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by systematic
17 Aug 2010, 17:12
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Teaching English in Indonesia (Help!)
Replies: 3
Views: 4801

Re: Teaching English in Indonesia (Help!)

If you have a degree, you won't need another one. As marc says, you may find it an advantage to have a TEFL certification. THere are online and face-to-face courses. Do search our forums for more information.
by systematic
17 Aug 2010, 17:07
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: In Person vs. Internet (Vietnam, Thailand)
Replies: 1
Views: 2850

Re: In Person vs. Internet (Vietnam, Thailand)

If you go to Thailand you should have no difficulty obtaining suitable employment, and certainly not if you have qualified with a Trinity Cert, even if it would be your first teaching job. The best jobs go to the people who are already in the country and available for a face-to-face interview. Be su...
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 10:25
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Why do you have to have a degree?
Replies: 9
Views: 9710

Re: Why do you have to have a degree?

Fake degrees do not pass the scrutiny of serious employers - even in Thailand. You may be able to get a job in remote parts of rural Thailand without a degree, because they are desperate for teachers, but bear in mind however, that there are many good (and bad) reasons why most teachers with degrees...
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 10:16
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Thailand advice
Replies: 1
Views: 3150

Re: Thailand advice

To get a Non Imm visa B before you go to Thailand, you will need a contract from the school, and you will need to produce your degree certificate. If you enter the country on a 30-day tourist stamp, when the school has provided you with a contract and the pre employment documents from the provincial...
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 09:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada?
Replies: 1
Views: 3455

Re: What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada

There are some very recent posts concerning native speakers who do not have traditional native English language nationalities. Do check them out. In short, you should not find it a disadvantage.
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 09:56
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I have no idea what to do
Replies: 4
Views: 4694

Re: I have no idea what to do

Also browse through the pages of our forums here , and use the search feature - there is a wealth of information!
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 09:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Germany in Oct. 2008? What's the pitfalls?
Replies: 4
Views: 7644

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

I should perhaps have qualified my post by stating that my experience was based on pre Wende Germany, (gosh, am I that old already?) after which of course there was a massive increase in the non English speaking population.
by systematic
16 Aug 2010, 09:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: newly CELTA qualified needs your opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 4745

Re: newly CELTA qualified needs your opinion

You might get some part-time work for which a work permit may not be necessary, such as in cram schools in Bangkok, but it would be poorly paid, and you would be incurring the cost of getting a new tourist visa every few months, which means travelling out of the country and back.
by systematic
19 Jul 2010, 10:21
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Telephone Coaching - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 6144

Re: Telephone Coaching - need advice

You're welcome! I'm glad the info helped.
by systematic
19 Jul 2010, 10:12
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: dramas vs soap operas
Replies: 2
Views: 2900

Re: dramas vs soap operas

TN wrote:Why are they called soap operas? No doubt you know it's because the earliest ones (in the USA) were sponsored by soap manufacturers.
Is,that a fact? Well, well, and I thought it was something to do with kitchen sink stuff like on going domestic drama. One lives and learns!
by systematic
05 Jul 2010, 23:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 6768

Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

AS far as I know, there are no courses for training teachers how to prepare students for TOEFL.
by systematic
01 Jul 2010, 00:40
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: New to TEFL In thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 2939

Re: New to TEFL In thailand

Do check out all the posts on our forums about working in Tailand - I'm sure you will find some very useful information that addresses your questions. In short, f you have a genuine degree (verifications are carried out) and a recognised TEFL certification, you would probably have very few problems ...
by systematic
01 Jul 2010, 00:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TEFL? CELTA? DELTA?
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Re: TEFL? CELTA? DELTA?

Well, the first advice would be read up what all the members of the TEFL.net forums and the resident specialists say on the subject. That will probably answer most of your questions. In short however, CELTA is a TEFL/TESOL certification. It's just one of the many. However, you are probably right in ...
by systematic
01 Jul 2010, 00:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 6768

Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Which particular courses for getting certified for teaching IELTS and/or TOEFL did you have in mind?
by systematic
21 Jun 2010, 09:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 48
Views: 70297

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

I'm afraid I can only reiterate what I have already said many times on these forums: There is no way of working legally in Thailand in mainstream education, full-time, with a reasonable salary and working conditions, without a recognised Bachelor degree. Having a Thai spouse will not help. If your s...
by systematic
17 Jun 2010, 01:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: which are the best tefl certificate schools?
Replies: 13
Views: 27514

Re: which are the best tefl certificate schools?

Sort of. In an Internet sense, it is a portal - they just take a comission on any sales that are made by clicking through their web site. Very often there is no human element.
by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 04:23
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Advice required - bad experience in first year teaching!
Replies: 4
Views: 7098

Re: Advice required - bad experience in first year teaching!

Bosses who are bastards (excuse my French). A fairly common problem to be encountered in many walks of life I'm afraid, and there's not really much you can do about it. It looks as if you will be losing the job there anyway so you can do anything reasonable within the law you get your revenge, inclu...
by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 04:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Weekend or 4-week course?
Replies: 1
Views: 2534

Re: Weekend or 4-week course?

Hi MellySue, Your question is among the top three most hotly discussed topics on this board. There are many tips and first -hand experience stories from candidates, together with comments from professional recruiters from the schools. Do check out the threads and read all about it.If you have diffic...
by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 03:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Where can one teach without a degree?
Replies: 4
Views: 6608

Re: Where can one teach without a degree?

It's possible to teach practically anywhere without a degree, especially private students in you own flat or in their home, and perhaps in companies as a resident teacher. However, if you are seeking legal , secure employment in mainstream schools, the list will be very short nowadays. We don't prov...
by systematic
14 Jun 2010, 03:42
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Using a Voice Recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Re: Using a Voice Recorder

Boomboxes/ghetto blasters used to be a ubiquitous piece of equipment in the language school classroom, especially in organisations where no custom built language lab was available. Now largely replaced by play-only CD & DVD players, they don't usually have a slot for recordable cassettes, although b...