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by Loulou
23 May 2012, 19:38
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL with no degree and no certificate?
Replies: 11
Views: 12755

Re: TEFL with no degree and no certificate?

I don't want to sound like an elitist but I have to agree with Azariah. If a job is going to get done, then it should be done properly. Yes, there are unqualified but natural teachers and there are also teachers who have all the qualifications but not the people skills, but what it really comes down...
by Loulou
27 Jan 2010, 10:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Canterbury College Madrid
Replies: 9
Views: 5808

Re: Canterbury College Madrid

...otherwise, there is always EBC Madrid who run a good course!
by Loulou
27 Jan 2010, 10:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Canterbury College Madrid
Replies: 9
Views: 5808

Re: Canterbury College Madrid

Hmm, Lucas, I could be wrong but I'm not sure that the College of Teachers is not an accrediting body. I once looked up on their site and yes, you can pay a fee to become a member but it seems to me that there is also a whole page dedicated to explaining how their accrediting body works and it has n...
by Loulou
18 Jan 2010, 10:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Any comments/reviews about EBC TEFL International
Replies: 1
Views: 3839

Re: Any comments/reviews about EBC TEFL International

EBC runs a great course. Very intensive and the staff are very helpful. The EBC courses are the same in every centre they run. I know the French centre TEFL France Savoie and I can only say good things about this school so go for it!
by Loulou
15 Jan 2010, 13:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL/TESOL
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

Re: Online TEFL/TESOL

Hi Aruaru, I'm not one of the people you cited in your message but I have been an ESL teacher for 14 years so I wanted to add some of my ideas too! There are ongoing debates for online courses on every TEFL forum and there are always those for and those against it. But I think that, no matter what t...
by Loulou
13 Jan 2010, 08:22
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Structure suggestions for 60hr (non-false) beginners course?
Replies: 4
Views: 7110

Re: Structure suggestions for 60hr (non-false) beginners course?

Hi Chocmonster (great name!), I read your post and Lucy's answer at the top of the forum and I have to say that I agree with her. No-one likes to follow a book page by page, suggestion by suggestion but there are some realy good books out there that will cut yor workload in half! I also have a class...
by Loulou
28 Dec 2009, 19:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Jobs in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 4448

Re: Jobs in Spain

Hi,

Type "ebc tefl" into your search engine and you should get the EBC in spain internet site. Great school, great course and they help you find a job afterwards.

Hope this helps!
by Loulou
18 Dec 2009, 11:24
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hours of teacher training
Replies: 2
Views: 2769

Re: Hours of teacher training

Hi Sarah, Of course, I know nothing about your work experience but I think it is important to point out that even if you manage to find a school who doesn't really put too much emphasis on teacher training, how well-equipped for this do you feel? I remember my first training lesson - it was terrible...
by Loulou
15 Dec 2009, 11:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: How frequently can one get home?
Replies: 3
Views: 4804

Re: How frequently can one get home?

You haven't mentioned where you come from and where you would like to go (maybe you have and I haven't seen it?) but the answer to your question would really depend on that. For ex, if you come from England and are going to teach in France it would be fairly easy to go home even for a weekend! And y...
by Loulou
11 Dec 2009, 08:09
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching with my Husband?
Replies: 3
Views: 3881

Re: Teaching with my Husband?

Hi, Well, you don't say which country you are interested in but there are countries that have a great demand for TEFL teachers and I think you wouldn't have a problem finding a job each in one of thoise countries. I live in France and there are cities like Grenoble, Lyon and Paris where you could bo...
by Loulou
28 Nov 2009, 09:38
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Taking the jump into teaching - please advise
Replies: 6
Views: 6304

Re: Taking the jump into teaching - please advise

Hi, that's great! I am South African and I have been living in France since 1995. I am also a teacher and left SA not long after becoming qualified. This is a great opportunity and I don't think you're being unrealistic at all. SA is a lovely country but it is limited in the fact that when you're So...
by Loulou
16 Nov 2009, 09:46
Forum: Special Needs
Topic: Bad Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 21648

Re: Bad Memory

When you say she can't remember the language are you talking about structures or vocabulary? I have no experience in special needs but if it is vocabulary that she is having trouble remembering how about using flashcards. I know this sounds horribly condescending but children often remember words in...
by Loulou
13 Nov 2009, 17:27
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching a four year old
Replies: 4
Views: 15416

Re: Teaching a four year old

...and have a look at this site http://teachingenglishgames.com/ (hello Shelly!!) by Shelley Vernon who also posts here. The lessons are available right away as you can download them once you've bought them and THEY ARE GREAT! Loads and loads of resources and ideas for teaching children. Let me know...
by Loulou
13 Nov 2009, 17:16
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching a four year old
Replies: 4
Views: 15416

Re: Teaching a four year old

There are some basics to remember: - make the lessons short. An hour is too long; half an hour to 45 minutes is more than enough for this age group - make the lesson fun - Don't try to cover too much in one lesson - Play various games; don't stick with just one because she will bet bored If you are ...
by Loulou
11 Nov 2009, 13:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL (Not a normal case)
Replies: 4
Views: 4361

Re: Online TEFL (Not a normal case)

There you go,look at how forthcoming he is! That's exactly what I was talking about. Seems to me like you can trust ICAL as oppsed to the others who didn't want to answer you...
by Loulou
10 Nov 2009, 13:35
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: by car /with car
Replies: 7
Views: 9794

Re: by car /with car

Hmm, to me "I'm here with my car" means that the person speaking is somewhere accompanied by his car as if his car is a person. This should only be used for people not objects. People do say "I came here with my car" but it isn't correct grammatically. They should say "I came here by car". Well, spo...
by Loulou
09 Nov 2009, 14:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL (Not a normal case)
Replies: 4
Views: 4361

Re: Online TEFL (Not a normal case)

Yikes, if they're not being very forthcoming then I would watch out! It seems strange that they can't answer questions like this as they have probably had them lots of times before. I'm sorry but I have never done an online course so I can't help you there but I think you should go with the one that...
by Loulou
06 Nov 2009, 14:09
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Do I need a TEFL certificate?
Replies: 4
Views: 4462

Re: Do I need a TEFL certificate?

I suppose you could do it on your own. A lot of people do (I was one of them for a long time) but a course does help you enormously. It's always good to see and learn how others do it and to be corrected too. No-one is perfect, we can always learn something and TEFL courses do tend to give you inspi...
by Loulou
06 Nov 2009, 14:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How scary is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 7045

Re: How scary is it?

Ah, there's a question that no-one thinks to ask but everyone worries about! I left South Arica when I was 22 for Europe. I now live in France and I have travelled and worked ALL over. Yes, it is a little stressful in the beginning but as long as you are prepared for your trip everything should be o...
by Loulou
01 Nov 2009, 15:55
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Scam ESL Job Posting
Replies: 2
Views: 3643

Re: Scam ESL Job Posting

This post really surprised me because I worked for this school. They also have one in Voglans and I worked there as a primary school teacher for bilingual children in the 2007/2008 school year. They were great to work for and they certainly didn't ask me for any money! I'm going to give them a call ...