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Postby chixchix » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 4:05 pm

alright thanks so much. Now i think I know what I want to do. :)
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Postby chixchix » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:48 am

I went to British council website.. but I dont see that they offer TESOL. :???:
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Postby Plavt » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 3:58 pm

chixchix wrote:I went to British council website.. but I dont see that they offer TESOL. :???:


They won't! To acquire a job from them you first need to acquire the certificate yourself and from what I know you would be wasting your time unless you have a degree with regards to the British Council, who are often regarded as snooty. :(

Your best is to seek out those certificates recognized internationally by the awarding bodies. (in the UK Trinity House is one such example).

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Getting A TESOL cert in Bangkok or china.

Postby pangkelvin2000 » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 5:20 pm

I am a Singaporean currently now in Bangkok. I will love to take up a TESOL cert and then apply for a teaching job in China.

Can anyone advise there is any scams going on with oversea TESOL schools?

Can I really work in china using the TESOL cert?

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Re: Getting A TESOL cert in Bangkok or china.

Postby taxico » Sat, 11 Oct 2008 7:10 am

pangkelvin2000 wrote:I am a Singaporean currently now in Bangkok. I will love to take up a TESOL cert and then apply for a teaching job in China.

Can anyone advise there is any scams going on with oversea TESOL schools?

Can I really work in china using the TESOL cert?


the money's horrible in china as an english teacher...

there're plenty of TESOL forums out there and have country specific links.

you could try the JET program if you're willing to pick up some basic japanese. i understand the money's better...

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Postby Annie67 » Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:48 pm

Dear Tesol2U,

have been reading your posts with a lot of interest. I have two queries which I hope you can answer promptly.

1. Is the British Diploma in TESOL that you picked up offered by LTTC (Lonon Teachers Training College)?

2. Could you tell me where did you do your British Diploma in TESOL in Singapore?

Kindly pm me as soon as possible as i intend to join in the Nov. intake. However, your replies will grant me added security. Thanks in advance. :?

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Postby winger7 » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 8:19 pm

well toefl and tesol are similar tests...this reply is prob a bit late haha but o well, i went to International Schools in beijing and shanghai and am from hk with a canadian citizenship so i never had to go thru the hassle.

it helps if u have a passport for english speaking nations but it doesnt mean they will take it right away, if u stutter all the time during the interview they might question it.

but basically TOEFL stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language...hence TOEFL :D

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tesol celta

Postby rookie09 » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:00 pm

hi, i am new in singapore. i am a graduate and would like to do my TESOL any recommendations?

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Postby rookie09 » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:04 pm

how many posts do i have to post before i qualify to pm anyone here??

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Postby rookie09 » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:07 pm

hi TESOL2u,

can you please suggest a good Tesol school in sngapore? thanks in advance

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:16 pm

rookie09 wrote:how many posts do i have to post before i qualify to pm anyone here??


5 posts.

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Postby rookie09 » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:39 pm

thanks for the prompt reply :)

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Postby rookie09 » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 8:58 am

is CELTA better?

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Hi

Postby calvink » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:15 pm

I believe there are lots of institutions out there offering TESOL courses and affiliate themself with LTTC or accreditated as per the Cambridge syllabus but only a few are really recognised.

As for CELTA, go for British Council. I believe you have to look beyond on getting the required qualification. You might as well check on the country that you wish to teach at and enquire on the most accepted English Qualification in that particular country alone before deciding just to enroll for the sake of having the cert alone.

And if you;re a native speaker, generayl your application for such post might be given a higher priority in particular countries like Hong Kong.

As for myself, i rather enroll for an MBA course, giving me a wide selection of teaching subjects rather than just english alone.

Just my point of view.

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Postby rookie09 » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 10:52 am

thanks.


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