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    Will-Excel - Harbin, China (views: 1777)

    - China - Wed, 07 Jul 2010 Posted by Dan Tracy

    Can, or will, anyone tell me about this school? The web-site info sounds too good to be true, and that usually means it isn't. I have been searching or a program to obtain certification with the goal of teaching in Taiwan. I have been there and had friends in Taipei.....

    Re: Will-Excel - Harbin, China (views: 2744)

    Asia (China) - Wed, 07 Jul 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Dan:I was unable to find anything negative about Will-Excel other than the usual stuff about whether their certification is accepted outside China or from schools not working directly with them...but that is normal stuff and given the nature of the TEFL industry, is ripe for huge debate no matter who you train with in whatever country.I did find this thread that seems to give glowing reviews coupled with some skepticism of those reviews which is ....

    Looking for teaching positions (views: 1359)

    - Online - Wed, 30 Jun 2010 Posted by frances62

    Hello, my husband and I are looking for ESL jobs overseas, preferably somewhere in Europe. My husband completed his CELTA last year and I hold a Masters Degree in English and German. We both have some previous teaching experience, though it dates back a few years. My husband is a native speaker, my English can be described "as native". We have applied for many jobs through a couple of ESL sites (mostly and Dave's ESL Cafe) but we have ha....

    Re: Looking for teaching positions (views: 1421)

    Europe (Online) - Wed, 30 Jun 2010
    Posted by Admin

    The key it to get your name out there so school can contact you with offers. I suggest you post a profile/resume on some other sites to spread the word. Remember to be careful about how much information you actual dates of birth (just month and year), no passport numbers and no home addresses post in public forums.Some places to start would be our Icon Group partner sites:TESall Group: post on either, w....

    World-TESOL (views: 1494)

    - Online - Tue, 04 May 2010 Posted by Michelle Davidge

    I was wondering if anyone has taken a TESOL course with this website am thinking it's a scam and so is another person who contacted me about this company....any help would be greatly appreciated!! If it is c'est la vie I have lost the money but I don't want anyone else to do the same!!....

    Re: World-TESOL (views: 1354)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 14 Nov 2010
    Posted by Nicole

    What ended up happening with World-Tesol College!?? I almost paid for the course but I get a bad vibe from it and now I am reading all these scam reports but no one has a real answer. Did you get placed or did you lose your money?....

    Re: World-TESOL (views: 1281)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 14 Nov 2010
    Posted by Admin

    I haven't heard much about the company being a "scam" per se but there is talk of too many unfulfilled promises of employment and recognition of the certificate. So it is 2 situations to look at:1. Is their TEFL course 'legitimate' or 'accredited'?This is a difficult question for anyone because there is NO accreditation agency for online TEFL courses. For more information see my article at

    Re: World-TESOL (views: 1304)

    Europe (Online) - Mon, 10 May 2010
    Posted by Iphigenia

    I totally agree with Michelle.I wasted my all money for that "scam" course. The World- Tesol College. They said they guarantee a job placement if we completed Business Course. even though i did it two months ago there happened nothing.When i ask a question they give a response in 7 or 10 days.PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS COURSE...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.....

    Re: World-TESOL (views: 1131)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 04 May 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Michelle: It is rare that you hear of a TEFL course "scam" though I am sure anything is possible. Granted, there are some courses that have been "dragged through the mud" due to their less than stellar training performance. Regardless, the issue comes down to certification/accreditation and acceptance in the industry. For that, you must do some research.I suggest reading my article on TEFL certification and accreditation at either:http://www.tesa....

    China/Africa recruiter (views: 1520)

    - China - Mon, 03 May 2010 Posted by Michelle Davidge

    Has anyone heard of or took a job through English for all Recruitment (e4all or Eng 4 All Inc). Just curious to see if they are above board. One of those too good to be true offers (money wise)Any help would be appreciated....

    TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 1544)

    - Online - Sun, 02 May 2010 Posted by Admin

    As an admin for 8+ large ESL TEFL TESOL websites, I am constantly privy to the large number of scams that are perpetuated across the web. Lately, I have been noticing another disturbing trend on the rise. An increase in new TEFL companies/websites that resort to base advertising techniques such as spamming. This is both spamming any poster on any ESL web board or forum which they can get an email address for and spamming the same boards with post....

