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new teachers (General) -- lyn 15 May 2005
I'm doing a masters in teacher development and am looking for a few more people to participate in my survey. I am looking for teachers from different backgrounds and levels of experience. Anyone ...

International Tesol (Questions About Schools) -- Greta Smith 12 May 2005
Has anyone any information on the International TESOL college degree program, or any of its programs, its accreditation and or successes with the program? Thanks Greta Smith [email protected]

MORE acronyms! -- John Wayne 6 May 2005
Pardon my cynicism, but what on Earth is a PELT course? More confusion for the unsuspecting prospective teacher...
The full gen... (Questions About Schools, Resources) -- Peter 7 May 2005
Don't worry Mr Fast Draw... everything will be explained! PELT is a unique new Teacher Training course from TEFL International. Unique as it combines intensive classroom study, paid Internship ...

ITC and TEFL INT. -- Dick 24 April 2005
In your first posting it was mentioned that the two org. are not associated at all. Also you used the term 'ill fated' . Could you please expand as have just subscribed to IT but now checking ...

TEFL Int. Thailand (Questions About Schools) -- Ian Kenealy 24 April 2005
Has anyone actually completed this course? I would like some reassurance of validity before I apply.
TEFL International (Questions About Schools) -- Peter 7 May 2005
Hi Ian - haven't actually taken a course with TEFL Int but I have observed a few. The teacher trainers know their stuff... the locations are great and the qualification is internationally ...

TESOL Certification (School News/Adverts) -- TESOL Training 21 April 2005
Our certificate and license are issued upon successful completion of acknowledged CETC TEIL courses. The course itself is a comprehensive combination of TESL TEFL TESOL training programs and having ...
hmmm.... (Questions About Schools) -- Henry 22 April 2005
I have some problems with this 'school'. They call themselves an "online university" which is rather meaningless at best and deceiving at worst. A university is normally a government ...

Celta costs (School News/Adverts) -- quiller 21 April 2005
Have you seen the Celta 4 week course on offer at Brooklands College, Weybridge, UK? £360 (approx 680$US). Next course on 20th June '05. www.brooklands.ac.uk

Cowboy Training Cent (Questions About Schools) -- John 21 April 2005
Warning!!!!!!! There are a lot of cowboy training centres for potential TEFL teachers in Western Europe. I have just attended one where there was no time table and no advise or support after ...
"Cowboy courses" (Questions About Schools) -- John Wayne 6 May 2005
Do us all a favor and name-and-shame the culprits! You're absolutely right, there IS too much of this about! My advice is check TRAINER credentials (experience and qualifications) carefully. A ...

training (General, No Degree) -- Rauny Thompson 20 April 2005
Greetings, I am a 62 year young special education teacher who would like to teach ESL. I have taught overseas with the DOD about 30 back and travel a lot. I would love to work and live in another ...
qualifcations -- Henry 21 April 2005
Most jobs look for a degree plus certificate. Where do you want to teach? This is important because you can get jobs in some countries without these basic qualifications.

online tesl courses (Resources, Questions About Schools) -- Henry 20 April 2005
We received tremendous feedback after pulishing our research into TESL courses accreditation. So much so we're now in the middle of research on Online TESL Courses. We've had access to ...
Careful... -- teacher 21 April 2005
Had a look at your blog Good idea but surely all sorts of legal implications when asking people to supply passwords and access codes… intellectual property rights etc etc...

www.cz-training.com (Questions About Schools) -- James 11 April 2005
Anybody have any information on TEFL certificates from cz-training in the Czech Republic? I'm thinking about doing a course there. Thanks.

IATQUO (General) -- Alan Moller 9 April 2005
IATQUO does not moderate all TEFLInternational teacher training courses, far from it, only those listed on the IATQUO website have been validated, see http://www.iatquo.org/ Other Teacher Training ...

CELTA Coursework -- Nancy Concannon 7 April 2005
I'm thinking of retraining as a Foreign Language Teacher but have a good career in TV and am nervous with the limited information I have. I would like to see the Coursework to get a more ...
Non Native Speaker (Native_Speakers, China) -- Yingji Wang (alice) 19 April 2005
As I want to be an English teacher teaching English language outside of china, I am wondering that if there is a requirement for a chinese doing so? Besides, anyone who want to know more about china, ...

China -- Mike 7 April 2005
Do I need to be certified to work in China. tnx
About Certification (China) -- Chunping Wu 9 April 2005
Do you have to be certified in your country as a teacher, Mike?

