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is TEFL always so boring as this?

 
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ukguy



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: is TEFL always so boring as this? Reply with quote

Hi
When i trained as a nurse many years ago, the training was thorough, theoretical/practical and 3 years long. With TEFL, i paid 210 pounds for a 20 hr weekend , got a certificate, then was given..for 120 pounds...the tough correspondence course..this isnt teacher training?You learn to teach BY TEACHING..not by poring over books about English grammar..greetings.UKGUY
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did you decide to "learn" how to teach that way? There are many programs in TEFL/TESL that take longer, have a university degree, and include teaching practicums and student teaching. Sounds like you wanted something fast and cheap. Did you get what you paid for?
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ukguy



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lorikeet.I will do a better course now.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I showed my TEFL coursework books to a highly experienced teacher at university, who was amazed how obscenely dull , boring and lifeless the exercises are.What a load of old tripe some courses are Cool
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Paul E



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:53 am    Post subject: Boring TEFL Reply with quote

TEFL books and TEFL courses are like bricks - boring. But you can build some amazing houses with them. Try teaching some classes.
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Corey



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 20-hour weekend course won't be recognized by very many associations.

Good luck,

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