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by Alex Case
22 Nov 2012, 21:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: In need of advice about TEFL without a degree
Replies: 1
Views: 4340

Re: In need of advice about TEFL without a degree

If you are very flexible about location and have low enough standards about job conditions, you will certainly find some work without a degree. Note that some countries, e.g. South Korea, won't accept distance degrees for a teaching visa.
by Alex Case
18 Nov 2012, 11:35
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Bad DELTA experience
Replies: 1
Views: 6372

Re: Bad DELTA experience

Could you at least give a hint what centre it was?
by Alex Case
12 Nov 2012, 21:17
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Job applications - difficult/easy/quick/slow?
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Job applications - difficult/easy/quick/slow?

You need to have a concrete job offer to get the visa.
by Alex Case
12 Nov 2012, 07:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Job applications - difficult/easy/quick/slow?
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Job applications - difficult/easy/quick/slow?

For both those countries the visa process can take a while so you'd need to apply much more than a month before you want to start work (you don't need a CELTA for the visa). Both also start the academic year in April, so that seems like a likely start date for someone finishing their CELTA in Feb.
by Alex Case
10 Nov 2012, 21:37
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching using "word shapes" or "wordshapes"?
Replies: 3
Views: 12194

Re: Teaching using "word shapes" or "wordshapes"?

I'm getting so confused I can't remember which is which, will post whenever I next come across it... Anyway, it basically always comes down to matching the word and the word shape and then a picture, or possibly a colour word and word shape and then colouring. In my opinion, dull as well as ineffect...
by Alex Case
10 Nov 2012, 21:34
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: How do I get experience ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6972

Re: How do I get experience ?

There are no countries where you can't get a job with less than two years' experience - to start with the percentage of TEFLers who do more than two years is quite small! In terms of number of jobs for people with zero experience, China and Korea are probably the most common.
by Alex Case
10 Nov 2012, 21:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Help!! 6hours business English Every day
Replies: 3
Views: 6026

Re: Help!! 6hours business English Every day

With both job interviews and FCE to practice, it shouldn't be a problem. My ideas for the former on TEFL.net: http://edition.tefl.net/ideas/business/job-application-tasks/ My materials for the same point on my blog: http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/business-esp/job-applications-hr/ My stuf...
by Alex Case
07 Nov 2012, 19:56
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching using "word shapes" or "wordshapes"?
Replies: 3
Views: 12194

Re: Teaching using "word shapes" or "wordshapes"?

I'm using two series of primary textbooks and reviewing another at the moment. One of them uses word shapes quite extensively in the workbook and the other two totally ignore it. With the limited time I have in class with my students, I've personally never found it any use at all.
by Alex Case
07 Nov 2012, 19:52
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?
Replies: 7
Views: 8690

Re: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?

I'm not sure there are any online course providers which have their own chains of schools. About the only way to compare online certs is by the number of lies on their websites, so as I said if you can paste in any claims they make that you have specific questions about we can give our feedback on it.
by Alex Case
07 Nov 2012, 19:48
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 3
Views: 12014

Re: Skype?

As far as I'm aware, it's totallly normal to email materials such as worksheets before or during the lesson
by Alex Case
05 Nov 2012, 20:44
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?
Replies: 7
Views: 8690

Re: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?

In that case, it really is impossible to compare and in fact I can't see how they could help. For example, there are many jobs you can get in Japan with nothing or an online cert, e.g. most ALT jobs and English conversation school jobs. All those jobs are widely advertised and any online cert provid...
by Alex Case
04 Nov 2012, 21:06
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?
Replies: 7
Views: 8690

Re: Which TEFL programs have the best placement services?

I can't see any way that one person could compare the job placement services of two different TEFL courses - let alone all TEFL courses! With a proper 4 week TEFL with observed and graded teaching practice you can find a job yourself in most cities in the world - where are you thinking of going? If ...
by Alex Case
04 Nov 2012, 21:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Delta Module 2 - UK Centres
Replies: 1
Views: 4413

Re: Delta Module 2 - UK Centres

I found them on the Cambridge site by googling Bell Online Delta. It might be that they don't appear on the UK page because you don't need to fly to the UK for it but can do it wherever you are. Not sure how that works for modules 1 and 3, but for module 2 that means you'll need to find yourself som...
by Alex Case
01 Nov 2012, 20:02
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: TEFL in Indonesia
Replies: 3
Views: 6252

Re: TEFL in Indonesia

I can't find any mention of needing specific degrees - and they could never get enough teachers if they did impose that. In fact, the information I have found by googling "teaching visa in Indonesia" suggest a TEFL cert is needed but not necessarily a degree.
by Alex Case
28 Oct 2012, 21:45
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Questions from a prospective transgender teacher...
Replies: 4
Views: 9387

Re: Questions from a prospective transgender teacher...

It must be possible to work as a transgender TEFL teacher under some circumstances, e.g: - Working in or near a LGBT-friendly area of a liberal European city, e.g. Chueca in Madrid - Working for a school that has a very strong equal opportunities policy, probably meaning a UK-based one like the Brit...
by Alex Case
27 Oct 2012, 21:06
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Qualified teacher status, no degree - is TEFL the next move?
Replies: 4
Views: 6379

Re: Qualified teacher status, no degree - is TEFL the next m

So, your plan is to stay in Canada and do online TEFL teaching to supplement your regular teaching job?
by Alex Case
27 Oct 2012, 21:03
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Where should I start?
Replies: 8
Views: 11901

Re: Where should I start?

That means you'll be looking for a job in spring, which is far from ideal in Europe because a lot of schools basically shut down for the summer. April is the beginning of the school year in lots of Asia, though.
by Alex Case
27 Oct 2012, 12:25
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: France or Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 10231

Re: France or Germany

Hi Susan Thanks for the info. My point wasn't that those countries have no jobs (a surprising number of TEFL bloggers and ESP book authors work in Germany, for example), but the number of international job ads tends to be a good indication of the number of jobs for teachers with no experience, e.g, ...
by Alex Case
27 Oct 2012, 11:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Where should I start?
Replies: 8
Views: 11901

Re: Where should I start?

I'm not saying all guaranteed jobs are bad jobs, but there are plenty of reasons to be suspicious: - If somewhere will offer jobs to anyone with a TEFL cert, is that the kind of place anyone should want to work? - Most of those jobs will actually accept people without certs too - With some guarantee...
by Alex Case
26 Oct 2012, 20:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Airfare, accomodation, and insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 5024

Re: Airfare, accomodation, and insurance

It really does all depend, especially on the country. When you find a job offer you are interested in, look at those factors and compare it to job ads from the same country or even city to see whether it offers what most schools do. In general, Asian schools pay all of those (though for one year con...