    Re: TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 1494)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 17 May 2010
    Posted by Alex Case

    Go on, name names!....

    Re: TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 1372)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 20 May 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Would love to Alex but the ESL websites/networks/training schools in question shall remain least by me ....

    Network ESL - What are they? (views: 2117)

    - China - Wed, 28 Apr 2010 Posted by An ESL Teacher Looking in Chna

    I am writing this thread because I responded to job ads on 4 other ESL Job Sites (including this one) from "Teach in China" and "China Teaching Network" and "ESL Across China" and someone named "Hubert Reid" (and numerous other names) which all came from Network ESL because they contacted me in connection with my email to these jobs. I was shocked by how many ads they were posting and how many names they use to post ads under. Why would a recruit....

    Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 3066)

    Asia (China) - Fri, 27 May 2011
    Posted by Shelly

    This organization may not be a scam but they are serious spammers and I don't trust them. I don't like that they hide behind so many different names, emails and websites. Who is this Chris Johnson guy and all these "women" working for NetworkESL? I contacted a site called ESLtoChina to ask some questions and started getting contacted from NetworkESL. I applied to some jobs on this board and ESLteachersboard that all had different emails and....

    Re: Re: China Recruitment (views: 1701)

    Asia (China) - Tue, 31 May 2011
    Posted by Admin

    Shelly: Sorry about your experience. I think I should firstly say that I am not personally familar with NetworkESL so am not making a judgement on them. I can only comment on the recruiters I know, most of whom are perfectly fine though it is a difficult business at best to be in. Let me also add that there are many reputable recruiters out there that I have spoken to personally such as Morgan Recruiters (Korea), Horizon Recruiters (China), Tea....

    Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 1460)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 29 Apr 2010
    Posted by Smitty

    In this post....I found great interest because a friend of mine that is employed by the embassy in Beijing asked me about that Web site because they are apparently under some form of an investigation. The situation is, (allegedly) that they are collecting and selling foreigner ID's and the information is being passed around from place-to-place for various reasons. Lately one of the big scams is the illegal use of foreigner ID to bring into China ....

    Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 1195)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 29 Apr 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Rather serious allegation but it is only alleged. Something like that would become public very quickly if it were happening. While I agree that identity theft is becoming a huge issue, unless there are formal charges or public notices from the embassy, best to stick to the recruiting of which there seems to be enough.For more information, please visit: or the ESL Teachers Board thread that ....

    Recognizing Scams/Protect from Identity Theft (views: 9282)

    - Online - Sun, 11 Apr 2010 Posted by Admin

    I thought I would share some information I recently sent out to a user regarding a job offer they received via email and asked me to look at to see if it was real. Below you will find (1) my email to them about what I thought of the offer, (2) a copy of the email with the job offer information and (3) a copy of the 'contract' sent offering the job.-----------------------------------------Dear XXX:Firstly, my best advice is to limit the informatio....

    Re: Teacher Scam- (views: 1436)

    Middle East (Online) - Fri, 16 Apr 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Thank you to the teachers that have let me know about the latest twist for teacher recruiting scams: Requesting a fee to process a "Certificate of Anti-Terrorism". For those teachers confronting this request, there is no such thing.......

    Abu Dhabi Education Zone-Ganiyat Gaffa (views: 1482)

    Middle East (Online) - Mon, 12 Apr 2010
    Posted by Admin

    It is surprising how many emails I am getting from teachers who visit my Icon Group Thailand sites telling me they have received a similar offer of employment from Ganiyat Gaffa as a registrar for the Abu Dhabi Education Zone. Has anyone actually gotten a position they are currently working at through this person?Regardless, I hope all teachers look through job offers to make sure they meet some legitimacy criteria and also read through my Job Sc....

    TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Certification (views: 4141)

    - Online - Sun, 21 Mar 2010 Posted by MGHines

    IntroductionFor a TEFL teacher about to start their TEFL teaching career, choosing the right TEFL teacher training course can be daunting. When trying to figure out the accreditation of the TEFL course, the task is overwhelming. Thus, information is needed on more internationally recognized teacher training courses and accreditation/certification agencies for TEFL courses.-------Every TEFL teacher training course should be accredited with “....

    Re: TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Cert (views: 1375)

    Europe (Online) - Mon, 22 Mar 2010
    Posted by ICAL_Pete

    It would be good if things were this simple... but unfortunately they're not.There is quite simply no international, independent accreditation organisation for TEFL courses. That's the bottom line.Those "accreditation" organisations you mention all have issues associated with them.Cambridge, for example, whilst providing a very good course (CELTA) do not actual accredit courses. Unless of course you mean they accredit their own franchise schools.....

    Re: TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Cert (views: 1372)

    North America (Online) - Mon, 22 Mar 2010
    Posted by MGHines

    Pete:You are correct that there is no international accreditation agency. It is that simple. But with regards to traditional on-site training, there are some accreditation agencies that are more "recognized" or "approved" by schools/employers than others which is really what teachers are concerned with. Regardless and as you suggested, it would be nice to have an impartial, internationally recognized accreditation agency.As I mentioned and as you....

    New Jordan Education Group/ Kindergarten/Training School - Wuhan city in Hubei (views: 2490)

    - China - Sat, 27 Feb 2010 Posted by Sandy

    Dear All,I just thoughtyou might want to know that if this company:New Jordan Education Group/ Kindergarten/Training SchoolContacts you about a job offer, I suggest you not to take it. I have just ended my contract with them and wished I hadn’t gotten involved with this company as so many others previously and currently now wish also.This school has done the following to both its foreign and Chinese teachers:~ Delayed pay~ Cut large amount....

    Tokai University and Color Politics (views: 1828)

    - Japan - Wed, 10 Feb 2010 Posted by Karmo Tharn

    I have been an English instructor in Japan for 12 years. I have worked in every level of the public and private education system in this country and have been a part-time university instructor for the past four years in four institutions. I am an honors graduate from the University of Toronto. I first came to Japan in 1996 with a TESL certificate. Since that time and, while I was working, I managed to obtain a Masters in Applied Linguistics, with....

    Re: Tokai University and Color Politics (views: 1344)

    Asia (Japan) - Thu, 11 Feb 2010
    Posted by Alex Case

    I don't know anything about your personal circumstances, but there is no doubt that there is lots of racism in Japan, if no more than in somewhere like France. The question is what we can do about it, because if your post puts non-whites off going to Japan things will never change.....

    Teaching at Japanese Universities (views: 1869)

    - Japan - Wed, 10 Feb 2010 Posted by Karmo Tharn

    I wish to draw attention to practices in university English departments in Japan, which are by their very nature counter-productive and often harmful to the acquisition of English as a foreign language in Japan. . I have been a university instructor for the past 4 years and have taught English in Japan for the past 12 years. I also have a T.E.S.L. certificate and a Masters in Applied Linguistics. This article is meant for the public, at large and....

    Anti English Spectrum (AES) (views: 1400)

    - Korea - Sat, 09 Jan 2010 Posted by Foreigner

    The Anti English Spectrum (AES) is a xenophobic Korean vigilante group spreading hate-mongering rhetoric about foreigners in Korea. Join the Facebook group to dismantle this unacceptable group: more information about the AES, see:

    Re: Anti English Spectrum (AES) (views: 1241)

    Asia (Korea) - Sat, 09 Jan 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Dear Foreigner: While I empathize and share your sentiments towards this group or any group that promotes hatred of others, I would ask that we not spiral into a flaming war. In addition, it would be nice if you could identify yourself via email for those wishing to contact you for more information.I wish that there was more good news that people wanted to discuss but it seems that the bad is always more interesting than the good. :-( Anyway have....

    Premier Language Center - Dubai (views: 1499)

    - Online - Sat, 09 Jan 2010 Posted by Chris

    Is it real or fake? Premier Language Center in Dubai? $3900, etc.?....

