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jaffa



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: EFL in UK - New Hope Reply with quote

Just browsing through the Guardian and came across this piece about TEFL in UK secondary/primary schools. Could have interesting potential. The comments below the article are positive too.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/mar/30/city-of-leeds-school-english-as-second-language
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JRJohn



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject: Good Reply with quote

Sounds great! If I get a PGCE I will be trained to teach Spanish, French and EFL Very Happy !
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Captain Coddo



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope? In EFL? I'm not so sure about that.

Just remember the old saying: 'those who live on hope die of starvation'.

Who said that, by the way? Was it Benjamin Franklin?

And did he ever teach English?
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was in secondary school there was an 'ESOL tutor'. They wouldn't hold classes, but they'd see individual students for one hour slots. I didn't think much of it at the time, or even know what 'ESOL' was! Only later when I met a former classmate did he remind me of the 'ESOL tutor' and it clicked.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/29231.html

My google search also suggested that this originates as a Turkish proverb.

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/proverbs/turkish-he-who-lives-on-hope-dies-of/
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