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by daxey
31 Mar 2017, 11:00
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

It’s still a construction in process, but you’ll get the general idea from the title and description. I should have it up and running by mid next week. :) http://changemyworld.forumotion.com Thanks, Ill be visiting the blog. :mrgreen: Hello David, I think you should focus on working on your teachin...
by daxey
22 Feb 2017, 13:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

I look at this thread and the phrase ‘rubber band’ springs to mind. :) Conversely, it’s good to see there’s still enthuiasm, which most of us lost in the visa complexities and 40+ degree heat of SE Asia. Which got me thinking . . . In my spare time I write piles of stuff related to politics, educat...
by daxey
04 Jan 2017, 13:30
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

@daxey Not in my school, it’s an NES only state school, but there’s a private ‘Maple Leaf' school nearby that’s always on the lookout. Inner Mongolia is a little undiscovered treasure, which most miss because they’re looking for the palm trees and sun of South Asia, which attracts the younger forei...
by daxey
27 Dec 2016, 12:59
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

@daxey Not in my school, it’s an NES only state school, but there’s a private ‘Maple Leaf' school nearby that’s always on the lookout. Inner Mongolia is a little undiscovered treasure, which most miss because they’re looking for the palm trees and sun of South Asia, which attracts the younger forei...
by daxey
27 Dec 2016, 00:33
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

I have been looking for some distance-learning courses in Education and most of them are primary or unavailable in this kind of learning. http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/education-ma/ but how about something like this? Post-graduate top-up diploma in Education. @John V I have been reading...
by daxey
26 Dec 2016, 23:41
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi, I don't understand why you say that you are tied to the OU. Yes, sure you want to work and study at the same time but OU is not the only university that offers distance learning programmes. Have you researched that? It's better to get a degree from a reputable uni but the OU is not the only one...
by daxey
26 Dec 2016, 14:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

It’s not entirely a bed of roses in the East. The ‘ experience ’ soon wears off and most leave after a year. For others, like myself; the lifestyle suits and so it’s long term, probably for good. You’ll always miss home, but as the years go by, it gets less and less. Working in somewhere like China...
by daxey
26 Dec 2016, 12:41
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Try to get a B.Ed, as opposed to B.A or B.Sc. The ’Ed’ is the clincher. My post grad’ is criminology, yet I rarely mention that, it’s the MA that does it. I actually know a Filipina that earns more than me, with a B.Ed. OK, loads of experience, gruelling work schedule in a private 'school', but it ...
by daxey
26 Dec 2016, 12:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Susan beat me to it :) Don’t try and specialise and tie yourself into a corner. Look through the adverts, there aren’t many opportunities for male kindergarden teachers! Your target audience is going to be teen and adult, so try to stick to education generally, English language and Lit’? As I said,...
by daxey
25 Dec 2016, 17:34
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi. All four OU courses look good and you'll certainly learn a lot. However, by choosing early learning, you'll be limiting your job opportunities. In your case, I think you need to keep your options open. Is there an OU course on learning or pedagogy in general? Susan Hi there, I think there is ht...
by daxey
25 Dec 2016, 15:52
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Sorry for a double post, but I could not attach more than 3 URL's in a single one. http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q94 - Education Studies (Primary) Also I have found an interesting offer which probably would enhance my value significantly, namely a PGCE/QTS training I might be aiming f...
by daxey
25 Dec 2016, 15:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi, sorry for a double post. I'd like also to ask about some practical hints about a job seeking, I know that online, but maybe you know some specific portals, because most of the offers I have found are dedicated to the NES solely (required a native speaker etc). Merry Christmas by the way :) That...
by daxey
20 Dec 2016, 14:46
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi, sorry for a double post.

I'd like also to ask about some practical hints about a job seeking, I know that online, but maybe you know some specific portals, because most of the offers I have found are dedicated to the NES solely (required a native speaker etc).

Merry Christmas by the way :)
by daxey
14 Dec 2016, 12:10
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

@Dawid, While English remains the business language of the world, there will always remain opportunities. My point is that even if the market eventually constricts, the availability will then go to those with the highest qualifications. The East is fast replacing the west and places like Hong Kong,...
by daxey
13 Dec 2016, 13:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

@ Dawid, Most ask for TEFL because they’re looking for TEFL teachers. You wouldn’t really be looking for basic TEFL with a PGCE, but international schools in places like Hong Kong and Singapore, or the Middle East. Basic TEFL is a degree, NES and TEFL certificate, but in your twenties, you should b...
by daxey
12 Dec 2016, 12:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi again, I see. The required experience upon finishing a PGCE is a bit tricky, because of extra two years of experience in the UK (if I even would be eligible to find a job as a non-British. Teaching English to native English people by non-native speaker might seem a little bit less efficient, tho...
by daxey
11 Dec 2016, 22:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi Dawid, A TEFL certificate, such as the CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL, and a PGCE serve different purposes. If you'd like to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL), you need a TEFL certificate. If, however, you'd like to teach a subject in a primary/secondary school, you need the PGCE. It's worth...
by daxey
10 Dec 2016, 23:49
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

@Dawid. Yes, it’s true that most TEFLers don’t hold a PGCE, the salary increase is why they wish they did. For some, it’s not worth the trouble of returning to do it, for others like myself, I’m too old.Yet if I were twenty years younger . . . A PGCE isn’t just valuable, it’s a goldmine to teaching...
by daxey
09 Dec 2016, 15:26
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi Dawid, Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid Japan is not an option for you, as to teach there you need to have completed 12 years of primary and high school education in a native English-speaking country. So even if you could get a British passport, you wouldn't qualify to work there. I'm not sure a...
by daxey
04 Dec 2016, 13:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 15886

A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hello there, In the beginning, I'd like to introduce myself and briefly describe myself. My name is Dawid, I will turn 21 in January. I am a European (Polish) and I live in the UK. I attend the college over here (NVQ Lvl 3 in Mechanical Engineering) and also I am going to start the university (The O...