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    Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Last edited by ScienceGuy; 26th January 2009 at 16:23.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Question #1 What is a Mathayom? a.) A grade level in Thai schools which is equivalent to 6 years plus the Mathayom level. So Mathayom 1 is the same as 7 years of school. b.) A toilet. c.) A Math class d.) A grade level in Thai schools which is equivalent to 10 years plus the Mathayom level. So Mathayom 1 is the same as 11 years of school.
    B) innit?
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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Is this a pisstake?
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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Sorry to burst your bubble science guy, but that test has the potential to be a major money spinner for many thai. if you honestly think you will get your foot in the door, what do you think would happen?

    I would suggest that you do not contemplate weekend to pataya with your hands tied behind your back or you might find yourself leaving your 17 floor hotel room by a different exit to the one you entered by/

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Personally, I think the ScienceGuy threads are becoming a bit tedious. I would dare say at this point he's promoted his idea enough.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Perhaps ScienceGuy could actually take the course and see what it is all about before he makes his own. Then maybe he might talk out of the correct orifice.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Quote Originally Posted by BerryGoose View Post
    Perhaps ScienceGuy could actually take the course and see what it is all about before he makes his own. Then maybe he might talk out of the correct orifice.
    ^Yup. He might try taking the tests, too!!

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Last edited by ScienceGuy; 26th January 2009 at 16:21.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    I probably will take it this semester. The 20 hours for 5000 baht isn't as good of a deal as my one-on-one lessons with a Thai teacher which cost 8000 for 30 hours...

    Thank you for your support.
    eh, if youre talking per hr then youre paying more for your 1-on-1...

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Last edited by ScienceGuy; 26th January 2009 at 16:21.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    its main drive is to replace penniless wankers with desperate (technically more qualified) filipinas. i mean, come on, lets look at english teaching as a whole:

    1) wages have essentially remained stagnant while the cost of living has doubled (looking at the past 20 yrs)

    2) tighter visa restrictions, more paperwork, higher fees with each passing year

    3) tons of bad publicity brought on by karr et al

    4) students lag behind their counterparts in other countries (chiefly, vietnam)

    they want everybody but the cream to leave.

    ive met some very good filipina teachers. theyre cheaper for thai schools, far more obedient (ha) than any westerner, and willing to sacrifice their existence for a job. a directors dream incarnated!

    personally, i think the new course/tests/license rigamoral is an ingenious invention on the part of moe and the like. and it may just turn out to be fruitful for the country and its education system in the long run.

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    The reality, based on forum posts, is that poor teachers are being overcharged for a course that they consider useless.
    Yeah but I think that the point about Johnny Thai not wanting his 'nice little earner' being taken away by the big-nosed white devil is a valid one!

    Good luck anyway

    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    ive met some very good filipina teachers. theyre cheaper for thai schools, far more obedient (ha) than any westerner, and willing to sacrifice their existence for a job. a directors dream incarnated! personally, i think the new course/tests/license rigamoral is an ingenious invention on the part of moe and the like. and it may just turn out to be fruitful for the country and its education system in the long run.
    Possibly makes sense (though I might disagree with whatever it is you said to earn all those reds!)
    Last edited by Lor Ling; 8th June 2008 at 05:28. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    ^^I would tent to suspect that it is more of an unintended consequence than a devious master plan!
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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

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    Seems like the pot is indeed calling the kettle black does it not ?



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    Re: Thai Language and Culture class - PTA making new course

    Christ Science Guy, you've really got a bee in your bonnet over this PTA stuff, eh?

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