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by kdammers
22 Jul 2020, 12:53
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How hard is to get a TEFL job and to teach EFL???
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: How hard is to get a TEFL job and to teach EFL???

With your skills in time-travelling, you should be able to do just about anything. ;)
by kdammers
20 Jul 2020, 15:44
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Game app for teaching phrasal verbs (Android)
Replies: 3
Views: 10006

Re: Game app for teaching phrasal verbs (Android)

I can't do anything with this since I don't have a 'phone. Do you have a version for laptops/desktops?
by kdammers
16 Jul 2020, 12:41
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Is there a rule I am missing?
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Is there a rule I am missing?

"Every sentence needs a verb." Yes and no. What? You disagree? Who? You? Yes, every "standard sentence" in English needs a verb, but it also needs a noun, even if it is only an "understood" noun as in "(You:) stop." But there are other types of sentences, especially in spoken English that do not nee...
by kdammers
22 Jun 2020, 16:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 22283

Re: am I too old?

Okeh, I got it.
by kdammers
22 Jun 2020, 14:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 22283

Re: am I too old?

@ jmcc: I sent you an e-mail through tefl.net giving my e-mail address and asking for your resume, but I haven't gotten a resume from you.
by kdammers
19 Jun 2020, 18:14
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I have asked before
Replies: 25
Views: 2672

Re: I have asked before

Addendum: Just because the grammar a NNEST has been taught is the jumble I mentioned does not automatically mean it isn't effective in imparting good English. Likewise, on some points of grammar, just accepting something because "it just is" can be the best way to learn them. According to Krashen, "...
by kdammers
19 Jun 2020, 18:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I have asked before
Replies: 25
Views: 2672

Re: I have asked before

The English grammar that non-natives are often taught is rarely based on good linguistics. It includes a jumble of Latin-based rules, transferences from other languages (especially those of the instructor), mis-understood takes on English, over-generalizations, forced differentiations, and various p...
by kdammers
19 Jun 2020, 02:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I have asked before
Replies: 25
Views: 2672

NESTs and grammar

Speaking just for myself, a native speaker of English: In high school in Illinois in the fifties/sixties, I learned English grammar. This included, but was not limited to, learning the parts of speech and diagramming sentences. In addition, I like every-one else in my school, took a foreign language...
by kdammers
12 Jun 2020, 15:02
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 22283

Re: am I too old?

Have you tried applying in Mongolia? I have never seen age listed as a factor in ads for jobs there, and when I was there, age never came up. Also, I don't know of age being a factor here in Kazakhstan. I am 75, and our German teacher is about the same age. We don't have an opening at the moment, bu...
by kdammers
01 Jun 2020, 12:17
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: My Lesson Plan to be submitted
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: My Lesson Plan to be submitted

Warm-up:

Where possible, the warm-up should relate to the previous lesson or the current one. Ideally, it should be a transition, relating to both.
by kdammers
25 May 2020, 12:45
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Can I get a job in Europe with US teacher cert combined with online TEFL cert?
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Re: Can I get a job in Europe with US teacher cert combined with online TEFL cert?

Kasey:

The OP has (or will have when applying) US certification as well experience. And s/he is asking about Europe. I would say that the OP has nigh-on perfect qualifications. The only issues would be legal ones (probably less of a problem with Brexit) and age.
by kdammers
30 Apr 2020, 12:47
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Present perfect + before!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Re: Present perfect + before!!!

Yes, it means that this is the first movie in which he has appeared. This is his first film (at least on-screen, since he could have been a director, camera-man etc.).
by kdammers
19 Jan 2020, 06:49
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 22283

Re: am I too old?

Re: post by pasqual » 24 Nov 2019, 16:37 "Under EU law it is illegal for any recruiter to discriminate on age. ... [T]he only age limit I have seen is where it is a government regulation of the host country for the work visa." So, EU countries can and do practice age discrimination, but EU recruiter...
by kdammers
19 Jan 2020, 06:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Survey about tertiary teaching (for my grad degree)
Replies: 4
Views: 5628

Re: Survey about tertiary teaching (for my grad degree)

Oh, now it has converted to a blue link.
by kdammers
19 Jan 2020, 06:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Survey about tertiary teaching (for my grad degree)
Replies: 4
Views: 5628

Re: Survey about tertiary teaching (for my grad degree)

The URL you list has dots (...) in it. That means I can't connect to it. What is the full URL?
by kdammers
08 Oct 2019, 06:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 14204

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

@Safari992: I've worked at schools and universities in Asia for over a decade and taken online and extensive (much more than CELTS provides) on-site training. While I think that observation of actual teaching is really important, I have hired and worked with people who have gotten online training (s...
by kdammers
06 Oct 2019, 05:13
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 14204

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

What you claim could quite well be true, but do you have any data to support it?
by kdammers
25 Sep 2019, 03:29
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 14204

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

I have done both on-site and online. While I have a lot of gripes with online learning in general, a well-designed and well executed online course in TEFL can be quite valuable since much of the learning is head work based on reading, watching (e.g., videos or live presentations and/or actions) and ...
by kdammers
17 Jul 2019, 12:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Various TEFL questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 4093

Re: Various TEFL questions?

You specified a reasonable climate and then listed the Middle East as a possible destination. Have you looked into the climate there? I doubt you'd find it reasonable (but I don't know what is reasonable to you). here is what Wikipedia gives for the average year in Dubai: Average high °C (°F) 23.9 (...
by kdammers
17 Jun 2019, 14:47
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 7125

Re: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher

I have a different issue with Pay Pal. i once got a payment-due notice form "Pay Pal" even though I had never used that service. I wrote to Pay Pal explaining my situation, asking for an explanation. They never responded. Even if it was phishing by some-one else, why couldn't Pay Pal have responded?