    Re: Premier Language Center - Dubai (views: 1401)

    Middle East (Online) - Sun, 10 Jan 2010
    Posted by clarky

    I have already received the contract from this institution.. do you have other information about this school?? a website, perhaps? ....

    Re: Premier Language Center - Dubai (views: 1049)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 10 Jan 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Chris and Clarky: I would suggest asking the school for their website and physical addresss/phone number. Please see for some things to ask for:I would suggest reading through my article Evaluating Teaching Job Offers. There is also some good Employment Scam Advice on Wikipedia. In addition, do some very basic background work on a job offer such as:1. Did they actually post the terms of the ESL TEFL TESO....

    Re: Premier Language Center - Dubai (views: 1199)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 15 Jan 2010
    Posted by clarky

    i have found this info through a constant web search about the Premier Language Center.. follow the link.. is a passport Scam.This is a passport scam. They're based in Nigeria collecting ID clones. DON'T send them any personal details.....

    Re: Premier Language Center - Dubai (views: 1370)

    Middle East (Online) - Sat, 09 Jan 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Dear Chris: Not much information given but a quick Google search on Premier Langauge in Dubai turned up nothing except more posts from others asking if it was a scam. If you are not sure or are having doubts, I would suggest finding other employment options.Thanks!

    CIEO (Canadian International Educational Organization) (views: 1804)

    - China - Tue, 29 Dec 2009 Posted by charli

    Has anyone heard anything about or worked for CIEO (Canadian International Educational Organization) - in China????Thanks!....

    Re: CIEO (Canadian International Educational Organ (views: 1493)

    Asia (China) - Tue, 29 Dec 2009
    Posted by Admin

    Aside from the website: and that they have a school called Canadian Kids' English School or Canadian International Kids' English School, there doesn't seem to be much about them online. I did find the following:Forum Topic: Founder (Arthur John Stewart): ask to speak to on....

    Cultural Stereotypes: The Evil Arrogant Foreigner (views: 3170)

    - China - Sat, 19 Dec 2009 Posted by A Foreigner

    I don't know why this irrational characterization of foreign teachers irritates me but I recently saw a posting from a school in China, looking for foreign teachers, with the following quote as what we always 'complain about' the most:"We do not do that in my country!" to which I am sure schools would like (but do not dare) to reply "But this is not your country and that is how we work here!" They then go on to portray all, or most, foreign teach....

    Re: Cultural Stereotypes: The Evil Arrogant Foreig (views: 1749)

    Asia (Korea) - Wed, 20 Jan 2010
    Posted by Alex Case

    Great post. Didn't someone say that nationalism is the last refuge of scoundrels? Would nicely sum up that use of nationalistic arguments if I do have that right....

    Re: Cultural Stereotypes: The Evil Arrogant Foreig (views: 1655)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 21 Jan 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Alex: I liked this post as well. It was very well thought out and articulate. Regarding the quote about refuge, I know of only 2 but yours is spot on as well:"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative" - Oscar Wilde"Prayer - The last refuge of a scoundrel" - Lisa Simpson ....

    Re: Cultural Stereotypes: The Evil Arrogant Foreig (views: 1523)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 20 Sep 2010
    Posted by goodvillager

    I also love this post. I'm currently wrestling with some issues at my new school in China that fall under the category of assimilation, and how far you should go with that. One major issue has to do with how to express concern or disagreement with something - or assert your rights - without coming across as a walking, breathing stereotype. It is hard sometimes to not feel paralyzed by a feeling of 'damned if I do, damned if I don't. Thanks for th....

    Beware: Bozhou city, Anhui province BETC (views: 2043)

    - China - Fri, 18 Dec 2009 Posted by Amanda Howard

    For anyone considering working in Bozhou city, Anhui province, with BETC (British English Training Center or Bryan English Training Center – same school, but given two different names by the two partners who run it, one British and the other, a Chinese guy with the English name Bryan) I am posting this message as a warning. After working as an English teacher at a more professional school in Qingdao and meeting other English teachers from ....

