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TESOL Videos - All Ears - English Idioms
The idiom "all ears" means that someone is very keen to hear what you have to say and you have his/her full attention. For example: Why are you crying? Tell me, I'm all ears. In this case, the person asking really wants to know the reason for the other person to be upset and crying.
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This unit discussed concerns to be aware of while finding employment and also provided many resources regarding available online references and associations that can be helpful not only while seeking employment, but for professional training or continuing education opportunities as well. The unit began with a discussion on the importance of being aware of possible cultural differences that could cause miscommunication, misrepresentation or even possible offense. The discussion covered how this cultural awareness is important not just once you are working in a new country, but also while job seeking, interviewing and writing your CV/resume and cover letter. Since your CV and cover letter act as your first impression you'll want it to convey to your potential employer that you have done the correct amount of research to fit within the conventions of doing business in the country you've chosen to search for work. Another one of this unit's sections that I found particularly interesting is the list of the associations for teacher's of English as a second language because it shows the large variety of support available to a community of teachers anywhere in the world. The final supplemental section is also a very helpful resource to keep yourself informed on any number of the vast topics to consider while looking for a job in the Business English world as well as after once you're a successfully employed TEFL/TESL teacher and may need to conduct research for extra materials, innovative lesson plan ideas, and/or additional professional courses.