Category Archives: Kaplan

Kaplan join the TEFL course bullshit party

Kaplan is a huge educational company that is most famous for exam-prep courses. They now seem to have decided to branch out into TEFL courses, and given their size it could well spread until it is also somewhere near you. … Continue reading

Posted in Kaplan, TEFL certificate | 3 Comments

Host family horror stories

Actually, this very nice article on EF and Kaplan in California  is far more fair than my scandal raking post title (note to The Guardian- real journalism on TEFL is possible!), but thought it might be a good chance to … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural differences/ cultural training, EF, Kaplan, links, Teaching English Abroad, TEFL chains, TESOL in the US | 1 Comment

TEFL quotes of the year 2008

In reverse order by when they appeared on the blog (the first two are new): “Now Skinner did reign in the land of psychology, and it came to pass that Chomsky smote Skinner and begat Krashen, and Krashen begat Long, … Continue reading

Posted in ALT, CELTA, History of English teaching in Japan, Kaplan, KOTESOL, Linguistics, applied linguistics and SLA, Teaching English in Asia, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching English in Korea, TEFL chains, TEFL heroes- Scott Thornbury, TEFL in the UK | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

A blast from the EL Gazette

Hopefully it’s okay for me to reprint this editorial in full (and in the classic self-deluding style of a habitual blogging copyright breaker I am going to take the fact that they haven’t disabled the copy function on the online … Continue reading

Posted in EL Gazette, Kaplan, Teaching English in Europe, TEFL heroes- Melanie Butler, TEFL in the UK, TEFL scams, Working conditions | 1 Comment