    Re: Beware: Bozhou city, Anhui province BETC (views: 2402)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 01 Apr 2010
    Posted by jason mackie

    jason mackie says:reply to amanda howard commentsorry you had such a terrible time and experience in the city of bozhou. bozhou is a real unique chinese city. (home to chinese medicine).unfortuately there are many who have the same experience as you have had and there are all sorts of schools promising the world. my 7 years experience in china has alowed me to see the good the bad and the UGLY.if one is wishing to come to china one should do the ....

    Re: Beware: Bozhou city, Anhui province BETC (views: 1432)

    Asia (China) - Sat, 10 Apr 2010
    Posted by Admin

    Jason:My apologies for not posting your "feedback" sooner but I had to remobve the names and other information regarding personal/non-teaching comments. In addition, please remember to edit your spelling and grammar prior to postings. You can do this using MS Word and then copy/paste.Regardless, thanks for the feedback!

    Teaching in Taiwan (views: 1543)

    - Taiwan - Wed, 11 Nov 2009 Posted by PHIL

    I'm applying for teaching jobs in Asia.Can anyone tell me anything about Kang Ning Language School in Jhudung?....

    Re: Teaching in Taiwan (views: 1311)

    Asia (Taiwan) - Wed, 11 Nov 2009
    Posted by Admin

    Very little about the school online which can be a good thing. It is a small school so doubtful you will find many teachers that have experience with them.I found their website at of luckAdmin....

    Warning; New Times International in Chengdu (views: 2969)

    - China - Fri, 06 Nov 2009 Posted by Bill

    New Times International in Chengdu:This teacher recruiter is only the middleman with various contracts to various schools, Universities and companies. She hires you as a teacher and then places you wherever she wishes. Expect to be shuffled around from school to school, and expect to pay your own travel expenses. The contract with New Times is standard but the owner (Irene) almost never abides by that contract. You'll be cheated, lied to and whe....

    Re: Warning; New Times International in Chengdu (views: 784)

    Asia (China) - Tue, 28 Apr 2015
    Posted by Dr. Paul

    [Removed] is the worst person in China. Please ask any teacher who is working there now... (2015). liar, cheat, thief, and a professional con artist. ....

    Re: Warning; New Times International in Chengdu (views: 1591)

    Asia (China) - Sat, 05 Dec 2009
    Posted by Jonathan

    Funny. I've known every teacher who has ever worked there; as I have known Irene for over 10 years. I suspect I know who this is too. Yes, she does send teachers to different places to work as she has one of the most successful training centers in Chengdu with many major contracts with multi-national companies to train their staff. And you can't win those contracts with the heavy competition out there, unless you have something of quality to offe....

    Teaching English to Hebrew speakers (views: 4930)

    - Online - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 Posted by Israel "izzy" Cohen

    One of my current hobbies is historical linguistics. The following paragraphs indicate how this field can be of value in teaching English to students whose first language is Hebrew.*Idioms*It is helpful to identify those idioms that have a Hebraic or Aramaic origin. There are more than a few of these. Some of them are translated Hebrew idioms. For example, (to escape) "by the skin of my teeth" is a translation of B'3or SHinai (using 3 for the let....

    Teaching in South America (views: 1429)

    - Online - Tue, 13 Oct 2009 Posted by Amanda

    Hi I am wanting to teach in Brazil, Chile or Argentina. Right now I have a degree from a Canadian University and am wondering about what certificate I should get. I did contact one recruitment agency and they referred me to an online certification which seems sort of weird to me. Do people get jobs with on-line certifications. I am torn between not wanting to spend a fortune on getting the certification and wanting to get something that will actu....

    Re: Teaching in South America (views: 1330)

    Central America (Online) - Tue, 13 Oct 2009
    Posted by Admin

    Amanda:You are asking the "age old" question with regards to what type of certification to get. TEFL Certification from an online teacher training course is not uncommon and would be recognized by some schools in some countries. That is really up to each individual school.The key is what countries you want to work in. You should do some research for the positions posted in the countries that you mentioned to see what type of certification they as....

