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by Lucas
16 Aug 2017, 23:43
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Status of TESOL Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2673

Re: Status of TESOL Canada

Hi, TESOL Canada is not the official accrediting body in Canada and their certificate is not valid in Canada. They are a private organization and nobody knows who the owner is.

The official accrediting body is TESL Canada and their website is http://tesl.ca
by Lucas
16 May 2017, 14:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How to Create an Online TEFL Course?
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Re: How to Create an Online TEFL Course?

Hi,
Coventry House International and OnTESOL started TEFL Workshops
It's a combined online and weekend TEFL course that will be offered starting this fall. You may want to join us and offer the weekend course in your city. Contact OnTESOL for more information
by Lucas
25 Apr 2011, 14:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TEFL qualification for Asia?
Replies: 4
Views: 4621

Re: Which TEFL qualification for Asia?

The Trinity course is 160 hours, 20 of which are a Practicum module. There is no difference between online and on-site for the theoretical components. It only depends on your preferred method of study. You also have the option of taking a 20-hour Practicum after the online program. There is, however...
by Lucas
22 Apr 2011, 06:16
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TEFL qualification for Asia?
Replies: 4
Views: 4621

Re: Which TEFL qualification for Asia?

A 100-hour TESOL certificate is good for Asia. If you are planning to teach at EPIK (South Korea), a 100-hour TESOL/TEFL certificate qualifies applicants for $300 extra per month. If you're looking for an online version of the Trinity CertTESOL, Ontesol's 250-hour TESOL program is more advanced than...
by Lucas
03 Mar 2011, 18:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Finding a valid online TEFL course
Replies: 16
Views: 14165

Re: Finding a valid online TEFL course

Oh, and I read the first post. As a non-native speaker, you cannot work at EPIK (South Korea). If you're in Italy, visit some schools and ask them what kind of qualification you need so you can see for yourself. They're not very strict in Italy, but they don't pay well either. Teaching in Europe suc...
by Lucas
03 Mar 2011, 18:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Finding a valid online TEFL course
Replies: 16
Views: 14165

Re: Finding a valid online TEFL course

Some schools have a good reputation, some don't, but thousands of people take online courses every year and find jobs. You can find a job without a certificate, but some preparation is necessary and many people without certification end up taking online courses to learn more about teaching. If you a...
by Lucas
28 Feb 2011, 15:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Finding a valid online TEFL course
Replies: 16
Views: 14165

Re: Finding a valid online TEFL course

I thought I read somewhere before that you worked as a DELTA tutor, so I assumed you had been connected to Cambridge in some form of bread-winning activity, as well as others have said to be involved with the organization, helping on the development of the TKT course among other things. I wouldn’t a...
by Lucas
25 Feb 2011, 22:09
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Finding a valid online TEFL course
Replies: 16
Views: 14165

Re: Finding a valid online TEFL course

I don’t understand why CELTA courses are being promoted so much by TEFL.net moderators. CELTA is good, but not worth $2,400. I know the cost structure for a TEFL course and $1,600-$1,800 is enough to pay tutors, rent, CELTA fees (Trinity in my case), and still earn good profits. The rest is being pa...
by Lucas
14 Aug 2010, 15:17
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Expected pay in China??
Replies: 6
Views: 7016

Re: Expected pay in China??

6,200rmb ($900) is ok. 8,000-10,000rmb (approx $1,200) is good and you can get one of these jobs without any teaching experience. For a 15,000rmb ($2,200) job you would need 2 years of teaching experience.
by Lucas
13 Aug 2010, 15:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Expected pay in China??
Replies: 6
Views: 7016

Re: Expected pay in China??

Hello,
It's ok for a starting salary in China. I would certainly run away from those 4,000rmb jobs. Do you get free accommodation, return airfare, and other perks and benefits? Many schools offer these.
by Lucas
16 Jul 2010, 16:37
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: How hard is a TEFL course?
Replies: 5
Views: 6977

Re: How hard is a TEFL course?

Hello, It depends on the course provider. The course should not be easy and you should practice lesson planning, which can be overwhelming to those who are looking for a quick and easy certificate. Also, instead of a weekend course, you need to take a practicum module where you observe a real class ...
by Lucas
15 Jul 2010, 21:13
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: How hard is a TEFL course?
Replies: 5
Views: 6977

Re: How hard is a TEFL course?

It depends on the course provider. The most basic courses are online with no practicum. A 100-hour course costs around $300 and you can complete everything in three weeks if you study full-time. Trinity CertTESOL, CELTA, TESL Canada, SITTESOL are intensive courses and there are also local 4-week cou...
by Lucas
15 Jul 2010, 18:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice wanted re earning a TEFL certificate in Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 3327

Re: Advice wanted re earning a TEFL certificate in Spain

TESOL/TEFL courses prepare trainees to create professional lesson plans for any level. Some people take TEYL courses to practice lesson planning for children, but you need a good TESOL/TEFL certificate for your own training and also as a credential for getting a good job.
by Lucas
15 Jul 2010, 17:56
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Prospective starter career advise please.
Replies: 2
Views: 3018

Re: Prospective starter career advise please.

You probably don't need a qualification for teaching one-to-one but as you clearly stated, a native speaker is not qualified to teach English just because they know the language. You have to know how to teach the language. You don't necessarily need a TEYL or Business TESOL, these are short speciali...
by Lucas
08 Jun 2010, 02:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: "accreditation" maze - what a minefield!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5799

Re: "accreditation" maze - what a minefield!!!

There isn’t a single “international” accrediting organization, but several ones with different standards. Even CELTA and Trinity are their own private organization with their own standard. ACTDEC only accredits online/distance courses, a segment of the TESOL industry where there are many horrible sc...
by Lucas
18 May 2010, 19:56
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Is my B.Ed useful for TEFL?
Replies: 7
Views: 4740

Re: Are my qualifications useful in TEFL?

For any job in Europe, you need to reside in the country of choice and apply in person, unless you find a job ad in one of the TESOL/TEFL related websites and you can send your resume by e-mail. Never give money to an agency or school for job placement assistance or for a work permit.
by Lucas
18 May 2010, 19:50
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 5906

Re: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL

toefl is the test that non-native speakers take to obtain an English proficiency score.
You need to take a TESOL or TEFL course if you want to teach English. There is plenty of discussion here about different courses and accrediting organizations.
by Lucas
12 May 2010, 17:43
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Is my B.Ed useful for TEFL?
Replies: 7
Views: 4740

Re: Are my qualifications useful in TEFL?

Your biggest challenge would be to obtain a work permit without a EU passport. Some options available for US citizens are the Czech Republic and Germany. You may be able to find a job with just your B.ed so look around.
by Lucas
27 Apr 2010, 01:46
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice please on TEFL/online courses?
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

Re: A Little Advice Please ?

As a course provider, I don't want to engage in a discussion about which schools offer better courses. Do avoid paying $1,800 for the Thailand internship (I think it also includes a 120-hour course but you are still paying around $1,000 for their job placement service) for two reasons: - It's fairly...
by Lucas
17 Apr 2010, 16:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Advice sought for American wishing to teach in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 5213

Re: Advice sought for American wishing to teach in Europe

For most entry level jobs in Eastern Europe almost any certificate is fine. Most European schools, including many Eastern European ones, have higher requirements than Asian schools as they require a Trinity, CELTA, or equivalent certificate. You will have higher chances of obtaining a job with a pr...