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by Glenski
22 Mar 2008, 22:31
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Would anyone be willing to fill this out?
Replies: 3
Views: 4676

Re: Would anyone be willing to fill this out?

This type of survey is very hard to fill out. Let me show you why. What is your name? TOO PERSONAL, unless you'll take nicknames or first names only. What would you say is an average salary to expect in your area, and is it enough to live comfortably with? What do you mean by "area"? My geographic a...
by Glenski
22 Mar 2008, 22:26
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Japan without a degree
Replies: 3
Views: 6887

Re: Japan without a degree

You don't need a degree to get a work visa. The requirements are either a degree or a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience. WHV holders can get jobs, yes. That is the short answer. You have not said where you are looking, so anyone living there cannot really help. Yes, many employers require a ...
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:42
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: getting job in Japan with BA ELS and being non-native
Replies: 4
Views: 6925

Conversation schools (called eikaiwa) are companies that offer English classes where students can brush up on grammar they learned the 6 years they studied in junior and senior high, or where students can pick up some additional fundamentals of conversational English, perhaps for traveling abroad, l...
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:39
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Career in TEFL?
Replies: 3
Views: 7231

Yes, there can be a career in TEFL. Many people stay in it for decades. You have to be prepared and understand the market of the country(ies) where you go. As for a career progression, that can be case by case. Start at whatever bottom rung there is for the country you choose (in Japan, it's ALT for...
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Want to teach Medical English
Replies: 2
Views: 4376

Most ESP or EST courses will probably give you a good foundation in general coursework, but I have yet to see any good textbooks for teaching medical English, and people usually end up making their own materials and syllabuses anyway. Your medical background will be invaluable, but you certainly sho...
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Lost in the sea of TEFL..............Please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7166

Re: Lost in the sea of TEFL..............Please help!

1) I would like to teach TEFL (Thailand is my choice, at the moment) however I did not pursue higher education. Many of the sites I have read require BA's in english, does this mean that TEFL is out of my reach? I am 30 years old and although I enjoyed english as a schoolboy, at the time I didn't r...
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Accreditation and reputation
Replies: 8
Views: 9543

Ask at http://www.eslcafe.com/discussion and people will answer. I wouldn't advise any online courses, because it is better to have a certification that provides a practicum.
by Glenski
13 Oct 2007, 07:27
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Yep another newbie here
Replies: 2
Views: 3850

Re: Yep another newbie here

I am a "newbie" to the world of TEFL and quite honestly, today has been my first day of even researching the possibility of teaching overseas. I am 27 years old and I do not have a degree; however, I was in the military. Therefore, subsequently I do have experience in "teaching" or as we would pref...
by Glenski
05 Oct 2007, 13:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: getting job in Japan with BA ELS and being non-native
Replies: 4
Views: 6925

Yes, being a non-native English speaker, you can expect a negative response from quite a few people. You are just going to have to learn to shrug that off and deal only with the open-minded types. Impress upon them your credentials. Impress upon them any English language exams you may have taken. Im...
by Glenski
28 Sep 2007, 11:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Picture request in Application?
Replies: 8
Views: 10792

Don't know about Taiwan, but I suspect it's the same as in Japan.

Give them a shot much like your passport. Dress professionally, have a neutral background, and shoot from the shoulders up.

Try to crop out your best buddy's arm hanging around you if you use a party pic of yourself. j/k
by Glenski
26 Sep 2007, 13:26
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: mixed conditionals..... help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 5180

As far as I know, they are the same. Short lesson, huh? Since you are going to mix some "if" statements with past tense (or variations) verbs, followed by present or future situations (all in the unreal or hypothetical sense), just take them a step at a time. Give them all possible combinations in o...
by Glenski
18 Sep 2007, 21:02
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Present perfect + before
Replies: 2
Views: 8402

Sorry, but the answer is maybe. He has never appeared in a film. That just means up to now such an event took place (never appearing in a film). Whether it currently takes place or not is uncertain and depends on the context of the other material. Such a sentence with before implies that perhaps (th...
by Glenski
11 Sep 2007, 04:57
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: In vs on.
Replies: 3
Views: 5841

American English uses "on".
by Glenski
11 Sep 2007, 04:55
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Countries that don't require a degree!
Replies: 8
Views: 10864

It depends on the country, but also on the type of visa you get. Here in Japan, you don't need a degree for the following types of visas: spouse visa dependent visa student visa cultural visa working holiday visa (Americans not allowed) The DV, SV, and CV all need special permission to work, and you...
by Glenski
08 Sep 2007, 23:12
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 12
Views: 11133

At the risk of incurring Susan's wrath, I will give a brief synopsis, then give Louise other forum addresses to use. They seem more active than TEFL.net. Louise, Many people change careers to enter TEFL. Not all succeed, and for a multitude of reasons. Many do succeed for a similar number of reasons...
by Glenski
08 Sep 2007, 23:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: SOS: large classes
Replies: 1
Views: 3493

Probably a high school or junior high class, right? I've taught HS and currently teach university where some of my classes are even bigger (50-120 students). So, #1, please tell us what grade the students are. #2, what are you supposed to teach them? Writing? Oral communication? Speech making? Group...
by Glenski
04 Sep 2007, 03:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: choosing the appropriate books
Replies: 5
Views: 6153

Monica, Where do you teach? Conversation school? Mainstream school? International school? Your needs may be different depending on what type of institute you work in. Longman is just one publisher of ELT books. Have a look at the many others out there (Oxford, Cambridge, Thomson, just to name a few)...
by Glenski
30 Aug 2007, 13:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL teaching in Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 10046

I'm afraid most people posting here probably did not move out with their families but got a family when they got here, so most of their advice will be more relevant to their own situation rather than yours. Save your left-handed snipes, alex. My advice is as sound as ever, no matter if I got marrie...
by Glenski
30 Aug 2007, 06:40
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Essay Writing
Replies: 2
Views: 9712

You don't say how good their English is, so I will put it on the same level as Japanese teens I have taught. You also didn't say anything about how often you are supposed to teach them, or how many lessons you have until the exam. For the preparation they need, you should teach them how to form prop...
by Glenski
29 Aug 2007, 14:11
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: China
Replies: 3
Views: 4394

Try the China forums at http://www.eslcafe.com/discussions if no one answers here.