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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

Entry level jobs for FEMA, the red cross or an ESL position in South America?

I want to travel, one way I have heard to do this is through organizations such as FEMA and the red cross. I am graduating with a Bachelors in English in 3 weeks and am 24 years old. There are no entry level jobs that I saw available on their websites, am I doing something wrong? Does anyone know where I can find entry level positions? I had thought about teaching English in a Spanish speaking country, does anyone know of some reputable programs for someone wish bare-bones Spanish knowledge looking to improve?
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Apr 20, 2012 - 13 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

Like the Krypton Factor but with fewer tracksuits.

I'm looking for ideas for activities to do during a pub quiz/activities evening for ESL/EFL adult students. In addition to having "what's that film?" or "name that tune" rounds, what else can we *do* that would challenge them to use more English, be competitive, and have a great time? This is in Poland, by the way. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Feb 28, 2012 - 5 answers

viability of becoming an ESL teacher in Spain at midlife?

After some recent immersion in learning Spanish, watching Spanish films and going to Spanish conversation Meetups, I have realised I might want to have a go at teaching English as a Second Language in either Barcelona or Madrid. I have a few questions about the feasability of this at my age (42) given that the Spanish economy is not in great shape and my resume has a massive hole in it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 - 1 answer

What are common pronunciation mistakes English speakers make in other languages?

I just found a list of common pronunciation mistakes English learners make depending on their first language background. What are typical pronunciation mistakes English speakers make when learning other languages? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Feb 22, 2012 - 44 answers

I need to find a brief history of adult ESL education in CA

I need to find a book/article/website on the history of teaching Adult ESL in California. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Feb 17, 2012 - 3 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

When does helping become cheating

How much help is too much help when it comes to a friend's application to an accountancy training programme? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Feb 3, 2012 - 9 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

Best apps, podcasts, and audio files for a Cantonese-speaking woman to learn spoken English?

My girlfriend and I have bought her mother an iPod Touch. At her request, we're loading it with things to help her learn to speak better English. What are the best apps, podcasts, audiofiles, etc. for a Cantonese-speaking woman who wants to improve her English by herself? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Dec 24, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best way I can help an Indian colleague improve his English?

What's the best way I can help an Indian colleague improve his English? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Dec 7, 2011 - 18 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

Language, Literacy, let's call the whole thing off.

What are some language activities for ESL students when using chapter books. [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Nov 18, 2011 - 2 answers

acoustic honey

I'd like to broaden my ESL songbook, and give kids things to sing that would appeal to them. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

ISO ESL Advice

Please point me to excellent ESL beginner resources for a really motivated Chinese pupil... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

"The" Ukrainian Needs Help with "a" grammar issue.

Can you help me explain how and when to use articles (a/an/the) to a non-native English speaker? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Is teaching ESL abroad worth the ESL?

Looking for input from anyone with teaching abroad experience and (ideally) an interest in teaching English lit on their experiences with the differences. Mainly concerned with the perceived difference in general teaching environment between teaching adults in language schools abroad vs. teenagers in regular schools. Given that you're interested in literature and writing rather than the nuts-and-bolts of grammar and speech, is it possible to be happy teaching abroad as a recent college grad with only tutoring experience? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Oct 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Documentaries and radio transcripts for improving British English?

I've been thinking about improving my (received) pronunciation by reading out loud in English. Need help finding materials online. [more inside]
posted by earthwormsleg on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 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

My heart is big, my ears are crap

I have often have trouble understanding what ESL speakers are saying, and I pretty much feel like a jerk after asking someone to repeat something a third time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Advice and Resources for an ESL Librarian

Just got a job as a librarian at an international school in Mexico. I've been given time with each class from grade one through six for forty-five minutes each week. I have pretty much total freedom and sometimes freedom is a pain to plan for. I'll be teaching basic library skills and doing read alongs which will be good but I'm having trouble finding resources on the internet. Ironic, I know: a librarian asking for help finding things, but I'm not a librarian by training. The most basic information may be very helpful. Any advice on elementary ESL libraries or some good resources would be most welcome. Books are a fine recommendation, but the internet is better.
posted by pynchonesque on Sep 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Being forced to pass a failing student

Asking for a friend: My boss is pressuring me to adjust a failing student's grade upwards because the student is from overseas. I don't think it's fair to falsify grades. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Aug 22, 2011 - 50 answers

Obtaining a Z Visa for China

Applying for a z-visa to teach English in China, what should I know/be aware of as I go through the process? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jul 22, 2011 - 2 answers

So, yeah...Erm...

