In our article on LGBT teachers (link below) we quote Scott Thornbury who suggests that TEFL attracts a higher percentage of gay teachers. In his article Window Dressing vs Cross Dressing in EFL Sub-Culture he actually talks about the relatively high proportion of gays & lesbians in TEFL.
We haven’t seen any research on this subject and wonder if it is actually true. So we have put in this…
There are a couple of main areas of concern regarding LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people and issues in TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language).
being LGBT in different countries
being an LGBT teacher
This article looks into each of these areas.
LGBT Teachers & Countries
Of course there are LGBT teachers. However, it is not so much about being an LGBT…
It is sometimes the case that two people – partners, friends, a married couple, etc – will want to head abroad and find work together, if possible in the same school.
Our advice is: do NOT apply to work in the same school.
There are several important reasons for this:
There tend to be less jobs for couples than for single teachers. If you…