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by ICAL_Pete
10 Apr 2010, 12:12
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Recommended course (online?) for private teaching?
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

Re: Private Teaching

There is a useful article here on teaching Private Lessons which may help. And yes, you should get some kind of qualification if you are going to teach!
by ICAL_Pete
09 Apr 2010, 08:10
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET A TEACHING JOB?
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Re: WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET A TEACHING JOB?

You might find this article useful - it's about getting work without a degree. Essentially you need to make yourself as employable as possible. That means a) looking the part - well dressed, polite, and so on b) having at least some qualification to teach As for getting the job, well it's unlikely t...
by ICAL_Pete
07 Apr 2010, 10:21
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Advice sought for American wishing to teach in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 5970

Re: Advice sought

Although not impossible to overcome, your biggest problem is likely to be the visa issue. If you want to work in an EU country then you'll need a passport from an EU country. There are ways around this though but you'll need to be there in person and get a job on a tourist visa and see if the school...
by ICAL_Pete
07 Apr 2010, 08:40
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL as a couple? Very worried.
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Re: TEFL as a couple? Very worried.

It depends where you want to go. The basic qualifications for many entry level jobs is a degree and a TEFL certificate and this should be fine. Essentially although you are likely to find work in the same town or city (as long as it's big enough) I'd recommend not trying to find work in the same sch...
by ICAL_Pete
25 Mar 2010, 08:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching in Indonesia??
Replies: 5
Views: 6485

Re: Teaching in Indonesia

In general you'll need a degree (although there are still possibilities if you do not have this) and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate to get a visa and work. The TEFL certificate can be taken either in-house at a local school for 4 weeks or online at your own pace which is...
by ICAL_Pete
23 Mar 2010, 09:22
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Desperately Seeking Mentor!
Replies: 2
Views: 5017

Re: Desperately Seeking Mentor!

This is an article called Introduction to TEFL which explains the basics. It may help.
by ICAL_Pete
18 Mar 2010, 09:52
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Signature
Replies: 7
Views: 5056

Re: Signature

The admin removed them all and pictures too. Presumably to deter people from coming here just to promote themselves...
by ICAL_Pete
18 Mar 2010, 09:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Like pulling teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 3749

Re: Like pulling teeth

Take it right down. I was in a similar position once with one particular class so I went right back to basics. It worked as well.
by ICAL_Pete
16 Mar 2010, 09:30
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: TESOL in Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 4026

Re: TESOL in Portugal

Funnily enough I was in Lisbon a few weeks ago talking to some TEFL people - fantastic city and great food! But to jobs... most jobs are found through either local advertisements or word of mouth. The start of the school year is the best time to find work there so that means at the end of Summer (al...
by ICAL_Pete
13 Mar 2010, 12:05
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Newbie looking for first country to start
Replies: 6
Views: 7997

Re: Newbie looking for first country to start

Ok, regarding the degree then you're limiting your options. The countries most touted as ones suitable for work without a degree are China and Taiwan but you usually have to be there in person to get the work.

Take a look at this for more: http://tinyurl.com/ybh5c5x
by ICAL_Pete
11 Mar 2010, 11:38
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Is it possible to work in Europe without an EU passport.
Replies: 15
Views: 16904

Re: Is it possible to work in Europe without an EU passport.

Although it's not impossible, it is much harder to find work in Europe if you don't have a passport from an EU member state. Most schools will simply not have the time nor inclination to go through the hoops to sort out the visa issue. Another problem is that in some cases your visa will be tied to ...
by ICAL_Pete
10 Mar 2010, 09:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL for Asian countries
Replies: 8
Views: 5917

Re: Online TEFL for Asian countries

Actually, many schools in Hong Kong accept teachers with online certificates. ICAL, for example, have a number of graduates working there as we do in both China and Taiwan.
by ICAL_Pete
05 Mar 2010, 09:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Email
Replies: 6
Views: 4517

Re: Email

If you are sending with Outlook you can go to the options for the specific email and tick "Request a read receipt for this message" or "Request a delivery receipt for this message". When the receiver gets the email a box pops up on their computer asking if they want to confirm delivery/reading. They...
by ICAL_Pete
04 Mar 2010, 12:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching in the Middle East
Replies: 1
Views: 4064

Re: Teaching in the Middle East

Regarding qualifications, it depends where. As a rule, the higher paying countries ( Saudi , etc) are looking for more qualifications and a few years' experience as well whereas Egypt is less strict and a degree + TEFL cert is fine in many cases. Again, there are many differences in lifestyle and ex...
by ICAL_Pete
04 Mar 2010, 12:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Is online certificate accepted in Germany?
Replies: 8
Views: 5689

Re: Is online certificate accepted in Germany?

It depends where. We have lots of graduates finding work so yes, you can find work with online certificates. They are generally entry-level or first jobs but by no means always so.
by ICAL_Pete
27 Feb 2010, 12:32
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Indonesia. China no degree.
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

Re: Indonesia. China no degree.

You can work in parts of China and Taiwan without a degree and also in some other Asian countries. To get work you really need to be there in person as most schools advertising online will ask for the normal full qualifications (i.e. degree + tefl cert). In China many of the non-degree jobs tend to ...
by ICAL_Pete
27 Feb 2010, 12:10
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Global teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 6495

Re: Global teachers

Personally I don't believe you should pay ANY placement agency to find teaching work. They are usually paid by the schools rather than the teachers.
by ICAL_Pete
23 Feb 2010, 17:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: teaching english
Replies: 1
Views: 2665

Re: teaching english

Take a look at Taiwan and China. You may have to be there in person to pick up work as most schools advertising online will only look at fully qualified teachers.
by ICAL_Pete
23 Feb 2010, 17:49
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Is TEFL suitable for a couple?
Replies: 2
Views: 4465

Re: Is TEFL suitable for a couple?

As a couple it's fine. Lots of couples do it.

My only comment would be to try and avoid teaching in the same school. If you have problems with the boss or the pay is late, you'll both be in difficulties but if you work in different schools at least one of you will be ok! :)
by ICAL_Pete
20 Feb 2010, 16:05
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: employment chances, no degree, non native
Replies: 3
Views: 3850

Re: employment chances, no degree, non native

You will be limited but it's by no means impossible. You will have to look around in places like China and Taiwan and in the less sought after cities and regions where schools are willing to accept teachers without a degree. This being the case, if you are there in person you'll be more likely to fi...