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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


Gender and Age Bias in NET Hiring Practices

I stumbled across this study that looked at Korean bias in hiring practices of foriegn teachers in regards to a.... It is well done I am highly suggest taking a look.

First we see that Koreans prefer women over men. It took me a while to figure out why and then I remembered something form my Political Science days. What is the reason that sweatshops in third world countries are fill with women? Because women are precieved by employers (usually male) to be more docile and complacent. We see the same thing in South America as we do in South East Asia. So why not Korea as well?

This distrubs me. Not only because it harms my chances of gain employment, but also because I know well that an imbalance in the gender of people in a perticular field can tell you a lot about the precieved status of that field and the salary range. I mean to point out that fields that have seen drops in overall salary for that field. I have read nothing to suggest that this is causation, but it is most likely corralation.

The good news it that it seems I am hitting the sweet spot for the age Koreans prefer for men.

I think it is also worth highlighting the conclusion of the author of this study:

"This discrepancy between the candidates’ qualifications and the proper experience and education required of the positions offered, which this candidate both lacks, suggests Korean employers are less concerned with future job performance than with the appearance of having a young English speaker at their institution."

Korean educators are concerned more with the appearance of effective education that the actual educating? Tell us something we dont know.

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Comment by Ellen Pham on April 23, 2009 at 2:01am
Guess I'm out of luck! And no one even to sue!

Justino, what do you think about coming back to the US and getting a teaching certificate? It is nothing like a TESOL certificate overseas... it is very real training for the job at hand. I wrote about my experience somewhere around here... and though your teaching situation will probably be difficult, it will be real in a sense that seeing 300-800 kids for 1/2 hour/wk just can't be.

I loved graduate teaching school. Like you, I had a lot of teaching experience going into it, which just made it better.
Comment by Ellen Pham on April 23, 2009 at 4:26am
I've been looking at the Smithsonian's 1934 set on flickr, and these images came to mind after reading your post (as always, click for larger view)

Strike Scene


The Knockers

Comment by Justinoxxii on April 24, 2009 at 1:49am
Awesome pics!! I am thinking about a degree in TESOL, but I am not sure if I can afford it just yet. Any good suggestions for schools?

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