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    Lightbulb Advice on TEFL courses

    whiche one of these courses the best and whay !
    and how the job opprtintes for each of them ?


    MA TESOL
    Or
    MA TEFL
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    MA TESL

    What this mean 18 vistors but no one of them comment
    Last edited by Anglika; 15-Mar-2008 at 12:16.

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    Re: I need some advise for my ambition

    Perhaps because they do not have an answer. Your title might have been better as Advice on TESL

    I am moving this to a more suitable forum and will change the title.

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    I Am Waiting Your Answer My Dear

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    Exclamation Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    TELL ME IF I RGHT OR WRONG ABOUT THESE UNDERSTANDING MEANING OF THESE WORD


    TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    IT MEANS I TEACH IN CLASSROOM INSIDE IT STUDENTS ALL OF THEM SPEAK DEFRENT LANGUAGE .

    TESL = Teaching English as a Second Language
    IT MEANS I TEACH IN CALSSROOM INSIDE IT STUDENTS ALL OF THEM SPEAKE ONE LANGUAGE . BUT THEY SPEAKE SAME MY LANGUAGE WHICH I SPEAk

    TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    IT MEANS I TEACH IN CALSSROOM INSIDE IT STUDENTS ALL OF THEM SPEAKE ONE LANGUAGE . BUT THEY ARE NOT SPEAKE SAME MY LANGUAGE WHICH I SPEAk

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    I appreciate your desire to specialise in English language teaching (ELT) but reading your posts it seems that your level of English might not be suitable yet for an advanced course such as an MA.

    You might like to consider starting with a teacher training course at entry level like a TESL/TEFL Certificate. This would cover the basics and help you get a start in the ELT industry. It will also be a stepping stone from which you could further your studies later on. From a Certificate level you could move on to a Diploma level and finally to your MA.

    For a clear definitions of the 3 acronyms you might like to check the ICALWiki at Category:TESL/TEFL - ICALwiki

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    EFL- students are not living in an English-speaking country.
    ESL/ESOL- students are living in (or planning to) an English-speaking country. This term is the same as ESL, but ESL is used in the USA and ESOL is more common in the UK and Australia.

    Training in ESL does not mean that you are incapable of teaching in an EFL environment, vice versa. However, like ICAL_Pete, I think that contemplating doing an MA is a bit premature here and you would be better off sorting out the language basics before atempting post-grad studies.

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    Quote Originally Posted by ICAL_Pete View Post
    I appreciate your desire to specialise in English language teaching (ELT) but reading your posts it seems that your level of English might not be suitable yet for an advanced course such as an MA.

    You might like to consider starting with a teacher training course at entry level like a TESL/TEFL Certificate. This would cover the basics and help you get a start in the ELT industry. It will also be a stepping stone from which you could further your studies later on. From a Certificate level you could move on to a Diploma level and finally to your MA.

    For a clear definitions of the 3 acronyms you might like to check the ICALWiki at Category:TESL/TEFL - ICALwiki

    thank you very much to your comment and advice .

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    EFL- students are not living in an English-speaking country.
    ESL/ESOL- students are living in (or planning to) an English-speaking country. This term is the same as ESL, but ESL is used in the USA and ESOL is more common in the UK and Australia.
    ESOL is also the choice more commonly used in NZ, but then it's quite common for people to forget the 4 million native English speakers who live here.

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    EFL- students are not living in an English-speaking country.
    ESL/ESOL- students are living in (or planning to) an English-speaking country. This term is the same as ESL, but ESL is used in the USA and ESOL is more common in the UK and Australia.

    Training in ESL does not mean that you are incapable of teaching in an EFL environment, vice versa. However, like ICAL_Pete, I think that contemplating doing an MA is a bit premature here and you would be better off sorting out the language basics before atempting post-grad studies.

    thank you for comment and your advice

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    Re: Advice on TEFL courses

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    ESOL is also the choice more commonly used in NZ, but then it's quite common for people to forget the 4 million native English speakers who live here.
    Live where?

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