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by doomer
06 Feb 2014, 22:17
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA
Replies: 5
Views: 6604

Re: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA

Just trying to be a little helpful & pass a bit on for the next generation. For short-termers (1-3yrs), money largely depends on country wages & living costs (factoring in urban vs rural), and then on personal discipline & budgeting. The 1st year may also entail higher "start-up costs" (transportati...
by doomer
06 Feb 2014, 21:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: MOST USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PASSING CELTA
Replies: 2
Views: 4845

Re: MOST USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PASSING CELTA

IME, these 4 books are the most commonly cited by CELTA grads: 1. Michael Swan, "Practical English Usage" (grammar reference) 2. Jeremy Harmer, "The Practise of English Language Teaching" (methodology) 3. Jeremy Harmer, "How to Teach English" (methodology) 4. Jim Scrivener, "Learning Teaching" (meth...
by doomer
04 Feb 2014, 20:45
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Do/Does
Replies: 5
Views: 14119

Re: Do/Does

In questions, "does" can only only take a 3rd person noun (singular) + a base verb : Does + 3S + V. No other verb forms are allowed (past, etc). Test for yourself. The only base verb that isn't allowed is "be". (Does he be = incorrect) There are no exceptions to this rule. For other 'person' nouns, ...
by doomer
04 Feb 2014, 19:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA
Replies: 5
Views: 6604

Re: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA

You're welcome. I wasn't expecting any problems due to race because I started teaching 13 years ago. A lot less TEFL info on the net back then. For me, living abroad is an incomparable, educational, mind-altering experience. But not everyone experiences that. Have low expectations. The TEFL aspect w...
by doomer
04 Feb 2014, 16:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: any tips on teaching for the first time
Replies: 3
Views: 5218

Re: any tips on teaching for the first time

Becki is right, students are more forgiving if you care. They'll sense it without you saying it. We've all been students, and we've all known which teachers have cared or not. I strongly recommend learning all students' names in the first class - it always has a positive effect. Students may be equa...
by doomer
04 Feb 2014, 13:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA
Replies: 5
Views: 6604

Re: RACE DISCRIMINATION FOR TEACHING JOBS IN ASIA

I live in Taiwan, but I imagine China & SK are similar. Racial discrimination in EFL Asia is common. Non-whites (including NES Asians like me) will have a much harder time getting jobs. This isn't mainly due to employer discrimination, but customers who associate English with white. They'll complain...
by doomer
01 Feb 2014, 20:29
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Help!How do you teach grammar.
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Re: Help!How do you teach grammar.

Personally, I teach grammar explicitly & deductively. It saves time & allows more time for controlled/freer communicative practice. I also sometimes use students' L1. Grammar has a poor reputation because of the way it has been organized by native speaker academics & publishers, and then directly ex...
by doomer
01 Feb 2014, 18:53
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Teaching grammar- Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 13945

Re: Teaching grammar- Help!

I use grammar as the primary, initial foundation to communicative competency. I only teach privately. The main problem with grammar is the way it is traditionally organized & taught: separate, isolated chunks as a supplement to content, and using terminology that may not be practical for certain lea...