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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Nighthawk3729
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk
on Dec 4, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Curriculum recommendations for teaching English (ESL kids, ages 3-5, 6-7, and 10-11) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Sep 7, 2010 -
Advice on making reading palatable to a disgruntled ESL 10-year-old. [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Apr 22, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by mariokrat
on Aug 31, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
How best can a teacher address an ESL student's lisp or other speech impediments? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Oct 23, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -