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by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 09:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Do I need a CELTA with my teaching experience?
Replies: 1
Views: 3004

Re: Do I need a CELTA with my teaching experience?

Hi Richard, If the CELTA or some TESOL cert. is not a prerequiste for the job - and it appears you have the job already - your PGCE will have already armed you with the knowledge you need of teaching practice. What you need to know about teaching English you can brush up by reading either: The Pract...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 08:29
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What are the various stages of writing
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Re: What are the various stages of writing

This http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/ej30/r2.html is a summary by Elizabeth Cramer of Brigham Young University, of a series of textbooks on writing which I have used many times with great success with students in S.E.Asia. They are suitable for students from Grade 10 through university 1st &...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 08:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Money Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2977

Re: Money Question

Just be aware that most TESOL jobs will not even pay that much per month. Even CELTA qualified Brits in their own country which has one of the highest costs of living in the world only get £7.50 - £11.00 per hour ($15 - 22), and the maximum number of actual teaching hours one can sensibly cope with ...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 07:29
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Looking for an agent that can help me in getting Work Oppor
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Re: Looking for an agent that can help me in getting Work Oppor

This has got nothing whatsoever to with ESL or TEFL.
Instead of signing on under different names and posting fake dialogues with yourself in order to spam the forum with text links to promote your own consultancy, why don't you just...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 07:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Accuracy or fluency
Replies: 7
Views: 11817

Re: Accuracy or fluency

I agree with Glenski: In situations where pure academic achievement is the goal ( i.e. passing exams), accuracy - particularly in grammar, orthography, and use - is the most important. In situations where the learner wants to communicate effectively for personal, travel or business reasons, fluency ...
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 07:11
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Can anyone explain me about WOTC????
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

Re: Can anyone explain me about WOTC????

The OP is trying to start a thread - like he has on other forums - so he can plug his own consultancy.
by systematic
20 Jun 2008, 04:10
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??
Replies: 10
Views: 19485

Re: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??

Publishers' guidlines are based on the summaries provided by the authors themselves. In my opinion, texbook authors are reasonably competent people (if not, I will need to change my vocation :oops: ). Unfortunately...I've found that changing from interchange to other books this correlation didn't wo...
by systematic
19 Jun 2008, 20:02
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??
Replies: 10
Views: 19485

Re: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??

This was your original question: I need to relate my school's students to some sort of international grading level.For instance How can I relate books in one series to another..e.g. Interchange series to Elementary, Pre-intermediate, intermediate and Upper intermediate??? Interchange comes in the fo...
by systematic
19 Jun 2008, 05:33
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??
Replies: 10
Views: 19485

Re: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??

I said: Visit the websites of major publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Longman to learn more. New Interchange , is, according to the publisher, the world’s most successful series for adult and young adult learners. I have used Interchange, but the book is not...
by systematic
19 Jun 2008, 04:33
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: CELTA but no degree in Asia??
Replies: 3
Views: 7696

Re: CELTA but no degree in Asia??

To attempt to teach without a minimum of a bachelor degree (any discipline) in Thailand could even be to risk deportation and/or a prison sentence. - it has happened. Some sleazy schools, particularly language institutes, may offer you some employment 'on the black' but the salary and conditions wil...
by systematic
19 Jun 2008, 04:00
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Observing lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 20901

Observing lessons: CONCLUSIONS.

Peter, Dave, and Kootvela have given some excellent advice and I would like to conclude by saying that observation - being observed, and observing others at work - is a critical part of a teacher's development. Up until less than a generation or so ago, the courses in teacher training colleges and f...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 18:18
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: Teaching someone who has never learnt english
Replies: 1
Views: 10348

Re: Teaching someone who has never learnt english

Try using a search engine such as Google. You will be looking for textbooks for adult 'absolute beginners'. You are sure to find what you need once you locate the websites of the major publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Longman. You are welcome to ask this for...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 18:12
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??
Replies: 10
Views: 19485

Re: What is meant by "intermediate" etc??

As a language teacher you will know that the traditional levels you mentioned are standard international terms, often based on the EU Threshold Levels, and that texbooks are designed at these levels for different target learners from Young Learners, Teens, Young Adults, and mature Students. The syll...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 18:00
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: IGCSE
Replies: 1
Views: 9624

Re: IGCSE

Hello, i would really like your advice on the IGCSE english as a foreign language . i'm confused. Cambridge IGCSE does not offer any qualifications in English as a Foreign Language. The core subject is English a Second Language/ GCSE Second Language English is designed for students who already have...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 17:37
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: assessments
Replies: 1
Views: 9173

Re: assessments

wildfk wrote:I'm looking for an "off-the-peg" assessment test.something quick (30 minutes) and simple that won't put of total or at least, false beginners.
Check out my answer to a similar request here:
http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2074
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 17:18
Forum: Tests & Exams
Topic: PLACEMENT TEST
Replies: 7
Views: 21863

Re: PLACEMENT TEST

This can be very easily adapted to your requirement: Oxford Placement Test It includes a listening test. We have used it over 1,000 times with great success. This is free, but far less reliable: http://englishenglish.com/englishtest.htm and has no listening component. These tests are also listed by ...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 16:48
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: by car /with car
Replies: 7
Views: 9165

Re: by car /with car

Maybe this short summary will help: If the emphasis is on whose car, or which particular car you went in, then it would be correct to say: I went to Los Angeles in my/Peter"s/his/a rented car. If the emphasis is on the fact that you travelled in a car and not by any other form of transport, then Goo...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 16:21
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: covered with, by or in?
Replies: 9
Views: 27344

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 use...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 15:36
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Whole or entire
Replies: 5
Views: 16914

s far as our research has been abvle to ascertain, whole

As for semantic differences, it's a topic for serious research, I guess. I'd be interested myself to hear somebody say something on the subject. As far as our research has been able to ascertain, the adjectives whole and entire are semantically perfect synonyms. There are no rules, but collocation ...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 15:13
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: HAS or HAVE
Replies: 14
Views: 14760

Re: HAS or HAVE

I'm sorry that it's you that has to tell her. Every time. Singular or plural. Except when the relative pronoun ( who or that ) is a plural subject pronoun and relates to a plural subject. Thus, in addressing a crowd: I'm sorry that it's you that have to tell her. [ that being the subject, and not y...