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Teaching/Refugee Education Jobs in Seattle, WA?

I'm planning to move to Seattle in the fall and hope to work with the international/refugee population there, specifically Somalis. Which organizations are the best for international/ESL/refugee education or support for women and children? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Jun 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Need some help in setting up an informal ESL class

I've been informally tutoring my friends' kids in preparing for the New York State English standardized tests, and my friends have been happy enough with how it's going that they have now proposed another arrangement. They would like me to teach a beginning ESL class for a small group of their business's employees who are struggling with English skills. I would teach a 2-hour class of about 4-5 people once a week. My friends don't know what the going rate for that kind of instruction is in NYC, and I don't either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I teach English to students who don't speak a word?

Can you please help explain to me some techniques and procedures for teaching English to students with whom you don't share a common language? Its private tutoring and the students in this instance are two 10 year olds and they need to be speaking as much as they can in the next couple of months... and I will have them twice a week for an hour. I have an Ipad, a white board, and a copy machine....
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Esl teacher career advice

I'm interested in possibly becoming an esl teacher. I know I can move to another country, but I might just end up staying in the states and teach to adults. Good idea? Is it in demand? Opportunity for growth? Other questions.... [more inside]
posted by eq21 on Jul 9, 2013 - 9 answers

ESL tips and games for young children

I am teaching English to a 4 and a 7 year old (separately) and I am looking for tips, games, ipad apps, or resources. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Mar 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me teach an informal ESL class on writing?

Hi! I often eat in a certain restaurant, and one of the people who works there asked if I would help her with her writing in English. I am very happy to help, but I have no idea how to do this. She speaks very good English, but she said her writing is very bad. (Her first language is Spanish.) I am meeting with her (and maybe a few of her co-workers) for the first time this week -- any ideas on what we should do? I thought I'd start out with dictation, but any ideas would be much appreciated!
posted by caoimhe on Feb 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Working in Japan as an ALT with a girlfriend

Hi people with ALT experience, finding work in Japan sure is tough. Finding work with your girlfriend? Much harder. Where should a pair of people go to teach English in Japan? We are spending our time trying to get anywhere we can (We hear being near a city increases our happiness), however, we have been rooting for a position in Nagoya, Kanagawa as a close second. We keep hitting dead ends and are getting desperate. It looks like at this rate, we are going to save up $2,000 a piece and take a plane there in mid-april, 3 months from now, hopefully finding work in the 90 days we are legally allowed there. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Jan 10, 2013 - 23 answers

High School Book Club Recommendations

I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Open courses that teach writing skills: where are they?

Open courses that teach writing skills: where are they? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Advanced ESL activities for one-on-one tutoring?

What to do with very advanced adult ESL students? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 20 answers

Advice for teaching English in Germany?

I'm getting my CELTA in July in Germany, and I'd like to teach English there afterwards. Help me be a good applicant for teaching jobs and an attractive tutor for freelance work! [more inside]
posted by edguardo on May 23, 2012 - 4 answers

No teaching experience but how to prepare for interview?

I'm in Korea and I have an interview coming up with an institute (hagwon) as an English instructor. I have no teaching experience but my recruiter would like me to prepare something to say about the curriculum I intend to use... [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Apr 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Building a teaching career by teaching abroad? (Fiji)

I am interested in a career in teaching, and would love to teach abroad for some time. Immediatly, I must find a way to live in Fiji for the next 6-12+ months (Fiancee is Fijian). ESL, Tutoring, etc. sounds like a viable option, especially if it helps my long term career goals. But currently have no teaching experience. Need advice, how might I do this? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Awesome ESL Projects

I'm looking for a fun medium to long term project for an advanced ESL student. [more inside]
posted by one little who on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

So I actually CAN make money from home...

I'm looking for a fully online MA program in TESOL or a related field like Applied Linguistics, that is NOT meant for K-12 public school teaching, with the aim of professionalizing myself as an English tutor. I found the New School's program here, that would certainly cover all my bases, but I simply wouldn't be able to afford the cost. Can you help me find other options? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I find a better-than-average teaching abroad job?

I am a special education teacher in the USA who wants to teach English abroad in Asia, then return to the States to join a doctoral program in education and continue teaching. How can I make this experience a step up in my development as an educator, rather than just an adventure? [more inside]
posted by chickenandwine on Dec 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Best advice for non-native speakers teaching in English

I am going to be teaching a short course on "Teaching and Presenting in English" to some Spanish postgraduate students (in Spain). They will be going on in the future to present at international conferences or maybe teaching in English speaking universities. Please help me hive-mind... especially those of you who have taught/presented/been taught/presented at in a second language. What do you wish you had known beforehand? What advice would you give someone about to present in English? Is there anything an English speaking audience would expect that, say, a Spanish speaking audience wouldn't?
posted by itsjustanalias on Sep 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Taxonomy or list of English grammatical constructs?

Taxonomy (or just a list) of English grammatical constructs suitable for use as a checklist for a second language learner? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

TEFL in Lithuania?

Advice on teaching English in Lithuania? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Apr 6, 2011 - 2 answers

I need some software to animate my students.

