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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Cheers for all the hellos from friends and acquaintances from days gone by
    ...add one more to the pile, Matt: welcome back! Maybe you could inject some life into the teaching sub-forum here...or not...

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    Hey Tomcat. Still downing Gin and Tonics endlessly on your Bangkok balcony or have you moved on to some new niche in paradise?

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    ^When he's not hassling me on dating sites, he likes a good G&T


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Still downing Gin and Tonics endlessly on your Bangkok balcony
    *cough*...that's JWB and soda on the rocks...endlessly on my balcony...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    When he's not hassling me on dating sites
    ...because I'm crazy for short-dick men...

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    Only joking TC, that user sent me abusive messages because of comments on my profile by some bird who liked me a few weeks ago. He likes her and is obviously stalking her round the site to every corner she has ever browsed

    Thai guys, huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    He likes her and is obviously stalking her round the site to every corner she has ever browsed
    so, the site has a short-dick sub-forum then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    MA TESOL program. Became a CELTA tutor, started presenting at conferences, got more professionally involved


    Horrendously overqualified for Thailand.

    Now if you had a Bachelor of Khao Sahn and wear a Chang vest you'd be properly qualified.

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    Welcome to TD Maffew. Glad to see you show up. Not looking forward to your long winded 50 paragraph essays but you're a good egg.


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    Welcome back, are you state certified? You could look at lead teacher or Head of ESL maybe? I'll probably be back in LOS in 2018 myself-currently in Myanmar; an interesting posting but not a long term one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    so, the site has a short-dick sub-forum then...
    Not sure but some women there aren't short of a few dicks

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    Good to see ya back, Matt!

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    Matt look into doing EAL for NiST or another American curriculum school.

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    Welcome back, Matthew.

    Are you still in the Pac Northwest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    Horrendously overqualified for Thailand.

    Now if you had a Bachelor of Khao Sahn and wear a Chang vest you'd be properly qualified.
    I should have some kind of modular resume that expands and (mostly) shrinks accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    Welcome back, Matthew.

    Are you still in the Pac Northwest?
    I am indeed. In Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Basking in the company of alt-trannies, vegan pinkos, gutterpunks, side-hustling performance artists, and Amazon shluppies. I'm gonna miss it.


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    But what's really great about this region is the mountains and forests all around. The North Cascades being my current favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Matt look into doing EAL for NiST or another American curriculum school.
    Yep, that's in the cards. Cheers Armstrong.

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    ...so even with all the alphabetty spaghetti after your name, you're (what adverb can I use without it coming across wrong?) an English teacher?

    I'm curious because, I would anticipate that anyone qualified up to (what we Limeys call) QCF Level 7, would be talking to "proper" schools, not small-town Siamese secondary schools.

    Surely the demand is for more sort of management gigs like this:

    School Bursar - Thailand

    Posted 18 September by Grosvenor Consulting Ltd
    58,000 - 68,000 per annum, negotiable
    Bangkok , Thailand
    Permanent, full-time
    4 applications

    We are currently searching for an experienced School Bursar / School Business Manager to support the Executive Headmaster and project manage the exiting new school build
    https://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/school-b...iland/33338705

    ...or more sciencey subject teachers?

    It sounds like a pretty viable and sustainable career, when you do the balance sheet, income v total costs of living etc...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Matthew, a place like this might interest you. Read it in the latest BK magazine, thought it was april fools day


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    a few (possibly inconvenient) questions:

    a) How much are the polos? Who has the contract to make/supply them? Where do the profits go?
    b) Where were the teachers trained? What makes their classroom approach different from the usual turgid Thai class hours?
    c) Where were the admins trained? Is the money flow transparent? Are "private donations" accepted/required to "support the school?"
    d) Who writes the tests? Are they trained evaluators?
    f) How does "training students to think" prepare them for a future in Thailand?
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    DJ Pat - I sent that place my stuff a couple of weeks back, though the last time they were actively seeking applications for a specific position was back in June. That's very much the kind of place I'm looking for. Haven't heard back yet, unfortunately.

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    I never heard back from them...but I was very far behind their stated hiring period so I wasn't expecting much.

    As it always has been: best to be there.

    Off to S. Korea in a couple of weeks - our first stop on the journey back.

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