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by tenneray
31 Jan 2019, 09:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Re: Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has slaughtered civilians in Yemen, butchered a journalist in Turkey, and is torturing female dissidents held since May. These crimes are just the tip of an iceberg. Most other acts of wanton cruelty are carried out within Saudi borders and remain unknown to the outside world. It is tim...
by tenneray
24 Sep 2018, 12:05
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Help with scam check.
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Re: Help with scam check.

Daves ESL Cafe does not want harsh criticism of employers who advertise on its pages. Also, Daves seems to regularly advertise for the same companies, and these companies seem to have high teacher turnover. In general, there are many dubious employers in the EFL field. There is no way to ensure that...
by tenneray
20 Sep 2018, 02:02
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Ethics of teaching the military in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi armed forces have been fighting a brutal war in neighboring Yemen for the last several years. The war has caused countless civilian casualties as well as disease and famine. The Saudi officers in charge of this war are taught by American teachers at Vinnell and other companies. Therefore, ...
by tenneray
30 Mar 2017, 20:37
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?
Replies: 8
Views: 5568

Re: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?

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by tenneray
13 Oct 2016, 00:38
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Best books for ELT management?
Replies: 1
Views: 10234

Best books for ELT management?

There seems to be very few books published in this area. What is the best and most up-to-date text on the subject?
Thank you kindly.
by tenneray
20 Aug 2016, 14:06
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL course complete. What now?
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Re: Online TEFL course complete. What now?

It's important to teach at a school with a well-defined curriculum with useful textbooks. Also, you need helpful co-workers and head teachers to provide advice. Your online course was a foundation for what is to come.
by tenneray
27 Oct 2013, 10:54
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online Course
Replies: 2
Views: 4470

Re: Online Course

This website has reviews for the courses you are considering:

http://www.teflcoursereview.com/
by tenneray
25 Oct 2013, 02:19
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: The real scoop on CELTA
Replies: 37
Views: 51940

Re: The real scoop on CELTA

I concur with the opinions expressed by tbknown and Amerita. The CELTA ought not to be the Holy Grail of EFL instructors. There are much more efficacious ways of gaining the knowledge and experience that one needs to teach in a professional manner. Sadly, the CELTA is likely to remain an EFL behemot...
by tenneray
04 Oct 2013, 13:52
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Survival American English?
Replies: 1
Views: 7593

Survival American English?

I am the Senior Instructor at a school in Saudi Arabia. The Managing Director would like us to create and to offer a 'Survival' course in American English lasting between 10-20 hours. The students would be low-level, beginners or false beginners. The students will take the course prior to moving to ...