I live and work in China and, in addition to my regular job, help a fierociously intelligent nineteen-year-old girl with her English twice a week. I don't so much teach her as talk to her and attempt to develop her debating skills. Though not perfect, her English is very good so discussion is often deep with a tendency to take unpredictable twists and turns. We've taken to reading thoughtful articles together and then discussing the main points in addition to noting down any unfamiliar vocabulary. I'd be grateful if Hivemind could suggest some provocative, not overly academic articles that could serve this purpose. I'm running out of ideas. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jul 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Comic strip suggestion for an english language learner?

My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me spark discussion

Looking for controversial clips to spark discussion in a conversation ESL class. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Can a gringo or a laowai make it as a translator?

I'm sorta multilingual, in Spanish and Mandarin. I don't have many other skills. How good would I need to get before I can make a living from this ability? What jobs could I get if I were to improve in one or both languages? [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

louder please

How to help pupils to sing ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on May 19, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I help my master's student improve his English communication skills?

Sometimes I supervise graduate students who are not native speakers of English and their written and oral communication abilities are not that great. I can comment on drafts for things to be sent elsewhere, but the worst thing is that grammatical problems mean that it is sometimes impossible or difficult for me to understand one of these students. I think usually they don't understand the problem when I try to explain it. Are there any books I could suggest that they read? Can you suggest other things that I can do to improve this? [more inside]
posted by grouse on May 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Orbus sensualim pictus for the modern language learner

I'm trying to find public domain e-books of English language teaching material that I can adapt into online courses. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Is "What's your favorite lunch menu?" appropriate question for ESL textbook?

ELT-filter: I'm arguing that "What's your favorite lunch menu?" is Japanese-English phrasing that shouldn't be included in an English textbook. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on May 9, 2011 - 37 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

Videos with easy to follow inter-personal interactions.

Looking for simple videos with easy-to-follow interpersonal interactions with a white/plain background, with limited camera angle changes. Use of sarcasm or other subtle social cues appreciated. [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Apr 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Show, don't tell!

Tutoring two 2nd-grade students in writing more creatively. I'm a creative writing grad student, so no sweat right? Wrong. Their first language isn't English. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Apr 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Getting off the advanced plateau

Given 4 months of free time, how can an advanced English learner take the biggest step toward full fluency? [more inside]
posted by mshrike on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Tasty

American cooking : If someone from Europe was your guest, someone with a sweet tooth, and you really wanted to treat that person to a special dish representing a genuine sample of your State's cooking, what would it be ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 14, 2011 - 79 answers

Three's a crowd?

Help me brainstorm groups of three words to help a student study for a test. [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Apr 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Recent Grad Help! What to do next.

Recent graduate: What is going on with me!? Advice, suggestions, feedback welcome! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

TEFL in Lithuania?

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

easy on the bawdy

I'd like to find funny, slightly bawdy songs suitable for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 4, 2011 - 31 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

I want to go, but I'm afraid...

I want to go overseas. I'm terrified of the prospect. Um, help? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Feb 8, 2011 - 18 answers

ESL textbook for experienced academic in tutoring situation?

Seeking: an excellent ESL textbook, with exercises and answers in the back, plus useful grammar reference, for tutoring an individual adult academic learner. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Elementary School Science Experiments

I teach a group of 4-6th grade ESL upper intermediate level students in Korea. Once a month, we do a science lesson. I have approximately 40 minutes. I'm looking for tried and true experiments I can do within that time restriction. These have to be something that has a testable hypothesis, not just a demonstration. [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Jan 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Where would be the best place to start teaching English?

Where would be the best place to start teaching English? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

What is the most effective technique for making oneself understood by non-native English speakers?

I only speak English and I live in a country where much of the English spoken is devoid of plurals and tenses and has a very limited vocabulary. In order to communicate most effectively, would I be better off speaking in technically correct sentences or simplifying my speech similarly? [more inside]
posted by m1ndsurfer on Jan 17, 2011 - 20 answers

War on the Korean Peninsula, Who Benifits

Which countries would benifit from a war on the Korean peninsula? My students want to know. [more inside]
posted by manwoo on Dec 22, 2010 - 36 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

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