Blog Articles from July 2010
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:23 on 27 July 2010
The teacher's pack is a great resource for the first-time teacher and will also help you to develop your teaching skills. The pack costs £24.99 and comes in PDF format which is ideal for accessing anywhere you go. The teacher's pack in...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:18 on 27 July 2010
If you are interested in Japanese culture, working in TEFL is one of the best ways to go to Japan. With our programme, working in a public school system, you learn a lot about Japanese daily routine and life through interacting with students and teachers....
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:11 on 27 July 2010
Gareth did the 20-hour TEFL Scotland course in Dundee on Jan 24/25th. I was working as a Sampling Technician for Severn Trent Laboratories but fancied the sunshine and way of life in Spain. Since undertaking the 20 hour course in January I ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:07 on 27 July 2010
This was sent in an email last week from Naomi who was on the Edinburgh weekend course on 6/7 December 2008. She is now teaching in Beijing and loving it by all accounts! Hiya Joe! I just saw your e-mail there but thought I'd drop you a message anyway...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:01 on 27 July 2010
We received this from Dani who completed a year in France as an exchange student. A couple of tips for students going to France... 1. Claim housing benefit asap. I lived in a studio, in a foyer and my rent only came to €60 a month after benefits ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:21 on 26 July 2010
We’re going to be making a few appearances around Scotland in the next few months so you have the opportunity to talk to us in person and ask us all your TEFL-related questions! Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (Belladrum Estate, Beauly) – ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:22 on 21 July 2010
We are often asked both of the following questions: 1. Do I need a degree to do the course? 2. Do I need a degree to teach abroad? The answer to the first question is no and the answer to the second is not necessarily. To do a TEFL course with u...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 13:43 on 20 July 2010
Higher tuition fees? Graduation tax? Whatever happens, students in England and Wales are going to have to pay more, says Business Secretary Vince Cable. It’s a difficult time for students applying for university and those graduating with h...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:46 on 20 July 2010
Spain Sun, sea, sand and sangria: it’s not exactly surprising that Spain is a popular destination for holidaymakers and TEFL teachers alike. Schools look for teachers with a dynamic personality and previous teaching experience and while TEFL tea...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 12:22 on 19 July 2010
If your lesson plan isn’t working out as well as you had hoped it would, it can be easy for a difficult class to really knock your confidence. It can be tough to regain it but here are a few tips to help: Being prepared is key It’s a goo...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 10:30 on 19 July 2010
Private Language Schools Unsociable hours are common and working weekends and evenings is likely. It is possible to get a job with no teacher training but most prefer TEFL qualified teachers (also, the more qualified you are the better the salary). ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 16:29 on 15 July 2010
We’re commonly asked the following question: Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad? The answer: no. You don’t need to be a master linguist or even speak a word of the language of the country you’re jetting ou...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 14:01 on 15 July 2010
We have all heard about university problems lately - places being cut, lecturers going on strike and graduates struggling to find work – it doesn’t seem to be a great time to be applying for university. It’s estimated that as much ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 11:12 on 14 July 2010 | 4 comments
We have been contacted about teaching positions in China - specifically at a college in Beijing. The contract will start on 23 August 2010 and finish on 23 June 2011 and teachers will be expected to teach 24 periods lasting 50 minutes each a week. ...
Posted by Erin MacKenzie - 09:11 on 05 July 2010
How did you get into teaching English as a foreign language? I wanted to do it straight after University (as I studied an MA in English Language) but I bottled out because I was very shy. It took me 2 years of working in bookshops to pluck up the courage...
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