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by Firefox
25 Jun 2019, 03:59
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Questions about CELTA
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Re: Questions about CELTA

In general the regular course is always going to be better than the online, albeit I believe that any online course put together by CELTA (Cambridge) must be pretty good. The regular course is usually something like 4 weeks and pretty intensive. Just in terms of getting it over with and personal mot...
by Firefox
23 Jun 2019, 13:32
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Resources for teaching teenagers
Replies: 6
Views: 4071

Re: Resources for teaching teenagers

I'd recommend EnglishClub.

There is tons of amazing material there for learners, and also worksheets etc for teachers.

Also check out Games and Quizzes.
by Firefox
23 Jun 2019, 07:09
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Questions about CELTA
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Re: Questions about CELTA

Assuming you are a UK citizen, then visas and work permits don't come into it. One reason most schools around the world ask for a degree is because the relevant government insists on that to get a work permit. So a degree would not be a legal requirement for you in the UK. A CELTA is a KIND of TEFL ...
by Firefox
23 Jun 2019, 06:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: am I too old

Pardon me while I roll on the floor laughing :lol: I got my first teaching job (in a language school in Asia) when I was 50. And if teaching online, your age is even less relevant. Also, don't forget that not all countries are as ageist as we are in the West. On the other hand, many native English s...
by Firefox
18 Jun 2019, 03:55
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 3424

Re: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher

You might find this helpful in general:
https://www.tefl.net/elt/articles/teach ... roduction/
by Firefox
15 Jun 2019, 13:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher
Replies: 10
Views: 3424

Re: Teaching online for newly qualified TEFL teacher

@Mrdaud - what's the issue with paypal?
by Firefox
03 Jun 2019, 06:29
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: payment/living costs in Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 2294

Re: payment/living costs in Italy

The Botanist wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 19:41
And how realistic is it to be able to get private lessons to supplement the result?
Don't forget it's increasingly easy to get private lessons online. This intro might help you:
https://www.tefl.net/elt/articles/teach ... roduction/
by Firefox
27 May 2019, 15:28
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Do agents make 40% on every student?!
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Do agents make 40% on every student?!

I agree Starling. Agents seem to be a mysterious bunch operating in stealth mode. I don't think I've ever knowingly met an agent, though I've worked for a school in France that sent students to UK and was thus effectively an agent myself—in my own very modest way. But really I think "agents" can be ...
by Firefox
25 May 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: My dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 3897

Re: My dilemma

If this other job is so good, what's stopping you from going for it?
by Firefox
25 May 2019, 16:52
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Do agents make 40% on every student?!
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Do agents make 40% on every student?!

I used to work in this area but I forget the exact figures. However, I can confirm that both your scenarios exist: - Agents find and send students to schools in UK (and elsewhere). 40% sounds like what I remember. Certainly doesn't surprise me. - Language schools do the same, for similar commissions...
by Firefox
22 May 2019, 05:53
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: My dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 3897

Re: My dilemma

Just wondering how binding that contract that you signed was, both legally and morally. You say you signed it two months ago but only recently received an invitation. I don't know how things work in Russia, but seems to me strange to have a binding contract before receiving an invitation. Also, what...
by Firefox
18 May 2019, 13:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Suggestions on where to find short-term placements
Replies: 3
Views: 3947

Re: Suggestions on where to find short-term placements

Wrong country (Mexico) and probably too late but just saw 4 month contracts at:
https://www.tefl.net/jobs/international ... read/49111
by Firefox
11 May 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Glaring teachers' incompetence
Replies: 2
Views: 6239

Re: Glaring teachers' incompetence

rutherford wrote:
14 Nov 2017, 15:59
What could be responsible for this gross incompetence of the so-called custodians of knowledge?
Who taught the teachers? :twisted:
by Firefox
11 May 2019, 08:47
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: About teaching online and paying Tax
Replies: 1
Views: 3706

Re: About teaching online and paying Tax

UK is not USA which stalks people around the world and demands tax wherever its citizens are. I believe (may be a bit out of date here) that if you are out of UK for more than 3 months in the year, you don'y pay UK tax full stop
by Firefox
11 May 2019, 08:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Need help on a couple TEFL questions
Replies: 1
Views: 4429

Re: Need help on a couple TEFL questions

Which TWO questions do you need help on? :roll:
by Firefox
11 May 2019, 08:41
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Not Your Ordinary ESL Songs
Replies: 1
Views: 3922

Re: Not Your Ordinary ESL Songs

Good stuff DaveJavu. Many thanks, I can definitely use those :mrgreen:
by Firefox
11 May 2019, 08:38
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: The Great White Two Legged TEFL Sharks
Replies: 1
Views: 3367

Re: The Great White Two Legged TEFL Sharks

Sounds like a great warning. My guess is that was China?^^ But there are several other countries fit the bill.
by Firefox
09 May 2019, 08:41
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What are your greatest challenges teaching TEFL?
Replies: 1
Views: 3345

What are your greatest challenges teaching TEFL?

What are your greatest challenges teaching TEFL?
by Firefox
08 May 2019, 02:49
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Finding work in St.Petersburg, Russia
Replies: 1
Views: 2188

Re: Finding work in St.Petersburg, Russia

This might be useful for you:
https://www.tefl.net/jobs/international ... read/49062
by Firefox
06 May 2019, 03:52
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Cancellation and payment policy?
Replies: 1
Views: 3283

Cancellation and payment policy?

If you teach privately, do you have a cancellation and payment policy? For example, how do you deal with last-minute cancellations? Do you charge up-front or later? Do you think it's necessary to have terms and conditions or play by ear? It's easy to get taken advantage of, but one doesn't want to a...