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CELTA, Trinity TESOL, ITTT...what is approved by Ed.B?

 
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southerngirl



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: CELTA, Trinity TESOL, ITTT...what is approved by Ed.B? Reply with quote

Hi All

After googling numerous different ways and clicking on just as many links, I am still unable to find a list I was told about that showed what was considered to be ESL certifications that were approved by the Hong Kong Board of Education.

Can anyone shed light on whether such a thing DOES exist?

Many thanks!
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Joshua2006



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any qualification exists in their head only.....seriously.
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southerngirl



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Joshua, thanks for your reply.
I will be doing a 120 hour TESL later this
month. The course material looks just about identical
to the CELTA. Others have recently posted that the CELTA
is the only way to go...Did you do a CELTA when you were
in Korea?

Thanks
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oxi



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this:-

http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/sch-admin/admin/about-sch-staff/net-scheme/recruitment-secondary-net.html

and from that page, this:-

http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/sch-admin/admin/about-sch-staff/net-scheme/tefl-tesl%20qualification%20for%20snets.pdf

and the key points:-

Quote:
Equivalence of the required TESL/TEFL qualification:
a) RSA/Cambridge Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DTEFLA)
b) Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
c) Post graduate Certificate in Education (TEFL/TESOL)
OR
a) at least 250 contact hours; and
b) at least 20 hours of practicum in the programme
OR
a) at least 250 contact hours; and
b) require candidates to have at least two years’ teaching experience as a
pre-requisite for entering the programme


It does seem odd as I always thought CELTA was good enough, and it's only 100 hours. Joshua's answer stands!
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Joshua2006



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine has just been accepted with no TESOL or PGDE or B.Ed. CELTA and a BA and admittedly a lot of experience. Another friend was rejected with an MA in TESOL, CELTA, BA and half a PGDE.

They are a law unto themselves.

Send in your application...it's the easiest way to find out.
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southerngirl



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Oxi and Joshua. Isn't March the cut off for August hiring??? I am going to leave this Saturday for my ITTT TESL/TEFL in Zhuhai. I don't know how much experience your friend has. I taught in Korean public schools for 6 years and language schools before that.
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Joshua2006



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 years high school. 6 years kindergarten/elementary prior to that. 1 year McEnglish. And a BSc in something or other and his CELTA.
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