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by Briona
22 Jun 2015, 21:42
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14337

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi Laura, There are loads of TEFL course providers in Prague, but those two are not ones I'm familiar with. Basically, for a certificate to have value, your course needs to include a minimum of 6hrs of observed and assessed teaching practice where you teach REAL students (as opposed to your fellow t...
by Briona
17 Jun 2015, 21:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14337

Re: Country Suggestions

Hey, I guess if you lived in Krakow and worked outside the city, you'd be doing a sort of reverse commute, which might not be too bad. However, I'd advise finding somewhere to work first of all, then deciding whether it's possible to live in Krakow. The school I worked for is part of a big name fran...
by Briona
16 Jun 2015, 23:06
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14337

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi again, Most people who want to work in Krakow want to actually live/work in the city centre, so I think that if you are prepared to work further out, or in one of the commuter or less desirable towns/cities, you'll have more luck. Unfortunately, I can't really suggest anywhere as I'm not all that...
by Briona
12 Jun 2015, 22:50
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Poland or Croatia?
Replies: 2
Views: 9058

Re: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Poland or Croatia?

Hi there, I understand why you've chosen those countries, but unfortunately the ones which would work for you are not the ones that would work for your boyfriend. Belgium is a no-go on both counts. The TEFL market is small, and I'm not aware that there's much demand for Chinese either. I would also ...
by Briona
12 Jun 2015, 22:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Qualified Maths Teacher - What training do I need to teach English?
Replies: 1
Views: 3647

Re: Qualified Maths Teacher - What training do I need to teach English?

Hi there, If you were still teaching now, I think your PGCE would be enough to land you a job. That said, teaching content through the students' own language is very different from teaching English through English to students whose first language is not English. Therefore, I'd recommend taking a TEF...
by Briona
12 Jun 2015, 20:38
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14337

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi again, Glad you found the guide helpful! I have worked in Poland, and my friend is currently working in the Czech Republic. Both of us earn(ed) enough to live comfortably in-country. Then again, neither of us work(ed) in a major city. I was in Bielsko-Biala (a couple of hours south of Krakow) whi...
by Briona
08 Jun 2015, 13:43
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14337

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi there, You've asked quite a lot of questions! I'll do my best to address some of them, but bear in mind that my comments are really based on the TEFL market in Europe, which after five years here is my area of expertise. For more, see my advice guide: http://toiberiaandbeyond.blogspot.com.es/p/te...
by Briona
06 Jun 2015, 23:39
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new guy!
Replies: 1
Views: 3396

Re: Hello from a new guy!

Hi there, First and foremost, assuming you're American (correct me if I'm wrong), you'll need a visa if you intend to work and you will need to apply for this BEFORE arriving in the UK. Check out the Government website to find out what visas are available: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration...
by Briona
10 May 2015, 20:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: London teacher training college
Replies: 3
Views: 4616

Re: London teacher training college

If you checked out London Teacher Training College's website, you would see that they do offer courses in Saudi Arabia through their partner schools, UA Educational Insights and Master Insights ( http://www.teachenglish.co.uk/worldwide-partner-schools/middle-east/tefl-courses-in-saudi-arabia.html )....
by Briona
10 May 2015, 20:04
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Recently qualified TEFL teacher - Spain? or Vietnam?
Replies: 1
Views: 8278

Re: Recently qualified TEFL teacher - Spain? or Vietnam?

Hi there, I'm currently working in Spain, but I started out in Vietnam and can tell you that a degree is a requirement of the work visa. Though I'm sure it's possible to find work without one, know that it wouldn't be legal work. Furthermore, like many countries in Asia, Vietnam is cracking down on ...
by Briona
22 Apr 2015, 09:27
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Ics london
Replies: 2
Views: 4429

Re: Ics london

I don't really understand your post. What is a 'cents' teacher? And what do you mean by you've been selected? Did you actually apply for a job? If you didn't, it's almost definitely a scam.
by Briona
20 Apr 2015, 20:49
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: PLS HELP!! Take a risk or not? Teaching in Turkey
Replies: 4
Views: 5243

Re: PLS HELP!! Take a risk or not? Teaching in Turkey

Hi there, To be honest, I wouldn't risk it. First, a degree is a requirement of the work visa. Without one, you won't be able to find legal work. Secondly, now is not the time to be looking for work. The academic year ends in June, and the little summer work there is will go to teachers already in-c...
by Briona
05 Mar 2015, 20:52
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: thinking about TEFL...
Replies: 1
Views: 3003

Re: thinking about TEFL...

Hi there, The first thing to realise is that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' answer to TEFL. Qualifications, salaries, safety, etc. vary from region to region, country to country and even from city to city within a single country. The best advice anyone can give you is to do some research into your ...
by Briona
17 Feb 2015, 21:19
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Help with location!
Replies: 1
Views: 4180

Re: Help with location!

Hi there, You haven't really given anyone enough information to go on. Your age is only relevant if you are under 25 or over 55, and even then, it depends on the country. Your nationality, qualifications and experience are more important. You mention wanting to earn 'good money' and have 'a good lif...
by Briona
17 Feb 2015, 21:12
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Advice on the online TEFL modules
Replies: 2
Views: 4514

Re: Advice on the online TEFL modules

It would probably make more sense to ask your course provider. After all, no-one here knows what course you're taking or what the workload is like.
by Briona
17 Feb 2015, 21:10
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Should I use graphic resume for ALT jobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3846

Re: Should I use graphic resume for ALT jobs?

Hi there, As a former graphic designer, I like your CV with one exception: the hobbies bit looks really untidy, and I think it would be better if you used bullet points there. I've only briefly skimmed your CV, but I noticed a few punctuation errors and spelling mistakes. Spelling is pretty importan...
by Briona
15 Feb 2015, 19:22
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching Adults
Replies: 2
Views: 3324

Re: Teaching Adults

Hi there, You haven't said where you're from (I'm guessing you're American), but the passport you hold will have some bearing on where you can legally work. But before choosing a country, you need to sort your qualifications out. The bad news is that an Associate's degree doesn't really qualify you ...
by Briona
08 Feb 2015, 13:21
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: European English Camps
Replies: 4
Views: 5660

Re: European English Camps

Hi (again!),

There are some camps around Easter (this year end March to beginning of April), but they are fewer and further between. You'd also need an EU passport to work at one. Nonetheless, to get an idea of what's out there, have a look at http://www.tefl.com/job-seeker/.

Briona
by Briona
08 Feb 2015, 11:38
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Which course to take?
Replies: 5
Views: 6143

Re: Which course to take?

Nice try, but no. The CELTA is a standalone course awarded by the University of Cambridge, not an add-on to some no-name online TEFL certificate. The only provider I know of that has an 'upgrade' option i-to-i TEFL. If you take their 140hr online TEFL certificate, you have the option of upgrading to...
by Briona
05 Feb 2015, 21:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Getting a job without experience
Replies: 7
Views: 12561

Re: Getting a job without experience

Hi there, First of all, to qualify for the student visa, you do actually need to be a genuine student. This means finding a recognised course, paying the fees upfront (you need proof of payment to get the visa) and attending the classes. The visa allows you to work for a maximum of 20hrs a week on t...