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by systematic
13 Sep 2010, 12:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA course?
Replies: 4
Views: 3835

Re: CELTA course?

Sorry to hear that you had a bad time on your CELTA course. It's extremely rare to hear any thing negative about it. However, there's no such place as 'CELTA' if you wish to complain. You should take the matter up with the course provider.
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 07:06
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: British School, Vilanova I la Geltru - warning
Replies: 7
Views: 8832

Re: British School, Vilanova I la Geltru - warning

What julieross describes is fairly commonplace throughout the entire world of 'teaching abroad'. Spain is a relatively civilised Western European country - wait till you get to Asia. Welcome to TEFL !
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 06:53
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA course?
Replies: 4
Views: 3835

Re: CELTA course?

I should have added to the above, that while CELTA is in fact a course for teaching adults, and although it can be extended to a Young Learner's course (for more money of course), it's generally accepted in the industry that if you have a CELTA, you can teach anybody.
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 06:49
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: online degree?
Replies: 7
Views: 8220

Re: online degree?

hi folks. I need a little advice and I am running out of time before the new term! I'm very keen to teach English abroad, preferably South Korea but I don't have a degree. I'm considering studying towards an online degree (AKA distance learning degree) but I'm unsure of how this qualification is vi...
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 06:40
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Diploma in Tesol (LTTC) vs Certificate in Tesol (Intesol)?
Replies: 18
Views: 16968

Re: Diploma in Tesol (LTTC) vs Certificate in Tesol (Intesol

- and always be aware of the course providers (and any othe organisation and company for that matter) who publish testimonials from satisfied customers and alumni. Such citations are almost always fake and are made up in the marketing departments and by the webmasters. It's a very old trick of the t...
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 05:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Saxoncourt teacher training
Replies: 8
Views: 11682

Re: Saxoncourt teacher training

Hi. As has been mentioned many times on this site, CELTA courses are provided under strict conditions monitored by Cambridge University, and are generally the same everywhere. Check however that course providers are genuine, as scams in the past have revealed that course providers have offered so ca...
by systematic
11 Sep 2010, 04:52
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 67451

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

For those who are not sure of Western university degree systems, a bachelor degree is required. Some universities offer Bachelor of Science (BSc) courses, some offer Bachelor of Arts courses (BA), some offer both. Science degrees are usually science based subjects such as maths, chemistry, biology, ...
by systematic
08 Sep 2010, 15:21
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 67451

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

Hi, we've said it before, we'll say it again: there's little chance of getting legal employment in Thailand without a completed degree. Do bear in mind also that under Thai law, even voluntary work is considered work, and must be supported by the same documentation.
by systematic
06 Sep 2010, 11:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA course?
Replies: 4
Views: 3835

Re: CELTA course?

Hi, CELTA is a course for teaching adults. Do take a moment to check out all the other threads on this board to get more opinion about CELTA, what it's for, and where and why it might or might not be required.. You can do this by entering CELTA in the search box above.
by systematic
06 Sep 2010, 11:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Diploma in Tesol (LTTC) vs Certificate in Tesol (Intesol)?
Replies: 18
Views: 16968

Re: Diploma in Tesol (LTTC) vs Certificate in Tesol (Intesol

I don't understand what all the problems are - in this day of Internet and email, have you all forgotten the good old telephone that has been around for nearly 120 years? Just call Sally and ask what the score is. She does answer the phone, and she doesn't bite. Tel o208 133 2027. Unike many online-...
by systematic
02 Sep 2010, 10:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which course??
Replies: 1
Views: 2488

Re: Which course??

The very best thing to do first of all, is to read the hundreds of posts on this board that already generally address your questions. If you don't find anything that provides a specific answer, come back, and we'll take it from there. In the meantime, be careful to do as ,uch background searching as...
by systematic
02 Sep 2010, 10:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3160

Re: Advice needed

Your degree does not need to be in English as a subject. Any verifiable degree from a recognised university will be accepted by any country whose law requires it for teachers. You might however be required to obtain and produce a certified translation of it into English. All the best jobs certainly ...
by systematic
02 Sep 2010, 10:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 8287

Re: Celta Interview

Actually, this forum is very active, but for most of the questions you guys are answering we thought you would have searched for the answers that the regular contributors have already provided ::wink: It makes no difference where you take your CELTA. If you haven't heard from your course provider, a...
by systematic
28 Aug 2010, 03:21
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I've narrowed it down to 3 courses. Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 3010

Re: I've narrowed it down to 3 courses. Please help!

Although the prices appear to be very high (remember that there is no real substitute for an attendance course ), you sem to have narrowed it down pretty well. Do check out what other posters say about them on this site - use the search box to find out more, then make your final choice. Before you s...
by systematic
27 Aug 2010, 02:04
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 8287

Re: Celta Interview

Probably 90% of all candidates for a CELTA course have no previous teaching experience. That's basically who the course is for. Generally, any pre course tests or interviews are to establish that you really can use English at native speaker level, have an above average grasp of grammar in the Englis...
by systematic
21 Aug 2010, 13:43
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Out of control boys! How could I manage them?
Replies: 10
Views: 10317

Re: Out of control boys! How could I manage them?

Hi, I'm afraid that wouldn't be very easy because every case has to be examined separately. The books are readily available through all reasonably good book stores, even here in Thailand. I know you feel that you have tried everything already, but one of the first the first steps is to identify the ...
by systematic
19 Aug 2010, 06:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: DELTA versus MA in Applied Linguistics
Replies: 2
Views: 4739

Re: DELTA versus MA in Applied Linguistics

BTW, our Alex Case made this interesting post this on another thread a while back: A friend of mine is taking the Cambridge DELTA two years after she took the CELTA and then got her first teaching job. Just the fact that she is taking the DELTA has already got her a promotion, and in the chain she w...
by systematic
19 Aug 2010, 06:24
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Out of control boys! How could I manage them?
Replies: 10
Views: 10317

Re: Out of control boys! How could I manage them?

I use these on my teacher training courses - you may find them worth looking into, especially Cowley: Dealing with Disruptive Students Olsen & Cooper (2001) RoutledgeFalmer, ISBN 0749431326 Cracking the Hard Class , BIll Rogers (1997) Paul Chapman Publishing, ISBN 0761969284 Getting the Buggers to B...
by systematic
19 Aug 2010, 06:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: DELTA versus MA in Applied Linguistics
Replies: 2
Views: 4739

Re: DELTA versus MA in Applied Linguistics

You would need to focus on what kind of work you would expect to be doing. The four main areas that immediately come to mind (at least in my experience) are teaching, research, admin, and texbook writing. A Cambridge DELTA is the obvious extension to a CELTA and it would certainly be less expensive ...
by systematic
19 Aug 2010, 05:38
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Why do you have to have a degree?
Replies: 9
Views: 9080

Re: Why do you have to have a degree?

There are two main kinds of spurious degrees: 1. Obvious forgeries made by people who think they are computer graphics experts, and who often work from a back alleys in the Kao San Rd area of Banglaphu (the backpacker district of Bangkok). Some of the certificates look quite good, they even have the...