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by Brent_NZ
27 Feb 2016, 08:02
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help choose best Tefl course!
Replies: 8
Views: 5217

Re: Please help choose best Tefl course!

I'm part way through a 120 hour online course through GlobalTefl - Although I don't know what it'll actually do for my employment prospects, I enjoy the content anyway!
by Brent_NZ
04 Nov 2015, 05:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Just had 1st China job Skype interview
Replies: 1
Views: 2172

Just had 1st China job Skype interview

I had my first ever Skype interview for a job at a school in China. It lasted all of about 10 minutes and my gut feeling is that I won't hear back from them. It's okay I'm just feeling out my options and gaining experience with the process anyway atm. I could feel the interest fall suddenly away whe...
by Brent_NZ
15 Aug 2015, 21:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?
Replies: 11
Views: 6707

Re: Is Wall Street English Or China Racist - Or Both?

The fact that racism is present in the hiring of foreign teachers comes as no surprise to me - neither do the two views that basically fall into 1.take a stand by at least refusing to work for such companies and 2.suck it up and accept that it exists. What I do find interesting is that these develop...
by Brent_NZ
14 Aug 2015, 04:26
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: NZ teacher looking to work in South-east Asia 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

NZ teacher looking to work in South-east Asia 2016

Greetings, I am a 39 year old Bachelor holding registered (nz) teacher with 12 years classroom experience. I'm looking at working in South-East Asia in 2016 and really keen on gathering advice from more experienced people like your good selves! I am primary trained but have taught a range of levels ...
by Brent_NZ
12 Aug 2015, 05:34
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help choose best Tefl course!
Replies: 8
Views: 5217

Re: Please help choose best Tefl course!

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated
by Brent_NZ
10 Aug 2015, 21:12
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help choose best Tefl course!
Replies: 8
Views: 5217

Re: Please help choose best Tefl course!

Are you sure you want to teach EFL. you could also teach in regular high schools for expat children in almost any country in the world. You already have the qualifications and skills. Thanks for your response Susan. To be honest I hadn't really thought of that option - I'll look into it...I guess I...
by Brent_NZ
10 Aug 2015, 09:31
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Funny cultural misunderstandings
Replies: 2
Views: 3932

Re: Funny cultural misunderstandings

I had a very similar experience in Issan, Thailand just last month regarding internet - I think the woman who ran the 'resort' had simply rehearsed the line "we have wi-fi. no need password" with zero ability or English to deal with anything other than parroting that phrase (I couldn't connect and m...
by Brent_NZ
09 Aug 2015, 23:31
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help choose best Tefl course!
Replies: 8
Views: 5217

Please help choose best Tefl course!

Greetings, I am a 39 year old English speaking New Zealander with a Bachelor of Education (since 2002), 12 years in NZ classrooms and full teacher registration here. I am looking to travel abroad to teach English next year (at this stage perhaps Brunei, Thailand or UAE but I'm flexible based on oppo...