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by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 14:24
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: "at" a place as contrasted with "in" a place
Replies: 7
Views: 14584

English prepositions

As Matthau says, there are some important differences between AE and BE and an EFL teacher should make the students aware of them. In British English at and in can have very different meanings: He is at the hospital would mean that he is there on business or visiting a patient or being treated in th...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 13:39
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: blond and blonde
Replies: 5
Views: 7246

Re: blond and blonde

The spellings blonde and blond correspond to the feminine and masculine forms in French. Although the distinction is usually retained in Britain, American usage since the 1970s has generally preferred the gender-neutral blond . The adjective blonde may still refer to a woman’s (but not a man’s) hai...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 11:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: SITES TO FIND JOBS
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Re: SITES TO FIND JOBS

I was wondering the best sites to look at that arent too fussed... There is now a plethora of TEFL job sites, so many in fact that many schools and employers are now beginning to seek alternative channels for recruiting their teachers. Why? - Often the sites charge disproportionately high fees for ...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 11:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Chinese Students - What do you think about them?
Replies: 3
Views: 4055

Re: Chinese Students - THAILAND too!

To call your comments aphorisms, Peter, is to underestimate the accuracy of your words - not only are your points most salient, and excellent advice, but they are also very apt and apply equally to the rest of Southeast Asia, i.e. Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam - especially Thailand which, as...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 08:07
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What can I do???
Replies: 1
Views: 2398

Re: What can I do???

This is a delicate situation and your concern is a little vague, because it apparently only concerns a suspicion . Generally, paedophiles have a morbid fear of exposure although they are often reckless, and the last thing any school wants is a scandal that could lead to heir eventual bankruptcy. You...
by systematic
18 Jun 2008, 07:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: airfare reimbursement
Replies: 2
Views: 2947

Re: airfare reimbursement

This reply applies to any to country where you might work as a teacher: You are fortunate to have found a job that offers you an airfare, in whatever form, whether a flat rate or based on the actual ticket price. Before accepting a job that promises airfare reimbursement, you should look closely at ...
by systematic
16 Jun 2008, 20:25
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Anyone with experience teaching in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 4133

Re: Anyone with experience teaching in Asia

It is almost impossible to get legal teaching positions in Asian countries without a degree. Any organisations which will employ teachers without a degree are already operating on the wrong side of the law and are notorious for not fulfilling their own side of the agreement. They will not offer the ...
by systematic
16 Jun 2008, 17:10
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Can I pay a mortgage as a TEFL teacher?
Replies: 4
Views: 7222

Re: TEFL with a mortgage, is it possible?

A very good decision :!: Do take into consideration however that the salaries in teaching English are not high. In the UK they range from £7.50 - £11 per hour and the most even an experienced and committed teacher can cope with is about 24 contact hours per week (you will spend the rest of the time ...
by systematic
14 Jun 2008, 11:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Help unsure what course to do
Replies: 4
Views: 5132

Re: Help unsure what course to do

I would advise against starting in the UK. ESL teaching is not a particularly prestigious job there, the competition is huge... I just can't see any upside. I will certainly agree with Thomas on that. Do remember however, that the much revered CELTA is based on teaching adults, but of course the ba...
by systematic
14 Jun 2008, 04:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I am interested in getting TEFL certification abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

Re: I am interested in getting TEFL certification abroad

Do check out what TEFL.net members have to say on this thread too (on this forum):

http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2051

and then be sure to follow any links you are given; particularly this one;

http://miathai.com/rose_with_any_name/?page_id=6
by systematic
14 Jun 2008, 04:04
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Review of TEFL Schools
Replies: 16
Views: 16196

Re: Review of TEFL Schools

And just to confirm Thomas's comments, there is also a growing number of schools that won"t accept holders of on-line or distance TESOL Certificates without some practical experience.
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 21:27
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: guidance in planning my TEFL career
Replies: 1
Views: 2796

Re: guidance in planning my TEFL career

The idea of teaching in schools fulltime sounds much more attractive than working 20 hours a week. 20 - 22 teaching hours a week is about the maximum any teacher can cope with. Full time in a school won't give you more lessons to teach, but more work to do :!: And eventually, maybe just a tiny bit ...
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 21:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Help unsure what course to do
Replies: 4
Views: 5132

Re: Help unsure what course to do

Gary,
There is sometimes not a lot of difference in the prices of on-line and face-to-face courses. If you can afford it, go for the face-to-face course - it will give you practical experience and a lot of confidence.
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 21:13
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I am interested in getting TEFL certification abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

Re: I am interested in getting TEFL certification abroad

FondueUSA wrote: Has anyone heard anything bad or good about these schools? If these schools are crap are there some other schools that are reliable and won't screw me over?
You"ll find exactly what you need to know here:
http://teflblacklist.blogspot.com/2007/ ... ional.html
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 21:00
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Review of TEFL Schools
Replies: 16
Views: 16196

Re: Review of TEFL Schools

Far more important is to check out the country's legal requirement. In Thailand for example, you must have a minimum of a bachelor degree in any subject to get a visa to go there and teach. A TESOL certificate is facultative, and one delivered by the wrong institute may even lose you the job opening...
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 20:37
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me see through the fog?? -TEFL in Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 4120

Re: Can anyone help me see through the fog?? -TEFL in Thailand

Thailand is a major world destination for TEFFLers. The Thai Visa board is but just one source. Far more informative but just as commercial is the dedicated TEFL board at http://www.ajarnforum.net where a lot of the info is inacurate and needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. It often serves in fac...
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 19:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online Tefl
Replies: 4
Views: 5687

Re: Online Tefl

Experience - with verifiable references - is a totally acceptable qualification and a responsible employer will give it preference over any TESOL certificate gained exclusively on line. Contrary to the belief disseminated in the adverts for TESOL courses, TESOL certifications of any kind are still a...
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 17:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Tefl --accreditation/affiliations?
Replies: 6
Views: 19090

Re: Tefl --accreditation/affiliations?

Paul, If you are going to run a check on every TESOL course and every so-call accrediting body, you are going to have your work cut out. As administrator and recruiter for the largest single group of independent but non-profit schools in Asia, I've been there and done that. Practically all the accre...
by systematic
12 Jun 2008, 17:17
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: London Teacher Training College (LTTC)?
Replies: 33
Views: 44245

s ann

Paul, If you are going to run a check on every TESOL course and every so-call accrediting body, you are going to have your work cut out. As administrator and recruiter for the largest single group of independent but non-profit schools in Asia, I've been there and done that. Practically all the accre...
by systematic
21 Apr 2008, 14:12
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 70604

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

It is not possible to teach in Thailand without a degree. The law has been around for many years, but now it is being strictly applied. I fully sympathise with anyone who hasn't got a degree. Some teachers who have been here for a very long time are having to leave because their Work Permits are no ...