not to criticise any courses available........
i had been teaching here for 7 years when i took a tefl course.
the shool i was at paid for it. said it was part of the new requirements for a work permit. very decent of them to pay, i thought.
all participants had to do a prac grammar lesson with students from a loal college.
mine was "past continuous tense with when"
i presented the lesson. thought i had done well.
the bloke running it tore strips off me.
beause after experiencing a cone of silence, i had the hide to ask students, by name to answer certain questions.
don't know if it was this particular course or not, but............
not really up to speed with teaching in a thai shool.
the bloke did say that the course on offer was for language schools.
how many gov't teachers out there benifitted from the tefl approach?
or did you go with the gut and suss it out from there.
i think kwill said unless you have an english major re grammar?
sydney uni. and never really touched on grammar. literature. writing. reporting, but no real grammar. pretty sure most of the people i studied with who have never taught esl or tefl would have a hard time explaining why we say i go and he goes.
i know at first. idid.
the grammar aspect of what we teach, imo, is one of the most important aspects of being a teacher of english.
i'msure cyrille would agree that being able to answer a grammar related question with something other than "that's what we say" is important.
isn't that the difference between a teacher and a wannabe?
having said all that. a tefl course is a start. but if you are going to teach at a higher level.
self study of various sources is a must?
someone kick me up the arse. please. just reread what i wrote.