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    TESOL/CELTA/TEFL (views: 1238)

    - Online - Mon, 17 Nov 2008 Posted by Angelina Mara

    I'm really confused as to what I should get. Have a bachelor's degree in arts (yes, arts :) ) and finally got around to maybe teaching is my calling. I'm thinking maybe Asia since I have been fascinated by a lot of places there, Thailand in particular. ....

    Re: TESOL/CELTA/TEFL (views: 1350)

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

    There really isn't much difference between them in terms of acceptability. CELTA, hands down, has the most impact since it's one of the most well-known courses out there. In Thailand, a degree and a certificate pretty much sets you up. linked this already in another thread but take a look at this: http://teflintl.com/thai_special_project.htm ....

    Certification authenticity? (views: 1318)

    - Online - Thu, 16 Oct 2008 Posted by Tyler Prince

    I am attempting to obtain a TESOL or TEFL certificate online. I have a BS degree and am confused about which company to complete my certification with. Any help? Please advise. Thanks, tylerprince@hotmail.com ....

    Teach English in Korea (views: 1272)

    - Online - Tue, 16 Sep 2008 Posted by welcomerecruit

    Job title Andong(Kyungbook) Level Elementary Monthly Salary 2.3 milion won Overtime pay 18000 won Class hours mins/hr Work hours 120 hrs/month Work days Mon~Fri Class size Students/a class Type of housing Single House(One Room) Distance from housing to school 5 mins (by walk) Vacation 10 day a year Start date 2009 - 02 - 20 Airfare Yes Completion bonus Yes Insurance provided Half School`s request & introduction Working Hours : 9:30am~6:00pm Korea....

    Re: Teach English in Korea (views: 1275)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 06 Oct 2008
    Posted by Roger

    Hey Why don't you contact link removed for TEFL jobs abroad? You can advertise your job there and get thousands of applicants to see the advert. ....

    English Teaching Jobs (views: 1290)

    - Online - Mon, 15 Sep 2008 Posted by Roger

    All kinds of English Teaching jobs available at http://www.tefl-jobs.co.uk You can search for jobs currently available worldwide, see all the information on a single page, and apply with a single click... ....

    NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHERS REQUIRED IN DOHA, QATAR (views: 2060)

    - Online - Fri, 15 Aug 2008 Posted by Ray

    NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHERS REQUIRED IN DOHA, QATAR Monthly Salary: QR25,000 QR300,000 PER YEAR HIGHEST TEACHING SALARY IN THE MIDDLE EAST !!!!!!!! Certification: Degree in Education in the subject area NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING PRIMARY / PREP SCHOOL TEACHERS REQUIRED IN QATAR Are you looking for something new, or a bit different this year ? Would you like to live and work in a new country & enjoy an Amazing Teaching Experience ? Teach in the ....

    Re: NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHERS REQUIRED IN DOHA, QATAR (views: 1470)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 11 Jul 2009
    Posted by Sarah

    Hello, My name is Sarah Shahin I am A British native speaker, I have studied in the Uk also taught here. I have also taught children in Jordan in an international school, i adore teaching and believe i would make a great addition to your school, Please if you can email me I can post you my resume. I look forward to hearing from you ASAP REGARDS Sarah Shahin I also speak Arabic ....

    Research Project: Help-Participants needed (views: 1389)

    - Online - Tue, 05 Aug 2008 Posted by Maria Armaou

    Hi everybody, My name is Armaou Maria. This post is a call-for participants for my dissertation project on the relationship between the strengths of character and subjective well being of secondary school teachers (age of pupils 12-18) at the University of Nottingham. This research has been approved by the ethics commitee of Nottingham University. I'd appreciate if you could circulate this information to your colleagues or networks that may be in....

