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Key Issues related to assessment (views: 169)

United States (North America) - Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Kathryn Jones

I know that valiable and reliable assessments are extremely important to the success of the language learners. These assessments can encourage confidence and increase second language acquisition opportunities. As I am learning more about assessments, do you feel that a domain is more important than the other? Should there be a specific focus on listening, speaking, reading, or writing?  Looking forward to hearing a response! kj....

Re: Key Issues related to assessment (views: 148)

(Asia) - Sat, 24 Nov 2018
Posted by Michael

With regards to assessments for the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing), it would come down to the course you teach.  What is the focus of the course?  If you are mostly conversation with some reading comprehension, your test should reflect that.   Another factor would be preference of the school.  Many schools love speaking tests to assess ability.  That being said, speaking tests are time consuming and....


Colombia (South America) - Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Enier Montes

 I would like you to give me  some recommendations or suggestions of a problem I am facing, I am an English teacher and in a public school and class I have 40 students who all want to participate and because of time factor(time consuming) not everyone can participate and get angry and do not participate anymore, my question is, what activities should I do or what should I do to get everyone to participate in class?....

Re: TEACHER FEEDBACK (views: 222)

Thailand (Southeast Asia) - Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Posted by Michael

Getting activities that involve all students is difficult but there are some out there.  Will just take time and some creativitiy.  Search online for "activities to get large groups speaking English" .  I found this: http://monkeyabroad.com/27-esl-games-for-large-classes/  ....


United States () - Mon, 22 Oct 2018

HI!I am a graduate student and have a question for any teachers who may have experience with ESL students in the classroom. From experience, do you think incorporating scaffolds or multi-modal approaches to teaching content for ESL students during class helps and specifically does it tend to also help teach non-ESL students or is it instead using up extra academic time without benifiting non-ESL students? If it is time consuming, how do you decid....

Re: TEACHER FEEDBACK (views: 283)

Thailand (Southeast Asia) - Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Posted by Michael

With regards to scaffolding strategies, I find that modeling and graphic organizers are very good for comprehension.  When looking at multi-modal approaches, there is always a benefit to using a combination of text and images to increase understanding. The mind distinguishes more in the visual cortex as visual memory.  As such, the more visual educators make learning, the greater the amount of subject matter that can be memorized and re....

CAKABEY Schools in Izmir: AVOID (views: 737)

Turkey (Europe) - Thu, 21 Jun 2018
CAKABEY Schools in Izmir: AVOID

 Unprofessional, unethical, disrespectful and rude. Worst experience I have had with any school in eight years of ESL teaching overseas. I can provide details and names. Strongly recommend to avoid Cakabey School in Izmir! "Actions have consequences."....

Ksau-hs in Riyadh Saudi Arabia Sham (views: 953)

Saudi Arabia (Middle East) - Wed, 23 May 2018

I worked for King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences as an English teacher.  The university is a sham. The students are passed even though they never show up and fail the exams. The non-native English teachers can’t produce basic English. And the chair of the department just makes excuses for all the bad teachers. For instance, a number of the teachers are running illegal English schools and scamming the university stude....

Beware Sherry Aokai at sherryaokai@163.com (views: 3224)

China (Asia) - Tue, 10 Oct 2017

I debated whether to report this as a scam but decided against. It is not a scam because the jobs (at least, I think) exist. The problem is this recruiter is vague on details. She doesn't really know anything about the schools she is looking for teachers to work at.  She will spam you with 100s of jobs but, aside from the basic info (address, start date, salary, etc.) there is nothing to go on.  I felt like I was being spammed any job s....

Re: Beware Sherry Aokai at sherryaokai@163.com - Find Work Abroad (views: 2466)

China (Asia) - Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Posted by Christy

I agree but I also know that Find Work Abroad which is a China job site. Same thing. They promote and post hundreds of jobs but don't even know anything about them.  They are like a teacher mill that just spams out jobs they don't know anything about.  They shove you towards a school they don't know anything about and then collect money from the school. They don't really care what happens to you after they sell you the job.  H....

British School of Nardo, Italy (views: 2677)

Italy (Europe) - Sat, 16 Sep 2017

The British Schools in Italy are very common and spread all over the country. They are a franchise, but each school can be run very differently, depending on the kind of staff who run them. The British school of Nardo is run by a disgusting man who is rude, very selfish and aggressive to his teaching staff. He seems nice during a Skype interview. He can promise you many things. But after you arrive in Italy, then you realise that the director is ....

ESL Teaching Activities (views: 2730)

(Middle East) - Tue, 11 Jul 2017
Ron Waldbaum

Could someone suggest any "physically active" activities that I could do with students (private and groups) as part of their English lesson?....

