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yaz

Any job openings for TESOL certified teachers?

Postby yaz » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 3:53 pm

Hello All,
I am studying TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Langauges) and I would like to know if there are openings for TESOL teachers now.

What's the appropriate salary for a teaching job like this one?
Please let me know. Appreciate replies from you. Thanks!!!

Murry

~5000K per month... I've heard

Postby Murry » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:40 pm

Hi Yaz,

I'm in the same position, but not yet taken the TESOL course. Are you currently in Singapore and if so, would you recommend taking the TESOL course from your institution? What would that be?

From what I understand, the average salary for a teacher at the International Schools is about 5000K per month. However, if hired as a local teaching assistant, it may go down to as low as 1500K.

Also, I hear that the International Schools would pay the highest salary, while public school and private instituations (teaching business people) would pay less.

If anyone agrees or disagrees with this, please reply.

Hope this helps... and let me know about the TESOL course.

Cheers,
Murry

yaz

TESOL course/ teaching position for TESOL certified teachers

Postby yaz » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:30 am

Hello Murry. I am glad that you replied to my inquiry yesterday. I was really hoping someone would give me some info about this matter. By the way, I am in the Philippines right now and this is where I'm taking up my TESOL classes. It was offered to me by an institute for English studies. After this course, I will relocate to Singapore to teach English. That's why I asked you if there are job placements / vacancies for TESOL instructors like me.

With regards to TESOL course, there are lots of schools that offer this course on-line. It's also called TEFL, ESL, etc. (for as long as it's focusing on teaching English as second language). I recommend you to check it out on-line. I learned that most schools require TESOL certification so it's really a plus if you are a certified one.

Did you mean S$5000 for International Schools and S$1500 for local hiring?I just want to be clear with the currency and the figures. But thanks a lot for the info. I hope you find a good school for TESOL. You can also email me at ylovskee@yahoo.com

Thanks for the response. God bless you!

Not so fast

Dont get excited yet

Postby Not so fast » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:43 am

TESOL alone will not get you the job. Experince is usually required and good experience at that especially with the expat schools here. And not any TESOL will do. TESOLs from the UK, Australia Canada and America from professional teaching bodies like College of Teachers, CELTA DELTA are usually the ones that get the attention of the schools. The rest are not as known and less likely to regaister with the schools

yaz

TESOL jobs / course

Postby yaz » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:41 am

Alright, Not So Fast.

Thanks for your comment.

Are you TESOL-certified yourself?
Did you happen to take any TESOL course from any of the countries you said?
Are you teaching English now??

From the way you sound, it seems as if you're an experienced TESOL instructor. If you are, I hope you get to motivate others who are aspiring to do a teaching job. Try to help atleast in the most positive way you can.

God bless you.

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Re: Dont get excited yet

Postby ylovskee » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:49 am

Not so fast wrote:TESOL alone will not get you the job. Experince is usually required and good experience at that especially with the expat schools here. And not any TESOL will do. TESOLs from the UK, Australia Canada and America from professional teaching bodies like College of Teachers, CELTA DELTA are usually the ones that get the attention of the schools. The rest are not as known and less likely to regaister with the schools


you are not being helpful with the way you say things. dont ever belittle someone else's capability and experience, not even their zeal for teaching. respect people's aspirations, dont put them down or try to put out the fire in them.

Eugene

Postby Eugene » Wed, 20 Oct 2004 2:21 pm

Expats' family is seeking for a private English tutor(native
speaker) for a 3.5 years old energetic, communicative and easy-to-go boy.
2 times a week classes for 2 hours are desired by parents, but
we are flexible and the details are fairly negotiable.
Interested teachers are welcome to contact Yulia by e-mail
pozhitkov@sycamore.com.sg or mobile (65) 94357975.

Evgueni&Yulia

Not so fast

Postby Not so fast » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:16 pm

OK Yaz - keep your hair on. If you don't like my advice then you have a real attitude problem. Yes I am qualified, yes I qualified in UK and yes am practicing right now!

