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by larryparadine
19 Mar 2011, 13:34
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Mobile phones in class
Replies: 10
Views: 9551

Re: Mobile phones in class

Another reason for banning mobile phones in class is their potential use for cheating. In Russia, where I live, the introduction of the single state exam for school leavers two years ago was marred by widespread reports of cheating; students took phones into the exam halls, texted the questions to f...
by larryparadine
05 Mar 2010, 16:23
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Work experience at British Book Centre in Russia
Replies: 1
Views: 3310

Re: Work experience at British Book Centre in Russia

Hallo Natalia. I haven't used this forum recently, so have only just read your post. I've tried to pm you but I'm not sure the message was sent properly. I live in Russia, but a long way from St. Petersburg: However, I know someone (British) who not only lives and works in St. Petersburg, but also r...
by larryparadine
23 Oct 2009, 15:23
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Teaching in Moscow
Replies: 6
Views: 9191

Re: Teaching in Moscow

I've come in on this so late that the OP has probably long since made a final decision, but I must point out a major obstacle to Kootvela's cryptic advice "teach privately". That may work if you're already in Moscow and have either a residence permit or a "teacher' visa and the permission of the sch...
by larryparadine
16 Sep 2009, 17:52
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Impressions of a teacher living in Moscow
Replies: 2
Views: 8218

Re: Impressions of a teacher living in Moscow

I'll leave it to the OP (Bilush) to answer melissa's questions, but I advise melissa to broaden the scope of her search by joining and posting to a forum that deals specifically with teaching in Russia. I live in Russia but not in Moscow and have never worked for Windsor, so don't feel qualified to ...
by larryparadine
09 Sep 2009, 15:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Criminal Records checks
Replies: 13
Views: 16598

Re: Criminal Records checks

Depending on the country you're in, you may need to provide a notarised translation. If your police clearance is for England and Wales (the Scottish version is much simpler and clearer), there will be a disclaimer at the bottom of the page which reads: "This is not a certificate of good character." ...
by larryparadine
02 Sep 2009, 04:06
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: St. George International.
Replies: 6
Views: 5914

Re: St. George International.

My thanks to Jules and Chocmonster for their responses. I'm glad to hear that the London school gets your approval but, as a general rule, flagships are spotless and a public relations showcase, the rusty, barnacled scows of the far flung fleet are a different matter altogether. If all schools acros...
by larryparadine
01 Sep 2009, 19:18
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: St. George International.
Replies: 6
Views: 5914

Re: St. George International.

My apologies for a slip of the pen (well, keyboard). I meant tefl.com, to be exact lists.tefl.com, which is not teflnet. Its full name is TEFL Professional Network and I inadvertently created a hybrid out of the two. Very careless of me. No offence meant and none taken (I hope?)
by larryparadine
25 Aug 2009, 08:48
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: St. George International.
Replies: 6
Views: 5914

St. George International.

The latest job vacancies list from tefl.net includes a plug for St. George International, which has just opened a school in Samara (mid-Volga region of Russia). I live in Russia and know Samara very well, having worked there for five of the last nine years, but I know nothing about St. George Intern...