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Dear Theo

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by annsue, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. annsue

    annsue New commenter

    I have a PGCE secondary English, have taught in mainstream and EBD(PRU) I am now considering ESOL.

    Your advice on best way in, or best courses, would be appreciated.

    PS- I am 58
     
  2. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    To teach here in the UK or abroad? If its the latter, you might be better off posting this on Overseas, and you might get a good response on the EAL forum.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Your age is immaterial, of course!

    ESOL for what, where? As CW says, it will make a difference.

    Why not do some background reading on the possibilities?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esol-qualifications-interim-arrangements/new-qualifications-and-credit-framework-english-for-speakers-of-other-languages-skills-for-life-qualifications-funding-arrangements-for-2014-to-2015

    http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/international-english/general-english/8984-international-esol#tab=information

    As for comments on courses, I will say that the longer the better . . . a one-month quickie course is just to get a basic qualification for a new graduate to go off on an extended sabbatical . . .

    Best wishes

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