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by Alex Case
31 Oct 2013, 10:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: URGENT!!! need feedback on job offer in South Korea!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Re: URGENT!!! need feedback on job offer in South Korea!!

Can't remember what a typical salary is in Korea, but covering rent and bonuses when you leave are typical. Can the owner put you in contact with previous or other current teachers?
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 06:37
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Lesson Planning Cryout
Replies: 5
Views: 10644

Re: Lesson Planning Cryout

Prepositions of position worksheets mentioned above now moved to here:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/workshe ... /position/
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 06:35
Forum: Business English
Topic: Teaching English for science, tourism, IT, Maths
Replies: 7
Views: 23845

Re: Teaching English for science, tourism, IT, Maths

Worksheets above now moved to:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/workshe ... d-tourism/

http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/workshe ... l-english/
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 05:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What materials won't infringe on Copyright?
Replies: 5
Views: 6470

Re: What materials won't infringe on Copyright?

Thanks for Pokedmund for the mention. The post has now moved here:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/2009/04 ... l-teacher/
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 04:51
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Getting a job after completing a course
Replies: 4
Views: 4720

Re: Getting a job after completing a course

The links above are broken. My three blog posts on Unitefl are now here:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/categor ... t/unitefl/
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 04:48
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: More interesting ways to teach grammar?
Replies: 2
Views: 7692

Re: More interesting ways to teach grammar?

Mark's idea may be useful, if for adults more than for young learners, but it doesn't sound particularly interesting.

It's a bit of a huge question, adiisrael. Can you give us an example grammar point for your students?
by Alex Case
14 Oct 2013, 04:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Using a 'Functional' CV, I only have some TEFL experience.
Replies: 3
Views: 6285

Re: Using a 'Functional' CV, I only have some TEFL experienc

That's quite a good idea. Google my article "The perfect CV and cover letter for a TEFL teacher" for more tips on padding out a CV.
by Alex Case
13 Oct 2013, 22:02
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Delta Assessor needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 5364

Re: Delta Assessor needed!

Link now moved to:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/bell-rdt/
by Alex Case
13 Oct 2013, 22:00
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How to make grammar interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 8262

Re: How to make grammar interesting

Sorry for reanimating an old thread, but can't edit my post as I'm no longer a moderator. Links now moved to:
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/grammar/
http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/publica ... g-grammar/
by Alex Case
16 Aug 2013, 21:06
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Countable/uncountable nouns
Replies: 1
Views: 3287

Re: Countable/uncountable nouns

I get them to make the pictures of "some cake/ some cakes" etc themselves with this worksheet: http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/grammar/countable-uncountable/foods-presentation-speaking/ although you could use picture flashcards of the same things as are the first page of the worksheet in ...
by Alex Case
06 Aug 2013, 13:13
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL online course i-to-i? or CELTA
Replies: 3
Views: 4999

Re: TEFL online course i-to-i? or CELTA

i-to-i is not a scam, but it has no more recognition from employers than any other online course, and you do of course get what you pay for. You need practical teaching experience to be able to teach, and you can only get that from face to face courses like the CELTA.
by Alex Case
06 Aug 2013, 13:09
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Ckeckpoint 2
Replies: 7
Views: 10870

Re: Ckeckpoint 2

Have they not taught you enough to be able to answer the question?
by Alex Case
03 Aug 2013, 11:28
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Ckeckpoint 2
Replies: 7
Views: 10870

Re: Ckeckpoint 2

"TEFL" is a generic name that obviously refers to all TEFL courses. I meant which company are you taking your TEFL course with?
by Alex Case
02 Aug 2013, 20:35
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: CCQ Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 8179

Re: CCQ Advice

This looks to me like you are asking us to do your TEFL course assignment for you. Am I wrong?
by Alex Case
02 Aug 2013, 20:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Ckeckpoint 2
Replies: 7
Views: 10870

Re: Ckeckpoint 2

Can you tell us exactly what TEFL course you are taking?
by Alex Case
22 Jul 2013, 21:19
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 11563

Re: Teaching Demo

It still seems like a lesson for older kids for me. Three year olds, especially, would respond much better to and actually learn more from touching and moving real body parts, e.g. balancing a piece of plastic fruit on the body parts that are called out, doing the actions from Eric Carle's From Head...
by Alex Case
22 Jul 2013, 11:11
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 11563

Re: Teaching Demo

Five minutes isn't long, is it? Will you be really teaching actual kids, or just demonstrating what you would do in the interview? If it's real kids, I'd probably do numbers, as it's easier to vary what you present depending on what they already know. Do counting up with fingers, then if they can re...
by Alex Case
20 Jul 2013, 20:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Need help with 2 questions on my CELTA application
Replies: 1
Views: 5179

Re: I nelp with 2 questions on my CELTA application.

You seem on the right track, except I'm not sure what "grammar equations" are. It might be worth actually mentioning how you're studying, e.g. which books you're reading.
by Alex Case
19 Jul 2013, 21:28
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Business English Course?
Replies: 1
Views: 3251

Re: Business English Course?

This might help (I really do mean might):
http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses/faq-te ... nglish.htm
by Alex Case
19 Jul 2013, 21:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: UC Berkeley Certificate, still need CELTA?
Replies: 4
Views: 5280

Re: UC Berkeley Certificate, still need CELTA?

That was "matter", now this is Alex! I don't think you need the CELTA as well. Most jobs ask for "CELTA or equivalent", so your job on your CV and cover email/ letter is to prove right at the top that your qualification is more than equivalent. The most important thing is the number of hours of obse...