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Sep. 15th, 2013 @ 07:29 am Egypt
Does anyone here know of any opportunities/schools/positions in Cairo, Egypt? Alternatively, has anyone heard of anything about teaching in Egypt? I spent a month there in July and I'm itching to return, so I'm thinking about applying to English teaching jobs. However, I don't have certification, but I've some English tutoring experiences in Tunisia, Denmark, and back in the USA. Many of the Egyptians I encountered said it would be "easy" to find a job because I'm American, but I haven't seen much online..
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Jun. 17th, 2012 @ 01:02 pm (no subject)
I usually teach university students. For the next 5 weeks my university is running an English program for students who are between 13 and 16 years old. I am totally petrified. I will be teaching the lowest level students.

Any tips from teachers who teach this age group regularly? These students are Turkish.

Thanks in advance!

PS: Cross posted on my other ESl teaching community journals.
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Feb. 6th, 2012 @ 01:41 pm TESOL positions in UAE and Qatar
Hello all-

I'm interested in teaching somewhere in the UAE (possibly Dubai or Abu Dhabi) or Qatar. Does anyone know where I could get a job recruiter for these areas? I know many say you shouldn't get a job recruiter, but I feel uncomfortable applying to jobs I see online without knowing too much about the area, especially since I'm a woman (a western woman at that!) I have 4 years of experience teaching privately to exchange students in the USA (I taught conversation courses and edited university papers and dissertations), 2 years experience teaching in Korea (kindergarten through fifth grade, including private TOEIC students), and 3 months (so far) at an English school in Hungary (I'm teaching mostly conversation courses and TOEIC/IELTS prep).

I have TESOL certification from Oxford Seminars (not great, but I have experience as well)/masters in Music History and Literature/BA in Music and German.

I'm thinking I could get a decent job over there with these qualifications. Let me know if anyone knows otherwise.

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Jul. 13th, 2011 @ 03:36 am Important Materials for Success in TOEFL
Helpful and Important materials for TOEFL Exam, nice and unique collection of TOEFL essays , notes,Writing and Reading Materials and more

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Dec. 9th, 2010 @ 09:33 am Successful TOEFL Tips

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Dec. 5th, 2010 @ 04:04 pm Gift ideas
So, again, I'm posting here because this seems to be an awesome resource and I really appreciate you all responding.

My boyfriend is going to China to teach english. He never has before and I really want to get him something that will be useful over there for a christmas present. Is there something that any of you couldn't live without when you studied abroad? Any guides or things that you found useful?

Any sort of gift ideas for someone going to teach abroad in asia (china) would be awesome.

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Nov. 28th, 2010 @ 07:44 pm (no subject)
Hey there, So I'm currently applying to teach english in Vietnam and in China (depending on which one i get into and which plane tickets are cheaper...)

Basically I've never taught english before and I really don't know what I'm doing. I know that the CELTA or TEFL programs that I will be doing will definitely help me out a lot, but I'm really looking for techniques, tips, tricks etc that both teachers and students find helpful. Is there anything you wish you knew going into teaching? Is there anything I should know about teaching in a foreign country in general?

What kinds of things should I be aware of?

What kind of flexibility is there in the curriculum and should I take advantage of that?

I want to be a good teacher, and I want to have fun and I'm hoping to find out how to have both....

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Sep. 14th, 2010 @ 02:30 pm (no subject)
Hi there...

So I'm looking to work abroad, preferably in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, and I have no idea where to start.

Some key points about me:

- I don't know any other languages aside from english, but I'd like to learn.
- I just graduated and I'd like to pay off some student loans
- I'd like to be able to both work AND travel
- I'd like to go for 4 months to a year
- I want to be completely immersed in the culture, I want to know the language when I get out, I don't want to stay in a big city where I can get away with speaking english. I want to eat great food, learn, adjust, get out of my comfort zone...


- JET program... worth the year long wait to know if you're in?
- Are there known programs that are big ole scams that I should stay away from?
- Are there programs where I'll be able to work, pay off loans and still travel?
- Which programs do you recommend?
- Are there volunteer programs that are worth the money?
- Wwoof programs in Thailand?

-Teaching english... I like children, but I'm also terrified of teaching.... any tips?

Programs I've looked into:

Bunac- Singapore work program or Volunteer Cambodia
i-to-i - expensive and less helping, more helping yourself, but still look cool

I subscribe to goabroad.com

Really, I want to be able to, as I said, eat good food, learn a language, get out of america, have an impact and be impacted by the culture I'm in....

This is abbreviated and yet rambly, sorry, any advice would be appreciated.

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Sep. 6th, 2010 @ 02:23 pm Schools in the UK
An adult pupil of mine wants to go study in Brighton, Eastbourne or Bournemouth for a couple of weeks or a month or so. Can anyone recommend some schools? Thanks in advance!
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Jul. 11th, 2010 @ 12:43 am (no subject)
I am teaching a demo and I have been asked to teach the differences between if clauses ( 2nd and 3rd conditionals) based on a communicative approach for an intermediate adult class.

Any ideas?

I was thinking maybe playing a fortune teller game but I thank that is been done many times before. I welcome any and all input from you.

Pretty please and thanks in advance!

Cross posted : TEFL, Tesol_forum, and teachabroad
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