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by Briona
26 Jan 2019, 07:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Good 'partner' language to learn
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Good 'partner' language to learn

Hi there, My commitments in the UK would bind me to either teaching from the UK or doing short term assignments in Europe. I understand this limits my employability greatly... First things first, if you intend to teach in the UK, an online TEFL course won't cut it. You need to have taken a face-to-f...
by Briona
20 Oct 2018, 06:44
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: CLASS DISRUPTION BY ONE STUDENT
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: CLASS DISRUPTION BY ONE STUDENT

Hi there, In the teaching portion he asks his classmates to explain things that he hasn’t heard. It's not clear from the information you've given whether the students take any notes or not. I think it's important for students (especially weak ones) to have a clear, written record of new language, wh...
by Briona
04 Oct 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !

Hi again, Reason I'm looking at Asia is that they seem to provide accommodation (Europe doesn't seem to do this?)and salaries are higher.....I would like to be able to save some money and then return to teach in Spain (I've travelled in Asia quite a lot over the years) If you're after benefits, you ...
by Briona
30 Aug 2018, 19:03
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Spain Job - Legit or Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: Spain Job - Legit or Scam?

3 EU & 2 NON EU Full-Time EFL/ESL Teaching Positions Available in Badajoz/Barcelona, Spain. This alone tells you it's a scam. EU hiring law dictates that employers in the EU cannot just hire a non-EU citizen; they first have to prove that there were no suitably-qualified EU citizens who could do th...
by Briona
06 Jul 2018, 07:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching salary in China
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Teaching salary in China

ok, as I see, just to take several extra tutoring lessons per week and that´s it! Hopefully. What about 1 lesson of tutoring? How much are they willing to pay for non-native teacher?? I'm afraid I don't know anything about private tutoring rates in China. You might be better off asking on the China...
by Briona
02 Jul 2018, 17:49
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching salary in China
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Teaching salary in China

Hi there, I think saving €2,000pm is a little optimistic given that the average monthly salary for entry-level positions is less than that! And, as much as I hate to say it, non-native English-speakers are frequently paid less than their native English-speaking counterparts. That said, the cost of l...
by Briona
26 Jun 2018, 11:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching without a Degree.
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Re: Teaching without a Degree.

Hi there, ... I have looked quite extensively myself already however with limited success. As you seem to have discovered, there are very few legal options left for teaching without a degree. This is because a degree is now a pre-requisite for a work visa in most countries. While the majority of Asi...
by Briona
26 Jun 2018, 11:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !

Hi again, I somehow missed the fact that you'd responded to my previous reply! Thanks, You mention that you don't think Asia may be suitable for a newbie....why do you think that? I didn't say I wouldn't recommend Asia for a newbie, but rather that I'd advise caution when it comes to China. There ar...
by Briona
22 Jun 2018, 15:19
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East

Hi again, Athough my additional course - TEFL was online, it is not pointed on my certificate. To work in Qatar you need to provide an official letter from each of your course providers, and one of the bits of information required is how the course was taken. If your provider admits that it was take...
by Briona
20 Jun 2018, 06:12
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East

Hi there, I am a qualified English teacher from Slovakia … But non-native speaker, level near native -speaker. Being a non-native English-speaker is not a huge stumbling block - I work with both natives and non-natives. Your qualifications are more important than your nationality. ...Master´s Degree...
by Briona
20 May 2018, 15:34
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Looking for TEFL work in the Middle East

Hi there, and welcome to the forum, It's not clear from your post what type of TEFL certificate you have. However, if it was gained online (or partially online), it won't be accepted anywhere in the Middle East. The same goes for your degree. If I'm honest, you haven't really got enough experience f...
by Briona
20 Apr 2018, 11:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: Newly qualified TEFL - Advice needed !

Hi there, So as I'm new I was thinking of possibly trying for a short term contract to see if I like the job / region before committing to something longer. Do most countries offer these or do they require 12 month contracts? If you need a visa to work somewhere, you are unlikely to find a short-ter...
by Briona
23 Mar 2018, 12:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Best country to turn up and teach with no qualification
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: Best country to turn up and teach with no qualification

Hi there, and welcome to the forum, I'm wondering what the best countries to just turn up and teach in without any TEFL qualifications are these days. I'm afraid the days of being able to show up somewhere and land a job based on your being a native English-speaker are long gone. Quite aside from th...
by Briona
23 Mar 2018, 07:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA or TEFL for those with no teaching background?
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: CELTA or TEFL for those with no teaching background?

Hi there and welcome to the forum, 1. CELTA or TEFL? Which would be better for someone with no prior teaching experience or training? Are these courses really good at preparing you for teaching and managing a classroom? The first thing to understand is that TEFL, TESL, and TESOL are just acronyms fo...
by Briona
07 Mar 2018, 13:02
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Am I being realistic?
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Re: Am I being realistic?

Hi there, and welcome to the forum, I don't have a degree (I never bothered)... While a degree is fast becoming a requirement to teach in many parts of the world, it is still possible to find work in both Europe and South America without one. So I wouldn't worry too much on that front. ...and I'm no...
by Briona
11 Feb 2018, 11:51
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Want to teach in Japan or Korea with HIV
Replies: 2
Views: 2284

Re: Want to teach in Japan or Korea with HIV

Hi there, A number of countries around the world require you to undergo a medical check before you're granted a work visa, and one of the things they screen for is HIV. Unfortunately, being HIV+ will make you ineligible for a work visa. Because of the medical check, Japan and South Korea are definit...
by Briona
27 Jan 2018, 05:30
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Finding Work in Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 3033

Re: Finding Work in Spain

Hi there and welcome to the forum, I taught English in Spain from Sept 2012 to Dec 2017, so should be able to answer any questions you have. :) The first thing to know is that jobs in Spain are not typically found from abroad. There are so many teachers in Spain already that employers have no need t...
by Briona
17 Dec 2017, 20:08
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Help ! İreland/Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Re: Help ! İreland/Spain

Hi again, I want teaching science or physics beacuse I'm physicst.Do not I have the chance again in ireland or anywhere ? Do you know about this ? So what should ı do ? If your goal is to teach abroad, you will need to (a) be a qualified and experienced teacher in your own country, (b) have your qua...
by Briona
26 Nov 2017, 08:34
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Help ! İreland/Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Re: Help ! İreland/Spain

Hi there, and welcome to the forum! I'm from Ireland, and I've been teaching English in Spain for the past five years. :) I don't think you'd have any luck in Ireland (or indeed any other country where English is the first language). The TEFL market in Ireland is very small, and the jobs tend to go ...
by Briona
26 Oct 2017, 09:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which course provider do I choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Which course provider do I choose?

Hi Steve, Apologies for the delay in replying - I didn't get any notification of replies. Accreditation is an odd thing in the world of TEFL. First, there is no single accrediting body for the TEFL industry. Secondly, and this is where it gets really strange, you don't have to dig very deep to disco...