Re: ESL Teaching Activities (views: 2536)

United States (North America) - Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Posted by Theo

I've just created a channel on this: you're welcome to watch and perhaps take one of my ideas to your class!   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrJU6hgOSUGZYtWN7yOadg   Best,   Theo....

Beware SangSang Language School (views: 3645)

South Korea (Asia) - Sat, 06 May 2017

At SangSang Language Academy I met the worst person I could ever imagine.   An insecure, small minded, vindictive - spiteful bully.   She is the director/owner/slave driver of the school and is the worst boss you could wish for.   Stay well away - email: sangsangdeath@gmail.com for more info  ....

Teaching English in North America (views: 4820)

(North America) - Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Hi everyone, I'm looking for advice. I'm an EFL teacher from the UK and I'm looking for work in North America. Is there anyone who has moved there who can give me advice about looking for work and all the visa issues that come with it? I need a better approach thanks....

Re: Teaching English in North America (views: 4756)

United States (North America) - Sun, 19 Feb 2017
Posted by Michael

I wish you luck but getting visas (especially for work) in the U.S. is not easy right now. :-(....

Thái Bình Dương language centers Vietnam (views: 5705)

Vietnam (Southeast Asia) - Thu, 19 Jan 2017

Watch out for the Thai Binh Duong or Thái Bình Dương language centers or schools if you are teaching English in Vietnam. They don't stick to their own contracts, take money from you with all sorts of inflated fees and suddenly fire teachers deliberately before holiday periods to save money, offering a helping hand with overcharged prices on accommodation to easily earn back money they paid you etc. You also have to invest your own....

Quizlet and Advanced Students Survey (views: 5745)

Czech Republic (Europe) - Thu, 17 Nov 2016
Tereza Noži?ková

Hello, I'm working on a thesis that explores whether advanced users of English language use quizlet.com for learning vocabulary and if teachers introduce Quizlet into their lessons. If you have any experience with Quizlet, whether as a student or teacher, and you have 5 minutes. I would be very grateful if you could fill in the following questionnaire. Thank you very much. Students: https://www.survio.com/survey/d/M8E6X3C5V5W1K4G9R  Teachers....

LTC - Language Training Center Astana KAZAKHSTAN - Warning Review - Unethical and Illegal (views: 6623)

Kazakhstan (Asia) - Sat, 03 Sep 2016
Fiat Justitia

LTC is owned and operated by a sociopath who changes teachers’ schedules, housing arrangements and contracts often without a moment’s notice. He relies upon his family’s wealth and political clout, the remoteness of Astana and relative expense of obtaining work permits to dissuade teachers from objecting to these sudden changes – in addition to having nearly every foreign member of staff on a different contract and with di....

Re: LTC - Language Training Center Astana KAZAKHSTAN - Warning Review - Unethical and Illegal (views: 845)

United States (North America) - Tue, 05 Jun 2018
Posted by James Monroe

Disclosure: James Monroe isn't my real name, but I'm an American currently working for LTC. Even though this isn't going to be a bad review, I don't like using my real name on the internet.   To be honest I'm surprised by this intensely negative review for LTC. It really isn't all that bad and the money, students, and co-workers are great! Want to work in a drama-free environment teaching students who are (usually) motivated, and always get ....

Warning: Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 5888)

China (Asia) - Sat, 27 Aug 2016

Hi, I would just like to warn all fellow esl teachers out there that even teaching in a government school is not safe in China. Foshan Shimen Middle School is supposed to be no1 school in Foshan. Part of the reason I accepted the job with them and overlooked a few small red flags - oops. The school lied to me from before I arrived saying things like - oh we can't get photos of the accommodation because it's occupied. However assuring me the accom....

Warning about LCF Kids Club Spain (views: 6119)

Spain (Europe) - Tue, 23 Aug 2016
Ciarán Elster

I worked for an academy called LCF Kids Club Spain in a small town called Palos de la Frontera in the province of Huelva, from January to July 2016. The same company also has an academy in Huelva city, and in a few other places in Spain. Having worked at their summer camp in the last week of June and the first three weeks of July, I still haven't been paid for it. Myself and my partner were offered €400 each to do the summer camp for the fou....

Need help and few example for reference. (views: 5934)

Online (Online) - Thu, 18 Aug 2016
moht / TEFL

Hello,Could someone please help with this question below. I just need a few example as to how I should start this paragraph using the word given. Anything would help even explaining how I can start on the paragraph would do. Your students are intermediate and above. They do not know these words but they may know synonyms or antonyms of these words. How would you best convey the meaning and teach the vocabulary ítems to them? Write a paragr....