    TEFL showdowns worth following (views: 1374)

    - Online - Sat, 26 Jul 2008 Posted by TESall.com

    Note: this has been cross-posted to the new forum at http://www.tesall.com/international/index.php 1) David's English Teaching World vs. Dave's ESL Cafe (discussion forums) Dave Sperling of ESL Cafe has seen challengers come and go over the last thirteen years. Some have persisted and even thrived as go-to websites in their own right but none have made a real dent in ESL Cafe's traffic and/or user base. In that regard, David's ELT World is differ....

    Criteria for choosing a TESOL course (views: 1307)

    - Online - Mon, 14 Jul 2008 Posted by eigoman

    Just a quick rant on something I read somewhere and now can't find. An experienced teacher answered a query on a forum regarding criteria for choosing a TESOL certificate with the advice that the person make sure it qualified for credits towards a Master's degree program. This seems ridiculous to me. I know some TESOL courses do garner credits with some Master's programs. While there is nothing wrong with that, it shouldn't be seen as distinguish....

    MEXICO (views: 1262)

    - Online - Mon, 07 Jul 2008 Posted by Paula

    Hi - I will be getting my TESOL certificate this month through Oxford Seminars. I am interested in possibly working in Mexico. I was wondering if anyone has worked in Mexico. What were your experiences like? Some possible school recommendations that you really enjoyed ( and that provide accomodation!) Thank you in advance. Paula - US ....

    Re: MEXICO (views: 1293)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 08 Jul 2008
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Check out Guy Courschesne's blog for information and advice on teaching English in Mexico. I would also recommend the Mexico Forum on Dave's ESL Cafe. This Guy is Teaching Abroad: http://www.teachers-international.com/wordpress/ ....

    Re: MEXICO (views: 1251)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 14 Jul 2008
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    Thanks for plug on my blog! Mexico can be tough for landing a job over the net or by telephone. You'll pretty much have to resign yourself to coming here before having employment secured. I would advise be very vague about your TEFL qualification when applying. Oxford is well known in Mexico and will shut doors rather than open them. Play up your degree or any other experience you have. ....

    Oxford Seminars' reputation in Mexico (views: 1722)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 14 Jul 2008
    Posted by eigoman

    Interesting. Are you saying that no course is better than this course as far as employers in Mexico are concerned? It used to be that schools preferred something to nothing but that might be changing. And maybe it should. ....

    Re: Oxford Seminars' reputation in Mexico (views: 1587)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 18 Jul 2008
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    Darn it, had a typo in that last post. No, I wouldn't say that having no course is better than this one, though I can see how I may have left that impression. I don't want to kick Oxford around here online, but they are known well enough for not providing actual teaching practice. Highlighting that on a resume isn't a good idea in my opinion. I don't see any harm in mentioning having taken a TEFL course (and any course is probably better than not....

    Best Cert. For fromer-JET moving to China? (views: 1298)

    - Online - Tue, 10 Jun 2008 Posted by Rose

    Hi, I taught as a JET in Japan for 2 years and am now looking to teach in China. Taking a full-on CELTA seems a little silly as I have hundreds of hours of experience and hardly need 6 more. On the other hand, the online degrees are so cheap that I'm worried they're worthless. Help? ....

    Get TESOL certified world-wide with IEERA (views: 1427)

    - Online - Sun, 08 Jun 2008 Posted by Chris Cookson

    The International English Educational Research Association's (IEERA) TESOL Certification Program is an intensive course which provides participants with professional knowledge and skills in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as tools for their own reflection and growth as teachers. It is designed to be offered intensively in four weeks or extensively over a longer period. The course provides practical training through....

    New to TESL; Need some advice... (views: 1154)

    - Online - Thu, 22 May 2008 Posted by Michael Noto

    Greetings everyone. Recently I landed a job interview with Amity Schools (Japan), and as the date approaches my nerves are wearing thin. I am expected to create a 30-minute lesson plan which I must submit; five minutes of which I must demonstrate before other applicants. As someone with zero teaching experience, I have no idea where to begin. Even after extensive research into TESL on this and many other web sites, I still find myself with many q....

