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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...my only job in Thailand was at a well-known gogo bar in BoyzTown in Pattaya: it was the high point of my career in gogo in terms of personal satisfaction...

    Different strokes for,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhammer820 View Post
    2 hours of experience
    Two years?

    ---Update---

    Tom's describing a place that is far and away the 'best' uni in Thailand though, so don't take it as an across the board description...

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    ...doing privates is the way to go...
    ...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...

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    ^ that's thinly veiled sexual innuendo, right?

    i don't even know anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    Two years?
    Yes, two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    i don't even know anymore

    That's coz ur sexuality starts to drain out of u as soon as u leave the LOS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    ^ that's thinly veiled sexual innuendo, right?
    ...not at all: I wear sexual innuendo on my sleeve...

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    Is a CBC required?

    ---Update---

    Okay, never mind. I finally found a link.


    NOTE: Criminal record clearance certificate. IS NO LONGER MANDATORY FOR VISA APPLICATIONS FROM 1st SEP 2011
    Regulations change from month to month and we have no control over the Thai consulates decision. Sometimes you just get someone in the wrong mood and they don't issue the proper visa. That said though we have never had a student who was refused a visa to get them into Thailand.

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    TESOL/TEFL Courses Are a Waste of Money

    Here's an article on TEFL/TESOL courses.

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    Very informative Lip, thank you.

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    Celta/tefl

    Bit late in the day but ...

    CELTA courses are accredited by Cambridge University. Cambridge university regularly vies with Oxford University to be the best university in the world.

    TEFL International say they are accredited by OTTSA. OTTSA seem to accredit online courses. They only seem to have accredited 3 "TEFL" institutions. I assume other "TEFL" schools are in a similar position to TEFL International. This is easy enough to check online. TEFL is just a generic term really.

    If someone wants to teach kids then i'm sure the CELTA skills are transferable & learning whilst teaching is where a lot of key skills come from anyway.

    Taking teacher training in Thailand for a month is a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint369 View Post
    Cambridge university regularly vies with Oxford University to be the best university in the world.
    errr they regularly vie with Harvard for the best university in the world (and usually win, according to most polls). Oxford are nearly as bad as Columbia.

    that said, a) yeah always bet on CELTA and b) don't they have a 'young learners' module or som'n?

    the TEFL international thingy might be useful for places like the middle east or vietnam where having a TEFL credential borders on being required. in Thailand IME few schools get moist over either TEFL or CELTA...
    Imodium can't stop me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint369 View Post
    TEFL International
    They are leaders in their field - I assume that you are referring to the Ban Phe centre?

    The skills learned on the TEFL course in Ban Phe cannot be measured simply.
    "Take this, brother; may it serve you well."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    The skills learned on the TEFL course in Ban Phe cannot be measured simply.
    Yes they can! It's a four week course that teaches the basics of classroom teaching along with some grammar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paint369 View Post
    Yes they can! It's a four week course that teaches the basics of classroom teaching along with some grammar!
    i think AK is implying that there's an "x factor," a certain insouciance, you just can't get anywhere else.

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