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    EBC International Phuket?

    Hi,

    I'm wondering if anyone has done a tefl with EBC International in Phuket. Anyone want to share their opinion?

    Thanks

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    If you mean ECC, I did their training in Phuket. Not too bad, 4 weeks, certificate, and off to Bangers to teach.

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    ECC or EBC

    Hi and Thanks for responding to my post about EBC tesol.


    Actually, I did mean EBC, but I am open to other schools too.

    I was wondering if you would mind steering me toward the answer of few questions. I have done a fair bit of research regarding my questions, but I still have a few.

    I understand that comprehensive medical coverage is available in Thailand, but I am wondering how likely it is to land a job that offers it. I am 39, BA Painting/Art Education, taking the celta or tesol when I arrive there and have 6 years exp. teaching art. It is imperative that I find it or I will not be able to stay in Thailand for more than a few months.

    Also, I have a few other questions that I could use some help with. If you are willing to have a brief conversation about life in Thailand I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickball
    If you are willing to have a brief conversation about life in Thailand I would greatly appreciate it.
    Start a thread in the lounge and take the good with the bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickball
    6 years exp. teaching art.
    Unless you're not confident in the broad technicalities of the English language I wouldn't bother with the CELTA or any other certificates as you have the requisite experience to teach at nearly any private or government school. Maybe I'm just cynical but I believe it's mostly just putting on a show for the students (my personal experience YMMV). There will be a small percentage of students who are truly interested in what you're trying to impart and you probably have the native knowledge and skills to do them justice but otherwise don't sweat the certificates.



    Quote Originally Posted by stickball
    I understand that comprehensive medical coverage is available in Thailand,
    I worked for ECC and they provided insurance for a small monthly fee (100 baht?). I never used it but it appeared to be comprehensive. Most corporate franchise type language schools offer insurance, so I'm told.

    I taught for a year, and while that's not extensive amount of experience I would be happy to answer any questions that I can.
    "I can't be worried about that shit. Life goes on, man."
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    If you have any existing condition you may have problems getting any insurance or health care in Thailand. Good luck.

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    Thanks to everyone.

    Yes, I do have a pre-existing condition. I had a kidney transplant 24 years ago. Will this definitely preclude me from obtaining medical insurance?

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    Also, traditionally I have had luck obtaining medical insurance as part of a group plan through an employer. Is this the norm for schools in Thailand also? Or is being part of a group irrelevant?

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