roa_douglass

roa_douglass 

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Hello Tashriqah,

Sorry for this belated reply; the fact is that I just saw your message by pure coincidence. Let me tell you something,  here is Saudi Arabia are against online teaching certificates, however, online degrees are fully accredited in Europe and many other parts of the world. Here, in KSA, they ask for the Cambridge CELTA which the most reputable teacher qualification -according to employers-. I did two online courses through the ITTT, the one you mentioned, their courses are hard and demanding, but very useful , gripping and riveting at the same time. Also, they have what is called blended learning, i.e, you do some chapters or units online and then followed by on-site TP Teaching Practice in Phuket, Thailand.  I don't guarantee doing only the online phase of the course can secure employment. I suggest you do the Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) through the British Council school in Riyadh; this would boost your CV since you are considered a native English speaker for South Africa. Contact me for details.


I hope I helped a bit.


Rowa Douglas

The CELTA Online is a bit misleading; it's not online at all !! I'd rather call it CELTA PART TIME owing to the fact that trainees do some theoretical work online (with deadlines)  and have to attend at least three days a week at the training centre. It would take around 3 months to be completed. It's better to go the 4-week intensive course ; then just there you go..  I think it might be useful for rtarsousi, but the decision is hers !! I guess CELTA online (females) is currently available at the BC school in Riyadh. Contact them and get to the nuts and bolts of the course before you put your mind to it.


Cheers,
Rowa Douglas

@rtarsousi

You are absolutely right!! Wasn't able to find those ten candidates who can meet the high demanding requirements for the CELTA course; thus, been cancelled. I would suggest that you contact the BC (British Council) in Riyadh and see if they have courses in 2014; I don't think they have tutors , though. Unfortunately, BC is the only provider for such a course and they increase the tuition fees the way they like !!! Try the IH (International House) in  Dubai , the closest to you if you are in Riyadh. IH is a very reliable CELTA/ EFL provider in the region and their managing director , Clair Hattle,  is an uber-helpful lady who is ready to deal with all your enquiries .. I hope I helped a bit ...



Cheers,
Rowa Douglas

roa_douglass posted on the thread Transfer money without a Saudi Bank account on the Riyadh forum

Hello there ,

You should have a bank account here in Saudi in order to be able to transfer money to other international banks ; you need the SWIFT CODE of the bank in Singapore ...IBAN is only used here in KSA.... Also, you can do that online..




Hope that helped ,,,

Regards,

@Sherif23,

Don't try to fool people!!! We all realise how corrupted is your Egyptian jargon !!! Additionally, you've forgotten to mention that other Arabic-speaking people feel disgusted when they hear a foreigner speaks your lowly jargon and that would fill listeners with repugnance !!!!!!

Hello all,

Sorry for my belated reply.

As for the CELTA (MALES ONLY) in Riyadh, I would organise a course in my institute premises if I can secure 10 successful candidates whose English language level is at least C1 of the CEFR. Our proposed CELTA will be run in cooperation with the IH(International House) London.


Regards,
Rowa Douglas

Hi there,
In my own humble point of view, CELTA as well as other teaching qualifications are just a business and nothing more than a business. What does CELTA add to an experienced teacher who's been teaching for 10 years?? DO the 6 observed hours in the TP phase of CELTA add value to your teaching techniques? BUSINESS is just the operative word here!!! Remember that the name Uni. of Cambridge is the only concern for the vast majority of employers, especially Arabs who are in love with papers and rubber stamps :D

roa_douglass posted on the thread Learning arabic on the Riyadh forum

Thanks all for all  your comments, but you can't even wrap your minds around the idea of the way Egyptians pronounce the sounds !!!  Here is the point.

I excuse you as you all are non-native speakers of Arabic and you will never spot the difference..



Regards,

roa_douglass posted on the thread Learning arabic on the Riyadh forum

ANOTHER Egyptian lie , They FOOL you with their jargon !!!

nzpounamu wrote:

I found the Madina Arabic site very useful.  A friend told me the live teacher lessons they offer via skype are very good too.

ANOTHER Egyptian lie , They FOOL you with their jargon !!!

roa_douglass posted on the thread Learning arabic on the Riyadh forum

@ TheLegendLeads

May I ask where you're from?

Apparently, I dare say that you're not a native English speaker  :S

roa_douglass posted on the thread Learning arabic on the Riyadh forum

Some Egyptians invent words out of their minds and start using them as if the words were PURE Arabic.

The sad thing is that Egyptians are more than 90millions and the vast majority of movies and TV series are in their jargon !!!


No OFFENCE Pharaonic Egyptians !!!!!

roa_douglass posted on the thread Learning arabic on the Riyadh forum

@TheLegendLeads ,

Unfortunately that is untrue !!!

You, as a non-native speaker of Arabic, CAN'T decide which is the best form of Arabic!!!  The jargon Egyptian is worthless in comparison with the STANDARD form of the language .

Another thing to mention is that your EGYPTIAN friends have fooled you by claiming that Egyptian Arabic is the best !!! Additionally, if you want to be respected , DO NOT use that vernacular kind of Arabic in your conversation ...



Regards,
Rowa Douglas.

@AllieCat

The BC school in Riyadh and in KSA is generally UNRELIABLE  !!

This time I'll be making the difference and take the initiative and arrange a course in my institute via a very reliable CELTA provider..   If you have 10-12 candidates, I can provide you with an intensive 4-week course,,,


Regards,
Rowa