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by Susan
06 Feb 2017, 21:18
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL, prospects and advice for prospective teacher graduating this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: TEFL, prospects and advice for prospective teacher graduating this year?

Hi Irossi

If you want to make a career out of teaching, I suggest the CELTA or Trinity certificate, not an online course.

Susan
by Susan
06 Feb 2017, 21:16
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Cert Ed recognised abroad?
Replies: 1
Views: 3985

Re: Cert Ed recognised abroad?

If you're looking for a qualification that is widely recognized, don't do an online course. CELTA and Trinity are the ones to get.
by Susan
31 Jan 2017, 20:48
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Difference between 'work' or 'hours for work'
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: Difference between 'work' or 'hours for work'

Looks like a mistake to me. In the line below, it says hours of work.
by Susan
26 Jan 2017, 21:06
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Short term internships.
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Re: Short term internships.

It's difficult, almost impossible.

Short stints don't work because by the time you and the students get to work well together, it's time to leave.
by Susan
31 Dec 2016, 18:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 12112

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

I have been looking for some distance-learning courses in Education and most of them are primary or unavailable in this kind of learning. http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/education-ma/ but how about something like this? Post-graduate top-up diploma in Education. Best regards, Dawid Hi, I'...
by Susan
30 Dec 2016, 16:03
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 12112

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Glad you like the site.

Let us know how you get on and what you decide to do.

Susan
by Susan
26 Dec 2016, 15:03
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 12112

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi again,

I agree with John that you should be looking at job ads to help inform your choice of course. You can take a look at our sister site "English Club". There are many job ads there for China and other countries in Asia:

https://www.englishclub.com/tefl/viewforum.php?f=15
by Susan
26 Dec 2016, 14:58
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 12112

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi, I don't understand why you say that you are tied to the OU. Yes, sure you want to work and study at the same time but OU is not the only university that offers distance learning programmes. Have you researched that? It's better to get a degree from a reputable uni but the OU is not the only one....
by Susan
25 Dec 2016, 17:22
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 12112

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi.

All four OU courses look good and you'll certainly learn a lot. However, by choosing early learning, you'll be limiting your job opportunities. In your case, I think you need to keep your options open. Is there an OU course on learning or pedagogy in general?

Susan
by Susan
23 Nov 2016, 21:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Book for new teachers
Replies: 9
Views: 8654

Re: Book for new teachers

Hello all,

You can also take a look at Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English, available here:

https://www.englishclub.com/store/produ ... g-english/
by Susan
07 Nov 2016, 17:07
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: follow on tasks to use after teaching from an original text
Replies: 1
Views: 8537

Re: follow on tasks to use after teaching from an original text

You need to give more information if people are to help. E.g. what text are you using? Or what is the topic? What instructions have you been given exactly?
by Susan
23 Jul 2016, 15:49
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: I forgot a simple word, now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 5116

Re: I forgot a simple word, now what?

Don't beat yourself up about it; just do as you suggest and tell her the translation. She's maybe even forgotten she asked the question.
by Susan
23 Jul 2016, 15:47
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Do I need a PGCE?
Replies: 3
Views: 5495

Re: Do I need a PGCE?

Depends where and what you want to teach.
If you want to teach in a state school in the UK, a PGCE is needed.
If you want to teach EFL to children abroad, different qualifications are needed.
by Susan
28 Jun 2016, 20:04
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Lesson Plan review
Replies: 1
Views: 5546

Re: Lesson Plan review

your reviewer has clearly stated that you need to focus on one use of the present continuous. You absolutely have to mention which use you will focus on in your objectives at the beginning of the lesson plan. To quote you: Once that student reaches the window, I ask that they describe to the class w...
by Susan
25 Apr 2016, 20:07
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 11231

Re: Recommendations

I'll answer your question in a PM.
by Susan
30 Mar 2016, 19:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: The 9 month prologue
Replies: 6
Views: 16446

Re: The 9 month prologue

Hi.

You could place an ad somewhere that will be seen by lots of non-native speakers: newspaper, website, gathering place.

Susan
by Susan
21 Mar 2016, 17:03
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: The 9 month prologue
Replies: 6
Views: 16446

Re: The 9 month prologue

Read TEFL books. Reread your course work. Volunteer to teach English, e.g. to refugees, your local church.

Susan
by Susan
16 Mar 2016, 19:15
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: New TEFL Trainee/Student Here
Replies: 3
Views: 2449

Re: New TEFL Trainee/Student Here

Great. It sounds good.

Best of luck.
by Susan
27 Feb 2016, 13:39
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Please help choose best Tefl course!
Replies: 8
Views: 5078

Re: Please help choose best Tefl course!

Glad you're enjoying it.
by Susan
25 Feb 2016, 21:02
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: New teacher using the Callan method
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: New teacher using the Callan method

I don't know the Callan method but there are many schools out there that will allow you to plan your own lessons and even encourage creativity. If you think teaching is for you, look into other schools. You don't have to move now but just knowing you have an escape will help you bear it.

Susan