ENGLISH CONTACTS ABROAD Thinking of teaching English abroad? This international networking service can put you in touch with teachers on the spot, supply lists of local schools and information about travel agencies and other organisations which can help. Founder, Jonathan Packer, who is also author of The Directory of Jobs and Careers Abroad, is interested in receiving tips from teachers of English as a foreign language overseas. Membership is free to anyone already working abroad; otherwise there is a Pounds 48 administration fee. Details: ECA, PO Box 126, Oxford OX2 6UB, 01865 510782.
This company matches English-speaking young people planning a gap year or needing work experience as part of their further education with placements in India, Ghana, Mexico, Moscow, Siberia and Ukraine. They may teach a range of ages from nursery to adult. Programmes offered are: business, law and accountancy; geography dissertation and conservation; and medical experience and observation. Placements range from one month to a year with fees starting at Pounds 665 plus travel to cover good food, local accommodation and support. Details: 01903 859911; e-mail: teaching_abroady garlands.uk.com or Website: http:www.garlands.uk.comta