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by Susan
15 Mar 2015, 15:29
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Suprasegmental??? Could do with some help.
Replies: 1
Views: 1721

Re: Suprasegmental??? Could do with some help.

That's odd. I just typed suprasegmental into google and came up with tons of links. Here are a few of them: http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/574738/suprasegmental http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/hurley/Ling102web/mod3_speaking/3mod3.7_suprasegmentals.htm http://www.merriam-webster.com/d...
by Susan
17 Jan 2015, 14:50
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: What happens if you're late to a TEFL class?
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: What happens if you're late to a TEFL class?

Can't you look into car-pooling or other ways of arriving on time. Maybe ask the course provider if there are other students enrolled who live near you.
by Susan
21 Dec 2014, 17:36
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Teaching in the Middle East
Replies: 1
Views: 4493

Re: Teaching in the Middle East

You're right: don't ever pay for the chance to get a job. Have you looked at the Education Guardian, The British Council? You could also google universities in the Middle East.

Susan
by Susan
17 Dec 2014, 21:25
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Teaching someone who has previously learnt non-phonetically
Replies: 1
Views: 5444

Re: Teaching someone who has previously learnt non-phonetica

Sorry if I appear dumb: I don't understand this. Can you give an example. What I don't get is: if she doesn't associate a letter with a sound, how can she spell out a word? Surely when she spells out the word, she's saying d.o.g. which means she's producing the sound. If you could give some examples...
by Susan
11 Dec 2014, 20:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Payment for teaching English
Replies: 6
Views: 6444

Re: Payment for teaching English

I'll also add: good on you for standing up for yourself. Their reaction shows how mean they are; it doesn't indicate that you weren't good enough!
by Susan
10 Dec 2014, 17:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Payment for teaching English
Replies: 6
Views: 6444

Re: Payment for teaching English

HI, I get what you're saying about difficulties for older people to find work in France; it really is hard. However, I think that teaching is the exception. Especially private English lessons in your home or your student's home. If you're aiming at school kids, parents will start thinking about this...
by Susan
09 Dec 2014, 16:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Payment for teaching English
Replies: 6
Views: 6444

Re: Payment for teaching English

I note that you say: you wish to teach for money not for something to do. You have to tell this school that you can only continue if they will pay you. I've lived in France for years and this doesn't surprise me; it's up to you to put your foot down. Apart from all the problems, it's preventing you ...
by Susan
01 Dec 2014, 15:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Distance TESOL MA recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 3601

Re: Distance TESOL MA recommendations

Take a look at Reading University.
by Susan
26 Nov 2014, 20:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: HELP! Volunteering in Europe?
Replies: 2
Views: 3265

Re: HELP! Volunteering in Europe?

For volunteering, have you looked at VSO? Don't know if they do anything in Europe though. You could also try volunteer teaching for refugees in large cities in the UK.

Susan
by Susan
19 Nov 2014, 20:45
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Searching for the right program to the right price
Replies: 5
Views: 3716

Re: Searching for the right program to the right price

Trinity is a very respectable qualification; it's the same as a CELTA. It's just less well known.
by Susan
18 Nov 2014, 20:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Searching for the right program to the right price
Replies: 5
Views: 3716

Re: Searching for the right program to the right price

Have you looked at this page Edgar?

http://www.tefl.net/teaching/
by Susan
27 Oct 2014, 21:08
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Coursebook for seniors
Replies: 4
Views: 5941

Re: Coursebook for seniors

Why don't you wait to meet them before you decide what topics they are interested in? Many senior people are interested in a wide range of topics. I wouldn't disregards a book for the reason you give without knowing the students.
by Susan
19 Oct 2014, 17:23
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME
Replies: 5
Views: 6599

Re: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME

you're welcome. Sounds like you're doing a good job.
by Susan
19 Oct 2014, 09:49
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Tips for encouraging adult students to read
Replies: 1
Views: 4634

Re: Tips for encouraging adult students to read

Choose something that is slightly above their current level to challenge them just the right amount.
by Susan
19 Oct 2014, 09:42
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME
Replies: 5
Views: 6599

Re: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME

When you take a communicative approach to teaching; eg allowing students to speak or work in groups, you have to hand over a certain amount of autonomy and responsibility to them. It is impossible to control every word they say. It sounds as if this group is ideal for this type of independent work, ...
by Susan
18 Oct 2014, 13:17
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME
Replies: 5
Views: 6599

Re: COLLOCATION BOARD GAME

YOu can allow everybody in the group to be a judge of whether answers are correct. You can walk around spending a few minutes with each group: ask them about previous pairings and if they have any queries. You don't say what the game is but it sounds to me that if one pairing is wrong, other pairs w...
by Susan
14 Oct 2014, 20:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Scam/Non Native
Replies: 11
Views: 5454

Re: Scam/Non Native

Briona has been on these forums for years and I have never had any doubt about her intentions for being here.

Susan (moderator)
by Susan
07 Oct 2014, 19:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing?

I've also heard that Reading University do a good MA programme.

I don't know what is recognised in the Gulf.

Susan
by Susan
01 Aug 2014, 09:52
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Job Interview from Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 4311

Re: Job Interview from Hell

I'm afraid this is the way of the world: sometimes you go for a job interview where the interviewers already know who they wish (or don't wish) to hire. Unfair, I know, but not unknown. Some of the questions are certainly odd. Number 2 seems like a question for a management post. Number 3 and your f...