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by josef
12 Jul 2012, 01:54
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TEFL Lab?
Replies: 3
Views: 4759

Re: TEFL Lab?

Provided they offer a genuine Trinity CertTESOL course you can't really go wrong.

See the Teflnet FAQ on Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, SIT TESOL Certificate.
by josef
04 Jul 2012, 15:13
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Tense Examples
Replies: 4
Views: 11362

Re: Tense Examples

Q4: "present continuous/progressive used as a future form" Usually used when talking something happening in the present however we add a future word like tomorrow, tonight, August etc. EG: I am going to the cinema tonight. I would avoid using "going to" in such examples as it gets confused with the...
by josef
04 Jul 2012, 09:46
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Tense Examples
Replies: 4
Views: 11362

Re: Tense Examples

Try this EnglishClub page on Future Time to clarify.
by josef
04 Jul 2012, 04:27
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Tense Examples
Replies: 4
Views: 11362

Re: Tense Examples

The "be careful!" may be a not-so-subtle reminder that technically there is no such thing as "future tense" in English (hence the reference to the "future forms" in Q2-4)...
by josef
14 Jun 2012, 07:14
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Question about forum guidelines
Replies: 3
Views: 4274

Re: Question about forum guidelines

Hi Rusmeister: it's a good question and as Susan suggests it's absolutely ok to discuss the "philosophy of teaching". That's what these forums are for :)
by josef
19 May 2012, 07:53
Forum: Business English
Topic: Marketing/Business vocabulary list.
Replies: 5
Views: 12627

Re: Marketing/Business vocabulary list.

The following page has some vocabulary in those two areas and some related ones. Not much, but may help:
http://www.englishclub.com/business-eng ... bulary.htm
by josef
23 Apr 2012, 08:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA HELPA!
Replies: 1
Views: 3536

Re: CELTA HELPA!

#2 (and possibly #1) is answered at the below FAQ:
http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses/faq-te ... .htm#celta

Is there any benefit to choosing a particular school for my CELTA?
No. The CELTA is incredibly standardised, so you may as well choose by price and location.
by josef
19 Apr 2012, 02:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Graduates2China - Any opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 4915

Re: Graduates2China - Any opinions?

xswitchx wrote:and all they require is a £125 admin fee
http://www.tefl.net/esl-jobs/scams.htm
by josef
03 Apr 2012, 16:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: any difference between part time and full time CELTA course?
Replies: 3
Views: 5099

Re: any difference between part time and full time CELTA cou

These points about part-/full-time TEFL courses (not specifically CELTA) may be of some help:
http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses/faq-te ... m#parttime
by josef
25 Mar 2012, 07:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good CELTA centre in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 3951

Re: Looking for a good CELTA centre in the UK

This FAQ may be of help to you:
http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses/faq-te ... .htm#celta

In particular:
Is there any benefit to choosing a particular school for my CELTA?
No. The CELTA is incredibly standardised, so you may as well choose by price and location.
by josef
13 Mar 2012, 15:35
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: TEFL course, help with stress patterns.
Replies: 1
Views: 6178

Re: TEFL course, help with stress patterns.

But Heather and Marilyn don't have the same number of syllables. So there should be no confusion there at all. Marilyn and Susanna do have the same number of syllables, but in Susanna the stress is on syllable 2. Hope this helps a little.
by josef
03 Feb 2012, 04:15
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TESOL course in London?
Replies: 4
Views: 4867

Re: Which TESOL course in London?

Hi Stretch: There is little to choose between a CELTA and a CertTESOL - they are both excellent courses. You may like to look at the FAQ below which, among other things, explains why you might choose one over the other. You can also find answers about other TEFL courses from the same page. Cambridge...
by josef
01 Feb 2012, 00:38
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: How to define "language" in the term "language student"
Replies: 1
Views: 5393

Re: How to define "language" in the term "language student"

Try "noun as adjective":
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-adjective.htm
by josef
10 Dec 2011, 16:42
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: How to become a "TEFL" teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 6196

Re: How to become a "TEFL" teacher

You can also find CELTA courses worldwide through the official Cambridge ESOL CELTA centre finder at:
http://cambridgeesol-centres.org/centre ... g/index.do

The following two directories also list TEFL courses in Paris:
http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-world
by josef
05 Dec 2011, 10:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA China
Replies: 3
Views: 4932

Re: CELTA China

I understand that you want to teach in China, but is there any special reason you want to do a TEFL course in China? There need be no correlation between where you do a course and where you teach. CELTA courses are accepted worldwide.

Cambridge ESOL currently shows two CELTA centres in China.
by josef
21 Nov 2011, 19:50
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: 0-3 years
Replies: 2
Views: 8797

Re: 0-3 years

I hope that these English For Babies pages at EnglishClub may help.
by josef
27 Oct 2011, 05:05
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Possessive nouns
Replies: 1
Views: 4671

Re: Possessive nouns

Probably the most natural way to say this is "they entered the monastery library", as in "hotel restaurant" and "car door". However, in certain circumstances "they entered the monastery's library" could be appropriate - for example where you want to emphasize the monastery or its importance, relevan...
by josef
27 Oct 2011, 04:54
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: ENOUGH confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 4004

Re: ENOUGH confusion

Hi chrisc, Yes, you are right: sleep is in the first sentence a verb and in the second a noun. Think of the part of speech that "enough" is modifying in your sentences. In the first it's modifying a verb and "enough" is functioning as an adverb. Adverbs generally come after the verb. In the second i...
by josef
26 Oct 2011, 19:05
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: doubt on 'going to go'
Replies: 6
Views: 12442

Re: doubt on 'going to go'

It is absolutely correct and normal usage to use: - going to come - going to go Here are a few example sentences: - Are you going to come late again? - The water's not going to come this way. - I'm going to go as soon as Mary comes. - We're going to go by train. (We're gonna go by train.) Yes, somet...
by josef
03 Dec 2010, 08:45
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Selling TEFL Concept
Replies: 5
Views: 11516

Re: Selling TEFL Concept

markc wrote:LELF Concept?
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