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by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 03:18
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Fossilization - SS not using what they already know
Replies: 3
Views: 3054

Re: Fossilization

I can't really think of an official term for the syndrome. It has several sources however. Sloppy teaching from their own non English native teachers while in primary school or early secondary, is one reason. More often perhaps, as in the example of Thai L1 speakers is the absence, or near absence o...
by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 03:08
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Resources or tips for 1 to 1 classes?
Replies: 3
Views: 3385

Re: Resources or tips for 1 to 1 classes?

Avocado wrote: Privates have a way of going off in unexpected directions.
They do indeed - and one important point that I omitted to mention was to establish the student's areas of interest and also use them to build some, but not all, of the topics for conversation on.
by systematic
10 Jun 2010, 03:41
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: PLACEMENT TEST
Replies: 7
Views: 21863

Re: PLACEMENT TEST

Hi, Please remember that I posted that link two years ago - things can change rapidly on the Internet ! However, a quick Google search (which we have done for you) shows all the information is available at http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/isbn/7160?cc=gb However, The Oxford Placement Test is for stu...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 08:36
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 70480

Re: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan

I was just trying to be helpful by pointing out that, as I think you have also recognised, your wish list is going to be largely unattainable, at least as a teacher, without the required qualifications; so you might have to set your sights on environment a little lower if it is nevertheless teaching...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 05:15
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Job Prospects in Brazil, Peru,???
Replies: 7
Views: 9059

Re: Job Prospects in Brazil, Peru,???

Feel free to post any questions you have in any of our respective forums. The answers we give are generally of interest to most of our readers.
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 04:44
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Oh forget it, I'm fed up with this prejudice industry
Replies: 4
Views: 4571

Re: Oh forget it, I'm fed up with this prejudice industry

So what Boooooon? The last thing I am interested in when I interview a job candidate is his passport. It will soon come out inthe interview whether or not s/he is a native speaker. There is still no workaround for the academic qualifications though.
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 04:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certification and placement
Replies: 1
Views: 2652

Re: Certification and placement

Hi LBayley, you've come to the right place and all the answers you need are already either here in the forums or in our TEFL Articles section (see tab at the top of the page). It would be worth your while to spend a moment browsing the forums and their topics. If you find a relevant thread but it st...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 04:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Is my B.Ed useful for TEFL?
Replies: 7
Views: 5251

Re: Is my B.Ed useful for TEFL?

That's a different topic Nick. Try posting in the Asia employment section.
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 03:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: How do distance learning Masters in TEFL compare from UK
Replies: 1
Views: 2753

Re: How do distance learning Masters in TEFL compare from UK

Somehow this post got missed, but here is a late answer for anyone picking up the thread: It depends where and how you wish to do your degree course - in Japan, or in Europe, and whether it should preferably be a distance course or a full-time campus base course. Do not confuse degree courses with T...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 02:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL as a couple? Very worried.
Replies: 2
Views: 3358

Re: TEFL as a couple? Very worried.

Religious principles in most developing countries, especially Islamic, Buddhist, and Catholic, are often far more closely observed than in Western countries. Most schools will not employ people who are unmarried and living as a couple. Catholic schools might occasionally be slightly more tolerant bu...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 02:35
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Best EFL course book (series) for adults?
Replies: 1
Views: 4341

Re: Best EFL course book (series) for adults?

Somehow your post got missed, so here is a late reply for anyone piing up the thread here: Check out the websites of the leading publishers of EFL text books. Nowadays the sites are extremely comprehensive, often with sub sites for many of their leading titles. with downloadable sample pages. Almost...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 02:23
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: E-communication - a real company or a scam?
Replies: 10
Views: 18601

Re: E-communication - a real company or a scam?

tefl.com appears to be simply an advertising portal. They probably wave all responsiblilty for their advertisers and as long as they are getting revenue from the adverts, they are probably not interested in hearing about complaints.
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 01:57
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 70480

Re: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan

I would think your first criterion would be finding employment without the required credentials. Whether you like the people or the climate or can speak the local language or not are secondary and are things you will probably have to come to terms with if you desperately need work.
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 00:49
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Resources or tips for 1 to 1 classes?
Replies: 3
Views: 3385

Re: Resources or tips for 1 to 1 classes?

I have found that one of the best methods is structured conversation. Find out what their interests are then use supports such as newspaper or magazine articles, or if you have access to a video recorder or a laptop computer, short TV news items or short documentaries. If you have access to the Inte...
by systematic
04 Jun 2010, 00:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: "accreditation" maze - what a minefield!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 6279

Re: What a minefield!!!

Yes, it certainly is a minefield - and that's why we are here to help! Accreditation is one of the most hotly discussed topics on this board, with special mentions of ACTDEC too, so do go ahead and enter ACTDEC in the forum search box to locate comments, then accreditation to find all the other thre...
by systematic
21 May 2010, 00:19
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: New to TEFL....which country is best?
Replies: 1
Views: 3303

Re: New to TEFL....which country is best?

Hi, Most employers will insist on some kind of TEFL certificate, and most governments require a university degree for you to obtain a visa and work legally in their country. "Best' country is subjective - it depends on so many different criteria and what you personally are looking for. Your question...
by systematic
21 May 2010, 00:12
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: 65yo American/British citizen seeks advice on TEFL in Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 5854

Re: 65yo American/British citizen seeks advice on TEFL in Eu

You didn't mention it in your original post, but do remember that you will need a university degree if you wish to teach in mainstream schools.
by systematic
19 May 2010, 12:54
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Thinking about teaching in Italy?
Replies: 1
Views: 3406

Re: Thinking about teaching in Italy?

I think your choice will hinge on whether you want the perceived security of being on reasonably familiar terrain in Europe, or whether you are ready for an exotic venture into the tropics and where things will, at least at first, be very unfamiliar. As far as Thailand is concerned, the country and ...
by systematic
19 May 2010, 12:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I'd like some advice about INTESOL please!
Replies: 9
Views: 12872

Re: Hello, I'm new and I'd like some advice please!

I have heard only good reports of their courses and I have employed people with their certificates.