Re: Need help and few example for reference. (views: 5828)

Online (Online) - Sat, 03 Sep 2016
Posted by Mark

Try https://www.google.com/#q=lesson+plan+yesterday+today+tomorrow ....

Re: Warning! Fun Language Ltd, Thailand (views: 5721)

Thailand (Asia) - Fri, 05 Aug 2016

The only good thing about this company is the friends you will make. Your salary will vary for no obvious reason but your contract is 26pages long so don't worry they will find a "valid" reason. The company says that your salary is post tax so you should be happy. However most Nationals from English speaking countries are tax exempt for their first 2years in Thailand. So that is BS. The current recruter is a joke. He misses more days for being ha....

Re: Re: Warning! Fun Language Ltd, Thailand (views: 5846)

Thailand (Southeast Asia) - Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Posted by Adam

"However most Nationals from English speaking countries are tax exempt for their first 2years in Thailand." This is another example of someone who thinks they know something but never bothered to learn or ask. NO-ONE is exempt from personal income in Thailand for a period of time, resident or non-resident.  There are exemptions for income less than 150,000 baht per year but that it is.  After that, you pay income tax or you can't renew ....

LTC - Language Training Center Astana KAZAKHSTAN - Unethical and Illegal (views: 6217)

Kazakhstan (Asia) - Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Fiat Justitia

LTC is owned and operated by a sociopath who changes teachers’ schedules, housing arrangements and contracts often without a moment’s notice. He relies upon his family’s wealth and political clout, the remoteness of Astana and relative expense of obtaining work permits to dissuade teachers from objecting to these sudden changes – in addition to having nearly every foreign member of staff on a different contract and with di....

Re: Warning! Fun Language Ltd, Thailand (views: 5948)

Thailand (Southeast Asia) - Wed, 13 Jul 2016

Yes can confirm that this company has a lot of internal problems and will say anything just to get you to sign a contract....   some problems i found were that i was promised a work permit which never came which meant i was illegally working for the duration of my contract, this is very unprofessional and in fact a risk to foriegn workers if they get caught. I also found that the salary advertised was also not accurate- i was told 42000 baht....

DO NOT WORK AT LAL Language Centres (views: 6206)

United States (North America) - Tue, 12 Jul 2016
DO NOT WORK AT LAL Language Centres

I am sending this as a warning to anyone seeing LAL Language Centres employment ads. They have camps set up all over America. They will establish a contract with you and when you arrive on campus all of the terms will be different. Terms such as your hours, the curriculum, working conditions, pay, etc. Most of the teachers did not know the additional hours the camp will require of you until they arrived. The teachers have not been paid by the dat....

US K-12 teaching requirements for TESOL/Bilingual Education (views: 5866)

United States (North America) - Thu, 07 Jul 2016
Olivia Bohnhoff

Hi all, I was wondering if any U.S. ESL/Bilingual Ed teachers could give me some advice. I previously did a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico, and now I'd like to teach ESL in the U.S., preferably at the K-12 level. However, I did not get an education degree. My question is, should I do just an alternative certification program to be able to teach, or a Master's program that leads to teaching licensure at the end? I have heard it....

Re: US K-12 teaching requirements for TESOL/Bilingual Education (views: 5815)

United States (North America) - Thu, 07 Jul 2016
Posted by Michael

I would say the decision is really a persnal preference but, in my opinion, the Masters of Education is the way to go.  A Masters will also allow you to be eligible for promotions, etc. For more advice, you can also ask teachers at our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/esljobs/ ....

Survey: EFL Teacher Perceptions of Coursebooks (views: 6198)

United Kingdom (Europe) - Tue, 28 Jun 2016
Oli McVeigh

Hello,I am a current Masters Student at the University of Kent looking for EFL teachers to help me with some research I am undertaking for my dissertation in Applied Linguistics for TESOL. I have taught EFL for 3 summers now and this is my final bit of training before teaching full time.I have a really short survey that I am trying to find teachers for, it will take around 10 minutes to complete. It is about Coursebooks as published teaching mate....

How to onboard New (or prospective) ESL students Webinar (views: 14392)

United States (North America) - Mon, 13 Jun 2016
Kris Off2Class
How to onboard New (or prospective) ESL students Webinar

Dear Teachers I held a webinar last week on strategies for onboarding new ESL students. Great watch for both classroom and online ESL teachers!   https://www.off2class.com/prospective-esl-students-webinar/    The recording and the PPT I used in the webinar is live on the link above!   Enjoy....

