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  Topic: How much do I charge for private 1:1 EFL tuition in London?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 2
Views: 8734

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:16 am   Subject: How much do I charge for private 1:1 EFL tuition in London?
you can charge a rich business person more than poor parents

I like this point very much.

It's not like selling t-shirts or cigarettes - same price regardless of client.

There's a lot of slac ...
  Topic: Hello
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 3
Views: 9775

PostForum: ESL in C. Asia, Far East & Australia...   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Hello
Hi guys, new to this forum. Anybody here in Thailand have advice for a newbie? Very Happy

I recommend getting a job, making money, enjoying life, don't hurt other people.
That works for most people.
  Topic: Information on teaching ESL business classes
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 2
Views: 15013

PostForum: ESL to Business Persons...   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:08 am   Subject: Information on teaching ESL business classes
I teach various business classes.
The lesson style varies greatly depending on the number of students.

Under 10 students I try to keep my speaking time to a minimum and get them speaking as much a ...
  Topic: What makes a good esl teacher?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 5
Views: 14781

PostForum: Say Anything...   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:10 am   Subject: Re: What makes a good esl teacher?
I taught English as a second language for a year in South Korea, and I am planning on applying for a year in another country. One of the questions is "What makes a good esl teacher. The second on ...
  Topic: Age discrimination in hiring?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 53
Views: 127236

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:08 am   Subject: Re: Define boring.
Surely we all find different things boring and it has nothing to do with age but more to do with our own personal interests.

I am bored to tears with people who waffle on about sport or celebrity g ...
  Topic: Seeking Advice on How to Begin
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 19
Views: 35851

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:06 am   Subject: Seeking Advice on How to Begin
The JET program was my first idea, but by the time I started looking into them I had already missed this year's deadline. I am going to apply to a program my cousin went through. He went through the A ...
  Topic: Degree verification process
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 6
Views: 21195

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:02 am   Subject: Re: Life and being a teacher
It's not about what you are, it's about WHO YOU ARE Wink

That's sweet but I'm pretty sure the OP is just concerned about visa applications and not proving his ability...

Countries that require ...
  Topic: utter failure?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 6
Views: 16082

PostForum: ESL to Young Learners...   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:33 am   Subject: utter failure?
that's a great idea if the bad behavior isn't too bad.

the students I taught sometimes opened the windows to throw their books etc outside, or drew on the walls, or quite violently hit each other, ...
  Topic: Where to teach? Please help.
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 8
Views: 19387

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:28 am   Subject: Re: Where to teach? Please help.

#1: The people. I would like to go somewhere where the people not cold and closed off from others. It would be nice if they are friendly towards foreigners. I would like to be able to make frien ...
  Topic: utter failure?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 6
Views: 16082

PostForum: ESL to Young Learners...   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 4:09 pm   Subject: utter failure?
One thing that really helped me when teaching younger hyperactive brat kids was taking things away.

Whenever they did anything that I remotely disliked, I took something away, a hat, a watch, a pho ...
  Topic: Age discrimination in hiring?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 53
Views: 127236

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:29 pm   Subject: Age discrimination in hiring?
I'm returning to this thread after having done about 30 interviews, as the interviewer, for a teaching position I was offering.

I'm not generalizing here, but the few older applicants, despite havi ...
  Topic: Seeking Advice on How to Begin
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 19
Views: 35851

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:25 pm   Subject: Seeking Advice on How to Begin
With regards to Japan I'll second that the JET program is a great way to start out!
There's a significant amount of hit and miss with the jobs but even the "misses" are still pretty good re ...
  Topic: Teaching Degree in Another Subject
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 3
Views: 12934

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:21 pm   Subject: Teaching Degree in Another Subject
I started teaching in Japan with a degree in Computer Science and no certifications.
Your history degree is certainly more relevant Smile
  Topic: Online Certificate vs. BA Degree
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 4
Views: 16060

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:17 pm   Subject: Online Certificate vs. BA Degree
much of the time it's not so much the employers requirements as the visa which demand a degree...
that's the case in Japan
  Topic: Certification: how advantageous is it?
JamesAtRealize

Replies: 5
Views: 16689

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:12 pm   Subject: Certification: how advantageous is it?
Certs help, but are far from necessary

I got my first job here (Japan) with a Computer Science degree and no experience teaching.
The vast majority of teachers I meet here have an irrelevant degre ...
 
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