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by Lucy
17 Dec 2017, 14:35
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: TEFL essay thinking behind the lesson plan
Replies: 3
Views: 9662

Re: TEFL essay thinking behind the lesson plan

Dear Melsida, I have started inserting my comments below. I stopped at the production stage. Best, Lucy Time and length of lesson: 60 minutes Level of Class (ie Beginner): Elementary Number of Students 10 students Make up of the class: (ie age, nationalities, mixed abilities?) 8 -10 years old, male ...
by Lucy
03 Nov 2017, 13:03
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Confused about my ITTT test results.
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Re: Confused about my ITTT test results.

I agree that you are using one meaning of the present continuous. I think a rejection is harsh; I think it just needs fine tuning.
by Lucy
02 Nov 2017, 20:34
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Confused about my ITTT test results.
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Re: Confused about my ITTT test results.

I didn’t see your lesson so don’t know what went on there. There’s a number of reasons why it could be a fail, some obvious and some not; but there is not a lot wrong with it: 1 The assessor thinks your activate section is too long and as pointed out in 8 and 11, you haven’t given examples of senten...
by Lucy
17 Sep 2017, 20:51
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Course books for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 2962

Re: Course books for beginners

Hi Jo, I agree that you should go easy on yourself with lesson planning. Here are some resources: The British Council in co-operation with the BBC have some excellent teaching resources for pre-teens on their website. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-teens/teaching-tools Business one-to-o...
by Lucy
23 Jul 2017, 11:14
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Russian student, where to begin. Halfway through TEFL course
Replies: 2
Views: 2865

Re: Russian student, where to begin. Halfway through TEFL course

Hi, You're right in looking for a good course book, it'll save you a lot of time planning. Headway and English File are both good. You may want to wait to meet her before deciding the level to get; she'll probably be beginner or elementary but it's a good idea to assess her level before buying a boo...
by Lucy
23 Apr 2017, 09:26
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Is this a proper straight arrow ESA lesson?
Replies: 3
Views: 8858

Re: Is this a proper straight arrow ESA lesson?

Your major error here is not stating which use of the present continuous you are focusing on. The assessor says that this omission makes it difficult to see whether the aims are achieved or not. First of all, sort that out. That covers comments numbered: 1 3 4 5 8 9 and 10 I think comments 6 7 and 1...
by Lucy
21 Apr 2017, 20:52
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Newbie registered!
Replies: 1
Views: 3064

Re: Newbie registered!

Hi Eric

You can apply for jobs at any time. You can look at the jobs section on this site, on www.englishclub.com and many more. Your course provider should be able to help too.

This forum is not the place to advertise for classes but please come back with any other questions.

Lucy
by Lucy
02 Apr 2017, 17:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Using a coursebook effectively in class
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Re: Using a coursebook effectively in class

Hi Judy There's nothing wrong with following a course book when you start out. They are usually well thought out to guide teachers. If you are doing adequate presentation of language, speaking practice and error correction, nobody can say that the students could do this at home. Buy yourself a good ...
by Lucy
05 Mar 2017, 16:00
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: TEFL courses
Replies: 2
Views: 3668

Re: TEFL courses

Hi

I don't know much about online course providers and generally don't advise people to take one. If you want to make a career out of teaching, you should do the CELTA or Trinity Cert. Take a look at our teacher training forum where you'll find loads of advice.

All the best,

Lucy
by Lucy
05 Mar 2017, 15:58
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: The water in the lake was disappeared
Replies: 5
Views: 4536

Re: The water in the lake was disappeared

Hi Lingo,

Really interesting exchange. Thanks for this!
by Lucy
25 Feb 2017, 15:12
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World
Replies: 3
Views: 3776

Re: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World

Rabia,

I've also replied to your private message.

Lucy
by Lucy
20 Feb 2017, 20:52
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World
Replies: 3
Views: 3776

Re: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World

Hi Rabia, I think you have a long list of requirements and it won't be easy to achieve everything you want immediately. I think you need to decide what your priorities are and decide what you want to achieve within a year, within two years etc. This plan isn't going to happen overnight. You already ...
by Lucy
11 Feb 2017, 17:08
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: TEFL assignment.
Replies: 6
Views: 10480

Re: TEFL assignment.

Hi.

I can't actually do your assignment for you but here's an idea:

Is there any way you could link the topic of the listening lesson to the topic of your lesson on the passive?

Lucy
by Lucy
05 Feb 2017, 17:32
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: The water in the lake was disappeared
Replies: 5
Views: 4536

Re: The water in the lake was disappeared

Interesting.

The word "that" introduces a new clause so the rule is not the same.
by Lucy
29 Jan 2017, 21:17
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?
Replies: 8
Views: 5870

Re: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?

Hi PhilT Briona is right. Online courses and certs are not worth much. If you want to make a serious career out of TEFL, I suggest you do a CELTA or Trinity course. If you're looking for teaching work in the UK, you're competing with hundreds of candidates who have more experience than you do. It's ...
by Lucy
22 Jan 2017, 14:24
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Looking for 50K (hold PhD), prefer USA
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

Re: Looking for 50K (hold PhD), prefer USA

Have you looked at British/American schools and universities abroad? TEFL is notoriously badly paid. In the past Japan, Korea and some of the gulf states paid very well. I think even those countries have been hit by the economic crisis. I'm not sure how much you aim to earn. Is it above 42K Eur? GBP...
by Lucy
22 Jan 2017, 14:22
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: The water in the lake was disappeared
Replies: 5
Views: 4536

Re: The water in the lake was disappeared

The verb disappear doesn't take an object. Eg you can't say "the magician disappeared the rabbit".

You can't say "they disappeared the water in the lake"; this makes the passive that you've quoted above incorrect.
by Lucy
09 Oct 2016, 20:12
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: Periodic assessment tests
Replies: 4
Views: 7145

Re: Periodic assessment tests

I suggest you test them on whatever you have been teaching in class. That's the only fair way to deal with it.
by Lucy
28 Sep 2016, 10:06
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TESL Canada recognizing CELTA
Replies: 2
Views: 3887

Re: TESL Canada recognizing CELTA

Hi,

Have you spoken to International House main office in London about this? If not, I suggest you do. They should be able to advise and may even have a training centre in Canada who would know about this.

Best,

Lucy