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Old 01-04-2020, 03:29 PM   #5971
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any1 know abt chinese teacher interview?

what to expect in the interview?
you will be given 20min to express your thoughts on the given topic in Chinese, followed by a 5 min teaching presentation to the panel of interviewers who will act like students after which it will be the formal interview.

Interview will be conducted in both Chinese and English.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:44 PM   #5972
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Did you get a B3 or above for O level english? I assume yes since you did GP in JC?
Nope I only got B4 for Os and B for GP
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:43 PM   #5973
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Hi, I applied for PGDE Primary & Secondary Art. Does anyone know what the interview process will be like for art? Thanks
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:03 PM   #5974
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Hi, I applied for PGDE Primary & Secondary Art. Does anyone know what the interview process will be like for art? Thanks
Hi, it might depends on how the interviewers would conduct it. There will be a topic for you to do before your interview (applicable to everyone), and then followed by a 20 mins interview that includes 5 mins presentation on the topic of your selection, interview and Q&A. It is very short actually.

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Old 01-04-2020, 08:19 PM   #5975
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Thank you monmonshironeko Hope your application is a success!
Thank you so much studioruzu ! Wish you all the best for all your future endeavours! Fighting!!!
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:23 PM   #5976
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Hi, I applied for PGDE Primary & Secondary Art. Does anyone know what the interview process will be like for art? Thanks

Hi there! You will be required to write an essay for an ethics-based question first and then you’re supposed to wait for a while. After which, you’ll enter the interview room where you’ll be required to present a topic based on the level that you’re assigned to: either Primary Art or Secondary Art. They will inform you to check the latest MOE syllabus for Primary Art or Secondary Art (whichever level that you’re assigned to) as a reference for your presentation. The presentation is short, and will take roughly 5 minutes!! The interviewers will act as your students. after that, it will be the Q&A session with the panel. all the best!

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Old 01-04-2020, 08:26 PM   #5977
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Hi, it might depends on how the interviewers would conduct it. For my case, the 20 mins includes 5 mins presentation on the topic of your selection, interview and Q&A. It is very short actually.
Thank you for the quick reply! Just wondering will they look at your portfolio and will it play a big part to determine whether you are suitable?
I've been working for a couple of years and most of my portfolio works are when I was still a student (meaning not very nice works imo haha).

When working most of my works are confidential to company etc so I don't have much of it on hand. In that case is it better for me to prepare some to add on to my portfolio to make it look better? thanks!
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:29 PM   #5978
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Hi there! You will be required to write an essay for an ethics-based question first and then you’re supposed to wait for a while. After which, you’ll enter the interview room where you’ll be required to present a topic based on the level that you’re assigned to: either Primary Art or Secondary Art. They will inform you to check the latest MOE syllabus for Primary Art or Secondary Art (whichever level that you’re assigned to) as a reference for your presentation. The presentation is short, and will take roughly 5 minutes!! The interviewers will act as your students. after that, it will be the Q&A session with the panel. all the best!
I see! Thank you for your reply this helps me a lot as I don't know anyone else applying for Art. Not sure if the interview process is similar or slightly different from other subjects. All the best to you too!
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:43 PM   #5979
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Thank you for the quick reply! Just wondering will they look at your portfolio and will it play a big part to determine whether you are suitable?
I've been working for a couple of years and most of my portfolio works are when I was still a student (meaning not very nice works imo haha).

When working most of my works are confidential to company etc so I don't have much of it on hand. In that case is it better for me to prepare some to add on to my portfolio to make it look better? thanks!
They only flipped through my portfolio and didn't question much on mine. If you feel that your past works can be better, then add in new ones? It also depends on what you specialized in!

Are you applying for the May/June period?
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:52 PM   #5980
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They only flipped through my portfolio and didn't question much on mine. If you feel that your past works can be better, then add in new ones? It also depends on what you specialized in!

Are you applying for the May/June period?
I see, thanks for letting me know! Yes I will probably be adding new works in

Yes I'm applying for the May/June period I missed the January one.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:09 PM   #5981
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I interviewed on Mar 26 for PDGE PE and got the EPT email today saying I may be asked to take it. I've gotten A2 for O's English Paper and B for A's GP. Will I be exempted from the EPT?
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:05 AM   #5982
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I interviewed on Mar 26 for PDGE PE and got the EPT email today saying I may be asked to take it. I've gotten A2 for O's English Paper and B for A's GP. Will I be exempted from the EPT?
Unlikely based on your grade and teaching subject. But its up to their discretion whether or not you will be asked to sit for it i think. Rest easy.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:21 AM   #5983
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I see! Thank you for your reply this helps me a lot as I don't know anyone else applying for Art. Not sure if the interview process is similar or slightly different from other subjects. All the best to you too!
You’re very much welcome! You can already start to think of topics for your presentation and also add on more works for your portfolio
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:56 PM   #5984
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Anyone knows if the covid situation will have any bearing on next intake of PGDE? Perhaps a delay?
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:33 PM   #5985
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Hi, I just received my rejection email for Primary Art. I kind of guess that I will not get in because I was actually not encouraged to join the industry during interview lol. I do not think having teaching experience will be an advantage because I have been working as a part-time art instructor for close to 4 years (still am). Maybe my career change was too much hence I wasn't considered (I have both engineering and design background). Either that or I did badly for my interview haha.

Below was my timeline:
Applied in end January, went for interview in early March, and rejection email came today. I got the email exactly a month after my interview.

For those who are still waiting, do not give up! Like what others had mentioned, no news is good news!
Hi studiorozu,
Sorry to hear abt your rejection email. but out of curiousity, why did the panel discourage you to join the industry when u r an art instructor ( though PT) . doesnt that translates to showing them that u have the passion for art teaching?. why do u say yr career change too much? art instructor to teaching pri sch art i dont see much change...thanks!
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