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by josef
01 Dec 2010, 20:24
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Selling TEFL Concept
Replies: 5
Views: 12508

Re: Selling TEFL Concept

You might have more success selling the LEFL concept :)
by josef
25 Nov 2010, 19:56
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Explaining the differences between the passive tense
Replies: 1
Views: 6231

Re: Explaining the differences between the passive tense

You need to think about who "did" the action and who "received" the action. In the first case Sue did the action. In the second case Bill received the action. You may want to look at active voice, passive voice in EnglishClub.com, which explains more, including some of the reasons why we use the pas...
by josef
14 Nov 2010, 14:10
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Are these sentences incorrect?
Replies: 3
Views: 11103

Re: Are these sentences incorrect?

I'd say that given a full stop and with balloon spelled correctly neither sentence is incorrect. My only slight hesitation is that it might be more natural to say: "Mary spread butter all over her toast with her knife." But if in the context it's important to specify "piece of toast" then that's nat...
by josef
11 Nov 2010, 16:00
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business Letters from varieties of original resources
Replies: 2
Views: 10103

Re: Business Letters from varieties of original resources

You could try these sample business letters on EnglishClub.com.
by josef
07 Nov 2010, 06:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Please help me find a course!
Replies: 4
Views: 4135

Re: Please help me find a course!

It would help other members help you in a meaningful way if you gave a little more information, for example - where are you?
by josef
17 Oct 2010, 12:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 26510

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Judging from everything you've written and the way you've written it, I'd be VERY surprised if you failed the CELTA. So I wouldn't let that into the calculation. Yes, there IS a possibility of failing the CELTA, but it's only of the order that Alex described. And that is partly attributable to the f...
by josef
16 Oct 2010, 16:14
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 26510

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

I guess it boils down to this: how can you reconcile the fact that many people are going over to Asia right now without any prior teaching experience and no training and having a good time of it, working no more than 40 hours per week (including prep and classes)? These are people who have only B.A...
by josef
16 Oct 2010, 15:45
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 26510

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Hamline's course is not a sham course. I put in the link so people could look at the program and judge its merits from the official website (it is a nationally accredited institution with a law school and graduate school; it is not "commercial!"), but it was removed. The Hamline program is hands-on...
by josef
16 Oct 2010, 15:39
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 26510

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

I just don't think you're taking Hamline seriously. I wouldn't say that. But you gave less than full information for others to give advice on. You left readers to deduce that you are in the USA. And it's puzzling why you offer a blunt choice between on the one hand Hamline and on the other hand lea...
by josef
15 Oct 2010, 05:13
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Studying for TEFL qualification in Thailand, Vietnam etc
Replies: 1
Views: 3320

Re: Studying for TEFL qualification in Thailand, Vietnam etc

My personal suggestion would be not to base your choice of course on its location. That is not an essential criterion if you are looking for a quality course or a certificate that you can use world-wide.
by josef
15 Oct 2010, 05:07
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: What is wrong with this sentence?
Replies: 4
Views: 6115

Re: What is wrong with this sentence?

I live in a metropolitan. The word "metropolitan" is normally an adjective. (As a noun it means a special kind of bishop or a city inhabitant, and these uses are rare.) Following the article "a" you need a noun, and the noun form of "metropolitan" is "metropolis". Thus: - I live in a metropolis. Yo...
by josef
15 Oct 2010, 05:00
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 26510

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

To be honest, I am not sure if I want to pay $4,000 including all expenses to do a CELTA That does sound at the high end. Are you sure it's $4,000? What does "expenses" mean? It might be fairer to quote the cost without expenses, or at least to specify. To be honest, I am not sure if I want to pay ...
by josef
12 Oct 2010, 17:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Course and Police Caution
Replies: 1
Views: 3514

Re: Celta Course and Police Caution

If a former UK prime minister and his wife can both carry on working after both being caught fare dodging on separate occasions on public railways then I'm quite sure you can teach in Europe after being given a mere caution some years ago over a trivial incident that didn't go to court.
by josef
12 Oct 2010, 11:28
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: working on my celta pre-task
Replies: 4
Views: 7350

Re: Second pair of eyes

Unfortunately we don't "answer homework" on these forums and at the most will give guidance. You should be aware that #9 is still way off track. I would also point out that progressive forms always have -ing in the verb structure, so you might reconsider some of your other answers.
by josef
11 Oct 2010, 11:34
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: working on my celta pre-task
Replies: 4
Views: 7350

Re: Second pair of eyes

For number 9 you need to think about the voice:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-voice.htm
by josef
09 Oct 2010, 18:39
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Rennert & Other Thoughts [new]
Replies: 3
Views: 3494

Re: Rennert & Other Thoughts [new]

I would add that most of the points and assumptions you make are about right IMHO. A good course will equip you to teach anywhere, and I personally would never advise anyone to tie themselves to a course just because it's in the country they want to teach in or because it offers (nay, sometimes "gua...
by josef
09 Oct 2010, 04:23
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Rennert & Other Thoughts [new]
Replies: 3
Views: 3494

Re: Rennert & Other Thoughts [new]

I searched for 'rennert' on the forum and had no luck. [commercial link removed - admin] It's WL-SIT TEOSL course which is as good as a CELTA, from what I understand, and the company looks reputable. Any comments? Have you read our TEFL Training FAQ ? The penultimate para should answer your question.
by josef
29 Sep 2010, 17:47
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Dictation.
Replies: 2
Views: 6690

Re: Dictation

Btw, there are some dictation ideas and activities on TEFL.net and some online dictation exercises of various levels on EnglishClub.com.
by josef
29 Sep 2010, 17:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Go on then my first questions. . .
Replies: 4
Views: 4658

Re: Go on then my first questions. . .

You may well find that teachers/trainers on a good course will give you some advice about finding employment etc, but that is very different to "getting their students gainful employment", which was your question. And indeed, as intimated, there are courses that "guarantee" to find you employment. P...