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General » Any Pre-School teachers out there?
Hi!

I taught preschool for almost a year and half, so I have some pretty good ideas, especially for discipline!!!

Please e-mail me at andrea_d@globaltesol.com and I will be happy to give you some suggestions!!

sincerely,

Andrea Dinan


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> I just started my first week teaching pre-school and am having a harder time than I expected. My students are age 2-4 in one class and 3-6 in another. Having fun during activity time and going to the park is no problem, but when it comes to the actual teaching of new stuff, I feel like I am talking to a brick wall. The kids are at varying levels - some not speaking any English at all and others that have been in the school for a year or more and have the basics of the classroom down already. I am pretty sure that I am going to have to get down to very basics and teach the things around the classroom (table, chair, put on your jacket) so that the class can flow.
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> Also, any hints on getting them to do what you are telling them to do (like stop running in the classroom or quiet down during story time). There is only one or two very "hyper" kids in one of my classes. They start acting up and then the whole class gets into it. I guess what i am really looking for is pointers on how to gain control of a class of 2-4 year olds, and keep their attention when others seek to divert it away from me. Any pointers at all would be appreciated. Thanks!
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General » Great feedback from a grad and job posting**
Nice job Blake and Ashley!

So glad to hear that things are going so well!

sincerely,

Andrea from Toronto

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> **this posting will be listed in our Job Postings board as well**


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> Hi,
> >
> > My name is Blake Sibbitt. I attended the Global TESOL college (Toronto
> > office) in August or September of 2005 and am now teaching in Xi'an,
> > Shaanxi, China for a school called KidCastle.
> >
> > I wanted to let Global TESOL know that they can add this school to the
> > "safe" list. It really is a great school...much more than we expected.
> > They give you everything you'd need to feel as comfortable as you would back
> > home - if not more.
> >
> > Currently, my branch of Kidcastle (7 schools in Xi'an) are going through
> > their contract renewal process. The majority of the teachers are continuing
> > on to Kidcastle schools in other provinces. If there are any students at
> > Global TESOL that are looking for immediate employment in China, let them
> > know they can get in contact with me and I will arrange an interview and
> > possible hiring.
> >
> > Thanks again for everyone's help in allowing me this opportunity. My
> > girlfriend and I (Ashley, who attended with me) are having a great time and
> > couldn't have chosen a better course of action at this point in our lives.
> >
> > Blake.
>
General » need help
Hi,

There are quite a few countries that will hire you with your certification.

Please e-mail me at andrea_d@globaltesol.com and include your resume as well as the countries where you wish to go.


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> Depends on where you are willing to work. There are jobs in China that will take TESOL certification. I know folks working here who don't have degrees. If you can't find anything on the GTC job board, check out Dave's ESL cafe. You can PM me if you want to go into this deeper.
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General » Seeking contacts
Hi Joyce,

My name is Andrea from the Toronto campus. I do have contacts in Costa Rica and I will be happy to forward them to you. Please e-mail me at andrea_d@globaltesol.com.



> I am actively seeking jobs----using the multitude of websites listed in our manual. I would really like tostart in a Spanish speaking country----preferably Costa Rica. If anyone has any contacts, pls send them my way.
> Thx, Joyce
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General » Going To Costa Rica
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> HI, MY NAME IS STEPHANIE. I AM GOING TO BE TRAVELLING THIS YEAR TO COSTA RICA, AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANYONE ELSE ALREADY IN COSTA RICA THAT HAS GONE TO TELL ME ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE THERE OR SOMEONE TO MEET UP WITH WHILE I AM DOWN THERE.
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Hi Stephanie, C.R. is a wonderful, peaceful country. It's inexpensive, the Ticas/Ticos are friendly, the country is beautiful, but the coffee is not great---they export their best coffee. The transportation is efficient but a little scary---they drive fast and the roads are bad cause of all of the rain. Car rental is very expensive.

I actually would love to have my first TESOL job in C.R. If you happen to get any contacts, please share them with me.

When are you going? I'd love to accompany you. Joyce
General » Seeking contacts
I am actively seeking jobs----using the multitude of websites listed in our manual. I would really like tostart in a Spanish speaking country----preferably Costa Rica. If anyone has any contacts, pls send them my way.
Thx, Joyce
General » need help
Depends on where you are willing to work. There are jobs in China that will take TESOL certification. I know folks working here who don't have degrees. If you can't find anything on the GTC job board, check out Dave's ESL cafe. You can PM me if you want to go into this deeper.
General » credit for global tesol at university
I was wondering if anyone here has received a transfer credit at their university for the Global TESOL course. If you have, could you e-mail me ASAP at ktabak @ dal.ca It's very urgent.

Thank-you.
General » Anyone in Beijing?
Hi there,
Looking for something fun to do June 3-4????

I'm a past GTC instructor and will be in Beijing between June 2-6, 2006. I'm working for a company that runs leadership development and team building programs with corporate groups and we'll be running one in Beijing on June 4/5. If anyone is in Beijing and would like to be involved in a little project/help us find our way, please email me to discuss.

Thanks heaps
Kathy

katkaye@hotmail.com