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by kdammers
08 Oct 2019, 06:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 9523

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: 9523

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: 9523

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: 1648

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: 3350

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 kdammers
28 May 2019, 08:36
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Grammar is fun?
Replies: 9
Views: 14302

Re: Grammar is fun?

What is the complete URL? What shows gives an error message.
by kdammers
26 May 2019, 13:35
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Summer reading assignment for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Re: Summer reading assignment for beginners

You might try StoryJumper.com . Unfortunately, the books are not searchable by reading level, but You can skim through them. Two books I wrote are not about what You taught but are very simple phonetics books: Sam and Pat and Ted and Fred.
by kdammers
20 May 2019, 01:15
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Suggestions on where to find short-term placements
Replies: 3
Views: 3885

Re: Suggestions on where to find short-term placements

Try https://www.summeresl.com/ and Kings summer for summer positions.

https://www.indeed.com/q-Temporary-ESL- ... -jobs.html

Also, for the summer of 2020, we at StudyRoom in Almaty, Kazakhstan will need teachers.
by kdammers
07 Jan 2019, 10:20
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Will you use these card tricks in your classes?
Replies: 4
Views: 5393

Re: Will you use these card tricks in your classes?

Thanks for posting this. I don't think I can do all of these (with-out spending a lot of time practicing, which I am not likely to do), but a couple of them seem to be something I can learn with-out too much time.
by kdammers
11 Dec 2018, 15:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Further Education After Online TEFL Course
Replies: 1
Views: 4916

Re: Further Education After Online TEFL Course

I recommend that you look for volunteer opportunities at home. Not only will this count as experience on your resume, it will give you a real taste of teaching and a chance to apply what you have learned in your courses.
by kdammers
16 Aug 2018, 19:15
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Planning a one-to-one 90m lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 4165

Re: Planning a one-to-one 90m lesson

I know this is too late for the original poster, but here is my tip any-way. For most minds, including adults', ninety minutes is too long to sit or do mental work in general -- unless there is a break. So, I would build in a break (and a review where the grammar is reviewed in a different, applied ...
by kdammers
30 Jun 2018, 04:33
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: PLACEMENT TEST
Replies: 7
Views: 22495

Re: PLACEMENT TEST:Oxford online

The current URLs for the Oxford test are https://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com/defaultmr.aspx?id=3048 and then https://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com/browse_tests.aspx?userType=2&menuId=2 for purchasing. The text costs 3.66 pounds each. There is a regular test and a Young Learners test. I have used the...
by kdammers
30 Jun 2018, 04:08
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: PLACEMENT TEST
Replies: 7
Views: 22495

Re: PLACEMENT TEST: Linguahouse

We (at StudyRoom in Kazakhstan) use the free two-part written test from Linguahouse. It has a grammar section and a vocabulary section. The score on each is linked to a CEFR level as is the combined score. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. We give it as a paper-based test, but I think it might ...
by kdammers
28 Sep 2015, 16:11
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: alpahbet for young Russians
Replies: 4
Views: 13105

alpahbet for young Russians

In teaching the Latin alphabet to young learners who do not (necessarily -- i.e., some might ) know their own script (say, Cyrillic or Greek), how should the issue of upper and lower case letters be handled: Should only one be taught first? (How is it done in the UK, US, NZ etc. for native speakers?...
by kdammers
20 Jun 2011, 11:41
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Original games for young learners
Replies: 5
Views: 13097

Re: Original games for young learners

Instead of Simon Says, I use "Please." This teaches American/English culture as well as being shorter. If the kids can read, make attachable name cards that You put onto their backs. On the cards, have names of characters all students know (depending on where You are and the age level, it might be D...