    Testing TEFL (views: 1220)

    - Online - Thu, 01 May 2008 Posted by Mircea

    I'm looking for a straight answer to a very simple question: Where can I take the TEFL test WITHOUT the weeks of instruction and receive a certificate? If that isn't possible, how does one obtain a TEFL certificate without wasting time on the classroom instruction? In the alternative, is there a 1 or 2 week course that costs less than $500 and is offered more than twice per year? I spent a semester student teaching at an inner city middle school,....

    Re: Testing TEFL (views: 1384)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 14 Jul 2008
    Posted by eigoman

    The only TEFL test I am aware of is the Cambridge TKT. You can find out more about it by clicking the link below. www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/teaching-awards/tkt.html This is just my opinion but I highly doubt many employers will consider a result on the TKT as the equivalent of a reputable TESOL certificate. ....

    can somebody help me to know what course best suits me (views: 1226)

    - Online - Wed, 23 Apr 2008 Posted by MERAJ

    Hi, I am from India and I would like to take up a TEFL Course and have a serious career in teaching. What I am not sure of is if I am eligible for a TEFL/TESOL course as English is my second language. If I am, then what school should I go for and in what region. Should I take up a course in the same country or region where I want to work after completing the course or I can do it from any country and then choose a different country to work in? I ....

    Re: can somebody help me to know what course best suits me (views: 1166)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 12 Sep 2008
    Posted by Danilo

    hi....I from in philippines. I'm high school graduating in public school in manila, i don't know what is a best course that i will going to taken in college, because i can't find a course that blending in my experience and my leisure life. but, when i was in elementary i always thinking my future in college life. I have so many idea but i think thats only a an idea that never come real. If there was a person who can help in my problem, just send ....

    job openings for English teachers (views: 1159)

    - Online - Tue, 22 Apr 2008 Posted by Mike Wu

    Teaching English jobs are open in all the big cities in China. Great pay and excellent benefits. · Free apartment · Holidays · Paid travels Requirement: · Must be native English speaker · From America, Europe, or Australia · Teaching degree or TESL certificate is a great plus Our jobs will not only offer you great benefits, but also the chance to experiment a 5000 years old civilization and fast growing society. Please respond to mikewumike....

    TEFL Course with Job Guarantee in Prague, Czech Republic! (views: 1285)

    - Online - Fri, 11 Apr 2008 Posted by Caledonian School

    TEFL Course with Job Guarantee in Prague, Czech Republic! TEFL course in Prague, Czech Republic! Guaranteed TEFL jobs in Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic! Caledonian School offers the International TEFL program certificate course in Prague for those individuals who are looking for an initial 4-week qualification to teach ESL. • JOB GUARANTEE IN OUR SCHOOL • EUROPE’S ONLY ‘TEACH-WHERE-YOU-TRAIN’ LANGUAGE SCHOOL • IN COO....

    May 2008; teach in Japan (views: 1198)

    - Online - Mon, 24 Mar 2008 Posted by Chris

    Teach English to kids 4 to 12 years of age. Start May 4th 2008. Full time. Double teaching with a Japanese teacher. Applicants must be Native English speakers with a drivers license and tons of energy!!!. A college degree is preferred but no teaching experience is necessary. Furnished accommodation provided (rent 50 000 yen per month, utilities, internet separate). At least 16 paid holidays per year as well as most Public holidays, Saturdays and ....

    English teachers needed for China (views: 1176)

    - Online - Sun, 23 Mar 2008 Posted by Mike

    We have ESL job openings in the big cities of China, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, ShengZhen, etc. If you are a native English speaking teacher and would like to teach English in the universities, colleges, elementary schools or companies in China, please contact us. · Start: Spring, Summer, Winter 2008 · Salary: will be informed in person · Free apartment: 1 bedroom,a bathroom, a kichen room and a living room, well furnished with (TV set, VCD ....

