I think that Dave has put together a very sound program tailored to produce graduates who at least know something, some procedure, some set of meaningful practices, which will help, rather than hinder, the acquisition of English language skills.Originally Posted by Nelson
Many of my group of nineteen from Ban Phe in 02 have gotten some really good jobs, are teaching in Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, the US, Japan, China. Many have continued to be professional teachers in many settings since that time. Their experience of learning with Dave doesn't seem to have been a major drawback.
Nelson, you had a little flare-up with Dave where he probably had to be a bit assertive with you. Big deal. I had a few beers with Dave one night and found him to be a very smart, creative, experienced and humane individual. He has devised programs for the United Nations in basic English skills for illiterate Cambodians, he taught in Africa and speaks some African languages. If you want to know about teaching in Japan go and talk to Dave Hopkins.
This is not an ad for Dave or TEFLI but I think you wrongly judge and vilify Dave. Have you run AUA in Thailand? Did you run the Trinity program? Have you successfully administered a program in Thailand for over ten years which is recognised as one of the best TESOL certificate courses in the country? Dave has. What have you done?
Nelson, it appears that you have a real personal axe to grind about Dave Hopkins and Bruce and TEFLI.
What is your incentive for attacking them?