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by josef
09 Jun 2010, 14:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?
Replies: 5
Views: 4416

Re: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?

L1 is TEFL jargon: first language. If you train in let's say England your students for teaching practice are likely to come from several different countries. Potentially you could have 12 students in a class, each from a different country/language. It is therefore virtually impossible for you to be ...
by josef
08 Jun 2010, 16:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?
Replies: 5
Views: 4416

Re: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?

If you train in an English-speaking country you will likely have teaching practice with students from all parts of the world and therefore be unable to use L1, a major benefit. The idea that training in-country will help you secure a job in that country is a marketing ploy by course providers in tho...
by josef
08 Jun 2010, 13:37
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?
Replies: 5
Views: 4416

Re: Advice please! Which company should I use for my TEFL?

You might like to start with our TEFL Training FAQ.

Also, is there a specific reason you want to do a "3 day TEFL", which barely qualifies for the term "course"?
by josef
08 Jun 2010, 05:37
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Vocabulary Tests
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

Re: Vocabulary Tests

It certainly does sound too much. Can you please give a little more detail? - Do you literally mean EVERY day? 5 days per week? 6? 7? - What country is it? - What level(s) and age(s) are the students? - Is it a language school, evening classes, boarding school or what? - Where do the vocab lists com...
by josef
05 Jun 2010, 19:18
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: a sentence in which the subject is an antecedent
Replies: 3
Views: 5420

Re: a sentence in which the subject is an antecedent

Since "that should reduce employee training time" refers to the new software a more carefully written sentence would be: New software that should reduce employee training time is being developed. Q: What is being developed? A: New software that should reduce employee training time "New software is b...
by josef
22 May 2010, 09:16
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Where's 'Middle East' section?
Replies: 3
Views: 5159

Re: Where's 'Middle East' section?

If by "'Middle East' section" you mean on TEFL.net, Middle East comes under Asia:
Employment Discussion - Asia

That would be the appropriate forum for your question, so you may wish to post it again with a relevant subject heading.
by josef
19 May 2010, 04:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 6767

Re: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL

Yes indeed, TOEFL is Test of English as a Foreign Language and is for English learners not teachers.

Have you looked at the TEFL Training FAQ, Basic TEFL Qualifications and ELT Terminology, Abbreviations & Acronyms found on this site at the link below?

http://www.tefl.net/teacher-training/
by josef
18 May 2010, 14:40
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 6767

Re: new member...a little confused re CELTA/TEFL

Just to clarify... There are references above to "CELTA OR TEFL" and " the TEFL". There is no such thing as " the TEFL". CELTA is a TEFL certificate, one of many and some would say the best. The term "TEFL" itself has no official significance. It simply means Teaching English as a Foreign Language, ...
by josef
14 May 2010, 05:05
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Oral English Role Plays
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Re: Oral English Role Plays

You might like to check out the pair and group improvisations here on TEFL Net. While strictly speaking improvisations are not role-plays, they can often be adapted as such, and they often work better than role-plays.
by josef
14 May 2010, 04:57
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: I'd like some advice about INTESOL please!
Replies: 9
Views: 13558

Re: Hello, I'm new and I'd like some advice please!

For the UK, INTESOL Worldwide Ltd is listed by Ascentis as an Ascentis Recognised Centre: http://www.ocnw.com/Centres/tabid/69/CollegeDetail/128/Default.aspx Ascentis is listed in the (UK) National Database of Accredited Qualifications: http://www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk The National Databas...
by josef
06 May 2010, 16:19
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Signature
Replies: 7
Views: 5230

Re: Signature

This topic seems to function well as an example of metalanguage if nothing else.
by josef
03 May 2010, 06:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help
Replies: 4
Views: 6076

Re: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help

For 4 Error Correction you are on the right track in No (4).

Hope this helps, but sorry, we cannot do your pre-interview task for you.

This topic is now locked.
by josef
03 May 2010, 06:27
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help
Replies: 4
Views: 6076

Re: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help

For 1 Functions you are on the right track.
by josef
03 May 2010, 05:30
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help
Replies: 4
Views: 6076

Re: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help

For 3 Vocabulary you should find the word that is different from the other three in some special way, and explain, eg:

a)taken went seen forgotten

went is past tense, the others are past participles
take took TAKEN
go WENT gone
see saw SEEN
forget forgot FORGOTTEN
by josef
03 May 2010, 05:28
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help
Replies: 4
Views: 6076

Re: CELTA pre-interview task questions - plz help

For 2 Pronunciation you should underlined the stressed syllable, eg:

i) photography
by josef
17 Apr 2010, 10:03
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Eiken and CEF levels
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Re: Eiken and CEF levels

You can see a comparison of EIKEN and CEF at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) Alignment. In summary it is:

1, C1
Pre-1, B2
2, B1
Pre-2, A2
3-5, A1


Note that the STEP EIKEN site itself has at least two alignment charts which contradict each other.

Hope this helps.
by josef
17 Apr 2010, 08:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Signature
Replies: 7
Views: 5230

Re: Signature

markcasias wrote:So the signature you put is useless? Why do they put a signature field and it is useless...
Signatures appear on users' profiles.
by josef
04 Apr 2010, 15:45
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Talking about forms to elementary kids
Replies: 3
Views: 7105

Re: Talking about forms to elementary kids

"Because this is what it is" is often a good answer, especially for "elementary kids". I guess you might be saying it in Japanese, but in English it usually would be: "Because that's the way it is." :) If you really want to get into explaining the forms, you might want to explain things as they are ...
by josef
03 Apr 2010, 14:23
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: A post about grammar in a Japanese web site
Replies: 1
Views: 3656

Re: A post about grammar in a Japanese web site

Hi Miyuki: yes, there should be something after "need" - "need to" or "need them". The "pedagogical grammar professor" sounds fine to me. In the first sentence "the" seems superfluous. If I understand your meaning, I would probably phrase the whole thing like this: "One of my pedagogical grammar pro...
by josef
29 Mar 2010, 05:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Would you trust this company?
Replies: 2
Views: 3858

Re: Would you trust this company?

1. If you are near Cambridge why do you even mention face-to-face courses in London? There are several very reputable TEFL course providers in Cambridge. (It is after all the seat of one of the most respected and probably most well known TEFL course accreditation bodies in the world. It is highly un...