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by Joe
09 Apr 2020, 09:03
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Learners Stuck at Home? Win Prizes with 2-minute Home Video!
Replies: 0
Views: 4452

Learners Stuck at Home? Win Prizes with 2-minute Home Video!

Learners Stuck at Home? Do you have a phone or videocam with you? https://www.englishclub.com/efl/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/store-window.jpg Here’s the Challenge: - make a short video (2 minutes long + or – 5 seconds) - in your room/house only (not outside) - add audio such as commentary or dialog...
by Joe
06 Apr 2020, 13:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: The Queen’s Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’ - with words
Replies: 0
Views: 2130

The Queen’s Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’ - with words

In a rare speech, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (93) delivers a special message to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic; and echoes the words of Vera Lynn’s wartime song, ‘We will meet again.’ Although this broadcast was addressed to the Commonwealth and UK, its ...
by Joe
19 Jan 2020, 18:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Do and does?
Replies: 2
Views: 4544

Re: Do and does?

marceltr wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 17:11
What is the difference between do and does?
Does is used with 3rd person singular (he, she, or) and do is used for all other persons: I you we they
by Joe
01 Dec 2019, 15:52
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos
Replies: 29
Views: 13093

Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

I think ‘Colin’ wasn’t too happy with that (I wondered where his posts had gone), but this sitting at home with your feet up talking on a mobile phone for lots of money isn’t going to happen. haha Don't worry too much. I think he'd find it because the urls are number-based. But in the end he jumped...
by Joe
01 Dec 2019, 14:23
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos
Replies: 29
Views: 13093

Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

May be a "niche" topic but an interesting journal and thought-provoking for some. I moved the off-topic topic that suddenly sprang up in your topic :mrgreen: That couldn't have helped :mrgreen: I think ‘Colin’ wasn’t too happy with that (I wondered where his posts had gone), but this sitting at hom...
by Joe
01 Dec 2019, 10:30
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos
Replies: 29
Views: 13093

Re: Goodbye TEFL and a return home to chaos

May be a "niche" topic but an interesting journal and thought-provoking for some. I moved the off-topic topic that suddenly sprang up in your topic :mrgreen: That couldn't have helped :mrgreen:
by Joe
18 Nov 2019, 14:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 20869

Re: am I too old?

Well, I am 60. But I feel that I am in my sweet 20s. I am very active and can run a mile alongside a youth of 18, and win. Some people do not seem to respect my vigor and lucidity, much more my life experience. And this is the sole reason why they do not accept my job applications. Maybe their yout...
by Joe
17 Nov 2019, 15:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching TEFL Abroad Without an Anglo-Saxon/American name?
Replies: 7
Views: 5572

Re: Teaching TEFL Abroad Without an Anglo-Saxon/American name?

Thank you Odyssey, Someone needs to tell it like it is. The merit goes to this forum that gives vent to democratic voices like my big open mouth. However, the truth shall always stand out very strong independent of those who try to render obscure real facts, or are tolerant with fake personalities....
by Joe
11 Oct 2019, 09:54
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Am i possible to get teaching job in China if i am a non native English speaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 5145

Re: Am i possible to get teaching job in China if i am a non native English speaker?

It's not so much the schools as the government, and that is because they have rules regarding work permits/visas. As I understand it, the government rules may vary from state to state or province to province (ie local government rules too), but in general, the government requires English teachers to...
by Joe
22 Jul 2019, 10:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Z Visa - authenticating documents legit??
Replies: 9
Views: 6320

Re: Z Visa document authenticating documents

With any luck someone with experience in China will respond soon...
by Joe
13 Jul 2019, 04:02
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Prospective TEFL teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Re: Prospective TEFL teacher

I’m interested in doing either a CELTA/Trinity TESOL course. I’m not 100% which one is best as the latter has a module called “Unknown Language” while I can’t find one on the CELTA. I’ve done some research on places like i-to-i and TEFL Org but have come across reviews where people have reported th...
by Joe
13 Jul 2019, 03:56
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Prospective TEFL teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Re: Prospective TEFL teacher

janedoemm16 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 23:54
I would have referred myself to a FAQ post but I couldn’t find one.
This used to be called our TEFL FAQ:
The Definitive Guide to TEFL
by Joe
23 Jun 2019, 06:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 36
Views: 20869

Re: am I too old

There are lots of people over 46 teaching English as a foreign language all over the world, both offline and on. Some countries make it more difficult to get employed after 50 or 60, but it's far from impossible.
by Joe
17 Jun 2019, 15:00
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 6686

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...
by Joe
17 Jun 2019, 14:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 6686

Re: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher

Mrdaudiqbal wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 05:41
Pay pal isnt allowed in most of the asian countries
1. Not sure how true that is and in any case there are a million other ways for payments, including Alipay from China.
2. I personally know several Thai people who have PayPal from Thailand. That’s in Asia.
by Joe
28 May 2019, 09:14
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Grammar is fun?
Replies: 9
Views: 17402

Re: Grammar is fun?

The link works for me but you could try copy pasting:

docsbay.net/effectiveness-of-using-games-in-teaching-grammar-to-young-learners
by Joe
27 May 2019, 11:01
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Do agents make 40% on every student?!
Replies: 6
Views: 5562

Re: Do agents make 40% on every student?!

I think there might have been some confusion (I think because of my original wording) re student referrals between schools although you went on to answer my question anyway. Just to confirm, the commission charged by schools in other countries for recommending a particular school in London is more ...
by Joe
25 May 2019, 13:27
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Grammar is fun?
Replies: 9
Views: 17402

Re: Grammar is fun?

I share your enthusiasm for grammar, but prefer to see it not as a set of rules but more as a reflection of how we speak:
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/what.htm
by Joe
08 May 2019, 12:32
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 4644

Re: Introduction

Any questions, let us know 🤔
by Joe
08 May 2019, 12:31
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 4644

Re: Introduction

Hi welcome to Teflnet Forums