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by josef
27 Sep 2010, 03:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Go on then my first questions. . .
Replies: 4
Views: 4658

Re: Go on then my first questions. . .

So thinking about doing a TEFL type course I have done some reading which points to Cambridge and Trinity as the market leaders. I live 20 mins from Cambridge city, do they have an office I could drop into? I do realise the qualification is offered worldwide not just in Cambs. You can find Cambridg...
by josef
24 Sep 2010, 08:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: New here, have some newb questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

Re: New here, have some newb questions.

What's the most respected certification that I could do in a few months or less? I see there is TEFL, and then some others... You may like to read our TEFL Training FAQ , especially its penultimate paragraph. I didn't really like English and Grammar in high school. Are the courses very hard, or as ...
by josef
18 Sep 2010, 04:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: language barriers and ICT
Replies: 1
Views: 2951

Re: language barriers and ICT

By ICT are you referring to "Information and Communication Technologies" (encompassing Information Technology and Communication Technology)?
by josef
14 Sep 2010, 16:54
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Saxoncourt teacher training
Replies: 8
Views: 14067

Re: Saxoncourt teacher training

Like many things, this is not so much a question of what is "typical practice for this industry" as what is "good business practice" full stop. What exactly do you mean "without an invoice"? They don't want to issue an invoice in advance, or they won't give a receipt on payment? How is payment to be...
by josef
04 Sep 2010, 14:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 9356

Re: Celta Interview

JohnJ: you should be able to search now. Please PM me if you have any search problems.
by josef
04 Sep 2010, 13:42
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 9356

Re: Celta Interview

Apologies for that JohnJ. It will be fixed asap. Everybody should be able to search.
by josef
13 Aug 2010, 16:30
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Out of control boys! How could I manage them?
Replies: 10
Views: 11844

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

There is an article and some comments touching on your question on our sister site at:
http://edition.englishclub.com/tefl-mag ... -classroom
by josef
04 Aug 2010, 04:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Scam? World Tesol College ~ www.world-tesol.com
Replies: 4
Views: 7481

Re: World Tesol College (www.world-tesol.com) - scam?

Did you check their address, given on their site as:

Cambridge, England, U.K.
Clarkson Road / CB1 1LY

The address format is unusual to say the least.
There is no street number.
Clarkson Road does exist but is nowhere near CB1 1LY.

Did you call their phone number?

It appears not to exist.
by josef
26 Jul 2010, 01:15
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Why do you have to have a degree?
Replies: 9
Views: 10434

Re: Why do you have to have a degree?

pizzicato wrote:So what are you saying then? That I can still apply for jobs that say they require degree holders?
No. Just trying to answer your question "Why do you have to have a degree?"

What countries have you tried? Not all countries have this rule.
by josef
25 Jul 2010, 16:47
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Why do you have to have a degree?
Replies: 9
Views: 10434

Re: Why do you have to have a degree?

Generally speaking, the requirement for a degree comes from the government of the country in question as a prerequisite to issuing a working permit. It is very often not a requirement of the employer. As you know, governments are not known for their selective thought processes and tend to issue blan...
by josef
18 Jul 2010, 18:37
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Describing and explaining prefixes????
Replies: 2
Views: 5126

Re: Describing and explaining prefixes????

First of all, this EnglishClub.com page on prefixes may help you. The page gives the essential meaning of each prefix. Generally speaking prefixes and other affixes vary according to the origin of the root word - for example, Greek, Latin, Germanic etc. Trying to impose rules requires students to kn...
by josef
18 Jul 2010, 18:15
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Trinity CertTESOL available online?
Replies: 2
Views: 3784

Re: Trinity CertTESOL available online?

Some Trinity CertTESOL courses have a distance component, but I don't think they do any CertTESOL courses entirely online. You can find more information at the Trinity TESOL page. And for a definitive answer you could contact them here . Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions or update us.
by josef
18 Jul 2010, 18:06
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: dramas vs soap operas
Replies: 2
Views: 3120

Re: dramas vs soap operas

All soap operas are dramas (in the loosest sense of the term) but not all dramas are soap operas. A soap opera is a particular kind of drama, always in series format, and typically documenting the daily lives of the same group of characters. Don't know about Japan but in the UK soap operas usually a...
by josef
06 Jul 2010, 05:40
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: brother who is in army vs. brother, who is in army,
Replies: 2
Views: 4708

Re: brother who is in army vs. brother, who is in army,

The difference between the two is the two commas. In B the information between commas is "extra information", not essential to the meaning of the sentence. In A the same information IS essential to the meaning of the sentence. My wife who is from India has just given birth. (Apparently I have more t...
by josef
06 Jul 2010, 05:19
Forum: Business English
Topic: Phone Coaching for Business Execs
Replies: 4
Views: 12204

Re: Phone Coaching for Business Execs

Learning/teaching English by phone has long been practised. It is particularly popular in France and became common in Paris towards the end of the last century, before the use of the Internet. It is very practical, not to mention eco-friendly, since neither student not teacher needs to leave their o...
by josef
05 Jul 2010, 17:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 7080

Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Your first question seems to be about whether it's worth taking a course to get certified to teach TOEFL or IELTS or any other test of English.

I think what systematic is asking is which particular course you were thinking of taking.
by josef
03 Jul 2010, 16:51
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: How do you interpret this sentence?
Replies: 7
Views: 8345

Re: How do you interpret this sentence?

I would understand that he was hired AFTER the startup already had 150 employees. That is the function of the past perfect (had...grown) in this case.
by josef
25 Jun 2010, 14:10
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Funny Usage of English Language
Replies: 4
Views: 15299

Re: Funny Usage of English Language

Here is another collection of strange signs that you may enjoy sharing with your students—with appropriate explanations! You can use them in various ways, for example asking just what is wrong or getting students to correct them. Private school: NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT PERMISSION. Hotel bedroom, Japa...
by josef
16 Jun 2010, 18:00
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Question about 'Used to'
Replies: 1
Views: 3857

Re: Question about 'Used to'

"Used" is a verb, the past tense of the verb "use".

Think about it this way:
Did you use to live in London?

The infinitive is "to live".

This page on used to do may help.
by josef
09 Jun 2010, 14:10
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Qualified TEFL Certificate without experience
Replies: 2
Views: 4214

Re: Qualified TEFL Certificate without experience

Can you give a little more info about your certificate? Was it four weeks or two days? Online or offline? Did you have teaching practice during the course?

There are plenty of refresher courses, but a little more detail from you would allow for more helpful answers.

Thanks :)