Any more relevant questions. The problem with layabouts like you is that you come out of college and expect a free ride. Well WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!!

Just because you have some qualification doesnt mean you automatically get a job or even can do the job.

One of the reasons that there are so many spongers around like you is that youngsters are simply NOT USED to working hard any more. Why dont you go and get a proper job or at least a proper qualification - never mind all this language mumbo jumbo. Anyway - you sound like a female, so why bother - you will be pregnant before long an will become a HOUSEWIFE. So we (the taxpayer) will have paid for your bloody TESOL course only for YOU to sit at home all day painting your nails and eating cake.


GET A LIFE

Dave T.

Teaching.

Postby Dave T. » Mon, 01 Nov 2004 1:52 am

Hi Yaz.
I'm in the same position myself. Just got an online Tefl and looking to work overseas...possibly in Singapore. My Tefl is one of the lesser known qualifications. However getting this qualification was convenient and not so time consuming as the Celta or Trinity which are probably the best known but leghthy to get.
Whilst an online Tefl is not the best qualification to get I take the view its better than none. I dont have a degree, however I have lots of experience in writing freelance for newspapers and magazines for over 25 years plus 11 years broadcasting for the BBC.
I'm hoping that my freelance past will override the lack of a degree. I did teach crafts and colleges in schools in the past, as well as give craft demonstrations at shows and on TV. But as you see its an unknown quantity for me actually teaching Tefl.
Best of luck Yaz Hope it works for you.

P.S. I'm mother tongue caucasian born and bred in the UK.
Dave.

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Any good institutions in Singapore for Tesol

Postby Speed2004 » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:07 pm

Hi,

I would appreciate if someone could tell me of any good institutions where I could complete TESOL in Singapore - have come across quite a few names but am unsure of their quality. Any advice from any experienced individuals would be much appreciated.

The real Not so fast

Postby The real Not so fast » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:10 am

Not so fast wrote:OK Yaz - keep your hair on. If you don't like my advice then you have a real attitude problem. Yes I am qualified, yes I qualified in UK and yes am practicing right now!

Any more relevant questions. The problem with layabouts like you is that you come out of college and expect a free ride. Well WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!!

Just because you have some qualification doesnt mean you automatically get a job or even can do the job.

One of the reasons that there are so many spongers around like you is that youngsters are simply NOT USED to working hard any more. Why dont you go and get a proper job or at least a proper qualification - never mind all this language mumbo jumbo. Anyway - you sound like a female, so why bother - you will be pregnant before long an will become a HOUSEWIFE. So we (the taxpayer) will have paid for your bloody TESOL course only for YOU to sit at home all day painting your nails and eating cake.


GET A LIFE

Ur a fraud
dun steal another persons nick
i never wrote this
go get a life yrself
and another nick for good measure
dun be so absolutely pathetic

INTESOL

Re: Any good institutions in Singapore for Tesol

Postby INTESOL » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:14 am

Speed2004 wrote:Hi,

I would appreciate if someone could tell me of any good institutions where I could complete TESOL in Singapore - have come across quite a few names but am unsure of their quality. Any advice from any experienced individuals would be much appreciated.

Contact me on 96832528 and i can point u the right way thanks

Loset

Postby Loset » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 5:02 pm

My advise would be, not to invest in a TESOL course to teach in Singapore if you are not a native English speaker.

After looking around I've come to realise that most of the available positions for TESOL instructors are given to native speakers. Even after attaining a distinction in my TESOL course (plus my degree), I am unable to secure a teaching position. I have been told by some schools that they would prefer native English speakers. Bummer...

Serves me right for not doing my research before investing time and money in attaining the Specialist Dip in TESOL qualification. Oh well it may come in handy somewhere down the road.

Loset

Postby Loset » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 9:45 pm

.... and it's my advice.. :?

No one spotted that?? :roll:

Anyway do your research, ask around the schools and see what is required. Good luck.


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