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  Topic: The End of Full-Time ESL Employment?
esigus

Replies: 15
Views: 38745

PostForum: Say Anything...   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:47 pm   Subject: The End of Full-Time ESL Employment?
JamesAtRealize
I understand your position.
I wouldn't argue your point that because your school is small, it is not financially advantageous for you to hire a number of full-time employees.

Howev ...
  Topic: The End of Full-Time ESL Employment?
esigus

Replies: 15
Views: 38745

PostForum: Say Anything...   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:12 pm   Subject: Full-time vs freelance
JamesAtRealize,
I completely understand your perspective. However, as a freelancer myself, who's been contracted with the same firm for three years now, I can say that I have had most of the same st ...
  Topic: discrimination against non-native English speakers
esigus

Replies: 13
Views: 22446

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:38 am   Subject: discrimination against non-native English speakers
Well, I'd have to ask the question, "what do you think is better?" I can't answer that for you.

Teaching English, I've only lived in Japan & Germany. They're both groovy, but in di ...
  Topic: discrimination against non-native English speakers
esigus

Replies: 13
Views: 22446

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:29 pm   Subject: Don't give up if it's really what you want to do!
In my experience, age & gender are looked at more than whether or not a person is a native speaker.

I live & work in Berlin, Germany & have a contract with a language training company. ...
  Topic: Newbie needs the latest Sept2009 advice re:certs/countries
esigus

Replies: 24
Views: 37863

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:38 am   Subject: Go East!!
If you're interested in Eastern European countries (i.e. not in the EU), I would strongly suggest getting your TEFL cert. in the country you're interested in working/living. Don't worry so much about ...
  Topic: Where should I get TESOL certification from?
esigus

Replies: 2
Views: 10906

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:41 pm   Subject: Good School in India
I'm not non-native, but I've got a bit of experience living & teaching abroad & in my experience, I would suggest that it's best to get your TEFL/TESOL certificate in the country you intend to ...
  Topic: Discrimination in ESL of all types: Who is responsible?
esigus

Replies: 26
Views: 73067

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:52 pm   Subject: cyber Raid!
Thanks! Didn't know who was best to tell... but thought I should tell someone!

They're rotten, aren't they?
ugh.

Anyway... thanks again!
Very Happy
  Topic: Discrimination in ESL of all types: Who is responsible?
esigus

Replies: 26
Views: 73067

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:24 am   Subject: WARNING!!
THE ABOVE POST IS A VIRUS LINK!!
DO NOT CLICK ON IT!!

ADMINS SHOULD SEARCH THE POSTERS MESSAGES.... HE/SHE/IT IS ANOTHER VIRUS SCAMMER!!

As you can see, it was moderated out...hard to keep up w ...
  Topic: Halloween song
esigus

Replies: 2
Views: 15057

PostForum: ESL to Young Learners...   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:38 pm   Subject: Halloween song
Just for kicks, I thought I'd ask here:

Does anyone remember the song learned in public elementary school for Halloween that went:
* H * A * double L * O * W * double E * N * spells Halloween ...
  Topic: Poll: What kind of TEFL certificate do you hold?
esigus

Replies: 34
Views: 89750

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:24 pm   Subject: To TEFL cert. or not to TEFL cert.?
45? Wow! I thought my limit was 29! Don't know how you can handle just the NOISE!

I've posted my feelings on this issue in a different thread, but feel they're just as pertinent here (sorry, Guy ...
  Topic: laying the foundation before a TEFL - pls help!!
esigus

Replies: 2
Views: 9562

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:16 am   Subject: laying the foundation before a TEFL - pls help!!
In the public school system, the US usually requires a teaching cert FROM the US... yup, they're pretty strict about that.

Sorry to say that since there are so many native speakers in the US, gett ...
  Topic: newbie needs some advice
esigus

Replies: 5
Views: 12515

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:03 am   Subject: oops
I'll (try to) be the first to admit when I'm wrong...
Looks like most of the certs out there do NOT require a degee.
What was I thinking?
Guess that it was a requirement with the course I took ...
  Topic: newbie needs some advice
esigus

Replies: 5
Views: 12515

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:34 am   Subject: newbie needs some advice
I would absolutely suggest getting the degree.

But most CELTA's & TEFL's require one anyway... in fact, I don't know of any that don't.
It might actually be a good idea to get the cert. in the ...
  Topic: Comparing Business EFL Programs
esigus

Replies: 15
Views: 61631

PostForum: ESL to Business Persons...   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:21 am   Subject: Comparing Business EFL Programs
Has anyone seen any printed/web material with sets of word/term variations from the different countries/regions?

I've had & heard this debate since my first day of TEFL cert. class. It's al ...
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
esigus

Replies: 29
Views: 65143

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:15 pm   Subject: Nothing to hide
I don't think that a background check for TEFL cert. is extreme at all. True that some teachers do not have contact with kids, but what about other sex-offenders or violent persons? And is it okay ...
 
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