    Teach with NO degree (views: 1496)

    - Online - Sun, 04 Oct 2009 Posted by RickL

    My wife and I (Both in our 40's) are studying a 120hr TEFL course and hope to teach next year. I have extensive business experience and we have both obtained a variety of diplomas and certificates over the years. BUT have no degree. Is it likely that we will find emplyment? I have spoken at 100's of seminars, some with 1000 attendees.It seems much of South America will accept a non degree'd person, what about Europe and Asia?I appreciate any and ....

    Re: Teach with NO degree (views: 1354)

    Asia (China) - Wed, 07 Oct 2009
    Posted by Admin

    There are positions in China that you can obtain without a degree and there are even positions in Thailand available though it is illegal to work in Thailand (receive a work permit) without a degree so you want to take that into consideration since you could get in trouble with the labor and immigration authorties...resulting in expulsion from the the country, at best, or even jail time, at worse.Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are very strict in t....

    Re: Teach with NO degree (views: 1378)

    Central America (Online) - Mon, 16 Nov 2009
    Posted by colin stray

    Just saw this post.Sorry if it's now invalid. Wife and I are very similar except we started at age 55. Took a 100 hr course in Florida(and a job in Mexico) through a christian organization because other organizations didn't want to take us on because of our age, although some only inferred this. We have been working in Mexico for 4 years now and really enjoy it. Wish I'd started teaching 20 years before ....

    Teaching jobs in Mexico (views: 1402)

    - Online - Sun, 31 May 2009 Posted by Empleos Mexico

    A new page for ESL teaching jobs in Mexico has just been put up at ...., and recruiters in general (views: 1579)

    - Korea - Fri, 10 Apr 2009 Posted by Nina

    Hi! I'm really new at the TEFL scene. I posted my resume to expecting to get five or six responses spread out over a few weeks, but instead I got inundated with e-mails from recruiters and schools. I'm really not sure how to tell a good offer from a bad one. The main offer I'm looking at right now is from I was contacted by e-mail, and then by phone. It's a recruiting agency and they claim that they will place me, and....


    - Online - Mon, 09 Mar 2009 Posted by eslplanet

    PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON’T CLOSE All over Korea, schools are closing and foreign English teachers are losing their jobs without any financial assistance. Although the exchange rates may cause some people to chase the higher paying private school jobs, there are things to consider..... PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON'T CLOSE... PRIVATE SCHOOLS DO! Why? Public schools are run by the Government. They are schools not businesses. THE EXCHANGE RATE IS SOON TO IMPROVE! ....

    belize! (views: 1517)

    - Online - Sat, 24 Jan 2009 Posted by simon

    Is there anyone out there who is teaching or has taught in belize.I am thinking of making the move out there and would love to get some feedback beforehand. ....

    Re: belize! (views: 1312)

    Online (Online) - Thu, 09 Apr 2009
    Posted by Julia Levin

    hey, i was just wondering how your experience w/ belize is going?? ....

    TEFL jobs, Saudi Arabia (views: 1737)

    - Online - Fri, 23 Jan 2009 Posted by AAA

    Taif University, a major university in Saudi Arabia, is seeking English language instructors (males & females) with a minimum of MA degree to work at the English Language Centre, starting in the academic year of 2009-2010. Interested candidates are kindly requested to e-mail copies of their CVs, qualifications, and contact details to the following e-mail address: Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Asmari Application Requirements - Candidate....

    choosing a recruiter (views: 1226)

    - Online - Fri, 19 Dec 2008 Posted by adam

    I've looked at and been in touch with a few recruiter but its hard to figure out who to go through... Does anyone have any experiences with Korea Horizons and/or Footprints??? ....

    Free Wordpress Blogs for the ESL Community (views: 1686)

    - Online - Fri, 28 Nov 2008 Posted by TotalESL

    Free for the ESL community: Wordpress User blogs with private admin panels. The new Total ESL Blogging system is now a powerful tool for the ESL community…and it’s Free! There are over 70+ templates to choose from. Also, we have included some great plugins to enhance the system even more - such as YouTube video embedding, photo blogs, Flckr, polls, events calendar and sharing content options. ESL teachers can start a great teaching portfolio ....

