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by Alex Case
22 Aug 2007, 13:53
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL teaching in Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 10037

The main reason you need a degree is for the visa. If you have a spouse visa you should be able to find a job even without a degree, or at the very least string together enough privates to make a living.
by Alex Case
21 Aug 2007, 06:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA or TESOL to teach in the USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 7548

Good point, although I'm not sure any course providers do try to pretend they are an equivalent to a one or two year state teacher education- that would be so obviously stretching the truth that even the dodgiest TEFL certificate provider (and there are some dodgy ones) would realise people would la...
by Alex Case
20 Aug 2007, 11:16
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Concept check questions
Replies: 9
Views: 34299

I'd never seen that before either, but I guess CCQ must mean "concept check question"
by Alex Case
20 Aug 2007, 11:11
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Time management help
Replies: 2
Views: 13543

Tips here:

http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/workshop-p ... -teachers/
by Alex Case
20 Aug 2007, 11:07
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: FCE Speaking practice
Replies: 2
Views: 20594

Plenty of free stuff on http://www.onestopenglish.com
by Alex Case
20 Aug 2007, 11:04
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA in London
Replies: 1
Views: 4445

CELTA London

It was a long time ago, but I did mine in Angloschool (down Crystal Palace way). The classic place to do it is International House. You will get very experienced trainers etc, but they can be a little over-demanding. Most people just pick somewhere easy to travel to, as the last thing you want to ad...
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 10:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Typical language problems for Japanese students?
Replies: 3
Views: 9078

You must be here by now! Too late to point you to this I guess:

http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/archives/200
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 10:55
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Attn: Susan
Replies: 1
Views: 5169

Sounds well dodgy, but should be able to find if there are warnings on TEFLblacklist blog etc. by googling the school name
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 10:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certificate not necessary
Replies: 38
Views: 47075

I have been a trainer on 4 week certificate in teaching english to adults courses (similar to CELTA) where some of the trainees already had teaching experience before they come on the course but they decided it was still worth the money to work in better schools and/ or work legally (in Turkey, for ...
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 10:14
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA or TESOL to teach in the USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 7548

There is so much information on this out there if you try looking, but to give a very brief summary to a too-often-asked question:

TESOL is not a qualification. Maybe you mean an MA in TESOL. As far as I am aware, you need an MA to teach in the USA and a CELTA is of no use whatsoever.
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 04:49
Forum: Business English
Topic: Making business letters fun
Replies: 3
Views: 19075

As promised, a page of links now available on my blog on making writing, esp. business writing, fun: http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/writing/email/ Feedback gratefully accepted. (the old link was dead for a while, but it should now be okay, sorry to anyone who couldn't find the page before)
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:50
Forum: Business English
Topic: Teaching English for science, tourism, IT, Maths
Replies: 7
Views: 25656

Getting them to do job interviews for their prospective jobs is also a good idea. The tourism students brainstorm and write down all the possible questions they could be asked when applying to work in a hotel, then pair up with someone from another group to be asked their questions.
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:47
Forum: Business English
Topic: Making business letters fun
Replies: 3
Views: 19075

There are some general tips here:

http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/2011/07 ... iling-one/

and some more suitable links on my blog. Am trying to get some more writing stuff and a list of links up on this subject too.
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:44
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: SING IT IN ENGLISH WITH THE LEARNETTES!
Replies: 7
Views: 7563

This is pure advertising- is this allowed?
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:39
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching dogs to speak English
Replies: 12
Views: 13165

That's because she's a Meditarranean dog. An East Asian dog won't need words, they will be so senstive to your feelings it will seem like they are reading your mind. An English dog will do what you say but with so much attitude you will wish you hadn't asked them
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 16122

International English

In a way, no one does speak International English. If it was simply a case of analysing how fluent non-native speakers speak to each other, making up a database of this language and teaching that instead of a syllabus based on databases of native speaker speech this would have already been done and ...
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:19
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Dress for Success
Replies: 5
Views: 7086

Good point, although it is more important in Asia than in some other places. Not sure IBM is the right choice of a successful company nowadays though...
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:17
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Where are the well-behaved kids?
Replies: 1
Views: 3967

Thailand for sure (someone else will beat them for you if they step out of line), Japan (ages 5 to 9), not Spain, not Italy, maybe Turkey, North Korean political prisons

(the last one is a joke)
by Alex Case
17 Aug 2007, 02:14
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Review of TEFL Schools
Replies: 16
Views: 16570

CELTA

I still think CELTA serves a function and you get something extra for your extra money- you know it is accepted absolutely everywhere without having to do any more research. it's a safe option. It's the Swedish or German car of TEFL courses. However, 50 pounds (or even one pound) just to have an int...