General Teacher Discussion • Re: Japan Heathcare/Medication Query
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by WalterWaltt
2h ago
Hi, Both my wife and I are experienced teachers in the UK (she works in a primary school and I work in a university). We are looking for a bit of a change in direction and, having travelled around Japan, are looking into moving over to teach English. The (potential) problem is that we are both require prescription medication. In Britain we get this through the National Health Service. From my research it seems that Japan uses a subsidized insurance system but i've been unable to get a clear answer from any of the large TEFL providers regarding whether a prospective employer would cover our m ..read more
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General Teacher Discussion • Re: Any suggestions for short term internships
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by Wendy1969
2d ago
It would be good if TEFL course providers can have its own high quality evening language schools that also provide internships to trainee teachers or for teachers who wish to return to TEFL after a long break. If you are living in Asia or planning on travelling to Asia, perhaps you can try Destination TEFL Siem Reap - which offers a TEFL Extension program. I am not sure how good it is or rather how professional it is because I have not participated in it yet. I am only planning on joining this program in Aug 2024. Please note - further to my post as above, I have now cancelled my plans with ..read more
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General Teacher Discussion • Re: Has anyone used companies like HF to do online courses?
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by ossibleopera
2d ago
I've never heard of HF so I'm not sure about its effectiveness. Besidesgeometry dash wave, I have used Coursera and edX and found quite satisfied with the scientifically arranged subjects and courses ..read more
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General Teacher Discussion • Re: Textbook for seniors
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by sourwastes
2d ago
"Touchstone" by Cambridge University Press for beginner ..read more
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TEFL Help • Re: Using a credit card for TEFL start up costs
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by ConcordLegend
3d ago
Starting a TEFL journey in China sounds like an exciting opportunity! It's understandable that you're looking for practical advice on managing your finances during this transition. Here are some insights that might help: Start-Up Costs and Financial Planning: It's wise to budget between £1500-2000 for initial expenses like flights, rent, deposits, and living costs. Given your current financial situation, consider working for a few months to save up if possible. English First and similar companies can provide support like paid hotel stays and salary advances, which can be beneficial. Using a ..read more
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General Teacher Discussion • Re: Has anyone used companies like HF to do online courses?
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by shabbycoil
5d ago
Online learning platforms like those similar to HF (assuming it refers to platforms like Coursera, edX, Udacity, etc.) offer a variety of courses with varying quality. Learners appreciate the flexibility and range of subjects offered, but course effectiveness can vary based on instructor expertise and coursephrazle design. Reviews and ratings are helpful in assessing course quality and suitability for individual learning goals ..read more
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General Teacher Discussion • Re: What's the best Nearpod and Pear Deck?
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by redesaf
1w ago
When it comes to choosing between Nearpod and Pear Deck, both have their strengths, particularly in their seamless integration with Google Slides, which makes them excellent for interactive lessons. Nearpod offers a wide array of features such as virtual reality experiences, interactive videos, and a comprehensive library of pre-made lessons. Its real-time formative assessment tools allow for immediate feedback, which is valuable for adjusting instruction on the fly. Pear Deck, on the other hand, excels in simplicity and ease of use. Its focus is on student engagement through interactive sli ..read more
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Games & Activities • Re: Which nursery rhymes work best for your classes?
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by highlightlutchet
1w ago
I have a few ideas for you: 1. Role-Playing and Drama Theatrical Performances: Encourage children to perform short plays based on the rhymes. Assign roles and use simple costumes to make it fun planet clicker Role-Playing Games: Create scenarios where children can act out parts of the rhymes, helping them immerse themselves in the story. 2. Incorporate Cultural Elements Cultural Festivals: Tie the rhymes to Chinese festivals and traditions, explaining their significance. For example, rhymes about the moon can be linked to the Mid-Autumn Festival. Traditional Costumes: Allow children to dress u ..read more
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Teaching Young Learners • Re: Will you use these card tricks in your classes?
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by aliacacia
1w ago
Demonstrating how the odds of drawing specific cards or combinations work can help students understand probability. Pokerogue ..read more
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Games & Activities • Re: Speaking Activities for senior adults
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by supralunar
1w ago
Those are fantastic suggestions! You could also consider incorporating themed storytelling sessions where each participant shares a short story or memory related to a particular theme, such as childhood, holidays, or first jobs. This can not only enhance their speaking skills but also foster a sense of connection within the group. Another idea is to have a "cultural exchange day" where participants share something unique about their own culture or a culture they're interested in. This way, everyone can learn something new and interesting while practicing their Englishgeometry dash ..read more
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