Retaining Online ESL Students (views: 6136)

Canada (Online) - Mon, 30 May 2016
Kris Jagasia

Dear Teachers, A short post I wrote about strategies I've used to retain online ESL students to grow my own independent teaching business: Retaining Online ESL Students   Enjoy! ....

Four Tips finding a good ELT job in South Korea! (views: 6661)

South Korea (Asia) - Sat, 05 Mar 2016
Four Tips finding a good ELT job in South Korea!

Recruiter Assistance A simple “ESL Jobs in Korea” Google search will return numerous listings. However, weeding through these to find not only one that matches your goals, but is also from a reputable school, takes time. If applying for private jobs, it’s highly recommended to use a recruiter. The schools pay these businesses to find them good teachers, so there’s no cost to you. The recruiter will listen to your preferenc....

Useful Information I Received About China Work Visa for Teaching (views: 6352)

China (Asia) - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
Gary P. Seanor

Hi Gary, Unfortunately the government now rarely give approval to apply for the work visa in Hong Kong either. If you have a work visa for Indonesia there are possibilities, but not with a tourist visa. This policy has become strict since end of last year. It gives us a lot of trouble too. Really sorry about the situation.... Robyn SEEMS IF YOU WANT TO TEACH NOW IN CHINA YOU MUST APPLY FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY.....

International Language School of Poland (views: 6780)

Poland (Europe) - Tue, 05 Jan 2016

Hello. Does anyone have any experience working for the International Language School of Poland (http://ilsp.edu.pl/en/)? Thank you.....

Re: International Language School of Poland (views: 6585)

Poland (Europe) - Tue, 05 Jan 2016
Posted by Michael

I don't see much online about them but that can be because they are new or because not that large.  I did find: http://btsgroup.com.ua/international-language-school-poland?language=en  http://www.languageinternational.com/school/international-language-school-of-poland-64178#section-reviews  http://www.languagecourse.net/school-international-language-school-of-poland-warsaw.php3#evaluation ....

Non native speaker teaching abroad (views: 7750)

Online (South America) - Sun, 27 Sep 2015

Hello!!I am a Greek teacher and I was working in a nursery in London for 3 years. I m thinking of taking aTEFL and go teaching abroad (I'm interesting more for South America).  I was searching the internet information and was really disappointed because most of the jobs are searching for native speakers.  Is it so difficult to teach abroad if you are not a native speaker? ....

Re: Non native speaker teaching abroad (views: 7330)

Online (South America) - Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Posted by Michael

I would say it is not impossible to get a job as a non-native English speaker but it is certainly more difficult. My suggestions: 1. Get a CELTA rather than a TEFL. More widely recoginzed and respected. 2. It is easier to gain a position if they see you face-to-face and you are there to help with an immiediate teaching need. Once your foot is in the door, impress them and they will keep you. Thank you.....

DELTA Certificate (views: 7665)

Online (North America) - Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Hi there! Just wondering if anyone has their DELTA certificate. I am thinking of applying but it is quite costly and time consuming. If anyone has their DELTA certificate, would you agree that it has been worth it?....

Re: DELTA Certificate (views: 6576)

Online (Europe) - Fri, 30 Oct 2015
Posted by Annie Breeyat

You know it's not a certificate. It's a bloody diploma!! That's what the D in DELTA stands for. I did mine about 25 years ago - it was the hardest academic study I've ever done. Expensive too. But I did it with what was at the time the best teaching establishment: International House in London. And went on to have a very successful career in TEFL, working exactly where I wanted to work. It opened doors to me then and ha....

Re: DELTA Certificate (views: 7082)

Online (Online) - Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Posted by Michael

I considered it but in the end decided to just go for my Masters in Education since I thought it was more "versatile" in that it is more widely recognzied as a qualification. Also, it would allow me to continue on to get a PhD if I ever wanted to.....

Recruiters/Agencies (views: 7144)

Online (Europe) - Thu, 28 May 2015

Could anyone put me in touch with an agency who could place me in a teaching position?....

Recruiters (views: 6362)

China (Asia) - Wed, 16 Dec 2015
Posted by Danny

Good question that you asked about recruiters.  If you deal with recruiters based in Asia (China, Korea) often they will advertise jobs that do not really exist.  When they get your information they then often try to push you into one of their available jobs.  I never liked this much.  I know some teachers who recently started offering what may be called a full service recruiting option.  Its called World Wide Teachers. w....

Re: Recruiters/Agencies (views: 7769)

Online (Middle East) - Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Posted by Michael

Jim: Try Teach Away. They have jobs all over the world and send like a straightforward, well-organized company. Good luck!....