I am still sorry about missing last week’s edition of Wordle Wednesday; I feel quite bad. This week’s theme of the wondrous word cloud is fruit (I am continuing the foodie theme…) Fruits are something that I know we all et (or some people’s case should eat more of) and there are many different varieties of fruit. You could use this word cloud as a discussion starting point or as a reference for healthy eating projects.
- Goji berry
- Kiwi fruit
- Marion berry
- Rock melon
- Miracle fruit
- Blood Orange
- Purple Mangosteen
- Salal berry
- Salmon berry
- Star fruit
- Ugli fruit
Sorry about the little week off last week; I just needed some time to get my head into gear and start applying for some jobs. Anyway; back to this week’s Idiom of the Week, which is Hot Potato. Yes, I know another foodie one.
Hot Potato is classed as a “smart idiom”; and the meaning is “Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed” or “a situation or issue that is difficult, unpleasant, or risky to deal with.” Some people feel that it is a slang word.
Examples of this idiom are:
‘Gun control is a hot potato within parliament’
‘The environment is likely to become the political hot potato of the next parliament
Hey everyone; I have found a few jobs that I want to apply for on the Jobs Board. However; they are all requiring a covering letter – I have done covering letters for my current job but I have never really written one for a TEFL position. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for me?
I have a lot of experience of working with people and I know that this is one of the many qualities that the schools that are in need of TEFL teachers want.
Do you think that I should have a generic covering letter and change the name of the “school/company” each time I send it or should I make each letter personal to the School/company?
I want to make it personal for each school/company but when that be truly productive when it comes to applying for TEFL jobs? I have also registered on other TEFL Job Boards that are scattered all over the internet.
IC Bilbao has been one of the places I have been very interested in going to in Spain. I ‘follow’ them on most of the Social Media platforms and I feel that I would fit with all the other members of staff. They have not requested a covering letter; just my CV – which before writing this post I sent my CV to them via their website.
I have posted my CV onto my profile on the Jobs Board…I am a little nervous!
I am wondering what people have put on their CVs – I have the “traditional” CV but I have added my TEFL qualification at the top, above my degree. Currently I do not have any experience of TEFL…do you think that my experience working in the Education sector be good enough as evidence?
Is there a company or person who could check if our CVs are correct?
Hey everyone; sorry for the lack of the “themed” posts this week – I have been doing a lot of soul searching and researching about moving abroad. I have been leaving hints around my house to see what my family will say or do…I will post Idiom of the Week and Wordle Wednesday next week!
As of yet; nothing has been said! I have borrowed a book from the local library by Lonely Planet.
As I have been thinking about the China Internship; it may only be about £700 (plus flights and visas) to go over to China and there is a deposit scheme to reserve a place. I just I do knowing paying that much money is a good thing to do.
I can work in Spain; a country I like very much. It is not too far to get back if anything happens. I REALLY need to send my CV off and add it to the i-to-i TEFL job board!
What do you all think?