I'm looking for a software that has "live avatar" or "real time lip sync" functionality for my students to use in my ESL classroom. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by sleepytako on Mar 7, 2011 - 2 answers

America on film

I teach ESL to new refugees and they have expressed a desire to see movies that tell them about or show America. They want to know about the different landscapes, accents, lifestyles, etc. I'm looking for suggestions for simple, visually descriptive films that feature a wide variety of geographical locations and Americans. Can you think of any? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Feb 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Do you like Maple Story?

I'm looking for tips, advice, and resources on creating conversational ESL lessons for a third grade Korean boy. [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Teaching English/ESL Online?

Teaching English Online? So I hear about people making okay money teaching English online through Skype or Google Chat, etc and taking payments through PayPal. Anyone have experience with this? I'm considering a transition to becoming an ESL teacher and wanted to know if this was a good way to get my feet wet or a waste of time.
posted by caveatz on Dec 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Free online EFL resources?

Looking for online and ideally free resources for adult EFL/ESL students. [more inside]
posted by people? I ain't people! on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

English teaching pre-made curriculum

Curriculum recommendations for teaching English (ESL kids, ages 3-5, 6-7, and 10-11) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I plan around teaching English abroad?

Is teaching English abroad a feasible and realistic career plan? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jul 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Kind of like teaching an upset, 10-year old sack of potatoes to read.

Advice on making reading palatable to a disgruntled ESL 10-year-old. [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Who needs help, but just for a little while?

What are good volunteer opportunities for someone who moves from city to city several times a year? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Oct 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Interviewing for a position providing ESL support to university students--help!

In a few days I'll be interviewing for a job providing academic support to university-level ESL students. Help me prepare! [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Oct 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know?

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I teach English to a bunch of South Korean 4th graders?

In about a month I'm going to be teaching English to a bunch of 4th grade South Korean kids. Awesome. However, I've never taught anything, let alone a language. I'm looking for books, courses, tips, tricks, suggestions and anything else that might give me a little confidence. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 30, 2009 - 20 answers

ESL Textbook Recommendations

ESL Textbook Recommendations, anyone? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 4, 2009 - 3 answers

ESL Career Crisis!

Should I stay an English teacher or move on to a new career? I have been working in the ESL industry for eight years. I have a Bachelor's degree and CELTA. I have taught babies, young children, as a high school teacher, Business English, and IELTS preparation classes. I am an IELTS invigilator, and have curriculum design experience. I will be moving to Toronto soon, and I'm wondering what the next step in my career ought to be. I feel as though I've reached the limit of what I can do as a classroom teacher, and am interested in a counselling or international marketing role. Has anyone made this transition? What qualifications or re-training were needed? Am I on the totally wrong track? Should I just make a totally different move into a new industry? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I teach intermediate-advanced (spoken) ESL students how to write?

ESL teaching for non-professional teachers! Help me teach native Farsi speakers with intermediate to advanced spoken English skills how to write grammatically correct business English. Example correspondence and other documents needed. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Help a first-time tutor get started!

FirstTimeTutorFilter: I'm plan to start tutoring Math, Chemistry, Physics and possibly ESL in January. Only problem is, I have *no idea what I'm doing*. Anyone have any textbooks, general teaching books, online certification courses, etc to recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Helping an ESL student with a lisp

How best can a teacher address an ESL student's lisp or other speech impediments? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Oct 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Acronym overload! Which certificate is the best for teaching English to non-native speakers?

I want to teach English. TEFL, TESOL, TESL, CELTA, ESOL: what, exactly, is the difference? Which ones are the most highly respected? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Oct 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Hand writing and note-taking

I am an ESL teacher, and I have several types of classes; however, I have one problem, my handwriting looks as if I were a five year old scribbling with a crayon. So I am curious if anyone might have any suggestions on getting better at handwriting and printing for someone who doesn't have time to go to a course. Also, a second related question, are there any ideas for making conversation corrections? When my students are speaking, I write down various things that they are saying, and make various corrections, or simply offer alternatives, or local dialect. What are some of the most effective and useful ways to do this? If there are any people who have spent any time learning other languages, what ahs helped you most? Thank you all in advance.
posted by Knigel on Oct 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Tell me about Incheon, Seouth Korea

I'm moving to Incheon, South Korea and I have some questions (and I'm soliciting generic Korea advice). [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on May 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Teaching English in Germany?

Teaching English in Germany, or other jobs for English speakers for a non-German speaker: possible? how? [more inside]
posted by ori on Apr 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Good ESL workbooks?

Can you recommend a good workbook for teaching ESL? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Sep 20, 2005 - 4 answers

How can I teach English articles to foreigners?

What's the best way to teach adult ESL students (Polish engineers) how to use articles ("a" or "the" or nothing)?
posted by pracowity on Mar 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Overcoming Lack of College Degree in Landing GOOD Teaching English as Foreign Language Position?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language question inside, sort of a follow-up to this post. [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jan 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Teaching English in Vietnam

Teaching English in Vietnam: Have you or has someone you know ever worked in Vietnam? I'm teaching EFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand now, and considering a move to Hanoi, where I hear the pay is better. I've visited Hanoi before and loved it. I'm seeking your experiences and informed advice.
posted by squirrel on Aug 4, 2004 - 2 answers

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