Teaching English as a non-native speaker (Native_Speakers, CELTA, Spain) -- Leo 25 March 2005
Hello everyone, I am an aspiring English teacher and I was wondering if anyone could help me. I would like to do the celta course in order to get a proper tefl qualification. I was wondering if the ...
non native teacher (CELTA, Native_Speakers) -- Iain 12 April 2005
I have just been accepted on the CELTA course at Clic in Seville. During the interview the lady interviewing me told me that they had recently accepted an Italian onto the course. It seems that as ...
non-native teachers (CELTA, Native_Speakers) -- lyn 15 May 2005
I'm in the UK and overhere there are plenty of non-native English teachers. In college there's a French, Spanish, as well as, many other nationalities teaching EFL. They are more popular ...

ITTT Accreditation (Questions About Schools) -- Henry 22 March 2005
Sounds good! ITTT are also accredited by IATQUO. The IATQUO website makes no mention of ITTT. (IATQUO was set up by TEFL Int to accredit TEFL Int!) So who's lying?
in defense of ITTT (Questions About Schools) -- betcha 23 March 2005
In defense of ITTT, I am currently enrolled in their Online TEFL 20 Unit Certificate Course, and so far, their online teaching is thorough and comprehensive. For me, what is important is their way of ...

ITTT (Questions About Schools) -- Cheryl 18 March 2005
This is what happened in terms of my experience with ITTT. I emailed ITTT to inquire about the 10% discount that is advertised on Go Teach's website. The response I got from Alex of ITTT read: Hi ...
ITTT Accreditation (Questions About Schools) -- Henry 22 March 2005
Sounds good! ITTT are also accredited by IATQUO. The IATQUO website makes no mention of ITTT. (IATQUO was set up by TEFL Int to accredit TEFL Int!) So who's lying?
in defense of ITTT (Questions About Schools) -- betcha 23 March 2005
In defense of ITTT, I am currently enrolled in their Online TEFL 20 Unit Certificate Course, and so far, their online teaching is thorough and comprehensive. For me, what is important is their way of ...

I want a cheap TESOL diploma (General) -- Andrew M. 18 March 2005
I'm planning to teach in China and I need certification 'cause I don't have a degree. Suggestions welcome. Andrew
Affordable TESOL (School News/Adverts) -- Gordon 9 April 2005
We would like to recommend our Weekend Introductory TESOL Certificate for those seeking an affordable, fast TESOL program that will equip them with the skills to walk into a classroom with ...

Teacher Training - are your needs being met? (CELTA) -- TEFL Advisor 13 March 2005
Much has been written on this forum, and others, about which certificate course to take – online vs. classroom delivered, Trinity / Cambridge vs. others etc. One of the main concerns voiced is ...

Thanks Henry (Questions About Schools) -- TEFL Advisor 13 March 2005
Interesting stuff Henry – thanks for doing the research I would be equally interested to know what standards these accrediting bodies set – in terms of moderating and accrediting a ...

Credible Online Certificate Programs -- Julie Kurtz 12 March 2005
Hi everyone, My fiance' and I are currently living in the US, getting our ducks in a row to move to Indonesia in early 2006. I have a BA and would like to get a TESOL or TEFL certificate so I can ...
ICAL - TESOL, TEFL, TESL (Native_Speakers) -- Pete West 13 March 2005
Hi Julie, TEFL is Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This means teaching English to people who live in a country where they don't speak English on a day to day basis. It is pretty similar to ...
ICAL and Italy (Jobs) -- Gabe 17 March 2005
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows whether the ICAL certificate would be accepted in Italy for a teaching position. Thank you, Gabe
jobs and certs (Italy, Jobs, CELTA, Masters) -- Pete 18 March 2005
We have graduates working in Italy on the basis of the ICAL cert. As in most countries it depends on the school and the job on offer. The ICAL cert is suitable for most entry level jobs - some ...

budget: under US200 (General) -- SU 11 March 2005
What can I get on TESOL diploma under us200?
the inside coup -- bobbie moore 12 March 2005
Khaosan Road - Bangkok. Pick up a Dip for US$50 Fake of course, but what do you expect for $200, quality? Be real - do your students a favour
not even close (General) -- jim 12 March 2005
Most tesol certificates are a joke anyway, legal or illegal. you pay $$$$ and you get it.

becoming ESL trained/certified (General) -- Marty Masters 4 March 2005
I would like to know how to become trained/certifed to teach ESL at the community college (high school?) level. I have no education classes from college, and I have a BS, and two Masters degrees. I ...
Com. Coll. Tchg. (Masters, Questions About Schools) -- Dr. Yanni Zack 16 April 2005
Marty, In order to teach at a Community College, teachers must hold a MA degree in the discipline that they are going to teach in. Thus, if you want to teach ESL, you must have a MA in either ...

after doing the CELTA (Jobs) -- Diane 2 March 2005
Working for International House in Moscow, Russia. I had been teaching kids for a few years in Asia and done some summer teaching in Toronto after doing the CELTA. I was interested in teaching adults ...

get a job without CELTA/TEFL/TESOL (General) -- frustrated teacher 2 March 2005
Vietnam help needed...certification? Posted By: Date: 10 July 2004 Does anyone know if it is possible to get a job without CELTA/TEFL/TESOL or other teaching certifications? I want to teach in ...

