"...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"
And as musicians in hotel lounge bars. They have that segment wrapped up.Originally Posted by Slurpyjoe
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
lol! yep. Some do their gigs on high-end hotels. I know a Filipino couple getting 50k up just singing at hotel lounges. Unfortunately, I'm one of those Filipinos who can't sing a tune even if my life depended on it. ^_^Originally Posted by torbek
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Never raise your hand on a student... it leaves your groin unprotected!
That might be true but there's a damn sight more of 'them' who can qualify for the new regs than there are of 'us'. And they're more willing to accept the pay rate and closer to home if the sh*t should hit the fan. Even if I was a BA of Ed Fillipino, it would be worth taking the risk.Originally Posted by Unwell
really? that may be, haven't been paying much attention to these new regs to be honest...Originally Posted by Munted
What agenda? And who would that be?Originally Posted by torbek
That's actually what some are doing. They can't afford to demand a certain salary range knowing that it is rather difficult to get a good paying job these days.Originally Posted by Munted
I hate to say this but "beggars can't be choosers".
Really. Think about numbers. Think about corruption. Think that it's probably just as easy to buy a verifiable degree in Manila than it is in certain parts of Bangkok to buy an unverifiable degree. Think that the MOE have to accept verifiable Philippine degree's because not doing so would reflect badly upon the worth of Thai degrees. Think ease of getting to this country from Philippines.Originally Posted by Unwell
yeah, you may well be right. not something i've given much thought to.
Think about sitting on this and giving yourself a spin. The girls we have are good teachers. In fact they're very good.Originally Posted by Munted
They may be good teachers. I know a good number of qualified and unqualified teachers who seem to be doing a good job.Originally Posted by jonny danger
Me too. If you don't think too much about teaching, cause that's your profession, and think about other professions you'll have to agree some people do it well without much training. Some have all the training and never really catch on. Sometimes too we have yet-to-be discovered talents. I know a guy who plays 15 musical instruments. What did John Lennon say? Even if it's a tuba, give it to me and I'll get something out of it.
tell that shit to the m.o.e., sure they wanna here it!Originally Posted by jonny danger
Just a question to ask you if you think its all bad that a non native speaker teaches English.
I am a Scot albeit born to Italian mother and so almost bilingual as of an early age.
I married a Frenchwoman, lived in France for 24 years and had two kids to the aforementioned lady.
I speak French, Italian and Spanish fluently and have, of course, taught these languages in the past.
Do most of you know that a new student cannot recognise a dialect or difference in non native way of speaking for at least 6 months.
I am interested in your opinion.
PS Think about this chaps. Jim from Aberdeen teaches the kids yet the kids do not produce the beautiful Abardeen tones. Have you ever asked yourself why?
I've been following a particular TEFL job for the past 3 years on the ajarn job page. It always popped up just about every March and October ... but not this year. And they always mentioned in the advert wanting native speakers only. Come to find out they are now hiring Filipinas. I wonder now if I'll be able to get a job there. I was really looking forward to that extra 30K coming in out in the boondocks.