I’ve been wondering about where I can possibly live in California on an adjunct’s salary. I currently live in one of the more expensive parts, where you can only assume everyone besides you is a lawyer or a doctor judging by the home prices Zillow mockingly spits out at you.
That’s why I got to thinking of whether adjuncts in other parts of the state, where home prices are about what people pay for cars here, have things a little easier. Then I went about gathering data from real estate sites, Wikipedia, community college district listings, and job listings from those districts. For now, I didn’t bother with 4-year universities or private ESLs – you’ll have to do that research yourself.
In case you didn’t know, as far as TESOL is concerned community colleges usually offer a mix of non-credit classes for their communities to learn English for life and for-credit English classes, usually for transfer to a 4-year university. Unlike 2-year universities in a lot of countries, they are not considered status-bearing institutions and are funded by tuition (cheap for residents) and state taxes. I hope that’s right.