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by Susan
25 Feb 2016, 21:02
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: New teacher using the Callan method
Replies: 2
Views: 2031

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
by Susan
17 Feb 2016, 22:39
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: "UPPER-INTERMEDIATE" ADULT READING?
Replies: 3
Views: 14677

Re: "UPPER-INTERMEDIATE" ADULT READING?

What are the objectives of your reading lesson? What age group are the students? You must think of this before choosing a text. Generally, pick text that contains language a little higher than what they can produce orally, just to challenge them.
by Susan
17 Feb 2016, 22:37
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Being safe with contracts.
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Re: Being safe with contracts.

You could pay an independent translator to translate the contract for you.
by Susan
14 Feb 2016, 20:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: New TEFL Trainee/Student Here
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: New TEFL Trainee/Student Here

Welcome.

Sounds like a good plan.

Hope you'll come back with questions and comments on your experience.
by Susan
31 Jan 2016, 12:39
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?
Replies: 6
Views: 4799

Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

It varies according to the school. The more experience you have, the better the job. Usually.
by Susan
29 Jan 2016, 21:26
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?
Replies: 6
Views: 4799

Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Hi
There are plenty of opportunities in those countries. I'd start searching in the UK, get a job lined up before going out there. Try looking in the Guardian and the Times Educational Supplement.

Let us know how you get on.

Susan
by Susan
25 Jan 2016, 20:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?
Replies: 6
Views: 4799

Re: Possibilities for teaching in Middle East?

Do you have a specific country or countries in mind? I'm sure it varies widely.
by Susan
18 Jan 2016, 19:56
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: training for teaching online
Replies: 3
Views: 4855

Re: training for teaching online

A PGCE is equivalent to a Diploma in TEFL. With the PGCE, you have the classroom management, lesson planning, etc covered. In your situation, I would say an online course is enough to cover what you are missing.

Why don't you just get your CV out there already and see what happens?
by Susan
16 Jan 2016, 16:37
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: The difference between an email and an informal letter for IGCSE ESL
Replies: 1
Views: 2704

Re: The difference between an email and an informal letter for IGCSE ESL

Don't know the difference in terms of the IGCSE exam but in general email is replacing informal letters more and more. I hope you find someone who knows the exam.
by Susan
21 Dec 2015, 10:16
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Why I no longer want to teach TEFL in China.
Replies: 0
Views: 1988

Re: Why I no longer want to teach TEFL in China.

Your health is important.
by Susan
01 Dec 2015, 19:11
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Worried about a dangerous teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 3433

Re: Worried about a dangerous teacher

Good point
by Susan
02 Nov 2015, 19:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Interview at a language school
Replies: 4
Views: 3338

Re: Interview at a language school

welcome, let us know how it goes
by Susan
30 Oct 2015, 19:00
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Interview at a language school
Replies: 4
Views: 3338

Re: Interview at a language school

If you're going to an interview to become a student I think smart jeans are fine. It's different for a job interview. I'm talking about Europe here. Sounds like you were right for the questions. They may also ask about your experience learning a foreign language and what you thought of the teacher's...
by Susan
20 Oct 2015, 20:34
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Recruiter "zhirui100" bad contract?
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Recruiter "zhirui100" bad contract?

I wouldn't work for anyone who tells me who can visit my home at night. The rest I can't comment on, I've never worked in China.

Susan
by Susan
30 Sep 2015, 10:41
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: B2 English
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: B2 English

Students have a much better grasp of English at this level.

Why don't you start with part of a test that students do in pairs? Just to see their level.
by Susan
25 Sep 2015, 11:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: my student is forgetful
Replies: 9
Views: 4639

Re: my student is forgetful

You just have to do lots of revision. Some people take a long time to learn.
by Susan
21 Sep 2015, 17:37
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Internship Interview Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2316

Re: Internship Interview Advice

They'll probably ask about your experience learning a language to see if you understand it from the other point of view.

They may ask about your work with groups of people.

Susan
by Susan
18 Sep 2015, 18:16
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Could someone help me with a lesson?
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: Could someone help me with a lesson.

Have you looked through these forums, including the help desk. this has been the topic of many conversations.

Do you believe this other teacher who says negative things about your lessons? See for yourself what reaction you get from students.
by Susan
11 Sep 2015, 09:02
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Grammar course for teachers?
Replies: 3
Views: 3052

Re: Grammar course for teachers?

Raymond Murphy has a series of grammar books for students. Also good for teachers. They're very comprehensive and quick and easy to read.
by Susan
09 Sep 2015, 17:30
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: South african - Getting documents notarized and apostille
Replies: 1
Views: 2371

Re: South african - Getting documents notarized and apostille

hi

have you asked your consulate or embassy for advice?