It should be "Fuck you're good". And thanks for the acknowledgment!Originally Posted by torbek
Quite right!Originally Posted by Munted
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.
I hope you're not getting rattled. You're making some quite basic grammatical errors.Originally Posted by torbek
T, you've changed that - very sneaky!Originally Posted by torbek
Rattled? Take a lot more than you to rattle me, sweetheart!Originally Posted by Munted
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.
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?Originally Posted by torbek
Articles T, I'm sure you wouldn't want your students not using them!Originally Posted by torbek
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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.Originally Posted by Munted
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.Originally Posted by torbek
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.
With that mentality, it WILL not be an easy ride.
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Never raise your hand on a student... it leaves your groin unprotected!
Originally Posted by kidneystoneOK, assume that's correct. Turn it aroundOriginally Posted by torbek
'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.
Not much?Originally Posted by Munted
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...
'prestigious' - what's the going rate for that word these days?Originally Posted by torbek
That's right, I don't want it associated withOriginally Posted by torbek
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.Originally Posted by torbek
What, just as a kind of idle, 'that could be me' pipe dream? On the ajarn job page?Originally Posted by Storekeeper
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
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.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
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."
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.Originally Posted by Covertjay