CELTA -- blaize 2 March 2005
In Response To: CELTA and EU not so kind (Michaelangello) i'm an american and had no problems finding places to do my CELTA course, which i completed summer 2002. i found places in the states and ...

Certification (CELTA vs TESOL, Italy) -- Michael Hall 2 March 2005
I am an Australian teacher with TESL and LOTE (teaching modern languages) qualifications. I have a Batchelor degree (Spanish and Arabic), two Graduate Diplomas in Education, a Masters Degree in ...
TESOL (School News/Adverts) -- susan 10 March 2005
[Hello, I was interested to read your question about ESL qualifications. I have a professional diploma in TESOL (I am also Australian - Perth) and now work as a TESOL instructor in Perth. I find that ...
Italy and qualifications (Questions About Schools) -- TEFL advisor 6 March 2005
When I was in Italy there were schools employing people to teach with neither qualifications nor experience, but this was in the days of way back and times they are a-changing… You may find ...
doubt it -- Henry 5 March 2005
I would doubt it very much. Have you tried contacting schools there to ask?

IS CELTA WORTH DOING? -- BISWADIP MITRA 2 March 2005
Hi, I want to know whether Cambridge CELTA can truly lead to a teaching job in INDIA or elsewhere. I have been going through this site and reading comments but found that lot of people are looking ...

getting a tefl certificate (General) -- Canadian 2 March 2005
Hey, I’m a 19-year-old from Halifax, Canada and I’m going to Japan next year. I hope to get a job teaching English and I know I’m not qualified. Does anyone know the best way for ...
CERTIFIED (School News/Adverts) -- alex 6 March 2005
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Degrees (No Degree, CELTA, Jobs) -- Alex 2 March 2005
Hi there, New to this board. I've just got my CELTA and was ready to head off to Japan, Korea, Taiwan etc. However, it seems that lots of countries want a degree before issuing visas etc. I never ...
The Internet -- Observer 2 March 2005
Did you try printing one from the Internet? There are services... just do a Google search. I suspect many teachers do that, as I find it hard to believe many out there actually really have a ...
Degree response/The CELTA will help you alot (China, No Degree) -- Michaelangello 2 March 2005
There are many schools in China which do not require degrees. Mostly in the Medium sized cities like Harbin, Benxi, or Hubei. There are also some schools in Russia and Poland that do not require ...

Appreciate any insight - online tefl-tesol (Questions About Schools) -- William Box 2 March 2005
Presently, beginning a search for the BEST online tefl-tesol course/school on the internet. Any thoughts from those of you whom may have taken such an approach to acquire your certificate will be ...
why online? -- curious 6 March 2005
Why do you want to do an online course? The most valuable part of any teacher training course is the practical (classroom) experience - this is where most of the learning takes place Do you already ...
online (Questions About Schools) -- Henry 5 March 2005
ICAL (I think they have a link on this page) and itoi are the big two. Check these out and compare with others - doing a search on Google will find a dozen or so different ones and www.free-esl.com ...

Getting a TESOL school accredited (General) -- Chris G. 1 March 2005
I am wondering if there is anyone here with any experience or information in terms of starting a TESOL certification school. I'm wondering how you get accredited and how much it costs and what ...
Tesl Accreditation -- Terri 1 March 2005
In Response To: Getting a TESOL school accredited (Chris G.) Exactly who or what would accredit a school? I think successful students would give the only accreditation needed. My experience has led ...

To Celta or Not to Celta (Italy, Jobs, CELTA vs TESOL) -- Jennifer 1 March 2005
There is an $800 CDN distance course with English International. Then there is the Cambridge CELTA course for about $2300 CDN. All I want is to get a good job in Italy. has anyone out there worked in ...

Celta, Tesol or Efl or what? (CELTA vs TESOL) -- Heidi Csokas 1 March 2005
Hi, I was really wondering what difference it makes when looking for a job( if it does at all)what kind of certificate you have.For instance, can it occur as an disadvantage if you, let's see ...
TEFL TESOL EFL ELT CELTA -- TEFL advisor 6 March 2005
Hi Heidi Depends greatly on where you are planning to teach. Europe, for example, tends to demand some form of credible (credible in both course structure/content/classroom experience and ...

CELTA and Trinity are the best bet -- ESL_IN_ASIA 1 March 2005
Re: ITC Course Closure People, this is why I would ONLY suggest the Trinity College Cert-TESOL or the Cambridge CELTA courses. Even though these programmes are offered at language schools, which may ...
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