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    Shit this course is intense!!! I canít believe the amount of homework we are getting- itís unbelievable! I would recommend to anyone wanting to do this course do not arrive the day before it starts- having jet lag is really no fun, when working so much. On the upside it is a great course, practical, i have learnt so much in a couple of daysÖ.
    Anyone else out there completed this course- do they ease up on the homework at all?
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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    I did it 4 years ago. How far along are you?

    If you havent started the observed lessons then no it doesnt let up.

    Hang in there, its worth it in the end. You will be able to produce lessons plans and aids in your sleep!

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by bluffer
    How far along are you?
    Suffering from any morning sickness?

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    as Bluff says it eases up once the observes begin. Hang in there. You can do it!

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Thanks guys, Yes morning sickness is a worry ! However it has eased up since i got gastro and got put on antibiotics (no alcohole for me for a little bit) We havn't started the obs yet! So hopefully it will all go okay- Hanging in there no probs, i just feel like it is all a little repetitive (the homework that is).
    Thanks for the support guys!

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    whos doing the teaching these days?

    Presumably still Dave but who else?

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Yes, say hello to Dave and Bruce for me. I'm sure they're still around.

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schertzer
    Yes, say hello to Dave and Bruce for me. I'm sure they're still around.
    Hi Steve.

    Where are you now in the world, if I may ask?
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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    666,

    I'm in a public middle-school in Pusan, Korea. You can read more about it in some of my latest columns on ajarn.

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    I did the TEFL two years ago from TEFL Int'l down in Phuket. I also know quite a few folks from the Ban Phae program, and they say Dave is quite intense. Is it true? Did he really go cross-eyed from a snake bite? Doubt it.

    I don't care what the haters say, I thought TEFL Int'l was great. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to, or can't do a CELTA. The work is challenging, but it will pay off in the end. Good luck.

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by crew
    and they say Dave is quite intense. Is it true? Did he really go cross-eyed from a snake bite?
    More like exuberant about teaching.


    Don't be so rude.

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    Don't be so rude.
    I said he was intense. What's so rude about that?

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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by earth_2_lisa
    Shit this course is intense!!! I canít believe the amount of homework we are getting- itís unbelievable! I would recommend to anyone wanting to do this course do not arrive the day before it starts- having jet lag is really no fun, when working so much. On the upside it is a great course, practical, i have learnt so much in a couple of daysÖ.
    Anyone else out there completed this course- do they ease up on the homework at all?
    Hi I did the course last January, and no it doesn't get any easier ! But it does get more enjoyable once you start teaching practice.
    If it's any consolation nobody has ever failed the course. BUT many have quit because they were not up to it or could not handle the pressure.
    DO NOT under any circumstances miss a class because of a heavy night out. TEFL ( Dave ) will make your life hell ! and they will increase the pressure. You CAN NOT lose any time on the course.
    It is worth it in the end believe me !
    I nearly quit many times due to the intense pressure. When I did my first solo Teaching practice, I was up to 2 am preparing my lesson, and I shook like a leaf for the whole lesson. But I survived, and now thanks to TEFL I have a good teaching job.
    I now think nothing of standing in front of 55 Students and teaching them for an hour.

    Mainly due to the pressure TEFL put me under on the course, I am able to think on my feet very quickly,and change the course of my lesson mid stream when I have to.
    Dave told me to improve my grammar if I wanted to survive in teaching. My grammar is still bad, but I am surviving !! AND I can teach thanks to Dave, Mike, Jidapa and the rest of the crew at TEFL.
    I now have over 1,000 kids making Christmas cards for me, and I must admit the results are bringing a tear to my eye !!

    WAIT to the END of the course before going on that well deserved Drunken orgy.


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    Re: Ban Phe TEFL course

    Quote Originally Posted by Johncat
    and now thanks to TEFL I have a good teaching job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johncat
    Mainly due to the pressure TEFL put me under on the course, I am able to think on my feet very quickly,and change the course of my lesson mid stream when I have to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johncat
    AND I can teach thanks to Dave, Mike, Jidapa and the rest of the crew at TEFL.
    buddy, you need to give yourself more credit. unless you were a complete buffoon before starting the course, you had these qualities already.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johncat
    Dave told me to improve my grammar if I wanted to survive in teaching.
    grammar is but a grain of sand when it comes to teaching ESL.

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