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Re: TEFL

Postby vladimir » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:58 pm

' I would still stay away, if not just for the really, REALLY shit books that you have to teach.'

Yeah, I love some of the book choices and the whacky expectations.Many schools/ unis are guilty of this. Often the people choosing the books have done very little teaching. Especially when they hand you a book like ' Academic Writing' and expect you to finish it in 10 weeks. (In addition to the reading book, 150pp plus)

Totally out of touch with reality.
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Re: TEFL

Postby hanky » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:09 pm

Captain Bonez wrote:Stay away from a school called "Beltei" they expect you to buy your own books and in some cases ive heard of people being asked to buy certain coloured shirts for different days of the week, i repeat, stay away from Beltei.


Someone told me they have cameras in the classrooms, so they can berate teachers who don't stand up the right way or whatever. That should vastly improve the level of learning there.
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Re: TEFL

Postby Captain Bonez » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:07 am

hanky wrote:
Captain Bonez wrote:Someone told me they have cameras in the classrooms, so they can berate teachers who don't stand up the right way or whatever. That should vastly improve the level of learning there.


yeah its true, ive seen teachers getting told they might have their chair taken away from them because they sat down for more than 1 minute, even had bosses staring, literally staring at us out the window on a smoke breaks tapping their watches, id rather slap on some lipstick on and a dress and try and earn cash at walk about than ever work there again, they are all cunts.
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Re: TEFL

Postby Captain Bonez » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:08 am

you also have to put up with nigerians that smell fucking horrific who they love employing, cheap labour :thumbsup:
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Re: TEFL

Postby vladimir » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:40 pm

Bonez, I worked at one Beltei franchise, and let me tell you, no, I repeat NO school I have worked at was stricter with students who got out of hand.The director and the Heads of English and Khmer departments regularly had kids in front of them crying after they had been bawled out.
I have a photo somewhere of them forcing a kid to have his hair cut in the school during class time because he didn't get it done at home.Very few other schools here would do this for fear of losing a student, and the students consequently run the school.

As one poster has already mentioned, different directors run different campuses in a different way, but almost all of the staff were always very helpful. I agree about buying the books though, but every school has it's little crazy thing that no logic can explain.

They paid a good rate, on time every time, and never ripped me off, more than can be said for some others.

One big plus, the aircon was amazing! Set at 16C and often had kids complaining it was too cold.

I worked with some Nigerian guys, the one guy, Harry is an excellent teacher who was one of the only foreign teachers giving homework when not told to do so, on his own initiative, so to speak.They are not all nasty people.


What campus were you at? Obviously a badly run one.
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Re: TEFL

Postby Captain Bonez » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:01 am

vladimir wrote:I have a photo somewhere of them forcing a kid to have his hair cut in the school during class time because he didn't get it done at home


point proven, bunch of cunts, hair cuts really prevent you from learning....
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Re: TEFL

Postby vladimir » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:52 am

bonez, I meant the discipline thing.
Agree about the haircuts.
Prison boarding school I attended made sure we had super-short haircuts just before we went on exeat to see our girlfriends, just to make sure everybody looked uncool - and this was in the 70s, when everyone had long hair except the chicks.
Didn't cut my hair for 2 years after leaving school.
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Re: TEFL

Postby Satan ™ » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:52 pm

as well as avoiding Beltei like the plague i would also advise DO NOT WORK FOR E.L.T, it's fine if you like getting paid late, teaching complete mind numbing books to a bunch of inept, nouvo riche dicks, working with a complete bunch of fuck wits (thats the khmers and Foreign staff) and being employed by a family who i wouldnt piss on if they were on fire, they wont even buy paper for christ sake, i had to literally go round the corner and buy my own blank paper to have things i wanted photocopied, and even then it seemed like a great deal of hassle for them to do it for me.
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Re: TEFL

Postby vladimir » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:01 am

'working with a complete bunch of fuck wits (thats the khmers and Foreign staff) '

You do realise that by posting this you are including yourself as a fuck wit, right?

There are some good points about ELT, listed below:

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Re: TEFL

Postby angsta » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:20 am

Satan ™ wrote:as well as avoiding Beltei like the plague i would also advise DO NOT WORK FOR E.L.T, it's fine if you like getting paid late, teaching complete mind numbing books to a bunch of inept, nouvo riche dicks, working with a complete bunch of fuck wits (thats the khmers and Foreign staff) and being employed by a family who i wouldnt piss on if they were on fire, they wont even buy paper for christ sake, i had to literally go round the corner and buy my own blank paper to have things i wanted photocopied, and even then it seemed like a great deal of hassle for them to do it for me.



I met a guy from Kent who worked for E.L.T. and who claimed, no boasted to have spent much of his youth (16-19) in a young offenders centre. Had some nice borstal tattoos. Lovely guy, seemed like a really great teacher.
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Re: TEFL

Postby Satan ™ » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:08 pm

vladimir wrote:'You do realise that by posting this you are including yourself as a fuck wit, right


if i worked there, yeah....

angsta wrote:I met a guy from Kent who worked for E.L.T. and who claimed, no boasted to have spent much of his youth (16-19) in a young offenders centre. Had some nice borstal tattoos. Lovely guy, seemed like a really great teacher.


if it's one of the characters i remember then he literally has a brain the size of a lepton. i was told he didnt understand the importance of paying rent, he thought that purchasing naughty drugs was the better choice, thats the kind of phlegm swigging idiots you'd have to work alongside.
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Re: TEFL

Postby vladimir » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:48 pm

I was working for a university here, and during the break, this American teacher came in, and started offering hash to everybody. I had just started there, this guy had no clue who I was, but he even offered me some.There must have been seven of us in the room, and he offered everyone and then waltzed off to start his class.

It's not just ELT.

If you have kids at a private school, you should ask them if they check for criminal records. And since you are paying, ask them if they check academic transcripts.No point in paying for an educator and getting a druggie with no degree.

' i had to literally go round the corner and buy my own blank paper to have things i wanted photocopied, and even then it seemed like a great deal of hassle for them to do it for me.'

Sorry, I thought you worked there, but you meant you left because of the fwits.
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