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    the difference and common between Back down and back off

    Hello,

    I am a bit confused by these two phrases: Back down and Back off

    What are the difference and common ground that these two phrases have?

    Thank you for taking the time to help me with this,
    english learner

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    Re: the difference and common between Back down and back off

    If the police were standing in front of a crowd, they'd tell them to back off. If you were retreating from a position you had held in a meeting, you'd back down.

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    Question Do they have any thing in common?

    Hello Tdol,

    Thank you very much for your reply. But, do they have any thing in common?

    Thanks,
    english-learner

    Oh, by the way, Tdol, may I know what is your education background if you don't mind I ask.

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    Re: Do they have any thing in common?

    I graduated in English Language and Literature and did my Master's inTESL.

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    Question about TESOL Certificastion

    Hello Tdol,

    Do you know where I can get the best course in order for me to get a TESOL Certification? And if someday I want to teach English, what kind of Certification would be the best I should get and where I can learn the course?

    Thank you for your time,
    english learner

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    Re: about TESOL Certificastion

    The main thing is to check on how useful the course is- there are many courses being offered that are basically bits of paper. Check that it is genuinely internationally recognised. The CELTA course is one of these- you can use it anywhere. If you're thinking of a particular course, let me know and I'll have a look into it. I did ESL courses with people like International House and the British Council, who are universally known and respected.

    PS- Check the Scare up thread- I've added to it.

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