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by systematic
15 Jul 2008, 06:39
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: covered with, by or in?
Replies: 9
Views: 27412

Re: covered with, by or in?

luqm80 comes, IMHO, very close when (s)he mentions collocations * as a possible explanation. I'll agree with those who say it doesn't pay to be a purist. One also has to draw a line at a point where the net outcome of research in the very broad discipline of cognitive linguistics has any practical ...
by systematic
13 Jul 2008, 09:00
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Spontaneous Speech for Beginners?!
Replies: 2
Views: 8504

Re: Spontaneous Speech for Beginners?!

I detest the idea of promoting my site ... but what's the point in devoting your life to a site if so few people see it and use it? You will be more than welcome to promote your site on this Thailand TESOL forum . It will also help your SEO. You can add a suitable logo as your avatar, and a .gif sc...
by systematic
13 Jul 2008, 08:50
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: teflonline.com
Replies: 2
Views: 4064

Re: teflonline.com

I'm not familiar with the course you mentioned, but I am well acquainted with ten or so others. I think you've answered your own question - the math is basic. However, there are serious doubts as to whether such a cramming would be pedagogically advisable for TESOL course, or any other on-line, dist...
by systematic
12 Jul 2008, 08:17
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: I want to open Tefl school
Replies: 3
Views: 13710

Re: I want to open Tefl school

A year ago almost to the day, this thread dried up because the OP refused quite categorically to name his/her country. The title of the thread nevertheless continues to draw visits. Some of the best answers to cries for help like this are on this very website. Many posting on advice forums can be av...
by systematic
11 Jul 2008, 14:39
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: fresh out of college, i want to do this for a year
Replies: 1
Views: 3134

Re: fresh out of college, i want to do this for a year

Hi Ruckus There are several 'real' courses, but read the ads or their websites VERY carefully first because they may be just offering 'pay to-work' schemes, or they might be tour operators in disguise. The two most widely known courses are the Trinity cert. and the Cambridge University CELTA. Check ...
by systematic
11 Jul 2008, 14:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL Certification Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3846

Re: Online TEFL Certification Question

Hi Majin I was going to fire away with one of my warnings about scams, but you should check out ICALpete page about accreditation, because unlike my somewhat milder TESOL Scam Warning , he gets straight to the quick. Nevertheless, there are two opinions and warnings for you, and beware particularly ...
by systematic
11 Jul 2008, 14:17
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: another online TEFL question
Replies: 6
Views: 5502

Re: another online TEFL question

I Timbizz I was going to fire away with one of my warnings about scams, but you should check out ICALpete page about accreditation, because unlike my somewhat milder TESOL Scam Warning , he gets straight to the quick. Nevertheless, there are two opinions and warnings for you, and beware particularly...
by systematic
02 Jul 2008, 11:04
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Inlingua Valencia
Replies: 3
Views: 6649

Re: Inlingua Valencia

This is all still very typical of the way these street level cowboys operate - and there are 1,000s of them worldwide, even in central London. The best advice is simply always to speak to current members of the staff before accepting a job offer, and if the shop owner won't allow it, draw your own c...
by systematic
02 Jul 2008, 10:41
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I'm new and need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3836

Re: I'm new and need help!

There are some very Korea specific, dedicated forums where you will probably find most most of the questions ether already answered or currently under discussion. Do you know how to use a search engine? There's one called Google, but there are a lot of others too. Try using search keywords like Kore...
by systematic
29 Jun 2008, 12:39
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Inlingua Valencia
Replies: 3
Views: 6649

Re: Inlingua Valencia

We've done some of the Google searches (which you will of course certainly have already done yourself) and we came up with this at http://www.inlingua.com/ The legally independent Language Centers, free to shape their training programs in accordance with the requirements of the local market, are com...
by systematic
28 Jun 2008, 00:55
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: "at" a place as contrasted with "in" a place
Replies: 7
Views: 14583

Re: "at" a place as contrasted with "in" a place

We say "at the office","at school", "at 22 Mill Street", but "in school", "in the kitchen", "in the country", "in room 6A", etcetera. How do I explain this to my students? Are there rules for this? The rules are those of usage rather than grammatical. In this instance you must first decide whether ...
by systematic
23 Jun 2008, 11:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA

I don't mean to go off on topical tangent and such a discussion is unlikely appropriate within the space of this particular forum, I don't think that really matters here, there are not a lot of people following the thread, but for anyone that is, it is a healthy discourse, entertaining, and informa...
by systematic
22 Jun 2008, 19:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA

You can rest assured that the hundreds of Catholic schools in the region have no reason not to accept certificates gained through study with IEERA partners . I'm not entirely convinced that there isn't a hint of sarcasm clandestinely concealed within the above sentence. You will have to accept the ...
by systematic
21 Jun 2008, 09:10
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Accreditation for a Language School
Replies: 4
Views: 14405

Re: Accreditation for a Language School

Funny how people often request help on forums, then don't come back. I read the OP"s post for the n'th time but still couldn't quite make up my mind whether he had got himself a job as an inspector, or whether it was his school that was going to be inspected :? What you need to know about TESOL jobs...
by systematic
21 Jun 2008, 08:00
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA

Nice try GB, and nearly right. Actually they do indeed build and host our school group websites for free in exchange for some of our language services, so they deserve the occasional plug. One of our current projects, as you will have gathered, is to research, collate and disseminate reliable inform...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 19:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Germany in Oct. 2008? What's the pitfalls?
Replies: 4
Views: 7675

Re: Germany in Oct. 2008? What's the pitfalls?

This is an old posting but anyone picking it up here because of its title might be interested in an answer: I lived in Germany for 18 years. 51% of the post WWII generations speak almost fluent English as the standard of English tuition in the German schools is very high, and the country was occupie...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 18:44
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certificate not necessary
Replies: 38
Views: 46375

Re: Certificate not necessary

Although this thread is somewhat older, it is possibly one of the most important on the whole forum. It is a well balanced debate and deserves to be a sticky. Anyone picking it up here should not hesitate to read it all and add some up-to-date 2008 information. Read this TESOL course scam warning to...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 18:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Accreditation and reputation
Replies: 8
Views: 9310

Re: TEFL International

tteflintl.com and I must say it's a pretty heavy course that I wouldn't want to do online,let alone with no practice. That is very interesting to know, I've heard a lot about and I've been hoping to get in touch with omeone who did this course. Perhaps you could tell us about your experience with T...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 17:56
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA

Indeed, I agree. This is lamentable, particularly for organizations such as ours which are very much professional and genuine, but who, despite this, aren't trusted because of Internet scams. Yes, I fully sympathise. It's a shame your website design is slightly confusing and does not instil the rig...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 10:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Re: Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA

Always do background checks on any TESOL courses that are being offered overseas or on-line, and hesitate again before parting with your money. Professional organisations use a professional credit card gateway page on their own websites for secure on-line payments, you are then guaranteed a refund i...