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  Topic: Where do I begin?
btownsend

Replies: 6
Views: 26467

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:53 am   Subject: Where do I begin?
Hello,

The issue of whether your course is done online or not is irrelevant. It is the quality of the course and the final certificate that matters. You can study online for he Cambridge DELTA cour ...
  Topic: CALL CENTRES
btownsend

Replies: 1
Views: 14561

PostForum: ESL in C. Asia, Far East & Australia...   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:48 am   Subject: Call centers
Call centers are used mainly by banks and financial institutions. It might therefore be a good idea to contact the HR departments of banks to see how they operate and how they train their staff.

T ...
  Topic: New Job question....
btownsend

Replies: 2
Views: 13155

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:19 am   Subject: Lesson planning payment
If you are working for a monthly salary you should find that your weekly teaching amounts to about 25 - 28 hours classroom contact per week. Since a working week is around 38 hours, you are effective ...
  Topic: Questions about signing contracts before/after arrival
btownsend

Replies: 6
Views: 19216

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 7:10 pm   Subject: Contracts
Hello Louise,

How did you find these jobs? How were you selected? A reputable school should pay for your flight and the contract should be fully agreed before you travel. The protection for both si ...
  Topic: Terminate Contract
btownsend

Replies: 2
Views: 13047

PostForum: Say Anything...   Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:38 am   Subject: Ending a contract
I have basically given up teaching at my current school . . . What are the implications regarding terminating a contract?

I am a little perplexed by your question, Robert. All employees have the r ...
  Topic: Familiarising onesself with the business world
btownsend

Replies: 7
Views: 38812

PostForum: ESL to Business Persons...   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:47 pm   Subject: Business English
The more you know about business, the more credibility you have with the learners. It takes time and effort to build your knowledge base. This website is full of useful information: http://www.bized.c ...
  Topic: The Need for Self-Regulation
btownsend

Replies: 2
Views: 19942

PostForum: ESL Issues for School Owners...   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:51 pm   Subject: Self regulation
Unfortunately there is no simple soluiton to this problem. Self-regulation has no credibility at all. As long as ELT is seen as a commercial activity it will be subject to market forces and the only ...
  Topic: Comparing Business EFL Programs
btownsend

Replies: 15
Views: 78758

PostForum: ESL to Business Persons...   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:48 pm   Subject: Business English content
I am interested in the comments here that say some courses are too British. I'm sure that British entrepreneurs are as widely represented in the global market as Australians, Canadians, South Africans ...
  Topic: DELTA or MA?
btownsend

Replies: 3
Views: 17839

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:50 pm   Subject: DELTA or MA
Hello,

As you have some teaching experience, it strikes me that the MA is the better qualification to go for, so that you add depth to your theoretical background. The academic qualification will p ...
  Topic: Help: Best school to study CELTA in LONDON?
btownsend

Replies: 4
Views: 30093

PostForum: Training for ESL Teachers...   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:37 am   Subject: Teachers' courses
Hello,
To find a choice of British Council accredited schools go to http://www.englishuk.com/ and click on Course Search. Choose Teachers' Courses and London from the menu and you will get a list. Y ...
  Topic: Culture Shock!!!
btownsend

Replies: 5
Views: 16797

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:49 am   Subject: Culture shock
Hello,
This is what I wrote recently on the ESL School weblog:

Anyone who leaves their familiar environment for a prolonged spell is prone to the stress of culture shock. Although we know on a ra ...
  Topic: In the UK
btownsend

Replies: 3
Views: 16054

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:29 pm   Subject: No degree
A lot depends on what background you have. For young people wishing to enter the teaching profession a degree is virtually obligatory and so many paths into university education exist now that it is d ...
  Topic: Payment for Jobs??
btownsend

Replies: 6
Views: 23333

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:06 am   Subject: Deposit required
Michael,

Clearly you need to very cautious here. I can't see any justification in a school asking a teacher for a deposit of money. Do they say why this is required? No mention is made of this in t ...
  Topic: Teaching the present continuous.
btownsend

Replies: 2
Views: 20439

PostForum: ESL to Adult Learners...   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:40 pm   Subject: Teaching present continuous
Hello,

This lends itself to an activity lesson and that's always a good idea because physical involvement is integral to "whole-brain" learning. Have a list of actions for students to mime. Have ea ...
  Topic: TESOL in Italy or CELTA?
btownsend

Replies: 2
Views: 15000

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:11 pm   Subject: CELTA in Italy
Frankly I don't think a one-week course will carry much weight. On the other hand, CELTA is widely known in Europe so will probably give you a better chance of finding work.
 
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