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by keith
25 Mar 2016, 08:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: onlineteflcourses.com WHERE IS IT????
Replies: 1
Views: 4892

Re: onlineteflcourses.com WHERE IS IT????

http://www.onlineteflcourses.com now directs to tefl.org.uk as you said. This means that either: 1. The person who ran the course went out of business and/or sold the http://www.onlineteflcourses.com domain to tefl.org.uk. or: 2: The domain was owned by the same people that own tefl.org.uk in the fi...
by keith
08 Mar 2016, 13:47
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: help with "there to be + that" structure
Replies: 2
Views: 4959

Re: help with "there to be + that" structure

For the first one, it's easier to see how "THAT" is a conjunction if we take a shorter sentence: I see that your face is red . In this sentence, "that your face is red" is a noun clause, introduced by the conjunction "that". Noun clauses act in exactly the same way as nouns, which means they can do ...
by keith
13 Dec 2008, 11:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Would it be worthwhile doing a T.E.F.L course if...
Replies: 3
Views: 4392

Re: Would it be worthwhile doing a T.E.F.L course if...

Hi Mike First of all, not having any teaching experience is not a problem - there are many many schools who recruit newly qualified teachers - everyone has to start somewhere, right? Not having a university degree will prevent you from working legally in some countries due to requirements that forei...
by keith
25 Apr 2007, 14:15
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: teaching children
Replies: 7
Views: 12727

Hi Sabrina

Have a look at this article, there are some useful ideas for motivating kids.

Hope this helps

Keith
by keith
27 Mar 2007, 15:59
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Let your personality come through
Replies: 3
Views: 6365

Remember that "let your personality come through" means "show the audience your personality". In this context, you would make person-to-person contact with the audience by showing them your personality, rather than by making them feel your speech is interesting. So for me, the correct answer is B. K...
by keith
20 Mar 2007, 11:01
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Let your personality come through
Replies: 3
Views: 6365

In this context, the verb "to come through" means "to show" or "to be communicated". So, "Let your personality come through" means "Allow your personality to show or to be communicated". Imagine that you are going for a job interview, and someone is giving you some advice for the interview. They say...
by keith
13 Mar 2007, 11:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Learners of English Who Speak Cantonese Chinese.
Replies: 1
Views: 4471

Hi Hubert

Here's a couple of resources which might help:

http://sunzi1.lib.hku.hk/hkjo/view/32/3200035.pdf
http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/l1chinese.html

Keith
by keith
13 Mar 2007, 11:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: maximum stay time in european union
Replies: 1
Views: 3987

Long term TEFL contracts do exist, but they are quite rare until you have proved yourself to a school! The most common length of cntract is for one year. These are usually renewable if both parties agree - it is normally at this point, if you have impressed the school and they see you as an asset wh...
by keith
02 Mar 2007, 10:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: MATESL really worth it?
Replies: 1
Views: 4390

I think you have to weigh up the cost of studying a program (both financially and in terms of the investment of time) against your objectives and the benefit that the course will bring you. I think this applies to any training program. If, for example, you are planning on teaching for only a year, t...
by keith
20 Feb 2007, 10:20
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: Do you have any ideas on teaching oriented exam courses?
Replies: 4
Views: 24095

Hi Phuong From what you've said it looks like you have a fair amount of time to prepare your students. You can achieve a lot in 25 weeks with 4 or 5 classes a week. So you have the time to do a fairly thorough preparation. Having said that, it is still very important to assess where your students ar...
by keith
19 Feb 2007, 10:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Help to teach in Italy
Replies: 10
Views: 13198

Hi Cramey I think the biggest obstacle will be the fact that you are American (I'm assuming you're American?), as HenryTeach also suggested. Not many schools in the EU recruit non-EU citizens, simply because it is so much easier for them to recruit EU citizens, in terms of paperwork. That is not to ...
by keith
09 Feb 2007, 08:21
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: mexico jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 16029

There's some good advice about teaching English and living in Mexico here.

Also, This Guy is Teaching Abroad has some comprehensive information. Have a look at the Categories on the right hand side of the page.

Good luck, Keith
by keith
02 Feb 2007, 09:30
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: DISRUPTIVE ELDERLY STUDENTS
Replies: 2
Views: 6609

I think cabsy83 is right. A quiet word with this student at the end of a class may be the answer. Interruptions from students like this often come from frustration and/or insecurity at not understanding, or falling behind the rest of the class. This may be the case. You may find that he is willing t...
by keith
02 Feb 2007, 09:14
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Help!! 1st lesson
Replies: 1
Views: 5182

Hi Students and the companies they work for often have unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved in a short space of time, and unfortunately, schools often promise that they will meet these unrealistic expectations, in order to get the contract with the company. The responsibility is then ...
by keith
01 Feb 2007, 16:34
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Must\Mustn't Acticity
Replies: 2
Views: 9715

Road signs are also good. Signs such as "Stop", "No overtaking", speed limit signs and many others are fairly universally recognised, and can be used for "You must stop here", "you mustn't pass other cars", etc etc. They're quick to prepare - you can draw them fairly quickly, even if your drawing sk...
by keith
01 Feb 2007, 16:24
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: non-native speaker needs career advice
Replies: 1
Views: 6737

Hi El You are right that the CELTA will be recognised worldwide, regardless of whether you take it in India or Turkey. The advantage of taking it in the country where you want to teach is, as you thought, the possibility of developing local contacts, often through the CELTA course centre itself. All...
by keith
25 Jan 2007, 18:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which cert for Italy?
Replies: 2
Views: 6180

Hi Tofu I agree with Pete. The two most internationally recognised and accepted qualifications are the CELTA and the Trinity Cert TESOL. Most employers do not make a distinction between these two in terms of the qualifications they accept. There are many other good quality courses available of equiv...