Yearly Archives: 2009

Nepal: U.S. Embassy Sponsors ‘English by Radio’ Program

Good news for all mountain lovers. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored ‘English by Radio program’ went on air as of December 25th, on Radio Sagarmatha. The 52-segment (whatever that may be) English language program is produced by this community FM radio station, … Continue reading

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Expats asked to teach English in China

A non-profit social club in downtown Jing’an District is calling for expats to join them and provide free English lessons for poor children in the community because the English school they planned to work with has been closed. Bless. The … Continue reading

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United Kingdom: Mind your slanguage!

Cor blimey, guvnor: “Young people are growing up with a new form of composite language. It’s a bit cockney, a bit West Indian, a bit West African, with some Bangladeshi and Kuwaiti – and it seems to be replacing traditional … Continue reading

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Native English teachers establish a labour union in Incheon

South Korea: In an intriguing news item from the Korea Times, a labour union, comprised of native English teachers working for a hagwon (Korean language institute), has been established in Incheon, with representation from a legal expert on labour. Amazingly, … Continue reading

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Teh impotence of proofreading

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Interpreting a TEFL/ESL/TESOL Job Advert: Beyond the Rhetoric

A fantastic guest piece on the perils of the TEFL job ad by Will Pearson: Few professions in the world have such a unified online job market. Schools now see the Internet as the first place to advertise, while a … Continue reading

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When TEFL interview questions are not an option

When you’ve been in the profession for a few years you might find yourself going for a big job in a location like the Gulf, and, more often than not, the actual selection process goes through a recruitment agency operating … Continue reading

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How to survive the world of TEFL #1: Never volunteer for anything

One of the great fallacies of the twentieth century was that it was somehow wrong to be a pessimist. The idea that one is in the wrong if you view the proverbial glass as being half empty rather than half … Continue reading

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Do you ever lie when people ask you what you do for a living?

Sometimes there are questions that make you stop and think, ‘Wow, does that apply to me?‘ As soon as this thread started at the ELT World forum (thank you 31), I knew that it would result in some fairly emotive … Continue reading

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Philippines: Teachers blamed as English standards fall

English standards in the Philippines are slipping, according to the results of a ‘major international testing system’. This can only mean one thing, the teachers are to blame, of course. This ‘major international testing system’ also showed Malaysians have taken … Continue reading

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