    Would any teacher help me? (views: 1171)

    - Online - Fri, 07 Mar 2008 Posted by Michelle

    Hello, I'm considering teaching ESL after I graduate, and so I chose it to be the topic of my research paper on a specific vocation. However, I need to have at least two people complete a questionnaire. Would any of you teachers be willing to help me out and let me add this in to my paper? What is your name? What school are you currently teaching at? How many years have you been teaching and where have you taught? What certificates or degrees do ....

    Re: Would any teacher help me? (views: 1102)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 10 Mar 2008
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    Happy to help out... What is your name? Guy Courchesne What school are you currently teaching at? Teachers Latin America How many years have you been teaching and where have you taught? 7, and all over Mexico. What certificates or degrees do you have? Degree in Journalism, certificate in TEFL, various workshops in TEFL What would you say is an average salary to expect in your area, and is it enough to live comfortably with? $1000 to $2000 usd, ve....

    Which course?? Someone help. (views: 1136)

    - Online - Mon, 25 Feb 2008 Posted by Alison

    Hey. Maybe some of you could help me. I am trrying to research TESL training courses but I don't understand. I would like to take a 6 month or 2 year course, residential. But i can only find 4 week courses. Is that the only kind that exists? What if I wanted a diploma in TEFL ? I don' want to do online courses, and I don't care about job placements. I want a real degree in TESL. Does that exist? If anyone has any information, please relpy! Thanks....

    Re: Which course?? Someone help. (views: 1164)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 25 Mar 2008
    Posted by eigoman

    Where are you from, where do you want to teach (type of school and destination country)? TESOL certificates vary in recognition value. There really is no such thing as a "real" certificate. The CELTA is generally a good bet, but not if you want to teach children and particularly if you want to work in a public school system in an English-speaking country. A bit more information would help in suggesting some possibilities. ....

    Extra income for TEFL teachers and school owners (views: 1179)

    - Online - Mon, 25 Feb 2008 Posted by Jun Valasek

    For School Owners, Administrators, and Teachers - make EN101 as part of your students' learning aid and earn unlimited income. You have green market and there is no reason for you to ignore this offer. Having an average earning of $50 per software you sell is not a joke after all and its definitely a real deal, especially if your English School have hundreds of enrollees. For Students - EN101 software is the latest technology in language interact....

    E2 Visa Process and Background Check Video on Youtube (views: 1432)

    - Online - Sat, 23 Feb 2008 Posted by Jason C

    Think it would be nice to sit down with someone for 15 minutes who can explain the E2 visa process to you in detail, in English? Well, that's not likely to happen, but hopefully this is a close second. Here is a 2-part video I posted on Youtube to help answer questions about what you need, where to get it, where to send it, and what it looks like. It lasts about 15 minutes and the hope is at the end of watching it, you'll feel comfortable moving ....

    International jobs and internships (views: 1172)

    - Online - Sun, 03 Feb 2008 Posted by Olivia

    Hi, I am French and I wish to work in Australia (job or internship). I found the website [url]www.expat-job.com [/url], intended to international jobs and internships, which has a lot of offers worldwide. But do you know other ways to get a job in Australia as a foreigner? Thanks in advance! ....

    The Best Job in EFL . . . I found it!! (views: 1240)

    - Online - Fri, 28 Dec 2007 Posted by Russ

    I've been working in ESL/EFL since '95 and have worked in such diverse places as Korea and Saudi Arabia from language institutes to universities. However, I always felt a lack of security in these positions. For the last three years, I've been working at DLI in San Antonio, Texas. It's been great!! You want a career? You got it complete with federal retirement benefits. You don't want to work in the states? No, problem. Since I started working th....

    5000 euros for your own start up school italy (views: 1131)

    - Online - Thu, 06 Dec 2007 Posted by ian

    Have you thought of owning your own school? Are you sick of working for someone else. This school can be taken over with in 1 week. You must have a tefl or Celta certificate be an eu resident and like Italy. Small school 2 classrooms and 11 teaching hours a week. all for 5,000 euros! call Ian 0039 0184 231450 for info pack Location sunny coastal town north Italy ....

