning to move for a new experience.
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Re: English-teaching jobs in Switzerland

The non-EU hiring criteria is here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

Basically any Swiss employer would have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job so if there are plenty of these available no employer will go to the time and expense of applying for a permit for you since they'll have no chance of getting one.
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Also the CELTA in Switzerland is five times more expensive than, say, doing one in Prague.
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Also the CELTA in Switzerland is five times more expensive than, say, doing one in Prague.
Everything is.

OP - there is no guarantee that your investments would pay off here. I'd also look for another certif, on top, uni degree maybe.
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Thank you for replying! I'm a Filipino and whenever I try looking for threads or blogs about Filipinos in Switzerland they're all with European partners. I'm just planning to move for a new experience.
Why here if I may ask? Seriously, no offence intended. This is one of the most expensive countries in Europe and one of the least accessible if you're looking to move for a job like this, at your level (assistant), again - no offence intended. As others have also said, the market is flooded with native English speakers or very qualified non-native speakers who master at least one of the local languages i.e. French, German or Italian, on top of that.
To work in the public education system you'd need a degree that would be recognised here and to speak fluently the local language, and for working in the private system you'd need to fight a fierce competition re. experience, certificates, degrees. That, and if you finally do get a job - then pray for your work and residence permit to work out with the Swiss authorities...(not impossible but not a guarantee that you would obtain it either)

Why not look for a different country in Europe and you can travel and move around more easily after that? I'm all for aiming high but one should be realistic...good luck, anyway.

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