    Looking into TEFL (views: 1420)

    - Online - Tue, 25 Nov 2008 Posted by Isaac Chico

    I've heard some good things about pursuing TEFL as a career, but I've also heard some very very bad. Does anyone have experience of it? I know I'm not going to get rich from it, but is the pay enough to live on? If you decided to leave the sector, how seriously was your experience taken by prospective employers? ....

    Re: Looking into TEFL (views: 1326)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 29 Mar 2009
    Posted by May

    Hey, i think TEFL is a good career. I found so many employers are looking for the english teachers. The offers are very attractive. Maybe you can click to have a look: ....

    Re: Looking into TEFL (views: 1339)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 02 Jan 2009
    Posted by Claire Colleran

    If you're more interested in travel and learning about another culture, then TEFL is good for you, I had taken TEFL course in China is recommended .They can give you the training with course certification that you need for teaching with International acceptance . ....

    Re: Looking into TEFL (views: 1030)

    Online (Online) - Thu, 29 Jan 2009
    Posted by Jacqueline Yea

    Hi! my name is jackie and I totally agree with clare. I find TEFL is neccessary when you want to pursue a carreer in teaching English language. I also took my TEFL course in China. what an experience. simultaneously teaching and learning at the same time. here it is TEFLLIFE.COM ....

    Re: Looking into TEFL (views: 915)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 02 Dec 2008
    Posted by Daveon

    really depends on where you would be teaching and how you live there. Going to clubs every weekend is definitely out of the question for newbies. I'm still teaching in China, so far it's OK-ish. Some supplement their income with private tutoring and such-which may or may not be legal in some countries. take a loot at these if you're looking into getting certified.

    Re: Looking into TEFL (views: 928)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 01 Dec 2008
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    The most important things to ask yourself right now is where do you want to teach and why do you want to go? Generally, you're right in thinking you don't get rich TEFLing. If you have god qualifications, such as a Master's in Education, then you can arn a very fine living abroad. If you're more interested in travel and learning about another culture, then TEFLing is good for you, but not as a way to earn a lot of money. ....

    Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 1388)

    - Online - Wed, 19 Nov 2008 Posted by Ceelin

    I'm a newbie in the world of ESL and in fact I'm just browsing for which certificate course to take. Saw a lot of people talking about the Special Thai Project and look into TEFL International's website. looks good, 500 USD i think reservation fee and you get certified in an onsite course with guaranteed jobs afterwards. saw a lot of people happy with it too! though I'm wondering why is it there's another website with the exact same program in Th....

    Re: Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 1067)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 27 Dec 2008
    Posted by Ted Persinger

    I just had VERY great experience with TEFLLIFE.So I recommend you . They have a school for few weeks in either Chang Mai or Phuket that is then followed by a 4 months teaching contract at a school at a location somewhere in Thailand. .They are very professional and can give me the training with course certification that I need for teaching with International acceptance and help to get the job. Good luck Ted ....

    Re: Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 1256)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 23 Dec 2008
    Posted by Magdalena Dziedzic

    I had great experience with teflinternational:The best thing about the course was : grammar imput, different models of teaching ..great experience, very intensive but have learned a lot. ....

    Re: Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 1335)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 20 Dec 2008
    Posted by Nikita Patel

    I joined TEFL international.I have a great experience with TEFL international .The teachers were great and I loved how the students mingled with the teachers for apparitions. I like that part of it! And course wise, it was a solid course and useful. ....

    Re: Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 912)

    Online (Online) - Wed, 03 Dec 2008
    Posted by Ceelin

    Just letting everyone who might find this useful. I'll be signing up with TEFL International on this one. Seems that ATI made their Special Thai Project like a year after TEFL International ran theirs. Despite the bad rap I've read about TEFL International, I'm optimistic about the course with them since 1. I've spoken with a few people who took their course, STP and regular, and they seem to be doing fairly well 2. If TEFL International really i....

    Re: Special Thai Project (ATI and TEFL International) (views: 1047)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 02 Dec 2008
    Posted by Daveon

    Haven't heard from anyone who took part in ATI's course but I can tell you that TEFL International has had that program well before ATI had one. Also contemplated the Thailand project before settling for the Chinese project 'bout... two/three years ago? ....

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