    Teaching in China...Advice? (views: 1194)

    - Online - Sun, 18 Nov 2007 Posted by Laurence

    Hey all. Im looking to start teaching english in China starting around february 2008. I got a few questions: 1) Which in your experience is the best online Tefl course? I was thinking of doing the i-to-i one, I doubt ill really have time to do a non online course, and I get the impression this will be ok as a starting point. 2) What are some of the main clues that someone is trying to screw you over. WHat would you say are the key things to look ....

    Re: Teaching in China...Advice? (views: 1136)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 08 Dec 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Have you considered taking an on-site course with a practice teaching component? In many (too many!) cases, you would be better off giving your money to Amazon.com and purchasing a TEFL how-to book than you would giving it to an online TESOL course. ....

    I'm dying to hear about your teaching experience! (views: 1274)

    - Online - Tue, 30 Oct 2007 Posted by Greg

    Hi! If you have taught abroad somewhere, there are so many people that would benefit from hearing about it! Post on this website: www.OnePen.org and you will be able to help others gather valuable information. Did you love your school? Maybe there were some tips you WISH you would have known before leaving. Either way, OnePen.org is the place to put yourself on the map and let your voice be heard. Cheers, Greg. ....

    Teaching in Mexico City (views: 1242)

    - Online - Sun, 21 Oct 2007 Posted by Martina Hall

    Hello! I am a new teacher, currently teaching in Madrid, Spain. I am a British Citizen but studied in the US. Have got a BA in Communication and a TOEFL certificate that I just did. I want to go to Mexico City to teach in January, does anyone have any tips for me? Anything I should watch out for teaching - wise? Any companies anyone can recommend? I will be very grateful for any advice or experience anyone can give me! I have a friend there, so a....

    Re: Teaching in Mexico City (views: 1080)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 21 Oct 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Guy Courchesne stops by this forum from time to time and will likely have some advice for you. If you can't wait, look for him and a host of other foreign English teachers with Mexico experience over at Dave's ESL Cafe (the Job Discussion forum). Good luck! ....

    Re: Teaching in Mexico City (views: 1162)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 23 Oct 2007
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    January is a good time to job seek. It's often difficult to pre-arrange a job over the telephone or the internet, so the best thing to do is give yourself two weeks in Mexico City getting a feel for the place and pursuing leads. If you already have a place to stay, all the better. If this is your first time teaching, you'll likely be looking at language school work or teaching English at companies. And get ready for a surprise! This town is fabul....

    Warning! IHS Homeschool in Korea (views: 1310)

    - Online - Wed, 17 Oct 2007 Posted by Ex-IHS Teacher

    I've just come off the worst teaching experience of my career. Two months working for IHS was all I could stand. It was somewhat like being sent back in time to the US South in the 1950s. The school had a triple standard: Korean teachers on one level white American teachers on another nonwhite American teachers on the lowest level. I hadn't experienced such in-your-face racism since I was a kid. The first time I met my supervisor, she gave me the....

    Re: Warning! IHS Homeschool in Korea (views: 1224)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 11 Nov 2007
    Posted by Don

    start by logging on to www.english.molab.go.kr for information on your local labor office. Also look at efl-law for - in mnay cases - step by step instructions. ....

    TESL jobs abroad that change frequently (views: 1109)

    - Online - Tue, 16 Oct 2007 Posted by Tammy

    Hello. I have searched the forum before posting but have not come across an answer to this. Have any of you heard of jobs teaching english, that are temporary assignments, not lasting more than 3 months, for example. But, in different countries every time. I would like to do this, but I want to travel frequently. I saw postings through the Marcus Evans Group (Linguarama), which is the concept I am looking for. They teach businesses in private set....

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