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CELTA -- Daniel Kelly 14 January 2015
I took the CELTA in Bogota, Colombia this past summer. It was such a great experience, that I wanted to give a little bit back. International House was easily the most fun and most affordable ...

INTESOL Japan?? -- ESL teacher 13 January 2015
Has anyone had any experience with INTESOL Japan - specifically, their 150-hour online course? In the best possible world I do realise that an in-class TESOL certificate would be the ideal option. ...
Re: INTESOL Japan?? -- Beth 14 January 2015
Online courses do not offer you observed teaching practice an feedback, and so even the very best ones aren't really worth doing. Anybody can read and write about teaching theory, or learn what ...

Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Roy 20 December 2014
My name is Roy and I have a vision to create a TEFL community website by the TEFL community for the TEFL community. I know I know, a lot of websites say something like this, it's a catchy slogan. ...
Re: Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Silverboy 20 December 2014
So basically you want to be just another grubby profiteer in ESL. If you go ahead with your "great idea" I will vigorously and actively campaign against it, and I mean it, no f..king around!
Re: Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Roy 21 December 2014
Hi I appreciate you took the time to forward your views. I want to apologize for not being clear in my post, you seem to have the wrong idea. The entire website will be created by people in TEFL for ...
Re: Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Beth 21 December 2014
I wouldn't waste your time trying to convince Silverboy of your good intentions. He's a troll and one of the main reasons this board isn't a more productive and supportive place.
Re: Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Beth 21 December 2014
No, not profiteering. A place for real teachers to discuss real esl matters without trolls like you. Sounds wonderful to me!
Re: Creating a TEFL community - help needed -- Beth 20 December 2014
Hi Roy, I'd be very interested in getting involved. What you describe is what I had hoped to find here, but have so far been nothing but disappointed to find it dominated by people who have no ...

Re: Foreign misfits in ESL -- Beth 20 September 2014
There is no 'food for thought' for me here, Turnoi. Just another glaring example of you droning on and on and on... Yawn.

Re: Foreign misfits in ESL -- Concerned+Teacher 20 September 2014
The Chinese guys who were quite jealous and would not dare making parties themselves then had street fights with these Africans, and some of their racism also comes from such events in more recent ...

Re: Foreign misfits in ESL -- Beth 19 September 2014
This variant of racism exists because white faces sell better in China -according to the views of those clowns running that particular infamous EF franchise branch. Oh change the record, it's ...

Re: Foreign misfits in ESL -- Concerned Teacher 17 September 2014
They only want some white faces for shown in their private, disgusting language mills, the rest doesn't matter. True, for in chinese eyes, white=western. It is the reason why white teachers, ...
Re: Foreign misfits in ESL -- Beth 18 September 2014
I agree about the racism. During my last 6 months at EFDL, they hired a British girl.of Sri Lankan descent. She was qualified, loved teaching and wanted to teach for a year in China before moving to ...

Need clarification regarding teaching requirements. -- up2eleven 1 September 2014
I do not have any kind of college degree, however, I will be getting a TEFL certificate. When I look online about places where I can teach without a degree, China always comes up as the best place. ...
Re: Need clarification regarding teaching requirements. -- Silverboy 13 December 2014
Just one more thing: I just read the post of Turnoi on this thread. He is correct. You will still get a job without a degree or TEFL in China, but you will only get the "shit jobs" as we call them. ...
Re: Need clarification regarding teaching requirements. -- ICAL TEFL Courses & Resources 12 December 2014
It is ILLEGAL to work teaching English in China without a degree. That's not to say it doesn't happen, but every so often teachers working illegally there do get deported. Your best bet is to ...
Re: Need clarification regarding teaching requirements. -- Silverboy 12 December 2014
That is not exactly correct. I have known, and still know some teachers who are working legally without a degree in China. That is to say the public middle schools and high schools they work for ...
Re: Need clarification regarding teaching requirements. -- ICAL TEFL Courses & Resources 15 December 2014
I think it's a kind of gray area - a degree is needed for a working Z visa; without a degree you can't get a visa to work. Possibly some have bypassed this in some way (we can guess how) but ...

CELTA teacher training -- Edward/CELTA teacher training 26 July 2014
I would like feedback on the most reputable providers of the 4-week CELTA course. There are tons on the Internet and no way to assess which ones are good. I understand the CELTA curriculum is the ...
Re: CELTA teacher training -- cunning linguist 31 July 2014
You might consider a university based CELTA course. Some universities, at least in the UK, run courses under the control of their Modern Languages department so you can be assured that your ...

Re: Dave's ESL Cafe- Never Again! -- Shoddy 24 July 2014
Why would he open a school? He's pulling in more than $250,000 per year in advertising revenue from his site.
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