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General » Want to learn Mandarin in Toronto?
Hey Toronto Grads!

I know that many of you want to head off to China, so I thought I would share a great contact who has mandarin courses at 120 Eglington E.

They are taught by Jun Liu and if you are interested in these "Mandarin Survival" courses, you can contact her by calling 416-455-8890 or by e-mailing liujun1217@hotmail.com.

See you all soon!

Sincerely,

Andrea
General » South Korea Information Night in Toronto
Hello Toronto Grads!

It's that time again! We are having an information night in Toronto!

It will be held in the "orange room" at the Global TESOL College in Toronto. It will begin at 7pm on Thursday July 13th.

There will be guest speakers, a slide show, and job offers for South Korea.

If you are interested, please e-mail toronto@globaltesol.com or call 416-979-3793 by Tuesday July 11th.

You are more than welcome to bring friends and/or family, just be sure to let us know how many people will be attending.

Can't wait to see you there!

Sincerely,

Andrea
General » Contacts in Beijing
Hi Jesse,

I do have contacts in Bejing. Please e-mail me at andrea_d@globaltesol.com.

Sincerely,

Andrea Dinan
Toronto Global TESOL



> I am looking for an esl teaching position in Beijing, I really would like to go there.
> Does anyobody have any contacts in any schools in Beijing???
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jesse
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General » Need help with writing my CV and class experience
Hi!

Your TESOL instructor will be able to help you out with your resume. First, you can read over the resume chapter in your orange book to help you with some teaching experiences that you may not have thought of. THen once you have your first draft, you can send it off to your instructor for the final tweaking!

Good luck!

Sincerely,

Andrea


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> I am a TESOL graduate (New York). I have no idea where to ask for help writing me CV (as far as being a TESOL teaching is concerned, that is). I am an accountant by profession but stymied with writing a CV on my newly acquired skill. I also have no class room experience but I did some informal tutoring some years back. Could anybody tell me how to "ease in" into teaching?
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> I would be going overseas in the next two months and I heard that there is a Global Tesol campus in the area. Could I approach them for help with regards to acquiring hands-on teaching and actual teaching in class?
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General » Vacation!
Hi David,

There are still a few summer positions posted on the Job Board for China, you should check those out! Also, www.tefl.com still have a ton of openings for England. England is pretty easy to get a job if you are eligable for the Holiday work visa (basically, you just have to be under 30).

If you want more info, you can contact me at andrea_d@globaltesol.com.

Sincerely,

Andrea Dinan
Toronto Instructor


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> I am curently on summer break from University and am looking to take a one week to a one month holiday. Does anyone know of such a program where you can teach english, cover your expenses (more or less) and have a nice vacation? I am open to where, from latin america to europe or anywhere else. I would appreciate any information!
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> Thanks for your help in advance!
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> David
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General » Toronto China Information Seminar
Hi!

I would like to welcome Toronto grads and their friends to our first China information Seminar.

Come out to learn more about the culture, the language and of course the jobs to be had in China.

Our seminar will be held on Wednesday June 28th at 7pm.

If you are interested, please e-mail Christina at christina@globaltesol.com or you can call the Toronto office at 416-979-3793.

See you there!

Global TESOL College
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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