One of the most well known TEFL bloggers is calling it quits and taking an early blogger retirement. Katie of TEFLogue is moving on to new and interesting things. The TEFL News Network wishes here a lot of luck in her future endeavors.
Where do you see yourself in two years? Do you still see yourself teaching TEFL? Do you see yourself retired on some nice beach or do you plan to move back to your home country? Do you just want to be anywhere but here? I want to hear from you. Vote in our poll and leave your comments here.
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The LA Job List is a compilation of over 700 schools, institutes and universities for countries all over Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela).
In addition to individual school listings, there are also Placement Services, Latin American Specific TEFL Sites, TEFL Job Search Sites in General, Chain Schools, Recruitment Agencies, International Schools, and all of these are aimed specifically at Latin America.
Rather than spending time searching the internet looking for schools in Latin America, use the LA Job List to get access to hundreds of schools, institutes and universities that need English teachers like you.
See www.thelajoblist.blogspot.com for more information.
In the year 2000 the United Nations (UN) established eight development goals (MDG) which the UN hopes to complete by the year 2015. These goals are:
1. Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child morality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat AIDS/ HIV, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Establish a global partnership for development (UN Millennium Goals website, 2005)
These goals form a blueprint agreed to by all the worldâ€™s countries and all the worldâ€™s leading development institutions . They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the worldâ€™s poorest (UN Millennium Development Goals Website, 2005). With this blueprint in place we are going to explore each one of these goals and how we can partner with the UN through our TESOL practices to further these goals.
Please give comments and feedback as much as possible as I am hoping that these articles are actually joint ventures and will give credit where credit is due. I am aiming to properly reference all sources and will reference names or pseudonyms.
UN Millennium Development Goals. (2005). United Nations. Available December 31, 2007 from http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/index.html
Skipp has taught EFL in several countries but is currently a student in the MA TESOL program at Trinity Western University. He runs the newly formed website Skipp Class in which he discusses TESOL with issues of social justice. He is married with no children.
TEFLWatch is becoming a great resource for teachers, not only to report bad schools, but also a great resource for lessons. Thanks to the work of the moderator Wangsuda, they have developed an impressive collection of resources for teachers. You can find lesson plans, lesson ideas and lesson resources you need to become a better teacher. Here you’ll find a rundown of the resources they have available, but remember, the resources are growing so check back often because there will be more resources added on a regular basis.
The Resources, Activities and Games Room is a general collection of resources that might be very helpful to teachers, including a few general games and information on teaching books. The good stuff you will find in the sub-rooms.
The Math Resources, Activities and Games Room has a growing collection of Math labs and Math resources. You can even find a link to our math graphing application here on TEFL News.
The Science Resources, Activities and Games Room has some great science labs and even a Science game. It can be difficult to find Science resources for EFL students, but together we can create a great resource.
The English Resources, Activities and Games Room is a real treasure trove of information. If you are a new teacher, you need to be checking it out because everything you need to put together a great lesson is right there waiting for you.
Of course, all of these resources mean nothing unless you are using them, so get on over to the TEFLWatch Forums and start using what is going to become one of the premier free TEFL teaching resource areas.
I have decided to experiment putting a Math Graphing Applet up as a resource for teachers to use. I will eventually replace this post with a link to the permanent location of the Math Graphing function, but for a week it will remain here for your experimentation.
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