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Can someone tell me what course to take for Teaching English

Postby Debbie007 » Fri, 27 Nov 2009 5:44 pm

I am interested in teaching English but am confused about where to start and where is the best place to take a course. The British Council offer a Tutor Program and a Celta course but are both sufficient or what is the difference. What is the best school to go to in order to study for TESOL?
Any advice would be appreciated. Where does one start?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Nov 2009 6:43 pm

try the search function for this site. It's been discussed several times before.

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Postby Debbie007 » Fri, 27 Nov 2009 7:19 pm

I did a search and spent over an hour reading all the threads but came away from it more confused than ever. I think I will just call the British Council on Monday and see what they suggest. I thought somebody out there may have gone through the process and would be able to give me a straight-forward answer.

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Re: ESOL

Postby ksl » Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:56 pm

Debbie007 wrote:I did a search and spent over an hour reading all the threads but came away from it more confused than ever. I think I will just call the British Council on Monday and see what they suggest. I thought somebody out there may have gone through the process and would be able to give me a straight-forward answer.


What is the best school to go to in order to study for TESOL
I was under the impression the British Council is the best place of study, because they are authorised by the University of Cambridge.

Many schools here are offering courses in which the Course is not recognised or authorised by British Universities, so the British Council is the safest place to get a legitimate document.

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Postby Debbie007 » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 9:25 am

When I look at the British Council site it says that I can achieve a Teaching Award after only 50 hours of study. Is that the same as a TESOL Certificate?
The British Education Centre offers a Dimploma in TESOL and a school called Heartpower offer a Certificate to Diploma as well.
There seem to be a lot of different ways to go about this. Have you heard of Heartpower?

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Re: TESOL

Postby ksl » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 12:15 pm

Debbie007 wrote:When I look at the British Council site it says that I can achieve a Teaching Award after only 50 hours of study. Is that the same as a TESOL Certificate?
The British Education Centre offers a Dimploma in TESOL and a school called Heartpower offer a Certificate to Diploma as well.
There seem to be a lot of different ways to go about this. Have you heard of Heartpower?

Not heard of heartpower, but i did look into the pricing for the BC TESOL which is useful.

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Postby Debbie007 » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 6:02 pm

Can you elaborate? How is the pricing useful? Have you taken any of the courses for TESOL?

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Postby wcs » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 10:10 pm

A friend with a bachelor degree in arts with honours did the CELTA certificate before leaving Australia. She found that in Japan it was not needed to teach English. She was there for three years. However when she moved to Prague to teach english they required her to have the CELTA certificate.

Good Luck!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 10:33 pm

wcs wrote:A friend with a bachelor degree in arts with honours did the CELTA certificate before leaving Australia. She found that in Japan it was not needed to teach English. She was there for three years. However when she moved to Prague to teach english they required her to have the CELTA certificate.

Good Luck!


All that is fine, well & good, but I believe the poster is here in Singapore and looking to teach here in Singapore. Got any suitable information for this thread which is centered on this country? :roll:

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Re: TESOL

Postby ksl » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:14 pm

Debbie007 wrote:Can you elaborate? How is the pricing useful? Have you taken any of the courses for TESOL?


Obviously a new area of occupation for you. I meant the TESOL is useful to have in Asia. I haven't taken the course, but I have been teaching business English in China.

I also have a military teaching qualification, so the basics are covered, though, senile dement maybe a problem :lol: too busy with the company these days, to have any interest in taking the course. Though having lived in Denmark for 25 years, all the teachers at night school had the TESOL in English, which was the minimum requirement in Denmark, to teach a foreign lanaguage to native Danish speakers.

The course carries weight in the fact that phonetics are emphasised, something which is lacking in a few Singapore School teachers, even my daughters teacher has difficulty to pronounce " Three " and always says "tree"

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Postby TinyK » Thu, 31 Dec 2009 6:45 am

Hi all,
I am a native English speaker from the Carribbean. My accent is very clear & understandable. I'm living in Central Europe at the moment & contemplating a move to Singapore with my hubby and young daughter (hubby was offered a position there) I do not have a university degree but I've been able to find work here quite easily being a native speaker holding a TEFL certificate. I've worked with adults & children. Do you think its possible to get hired as a teacher in Sing if you're not degree qualified???

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Postby bingqiling » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:50 am

So is this thread still active here?

I am thinking to go for either TESOL or CELTA. I cant make up my mind. Any idea which is more recognized? Initially, I am planning to go for British Council, yet their schedule is not for full time employer like me.

Any recommendation for the school for this program me?

TIA :)


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