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    How many teachers on TD? - Ken v. Smeg

    How many of you on TD actually give a shit about teaching in Thailand - or more specifically how many of you are teachers here?

    Ken v. Smeg has an interest of sorts to the Teflers amongst us but I think that's quite a low percentage of the board members really.

    I'm a teacher and think it sucks but it'll do for the time being - anyone on a nice little earner out here living the good life?

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    Damn. You've gone and opened another teaching related thread.
    Somebody'll be asking for a staffroom soon enough.

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    But then you raise the argument of 'what is a teacher?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Damn. You've gone and opened another teaching related thread.
    Somebody'll be asking for a staffroom soon enough.


    No, this is the first teaching related thread I've opened - more of an anti teaching feel to it really though.

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    A teacher is someone that spent a few years getting a teaching degree

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    that counts me out then!


    I did a 4wk course though - and before that I was an alcoholic on the dole in and out of unskilled jobs.......your favourite type of 'teacher' Dog!

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    *the only Teachers I know comes in a bottle and taste rather fine*


    hhmm. neither a teacher nor on an expat package. local hire - but i survive.


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    4 weeks ce? I assume you must have failed the course the first 3 times

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    I'm not a teacher.

    I do work at a tutor, though right now.

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    I'm a teacher. I have a TEFL, but also have a California State teaching credential. I'm only here for a year, though, unless teaching salaries dramatically increase or I get one of those coveted international school gigs. I like my job, but after a year I'll probably be heading to Japan or back to Korea where they actually pay me a decent wage.
    "Fuck off. And take your stupid cult with you."

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    Hell, everyone wants 'qualified' teachers...

    http://www.teflasia.com/ajarn/resumes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan
    I'm a teacher... or I get one of those coveted international school gigs.
    So, am I. Plus I teach in one. PM, if you want...

    Other than dat, i don't want to hear any teaching shit here. I comes here to relax and wind and unwind...
    Last edited by hillbilly; 16-02-2006 at 06:54 PM.

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    I think I am a teacher, If I am not I hope my uni fires me. I will collect 10 months salary with no tax deducted. But in all seriousness I do stand in front of 18-25 year olds and do my thing. 70% are tourism and hotel management classes, but yes the remaining 30% I am presenting V1, V2 and V3 with a bit of communacative activities thrown in.

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    I've said it before.
    I'm not a teacher, I'm a language consultant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AO
    70% are tourism and hotel management classes,
    Often wonder about the english level at UNIS.
    Is their level up to studying tourism through English, I mean really up to it say by genuine English speaking people, who can speak English speaking standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Is their level up to studying tourism through English
    Dont be so ridiculous, they are Thais for gods sake

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    I am one of those.
    I teach because I like it.
    The pays sucks, but I do it anyway.
    I would rather be Teaching English in Thailand
    than being a disgruntled social worker back home.
    No need for teaching rooms here, that is what I use the staffroom at ajarn.com. Different sites for different plights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Is their level up to studying tourism through English, I mean really up to it say by genuine English speaking people, who can speak English speaking standards? __________________

    85% no. Sadly. But the ones who are keen if given the chance to go to England to study for a year would excel. They may not be top of the class but it would change their lives. If you are keen here it means you are inclined to be open for change.
    They keeners just need the chance to be immerged in the culture as well as the language.

    Hopefully they will bring something back to their peers as well.

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    Few companies tried to get me to 'teach systems.' I learned very early on, I do not fucking teach! Got wrote up once for not teaching. Told the fucker he could have his job and is idiot salarymen that wanted to be taught. You wanna learn? Takes work.
    Teaching would drive me postal. No job. Sometimes there's money, sometimes there ain't. Story of my fuckin' life
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    I'm a science teacher, so there.

    CMN, being the only TWFL consultant here, is there much call for TWFL in Thailand?

    Mae gen ti cont mawr drewllyd a fronnau flewog

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    I'm a science teacher, so there.
    It never ceases to amaze me what degrees are available in Khoa San Road I was going to get one for civil engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan
    I'm a teacher. I have a TEFL, but also have a California State teaching credential. I'm only here for a year, though, unless teaching salaries dramatically increase or I get one of those coveted international school gigs. I like my job, but after a year I'll probably be heading to Japan or back to Korea where they actually pay me a decent wage.
    you sound like someone in our staffroom.

    GODDAMM I can save more in a month than I can earn here!!!!!

    True, but then you couldnt find a new girlfriend in patpong, could you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    I'm a science teacher, so there.
    It never ceases to amaze me what degrees are available in Khoa San Road I was going to get one for civil engineering
    I must be going to the wrong places. The ones I see are shite and I could print out better ones using Word, my inkjet and the foil of a milk bottle! ANd they are overpriced - 5 grand I was quoted the last time
    You dont pay them to stay for the night, you pay them to leave in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I think I am a teacher.............. the remaining 30% I am presenting V1, V2 and V3 with a bit of communacative activities thrown in.
    You are a history teacher? Why do the thais want to know about German secret weapons of WW2??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuferguson
    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan
    I'm a teacher. I have a TEFL, but also have a California State teaching credential. I'm only here for a year, though, unless teaching salaries dramatically increase or I get one of those coveted international school gigs. I like my job, but after a year I'll probably be heading to Japan or back to Korea where they actually pay me a decent wage.
    you sound like someone in our staffroom.

    GODDAMM I can save more in a month than I can earn here!!!!!

    True, but then you couldnt find a new girlfriend in patpong, could you
    True, (well, except for the patpong comment) but I do love my job, which is something I couldn't say when I was in Korea. It's a tradeoff. Earn shitloads of money and stay in a shitty country? Or earn peanuts and stay somewhere you love.

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