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by Allophony
02 May 2017, 18:22
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: I really need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 6332

I really need some guidance

I am TEFL qualified through I-to-I (140 hour professional course). I really, really want to leave my present job and start teaching, first in London and then after a year abroad. I passed my course fine and I have a BA(hons) but I still feel horribly unprepared to teach. I bought a bunch of TEFL boo...
by Allophony
05 Dec 2016, 20:43
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 10 Pictures Let You Know More About China
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Re: 10 Pictures Let You Know More About China

My god this is obnoxious.
by Allophony
24 Oct 2016, 19:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: I passed my course so what now?
Replies: 1
Views: 4683

I passed my course so what now?

I passed my telf course with Love tefl I-to-I (120 hour professional course) so I just thought I'd check here to see what advice I can get about what to do now. I think I might like to find a 3 or 5 month gig first and then move onto a year long contract or something. I already have a BA(hons) in En...
by Allophony
03 Aug 2016, 15:24
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Do I need a PGCE?
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Re: Do I need a PGCE?

Then what do I need to teach children abroad?

Say, China?
by Allophony
30 Jul 2016, 13:11
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: First steps
Replies: 2
Views: 4321

Re: First steps

You seem fine for this. If you are OK with public speaking, working with people, are calm yet decisive and organised and willing to put a lot of time into research and planning and in general like the idea of teaching and and being part of different cultures. I'm no expert and different places will ...
by Allophony
23 Jul 2016, 13:23
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Do I need a PGCE?
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Do I need a PGCE?

I have a BA(hons) and I'm getting a qualification with I to I.

I am in Britain.

If I want to teach children do I need to get a PGCE? What do I need to do to get a job in a school?
by Allophony
07 Apr 2016, 15:25
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Which course should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 5297

Re: Which course should I take?

Thanks again, Briona. I am planning to go abroad (China or near that) for a year maybe a few without it being a permanent thing. I mean, it could turn out to be the reason why I was put on this earth but I'm not counting on it. With this in mind: would the I to I course be sufficient to find me some...
by Allophony
28 Mar 2016, 13:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Which course should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 5297

Re: Which course should I take?

Thanks again Brionna, it's fortunate you're on here. I just want to get as much information as I can on people's experiences but not many seem to want to come forward. I usually got a reply that boiled down to "it depends" so I've tried to be a bit more specific. I do not want to teach English in an...
by Allophony
28 Mar 2016, 08:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Which course should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 5297

Which course should I take?

What course did you use and would you recommend it? I am a UK citizen and I have a BA in English Language. I know I want to teach abroad but if I wanted to teach in East Asia (let's just say China for now) what is the best course for me to take and what should I consider? I know CELTA, DELTA, Trinit...
by Allophony
14 Mar 2016, 11:43
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What is the deal with I to I?
Replies: 4
Views: 8261

Re: What is the deal with I to I?

Thanks for the reply. So if I only wanted to teach English for a few years, partly for the experience of the thing itself and partly to get my foot on the employment ladder for I have little experience that makes me very employable, I may want to consider I to I? Is it a better course to that purpose?
by Allophony
18 Feb 2016, 14:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What is the deal with I to I?
Replies: 4
Views: 8261

What is the deal with I to I?

I was contacted directly by I to I, a tefl training company. They are rarely mentioned here as unlike Celta or the other one. So I wanted to know if anyone else has experience with it and I would like to know what people think of it. Is it a scam? They claim to be globally recognised and that if I d...
by Allophony
18 Feb 2016, 14:22
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Being safe with contracts.
Replies: 3
Views: 5044

Re: Being safe with contracts.

Susan wrote:You could pay an independent translator to translate the contract for you.
And how much do they cost and how do I find one? Internet?
by Allophony
17 Feb 2016, 12:05
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Questions I've been thinking about
Replies: 7
Views: 6819

Re: Questions I've been thinking about

1) I get the impression that people are mainly teaching children in schools. Is this inevitable? I don't mind children but I don't know if I am capable of controlling a class room or if my course will teach me this. Personally I'd think you're under a misapprehension (though it may be more true in ...
by Allophony
17 Feb 2016, 11:51
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Being safe with contracts.
Replies: 3
Views: 5044

Being safe with contracts.

I would always read the contract but I'm worried about how to go about this. Would I be able to get an English translation? How do I know that the translation is actually what's on the actual contract so I avoid getting scammed? What general advice is there for people to make sure that they do the b...
by Allophony
17 Feb 2016, 11:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: i to i in Lyon, France
Replies: 6
Views: 10459

Re: i to i in Lyon, France

I've been talking to I to I and they said that an I to I qualification was recognised world wide. How likely is it that an employer will not accept an I to I qualification?
by Allophony
17 Feb 2016, 11:02
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Questions I've been thinking about
Replies: 7
Views: 6819

Re: Questions I've been thinking about

And what about outside of china!? I put this post in the Asia section by accident...
by Allophony
17 Feb 2016, 11:01
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Questions I've been thinking about
Replies: 7
Views: 6819

Re: Questions I've been thinking about

It would have been nice to have more questions answered for I have been searching the forums for answers for several weeks now but I appreciate your time.
by Allophony
15 Feb 2016, 20:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Questions I've been thinking about
Replies: 7
Views: 6819

Questions I've been thinking about

I've been lurking here for a while and I am and (as you would expect) thinking about starting a career in teaching English abroad. I am a UK citizen and I have a BA in English Language and Creative writing. Here are the things I'm really wondering about: 1) I get the impression that people are mainl...