,A friend of mine from Atlanta just called to get some advice. He is a wonderfully gifted teacher and has his own studio where he works with actors. He would make a wonderful drama teacher at any international school but he does not have a teacher certificate. He has about forty years of experience working in Hollywood, studied with all of the big names, and has appeared in many movies. Unfortunately, as I told him, that and a dollar will buy him a cup of coffee in Asia since he will probably not get a job in an international school.
In my friend's case, he is also over sixty and in many instances, you will not be accepted to teach unless you have spectacular qualifications because it is hard to get a visa for you because you are competing directly with a a teacher from the indigenous population.
If yo If you are an older person but do feel you have something to offer to students I would recommend going to http://www.tieonline.com/ because it has a place in their ad for age restrictions. Most of the ads will say up to age 60 but others say no age limit. I know China is getting very strict about older applicants and Thailand is going that way but places like Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia are probably still available.
If you are over 60 and do get a job somewhere, please comment on this blog and let us know where the best places to apply are. The other alternative , of course, is to volunteer. I will write about that next