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Paul RVA



Joined: 26 Oct 2010
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Location: Richmond, VA, USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: Amity and ECC interviews Reply with quote

Hello,

I just landed an interview with both Amity and ECC and I'm a little nervous about both. My main concern is about the lesson we're supposed to brng in for the Amity interview. Any tips or pointers as to what kind of lesson I should do? Acutally tips for the interview as a whole will be helpful!
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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Posts: 12844
Location: Hokkaido, JAPAN

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Search the forum. People have answered this a lot.
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torontogirl88



Joined: 07 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Paul,

Just wondering - when did you apply? I'm curious to know how long it is until I can expect a response.
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Paul RVA



Joined: 26 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received e-mails from Amity and ECC the next day after I sent my applications.
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torontogirl88



Joined: 07 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I heard back from ECC today too. Didn't hear back from Amity though... Thought I wrote a pretty good essay too. I'll give it a few more days though... I just applied yesterday.

Edit// Just got an interview with Amity!! Wohoo
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butterflies



Joined: 05 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
Did you guys happen to get
a confirmation e-mail from ECC
that they received your application?
I got one from Amity, but not from ECC!
It's been over a week.
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Mr_Monkey



Joined: 11 Mar 2009
Posts: 661
Location: Kyuuuuuushuuuuuuu

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

butterflies wrote:
Congrats!
Did you guys happen to get
a confirmation e-mail from ECC
that they received your application?
I got one from Amity, but not from ECC!
It's been over a week.
Are you practising for a haiku competition? Very Happy
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Asher



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Monkey wrote:
butterflies wrote:
Congrats!
Did you guys happen to get
a confirmation e-mail from ECC
that they received your application?
I got one from Amity, but not from ECC!
It's been over a week.
Are you practising for a haiku competition? Very Happy


Need to throw a seasonal word in there Wink
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Paul RVA



Joined: 26 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received an e-mail from ECC almost immediately after I submitted my application.
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torontogirl88



Joined: 07 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same.. it was 1-2 days for both ECC and Amity. ECC didn't confirm my application.. they just told me that they wanted to interview me.

Paul - have you gone on your ECC interview yet?
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mstoffer



Joined: 17 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For ECC and Aeon/Amity here are the tips I have. I used these successfully to get a teaching position in Japan:

1. Please take 1-2 weeks to brush up on your grammar. Look up and study "100 most commonly mispelled words" and "common English grammar errors / mistakes" and brush up on your grammar terms (proper noun, pronoun, past participle, ect.) Trust me on this. ECC is upfront about giving you the test, Aeon / Amity decides to surprise you for some reason.

2. For your sample lesson: Smile, be fun, and remember it's ok to be nervous. Be well prepared for Amity; have some hand-outs / poster boards and put some decent effort into it. MAKE IT AS INTERACTIVE AS POSSIBLE. Do not stand there and lecture! Look up some ideas in the idea cookbook on this site to show some creativity to stand out.

3. For the interview portions: be flexible, friendly and professional.

Good luck!! I'm sure you'll do great if you are prepared and just be yourself!


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torontogirl88



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!!!! Smile

That was so helpful, mstoffer!!!
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Mr_Monkey



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[pedant]It's a past participle, not a "past particable".[/pedant]
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mstoffer



Joined: 17 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Monkey wrote:
[pedant]It's a past participle, not a "past particable".[/pedant]


lol oops thx Razz
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LadyK



Joined: 25 May 2009
Posts: 55
Location: USA, FL

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ECC test is tough! They take it very seriously. I'm an English major and only got a 92%. STUDY!!
Good luck! Smile
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