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by Briona
18 Oct 2017, 22:57
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which course provider do I choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 5746

Re: Which course provider do I choose?

Hi there, Online TEFL courses are much of a muchness, and if an employer accepts one, they'll accept them all. However, an increasing number of employers refuse point-blank to accept online TEFL certificates as the courses don't include the all-important observed and assessed teaching practice. Note...
by Briona
09 Sep 2017, 18:51
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: What do in the very first one-on-one lesson?
Replies: 3
Views: 6905

Re: What do in the very first one-on-one lesson?

Hi there, The first class with any one-to-one student should involve some form of needs analysis. With an adult (who isn't a beginner), this could take the form of a questionnaire, which would be administered in interview format. You would ask questions relating to their past learning experiences, t...
by Briona
01 Sep 2017, 00:48
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Single mum wanted to teach but have a 9yr old daughter
Replies: 1
Views: 4587

Re: Single mum wanted to teach but have a 9yr old daughter

Hi Jules, Welcome to the forum! I am wondering if anyone is working as a single parent with a child in tow, and how easy that has been for you? What have been the pitfalls, problems to look out for, or good things? I don't have children so I can't comment on that aspect. However, I have been living ...
by Briona
30 Jul 2017, 08:23
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Re: Seeking advice about Teaching English abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 4060

Re: Seeking advice about Teaching English abroad

Hi Jack, I completed the CELTA course in April 2016 at International House in London, getting a pass grade. I would like to use my CELTA qualification to teach English abroad. Congratulations on passing the CELTA. Now, assuming you have a Bachelor's degree, which can be in anything, the world is (pr...
by Briona
06 May 2017, 07:13
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: I really need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 6893

Re: I really need some guidance

Hi there, I've been looking for jobs in London because it would a chance to be close to my brother for a while and I want to get used to the whole teaching thing before I add adapting to another country and language on top of that. London jobs aren't easy to find though it seems, especially compared...
by Briona
28 Apr 2017, 10:13
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Importance of TEFL course location?
Replies: 4
Views: 6175

Re: Importance of TEFL course location?

Hi again, How can I know for sure that a course provider is indeed accredited? ... So how can I know if an institute is legit? The first thing you need to understand about the TEFL industry is that there is no single accrediting body. Furthermore, employers have varying standards, and not all TEFL c...
by Briona
25 Apr 2017, 18:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Importance of TEFL course location?
Replies: 4
Views: 6175

Re: Importance of TEFL course location?

Hi there, I just wanted to know if the place where you do your TEFL course has any direct implication on your career prospects. For example, I'm from India (and no, I don't have an accent), and although I can do the 4 week intensive training right here, I would like to go to Spain or Italy and atten...
by Briona
19 Feb 2017, 11:04
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World
Replies: 3
Views: 5615

Re: Help Enthusiastic Young Teacher to Explore World

Hi Rabia, and welcome to the forum, Wow, there's quite a lot to answer here! First, as a non-native English-speaker, to maximise your chances of finding work, you will need a university degree (which can be in anything, but a related degree will definitely look good), official proof of your level of...
by Briona
15 Feb 2017, 11:50
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?
Replies: 8
Views: 8388

Re: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?

I'll disagree. Yes, for western countries a TEFL certificate isn't worth anything... This is not true. If anything, a TEFL certificate is more of a requirement in the Western world than in the East. However, what matters is the type of the TEFL certificate. Employers look for the CELTA, Trinity Cer...
by Briona
25 Jan 2017, 19:14
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?
Replies: 8
Views: 8388

Re: Is a TEFL qualification worth ANYTHING?

Hi there, I'm now finding this certificate isn't worth the paper is written on. ... No one accepts it in the UK, and to teach in a college (in the UK ) you need either PTLLS or QTS which I'm now going to have to do. The only way to use this cert is to go abroad. First, not all TEFL certificates are ...
by Briona
11 Dec 2016, 23:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 13596

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi again, I see. The required experience upon finishing a PGCE is a bit tricky, because of extra two years of experience in the UK (if I even would be eligible to find a job as a non-British. Teaching English to native English people by non-native speaker might seem a little bit less efficient, thou...
by Briona
11 Dec 2016, 11:58
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 13596

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi Dawid, @Dawid. Yes, it’s true that most TEFLers don’t hold a PGCE, the salary increase is why they wish they did. For some, it’s not worth the trouble of returning to do it, for others like myself, I’m too old.Yet if I were twenty years younger . . . A PGCE isn’t just valuable, it’s a goldmine to...
by Briona
05 Dec 2016, 09:42
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 13596

Re: A couple of questions from a prospective teacher

Hi Dawid, Welcome to the forum. I've been hesitating between the Education major and the English language & literature. Finally, I've made the decision to pick up the second one. What are your thoughts about my choice? To teach in Asia, you need to have a Bachelor's degree. As it's to satisfy visa c...
by Briona
19 Nov 2016, 16:45
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Thinking of a new life TEFL at 45?!
Replies: 1
Views: 9491

Re: Thinking of a new life TEFL at 45?!

Hi there and welcome to the forum, I'm 45 just, and very keen to change career as well as relocate to Spain, particularly Barcelona. I live and work in Barcelona and it is the most competitive market I've ever worked in. The place is literally awash with teachers, so it takes a while to get establis...
by Briona
06 Nov 2016, 08:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: I'm having serious doubt about going to a TEFL facility in China
Replies: 2
Views: 2823

Re: I'm having serious doubt about going to a TEFL facility in China

They want me to apply for a business type F or M visa, though the contract that they sent doesn't officially get signed until I'm over there. The first thing you should know is that it's illegal to work on anything other than a Z Visa (work visa). Neither the F nor the M Visa allow the holder to wo...
by Briona
17 Oct 2016, 08:41
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TEFL----SO CONFUSED
Replies: 3
Views: 6062

Re: TEFL----SO CONFUSED

I don't want to spend money I don't have on in person certification, as I don't know whether this could turn into a career or not. CELTA can always come later, right? If you want to teach, the very least you should do is invest in a TEFL qualification. Quite aside from the fact that being able to s...
by Briona
09 Jun 2016, 15:42
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: late Summer Camp jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 6905

Re: late Summer Camp jobs

Hi there,

For short-term summer work, you should check out TEFL.com (http://www.tefl.com/job-seeker/). At the time of writing, there are 151 adverts for jobs in the UK so you're sure to find something.

Briona
by Briona
29 May 2016, 18:40
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL working conditions questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

Re: TEFL working conditions questionnaire

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by Briona
16 May 2016, 09:26
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: My CELTA teacher assaulted me
Replies: 1
Views: 8177

Re: My CELTA teacher assaulted me

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about what happened. Sadly, for certain factions in the TEFL world, the classroom and the playground are inextricably linked and playground bullying is part and parcel of the job. However, it is completely unacceptable and you should definitely take things further. A quic...
by Briona
28 Apr 2016, 15:28
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Any advice for an aspiring TESOL teacher with a disability
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Any advice for an aspiring TESOL teacher with a disability

Hi there and welcome to the forum, I've been passionate about TEFL in Southeast Asia since I graduated high school, but never worked towards a degree because due to my condition I would be unable to continue a career in about 20 years anyways. First things first, a Bachelor's degree is a requirement...