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by pauldev
20 Jan 2015, 08:46
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Help with Present Perfect please
Replies: 4
Views: 17009

Re: Help with Present Perfect please

With learning how to teach grammar, it's best to just take things one small step at a time. Just deal with the point you are going to teach that particular day. The more you teach grammar, the more confident you will become. Knowing something and teaching/explaining it prove to be very different. My...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 05:36
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: teaching in Malaysia without experience
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Re: teaching in Malaysia without experience

The CELTA is a good choice and will give you a good foundation to be successful and to find a position. You will find there are a lot of job vacancies out there. It's best to do some research on particular schools and if possible work somewhere that has been recommended to you by another teacher. It...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 05:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Study CELTA at home or where I want work?
Replies: 2
Views: 4342

Re: Study CELTA at home or where I want work?

Best to do your CELTA in the UK and look for jobs in China from the UK but try to get a recommendation for a school from someone who has worked there as a teacher. Good luck! It's important to develop your skills and knowledge within a range of areas to become a successful EFL teacher. These areas i...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 05:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: ORDERING IN A RESTAURANT — Class activity
Replies: 4
Views: 6751

Re: ORDERING IN A RESTAURANT — Class activity

Hi! Best to put them in groups with one waiter and several customers. Then ask them to change roles. This gives everybody an opportunity to practice. Good luck! Please visit the following link to view a range of high quality EFL training and teaching materials designed by Paul Devenny, Director of E...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 04:56
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Interested on teaching English abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 4074

Re: Interested on teaching English abroad

The CELTA is a good choice. It's best to do it on location rather than doing an on-line course. Good luck! It's important to develop your skills and knowledge within a range of areas to become a successful EFL teacher. These areas include classroom management, structuring a lesson, games, working wi...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 04:53
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching students Online
Replies: 6
Views: 7603

Re: Teaching students Online

Language spirit is a good choice, you could try registering with them to be an on-line teacher. It's important to develop your skills and knowledge within a range of areas to become a successful EFL teacher. These areas include classroom management, structuring a lesson, games, working with language...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 04:50
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Giving dictation
Replies: 1
Views: 3184

Re: Giving dictation

Hi! You could try running dictation. Put the student in pairs Give them 10 sentences which includes language they have learnt One person sits down with a piece of paper and a pen The other person reads one sentence from a chair which is opposite The student tries to remember it and then goes across ...
by pauldev
18 Jan 2015, 04:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Why do you use this forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 3801

Re: Why do you use this forum?

This site is a good place to help other teachers. It's important to develop your skills and knowledge within a range of areas to become a successful EFL teacher. These areas include classroom management, structuring a lesson, games, working with language, planning, dealing with vocabulary,problems a...
by pauldev
14 Jan 2015, 03:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Picking a TEFL course with an English Degree
Replies: 1
Views: 3237

Re: Picking a TEFL course with an English Degree

Hi, You'll be much better off doing the CELTA on location rather than an on-line course it will give you a much better foundation. I'm a Director of Education from the UK with 12 years experience and thats how I started. If you would like some support with teacher training and a range of efl materia...
by pauldev
14 Jan 2015, 03:28
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: "pre prep" for on site tefl course...
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Re: "pre prep" for on site tefl course...

Hi I would highly reccommend doing the CELTA..doing it on location rather than an on-line course. It will give you a good foundation. I'm a Director of Education from the UK with 12 years experience and that's how I started. It really helped me. You will also learn so much more when you are in the c...
by pauldev
14 Jan 2015, 03:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Terrified New Teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 5578

Re: Terrified New Teacher

Keep in mind that in your first year you need to put in a lot of work in terms of preparation but it gets a lot easier. File all your lesson plans so you will be able to pull them out in the future to use again. Once you build a better knowledge of classroom management and structuring a lesson your ...
by pauldev
14 Jan 2015, 02:50
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Can I escape the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 5056

Re: Can I escape the UK?

You can and you will find it is a very rewarding experience. There are lots of job opportunities worldwide and you can be comfortable...certainly more than comfortable if you are both working. CELTA is a good choice.

Good luck!