Guys, I understand that it may be hard to get questions like that. Most schools in Canada focus very little on Grammar though. To be perfectly honest, before I took TESOL, I didn't even know the difference between a verb and an adverb, let alone all the other terms in the English language. I surely would not have gotten that the comma was there. I think alot of people love the Idea of teaching English in Japan, but at the same time, people do not really know that they need to know grammar. In some respects, I think SOME people think that because they can speak it, they can teach it. I agree with AVNichols, when she said that the problem is more with how we teach first language. Not enough emphasis on grammar. This stuff should be drilled in to our heads. Now though, I'm a lot better at Grammar.
At the same time, I do recommend, anyone who will take an Interview and apply for JET, instead of preparing for the questions as much, (although that is recommended) also pick up and read a TESOL book as well to get the basics of how to teach this stuff to people, and it may help you out in your interview. Furthermore, once placed, I recommend if you have no formal training, to actually get a book on how to teach to that specific people group and age. Just a tip, might make it easier to learn the stuff if you got the basics. Be warned though, TESOL books tend to be very VERY dry. There is onnly so much one can read about verbs, nouns and adverbs before they pass out on their desk, even though their lesson plan is due in a couple hours to the one TESOL prof who doesn't give extensions.....sorry got off on a tangent there. lol.
@AVNichols-- U shd B a bIt mre forgiving of da English abilty on the forums hre??! Cuz, U think bout it, mst ppl have diff English SkIlLs Online then they do in real life. it may not be reflective of da actual ability of da person speakin.....jussss sayin.... ppl all typin fast and stuff, not rilly carin bout grammar on forums, jus sayin dont come naturally to all pppl. they may got soem perfect type of Ennglish ability when think about it they do.
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