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by odyssey
11 Sep 2019, 04:52
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Which Course Books / Text books for a new TEFL teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Which Course Books / Text books for a new TEFL teacher

Not a book as such but a very useful tool that should be in every TEFL teacher's toolkit: the WORD UP board game for English learners at: https://www.englishclub.com/store/product/wordup-esl-game/ and a classroom pack https://www.englishclub.com/store/product/wordup-esl-game-schools/ You'll never be...
by odyssey
18 Aug 2019, 09:54
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Can You Pass This High School Grammar Test?
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Can You Pass This High School Grammar Test?

How does your grammar knowledge stack up against these high school–level questions? :mrgreen:

https://www.rd.com/culture/high-school-grammar-test/

I got 8/10

What about you? lol
by odyssey
13 Aug 2019, 05:36
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Class dismissed: Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Class dismissed: Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China

Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing's push for a "cleaner", more patriotic education system. Read full article on Reuters: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-c...
by odyssey
12 Aug 2019, 13:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

Well I guess if you know from the start what country you want to teach in, you may have a point. But if you just want to train to equip you to teach *anywhere*, I don't see the need to train abroad. You get plenty of experience of learners when doing practice teaching in a class with 12 learners fro...
by odyssey
12 Aug 2019, 13:19
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 3
Views: 7267

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

Safari992 wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 12:44
That is terrible advice, most decent employers in Europe will not accept online certificates.
Got to agree with you there Saf
by odyssey
08 Aug 2019, 14:10
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

If you can teach English to an ESL class in England (12 students, 12 languages), don't you think you could teach anywhere?
by odyssey
08 Aug 2019, 14:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

Why don't people just get a TEFL in their home town (or region) and then they are set up to teach English anywhere in the world? That's the whole point.
by odyssey
08 Aug 2019, 14:07
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

WOW! The TEFL world has entered the world of Booking.com too! Incredible!^^
by odyssey
07 Aug 2019, 08:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

That doesn't sound too good for Cambridge. I always had a higher opinion of them but maybe it has to change. You've had a bad experience and let's hope others will learn from it. Having said that, there really is no reason to fly half-way round the world when you can do perfectly respectable TEFLs (...
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:35
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: resources for teaching science?
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: resources for teaching science?

Great idea for teaching English through science. It works well. I'd recommend any of these resources: https://www.meddeas.ie/esl-science-activities/ https://study.com/academy/topic/esl-science-lesson-plans.html https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/esl-science-lesson/ https://busyteacher.org...
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Funding for CELTA in Northern Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 2566

Re: Funding for CELTA in Northern Ireland

Any TEFL (even a Celta TEFL) is so comparatively cheap that I would not waste me time or belittle myself looking for funding. If you can't drum up the money to pay for a 4-week course, you won't cut the grade when you get abroad and are on your own.

This is not meant to be harsh. Just realistic.
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:27
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Cancellation and payment policy?
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Re: Cancellation and payment policy?

Actually, yes I do. It's very simple. Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or else they get charged.
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:25
Forum: Special Needs
Topic: Assessing students with SEN
Replies: 1
Views: 2324

Re: Assessing students with SEN

What is SEN?
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:24
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: Reporting Skills Assessment (Certificates)
Replies: 1
Views: 2668

Re: Reporting Skills Assessment (Certificates)

Looks good to me...
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:22
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Can tefl be a long term career?
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: Can tefl be a long term career?

Everything is what you make it. And TEFL has the potential for a long-term career change. But it involves serious study (ie a proper Celta or CertTESOL course) followed up with diploma studies later on. If taken seriously (as opposed to a GAP year), it has potential.
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA hell in Cambodia
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: CELTA hell in Cambodia

That certainly does sound like Hell. What surprises me is that it's a CELTA. Are you sure it's a CELTA and not just a TEFL? As far as I can see, there is only one CELTA in Cambodia. If this is the one you mean, you really should take it up with Cambridge. I know you say they don't care, but I find t...
by odyssey
06 Aug 2019, 12:14
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Classroom management question
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Classroom management question

Can you use the 2 very smart SS to help the special one who needs help? Or some such mixture?
by odyssey
22 Jul 2019, 12:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Z Visa - authenticating documents legit??
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Z Visa document authenticating documents

I found the following website and video that explains things a bit more, and it makes your case seem legit: https://www.opportunity-china.com/living-in-china/the-visa-process/ What I didn't understand was why your docs were sent to China if the recruiters and authentication is in UK, but perhaps the...
by odyssey
22 Jul 2019, 10:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Z Visa - authenticating documents legit??
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Z Visa document authenticating documents

lawyer who is registered with the Chinese embassy Chinese embassy would be in UK, not China, right? How are they asking for this money? You should send it to China or you should pay a local lawyer in UK registered with embassy (which would make more sense). But you can't do that now because the doc...
by odyssey
22 Jul 2019, 09:39
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Z Visa - authenticating documents legit??
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Z Visa document authenticating documents

Sounds highly suspicious to me, though I'm no expert on China. I doubt you should have sent the original docs in the first place, and ANY payment to a recruiting company is always a red flag. They (should) get paid by the school. Was there any interview (online) or request for a demo video before al...