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    God help the students.

    We recently received a mail shot from a character seeking a teaching post.

    I enclose an extract of the message.

    My name is Kevin I teach in Bang Bo, I am looking to teach anybody in the area, I have live in Thailand for seven years and teach at many schools in Thailand. I have a B.A degree in English, and a TEFL as well. I can teach you online or at your home or office at the weekends only. Please contact me with my e.mail
    The extract was one of if not the best composed parts of this self proclaimed ''professional teachers mail shot he sent us.

    We are assuming he is still seeking a position as a 'professional teacher as we felt we had to pass on his offer of his professional talents and expertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo View Post
    We recently received a mail shot from a character seeking a teaching post.

    I enclose an extract of the message.

    My name is Kevin I teach in Bang Bo, I am looking to teach anybody in the area, I have live in Thailand for seven years and teach at many schools in Thailand. I have a B.A degree in English, and a TEFL as well. I can teach you online or at your home or office at the weekends only. Please contact me with my e.mail
    The extract was one of if not the best composed parts of this self proclaimed ''professional teachers mail shot he sent us.

    We are assuming he is still seeking a position as a 'professional teacher as we felt we had to pass on his offer of his professional talents and expertise.
    Recently?

    The internet must be slow where you are.

    The same ad was apparently posted 4 years ago.

    Native English speaker from England at Kevin Booth / Teaching Thailand
    Viewed: 1592 times
    Published on: 23-07-2011

    My name is Kevin I teach in Bang Bo, I am looking to teach anybody in the area, I have live in Thailand for seven years and teach at many schools in Thailand. I have a B.A degree in English, and a TEFL as well. I can teach you online or at your home or office at the weekends only. Please contact me with my e.mail <snip>
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    Guess he might be more qualified than many I've witness from The Philippines, Norway, The Netherlands, Brazil, [and Thai], etc....

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    Actually, just thinking about it again, if Scottyroo really did recently receive an email that included that text, it's possible that somebody (an African non NES, for example) just copied it from the internet and pasted it into the rest of the text. That would explain the difference in quality between the extract and the remainder.

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    Well folks your comments got us thinking and the mail address was different to the one shown in the original that we found on a job site. The email had a contact phone number though . We called the number and yes it was a ''native ''speaker on the end of the phone It was a very good ''African native'' speaker of English, he was thrown when we asked for Kevin but then his act kicked in.

    Seems as if according to him this Kevin worked with him in the past and left him a sample C.V. which he edited to suit his ends.

    We had the last laugh though we told him we were the immigration police and were now coming to arrest him and his mates, you could hear his bowels moving after we told him that.

    Reckon that'll stop his game. Still he did give us some 10 minutes of fun though.

    Thanks to you all for the heads up on the matter, minds like encyclopedia's you lot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo
    We had the last laugh though we told him we were the immigration police and were now coming to arrest him and his mates, you could hear his bowels moving after we told him that.
    Nice one.

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    Heh!


    Well done! Most employers would've just passed it over as being "not really what we want" ...


    Saying that, I'd prolly shit my pants, too, if I heard on the phone that immi was coming to arrest me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo View Post
    We recently received a mail shot from a character seeking a teaching post.

    I enclose an extract of the message.

    My name is Kevin I teach in Bang Bo, I am looking to teach anybody in the area, I have live in Thailand for seven years and teach at many schools in Thailand. I have a B.A degree in English, and a TEFL as well. I can teach you online or at your home or office at the weekends only. Please contact me with my e.mail
    The extract was one of if not the best composed parts of this self proclaimed ''professional teachers mail shot he sent us.

    We are assuming he is still seeking a position as a 'professional teacher as we felt we had to pass on his offer of his professional talents and expertise.
    ah the ol' kevin booth.

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