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Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Best TEFL Jobs in Macau

Here's the information for Macau for The Best TEFL Jobs in the World. If you know of any other good ones, please let me know by emailing me at naturegirl321@yahoo.com
  1. Pui Ching: You work hard for your money, but have dedicated colleagues and well-disciplined, intelligent students. It runs K - year 12. I think they hire TEFLers through an agency if they can't find the right person through personal contacts.
  2. University of Macau: Applicants must possess at minimum an MA in TESOL/TEFL/Applied Linguistics with at least 2 years at the tertiary level. Academic publication experience is not necessary but a specific research interest/agenda is expected. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.  

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Vary Your Feedback With ESL Classes

"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it" holds true, but too often than not the type of feedback we give our students simply doesn't work. You know this because they keep making the same mistakes over and over and over again.

I ran across A Muse Muses by Neil McMahon in which he presents 14 different ways of feedback you can use with your students. So without further ado, you can read ways of varying feedback.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Best TEFL Jobs in Kazakhstan

From operationworld.org
Here's the information for Kazakhstan for The Best TEFL Jobs in the World. If you know of any other good ones, please let me know by emailing me at naturegirl321@yahoo.com

  1. Eurospeak in Almaty:
  2. NGL (Natural Gas) Plants: Depending on where you are in KZ you could get €3000  a month tax free. Rotational work is the norm, so one month on, then one month off. You might have to work 6-7 days per week though. 
  3. Kazakh-British Technical University: Pay varies, but you can expect a decent salary, flights, accommodations, and 30 days vacation. 
  4. Nazarbayev Intellectual School: You'll make $48-$60k usd a year, depending on where you are placed in KZ. Subject and EFL teachers are needed. You'll need at least a BA. Travel allowance ($5000-$6000), housing allowance $600-$1,100/month), and one time shipping allowance ($2000) are also provided.
  5. Nazarbayev University: They had a teaching fellow in EAP position through the University College London that was advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk. The pay was £30,000-£39,000 a year plus 25% expat allowance. BA plus EAP teaching qualification was required as well as teaching experience.
  6. Oil Companies: High salaries, often tax free. Food and accomodations may be paid for. Rotational work.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Stop Micromanaging Teachers

From crystalinks.com
So many schools out there do this: from elementary up to university and even institutes. They really need to start trusting the person they hired and let them do their job. This is especially true for institutes which are often run by people who have never taught a class in their lives. They also have to realise that students aren’t customers. Once they do this they will stop catering to their every whim.

Allowing teachers a certain amount of freedom will let them be creative and take learning to a new level. Google’s 20% programme is a good example of what can happen when companies allow their workers time to think outside the box. Schools need to remember that they hired someone who they believed could not only teach, but teach well; and they should let them do their job without too much interference.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Best TEFL Jobs for Laos

Here's the information for Laos for The Best TEFL Jobs in the World. If you know of any other good ones, please let me know by emailing me at naturegirl321@yahoo.com
  1. Vientiane College:  They have an English programme and are an IELTS testing centre.
  2. Vientiane International School:  You need a BA or teaching license.

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