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  1. mkate

    mkate Comrade

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    Feb 12, 2010

    Hmm, it looks like I'm the first one to post here! I guess I will (re)introduce myself.

    I just got my credential (for EFL teaching in Pre-K through 6th grade) and have accepted a job working with the pre-primary level (here an official part of the public school system-- they start at age 3, then continue at 4 and 5 before moving up to first grade.)

    The 3s have 5 hours in English a week, and the 4s and 5s have 7 hours each. It is not an EFL program but rather bilingual immersion, so I will be doing a British-style Reception stage program in English (the students are mostly monolingual Spanish speakers.) The rest of the time they have instruction in Spanish.

    So my situation is quite different from that of most who will probably post here, but it's nice to have this new forum available!
     
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  3. fast chalk

    fast chalk Comrade

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    mkate,

    Good luck at your new job!!! It sounds awesome.
    I taught in Kinder a long time ago, at that age kids are lovely and cute! You will be fine.

    Woww! This is brand new. I´m amazed cause I was looking forward to it, I was waiting and suddenly it shows up, woww.
     
  4. bonneb

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    Feb 13, 2010

    mkate - wonderful news about the new forum! I'm hoping we get lots of responses. I am not ESL, but have ESL students (long story). So I look forward to learning here.
     
  5. StudentTeach

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    I'm teaching either a middle or high school ESL class this summer :) I'll keep everyone posted when I know more specifics!
     
  6. Liljag

    Liljag Companion

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    Oh this is a nice bit to the forum!

    I am a preschool/kindergarten EFL teacher in a bilingual school (swedish/english). Since our school has up to fourth grade, I also work with them with everything from Drama to science (as an afterschool activity). Anyways, just wanted to say hello!
     
  7. Jeffersonian131

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    I was just curious; how do you become certified or gain the credentials to teach English Language Learners/ English as a Second Language? One week when I was subbing a few weeks back I had a teacher I was working with tell me that apparently it is not all that difficult to become certified and that the job market is fairly good in this area. I wanted to look into this but I figure I could just post the question for someone to enlighten me possibly.
     
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    Feb 27, 2010

    A big hello & welcome to our newcomers! :)
     

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