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    Hello,i'm from iran,i have been graduated in 1385.(5years ago).but i didnt attempt to teach on the institutes because im not ao interested in teaching,besides that almost all the institutions hire the newcoming teachers for teaching children in low levels and i dont like teach children,now after passing some years in unemployment i really want to teach but not teach children,i want to be a skillfull teacher in intermediate levels.please guide me;how can i become so qualified to teach higher levels rather than children.?how many and which books should i have read?!what should i do?please help me.i have B.A in english translation but because i dont have any experience in teaching and because i was far from education these years i dont know from where should i start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by selenagomez View Post
    Hello,(space)iI'm from iIran.(space)iI have been graduated in 1385.(5years ago).(space)but iI didn't attempt to teach onat the institutes because iI'm not aso interested in teaching.,
    Quite frankly, selenagomez, the number of corrections I have made in the first couple of lines of your post suggest that you really need to brush up on your English before you think about teaching it.

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    Thank you very much.Yeah I know that.Unfotrunately I'm very bad in english,Do you think using this site without any other books or program can qualify me?

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    Well, I am from Egypt. I was really bad at first, then decided to go practise my English with some native speakers on a gaming forums. :D

    By time I really got better. Just Try to use an online dictionary whenever you meet a new word, It will really save a lot of your time. Also, try to employ every new word you meet in a sentence, so you'll never forget it. That's how I improved my English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selenagomez View Post
    Thank you very much.Yeah I know that.Unfotrunately I'm very bad in english,Do you think using this site without any other books or program can qualify me?
    No.

    If you are really serious about wanting to teach, then you need to demonstrate that you are capable of passing some recognised examination - at least at Cambridge FCE level. That will almost certainly mean your attending a course.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Oct-2011 at 22:58. Reason: typo

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    Thank you both of you .Would I ask one more question please?!

    for learning new words which is the better way?; Studying vocabulary books such as 1100 vocabulary.,504 words..,etc,.,or Reading newspapers and blogs and online texts and so on ,and then looking up the new word's meaning on dictinary then write them on notebook and memorize them? I know there are too many ways for learning vocabularies,but I really am confused about that..When I read texts and look for new words meaning it takes too much time of me.Anyway ...I wanna know how do you people learn vocabularies?...I have to mention that I dont have much time.As soon as possible I should learn many words so that i could be a good translator and can talk and listen very good,I am looking for a job as a translator,please help me

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    You cannot teach what you do not know. You are far from being in a position to teach IMO. You need to study a lot of the basics first. There's more to translation than knowing a lot of words.

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    I know all of these.but I have to get a job as soon as possible.and my field of study is english.Now what do i suppose to do?

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    Try to accept the fact that your English is not good enough to do what you would like to do,

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    But with study, there is no reason you can't attain the leve of English proficiency you want. So don't be discouraged -- you need to have a realistic understanding of your abilities now so you can map a path to where you want to be. And courses will be part of that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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