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  Topic: teaching in Korea without a 4-year degree
canuckophile

Replies: 9
Views: 36402

PostForum: ESL in Korea [Only]...   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:58 am   Subject: French also a possibility
You might check out jobs teaching French also - especially if you are near Seoul. Every once in a while they are looking for teachers of other languages, especially at universities. You might be able ...
  Topic: Seeing out a contract
canuckophile

Replies: 3
Views: 17614

PostForum: New ESL Teachers...   Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:01 am   Subject: Be considerate of the employer
I've been in Korea more than six years (forget the suggestion on bribery, BTW - this is not the Mid East)

The cultural differences are enormous, and it's difficult for us to speak directly to Korea ...
  Topic: Fired for teaching adult ESL students uses of the f word
canuckophile

Replies: 47
Views: 152474

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:00 am   Subject: 'Polite" cuss words
First of all, it's highly unlikely that any of our students don'tt know the 'f' word. I have read that the most commonly recognized English words worldwide are
OK
Hello/Hi
F--k

That's right - f- ...
  Topic: American in Bali, just starting out and need help
canuckophile

Replies: 5
Views: 23834

PostForum: Getting the ESL Job...   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:29 pm   Subject: Illegal teaching
It cannot be emphasized too strongly that in many countries, you will be ARRESTED and HELD IN PRISON until you pay an often hefty fine for illegal teaching. Not necessarily such a good idea, eh?

A ...
  Topic: Body Image and Race in South Korea
canuckophile

Replies: 6
Views: 35688

PostForum: Discrimination Issues in ESL...   Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:56 pm   Subject: Ageism - yes, it seems to be getting worse
Despite the huge shortage of qualified, experienced ESL teachers - especially in Asia - I find that it is more difficult to get a job. (Of course, I'm getting older every year, too! Maybe it isn't ...
  Topic: Free Reference Sheet on the verb 'to use'
canuckophile

Replies: 2
Views: 18828

PostForum: ESL to Adult Learners...   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:56 am   Subject: Koreans have same problem-they understand this
I used to go camping, but now I don't.

explain as

I did it in the past
I don't do it now (any more)

I haven't had to explain "to get used to" but my guess is that it could be expla ...
  Topic: Poll: What kind of TEFL certificate do you hold?
canuckophile

Replies: 34
Views: 139622

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:38 am   Subject: B Ed is good but experience with foreign students more so
I think anyone with a B Ed PLUS experience is obviously way better prepared than most of the people with a BA in basketweaving/finance, etc. That said, experience is key, especially experience teachi ...
  Topic: Poll: What kind of TEFL certificate do you hold?
canuckophile

Replies: 34
Views: 139622

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:22 pm   Subject: TEFL and teaching
My TEFL certificate sure didn't prepare me for Asian students. I think to be useful, any teacher training should be aimed at the kind of students you're going to teach.

Those of us who teach in N ...
  Topic: Degree for Korea
canuckophile

Replies: 1
Views: 16663

PostForum: ESL in Korea [Only]...   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:43 pm   Subject: They change their minds every year (or less)
Korea keeps going back and forth on the 3 year degree but right now I think it's "in". Just apply for some jobs and you'll find out fast.
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
canuckophile

Replies: 29
Views: 103735

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:31 pm   Subject: good, thoughtful piece from esigus
While I agree with AlisonBoston that there are likely way more alcoholics (and mental case problems - I ve seen some DEFINITE manic-depressives in Korea) in the ESL profession, I think the pedophile p ...
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
canuckophile

Replies: 29
Views: 103735

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:44 am   Subject: Unions
I wasn't aware Japan had any kind of ESL union. What are the details?

It would be hopeless in South Korea - too many one year wonders here, and too many very young teachers (which the Koreans pre ...
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
canuckophile

Replies: 29
Views: 103735

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:07 am   Subject: CSM article
The CSM article ws pretty good.

It's true that doing a Criminal Record Check is a hassle, a minor expense and time-consuming.

I think the schools will have to be scared into making hires earlier ...
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
canuckophile

Replies: 29
Views: 103735

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:57 pm   Subject: CRC In Canada
I started a Criminal Record Check in Canada thru RCMP - I don't remember cost now but it wasn't high enough for me to remember it.

The issue of cost should NOT be an issue. If you have to get it, ...
  Topic: Child Murder Suspect Hunting Teaching Job in Thailand-YUCK
canuckophile

Replies: 29
Views: 103735

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:55 am   Subject: I disagree
I think you might have a problem if the juvenile crimes were serious. However, I very much doubt ANY j.d. crimes would transfer internationally - I've never heard this and I'm skeptical that this woul ...
  Topic: Saving Small Languages
canuckophile

Replies: 1
Views: 16695

PostForum: Open ESL Expert Discussion...   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:42 am   Subject: Saving Small Languages
I think there was a thread (but I can't find it) throwing out the question of whether we English teachers are helping to stomp out some of the world's languages. (FWIW I don't t hink we are - there ar ...
 
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