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Thread: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    Fuck your good!
    It should be "Fuck you're good". And thanks for the acknowledgment!

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    It should be "Fuck you're good". And thanks for the acknowledgment!
    Quite right!

    There you go!

    You kept at it, and now you've had your victory!

    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    Quite right!

    There you go!

    You kept at it, an now you've had your victory!

    I hope you're not getting rattled. You're making some quite basic grammatical errors.

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    an now you've had your victory!
    T, you've changed that - very sneaky!

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    I hope you're not getting rattled. You're making some quite basic grammatical errors.



    T, you've changed that - very sneaky!
    Rattled? Take a lot more than you to rattle me, sweetheart!

    But as many here have bemoaned in the past, I do tend to be verbose in my posts, so it takes me while to type, and I rarely read through them until posted.

    Oh, that and the fact it's a fucking internet forum not a bloody thesis!

    But keep correcting me if you wish. I am very impressed.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    Rattled? it's a fucking internet forum not a bloody thesis!

    But keep correcting me if you wish. I am very impressed.
    To impress the T takes a lot of hard work. I know your thesis wouldn't have (many) grammatical mistakes in it, just logical. BTW, What was the subject matter of your thesis?
    -----
    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    it takes me while to type
    Articles T, I'm sure you wouldn't want your students not using them!
    Last edited by Munted; 13th December 2006 at 21:15. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    Would those be the anecdotes or the pure bullshits?
    Well I cannot comment on the singas story but the senior academic ditty is perfectly true, I was also one of the farang staring sheepishly at my shoe leather.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek

    Every Thai, staff included, was now laughing to the verge of crying at the ridiculous notion of accepting teachers from other ASEAN countries...

    ____________________________________________

    No, Filipinos will not have an easy ride.
    That's a sad story. I mean, he must have forgotten that majority of Thai affluent families back in the 60's and 70's flew all their kids way to the Philippines to get their education from Filipino teachers and came back and started their own businesses. That most of Kasetsart's professors were educated there back then when the Philippines' education system was still strong and impressive.

    Considering that it took us 3 to 4 generations (1920's to present) for us to be able to speak English, I think it will take more than that for Thailand to get where the Philippine is at.

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    With that mentality, it WILL not be an easy ride.
    Last edited by Slurpyjoe; 13th December 2006 at 21:36.
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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by kidneystone
    Well I cannot comment on the singas story but the senior academic ditty is perfectly true, I was also one of the farang staring sheepishly at my shoe leather.
    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    A very senior man in academic circles who also had responsibility for a particular specialised program was giving a speech to 600 students of the program to encourage students to take up free summer classes to boost their English, he said word to the effect of...

    'Look at the team of teachers I have employed for you. From England, Australia, USA. I do not employ Filipinos for you. Or Indians.'

    600 students began laughing hysterically. Realising he was on a roll, he kept going...

    'No Malaysians. No Chinese.'

    Laughter grows so he keeps going, now acting as though he is delivering slapstick...

    'Or Cambodians! I dont give you Cambodians! Or Laos!'

    Every Thai, staff included, was now laughing to the verge of crying at the ridiculous notion of accepting teachers from other ASEAN countries...


    While all farangs loked at the ground sheepishly, embarrassed, and a little ashamed to be even connected with the episode. We could not believe what we were hearing from a senior guy at a presitgious university.

    No, Filipinos will not have an easy ride.
    OK, assume that's correct. Turn it around

    'Look at the team of teachers I have employed for you. From India, the Phillipines, Nigera. I do not employ Americans for you. Or British.'

    600 students began laughing hysterically. Realising he was on a roll, he kept going...

    'No Australians. No Canadians.'

    Laughter grows so he keeps going, now acting as though he is delivering slapstick...

    'Or Russians! I dont give you Russians! Or Poles!'

    Every Thai, staff included, was now laughing to the verge of crying at the ridiculous notion of accepting teachers from other native-speaker countries... "

    What would it take to produce this result? My contention has always been - not much.
    Canadians, Yanks, Kiwis, Aussies have pooped on the deck for too long. Give 'em enough rope and they'll hang themselves etc, etc.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    What would it take to produce this result? My contention has always been - not much.
    Not much?

    So it would not take much for a prestigious Thai university to decide that instructors educated in the countries that possess the overwhelming majority of the world's top universities (USA and UK) are now worth no more than derision, having been replaced by instructors educated in a country that cannot crack one university in the top 1000, and who used to be the target of the same derision?

    That wouldn't take much?



    Seriously, your contention has thus far been based on unsupported, logically-suspect foundations. Hell, you haven't even provided anecdotal support! Now in suggesting this scenario, your contention has deteriorated to the patently ridiculous.

    I am now totally of the view that this contention is not your reasoned forecast of the future, but a merely a wish you hope becomes a reality...

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    prestigious Thai university
    'prestigious' - what's the going rate for that word these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    Hell, you haven't even provided anecdotal support!
    That's right, I don't want it associated with

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    speculation, anecdotes, assumptions, and pure bullshit.!
    I believe the evidence will more than sufficiently convince you in the next 3 - 6 months. That's assuming you are, fundamentally, a rational human being.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    I've been following a particular TEFL job for the past 3 years on the ajarn job page.
    What, just as a kind of idle, 'that could be me' pipe dream? On the ajarn job page?

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    The philippinos I've met in Thailand who spoke English fluently were not here teaching.
    That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience. Charles Bukowski

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    There was a married Philippino couple at my school for two months that were fluent English speakers. They got work in import export trade and told the school "Thank you very much for allowing us to see the racism and incompetence that pervades the education system of Thailand. We will be informing all our friends about it."
    They resigned giving 3 hours notice. As soon as they had confirmed there new high paying job.
    Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
    The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    What do you lot think about the WAY Phillipinos teach??

    Some are very well spoken nice people, BUT teach in a bland rote learning style that offers not much to the kids IME.
    "Ka warea te ware. Ka area te Rangatira."

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Covertjay
    Some are very well spoken nice people, BUT teach in a bland rote learning style that offers not much to the kids IME.
    All I can say is that I think Filipinos overall speak much better English than Thai people do. And the simple fact is they don't have a bunch of white faces all over the place teaching English in the Philippines. Although it does seem, and I've heard that learning the English language is on the decline in the Philippines.

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