One of the most important aspects of any TESOL course is the practicum component. Acadia TESOL Academy strives to cooperate with the best educational institutions in order to offer our teacher trainees the best practicum environment possible. That is why we are proud to announce our ongoing cooperation with the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YNUFE).
Monday, December 17, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
A lot of new teachers choose to start their ESL career in China--this is due to the sheer abundance of teaching jobs all across the country (from the cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai to small towns in rural Hunan Province). People in China have a huge desire to study English and since most of our consumer goods are manufactured here, English has started to become their business language of choice. New and established schools are always recruiting new talent and jobs are available year round. We have prepared a short country profile for those of you interested in teaching in China.
Full Name: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Population: 1.3 Billion
Largest City: Shanghai
ESL Quick Facts:
- Salaries start at about 5,000 RMB / month ($780 USD) and can reach 20,000 RMB ($3,130 USD) / month at some private schools (we also know teachers who can make more than 20K, but they have been living in China for quite a few years and have a good reputation in the education sector).
There are many TESOL training centers around the world, but most of us are unsure what to look for when evaluating a course provider. One of the biggest mistakes teachers make is choosing a TESOL provider without doing the necessary research; we have decided to narrow it down to the 8 most important points to consider when choosing a TESOL course provider. Here is the list:
- Accreditation - Many TESOL training centers are not accredited by any organization. This means that the certificate you receive will be worthless and will not be beneficial in securing you employment. There are also course providers who make up their own accreditation bodies, create websites for them and tell perspective students that they are indeed accredited. Finally, there are providers who take the time and spend a sizable amount of money to get their courses properly accredited. The accreditation is done by an independent body and consists of huge amounts of paperwork that need to be submitted for the courses (and schools) to become accredited.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
We have finally decided to start our official blog and give you more insight into Acadia TESOL Academy, our programs in China and life in Asia. Over the coming weeks, months and years we shall be exploring different topics associated with English teaching and also provide you, dear reader, with tips and tricks that we hope will make you a better teacher.
If you would like to find our more about us, please visit our website for detailed information about who we are and what we do.