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"...and fruit flies like a banana."

Best of luck, Dave.

Thanks - and yes - thats the one.... ah brings back happy memories !!!

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Thanks to all of you for your feedback - I will take the advice onboard and I have added all the books to my 'potential books to buy list'.

Thanks again

Dave

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Thanks to all of you for your feedback - I will take the advice onboard and I have added all the books to my 'potential books to buy list'.

Thanks again

Dave

This list complied at Amazon may also be useful to you Dave...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CELTA-These-Only-B...tpa_f_1_rdssss0

Edited by janetdoe

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Just a short update and several more questions.

I have been to visit the 'TEFL Intercontinental' school in Pattaya and was quite impressed. There are 2 prices for the 8 week course. The lower price of around 25000 Baht is for the TEFL training and exam only. For a higher fee of around 45000 Baht, they guarantee to get you a job as well. The course is 5 days in the classroom and then 80 hours in a teaching/observer capacity.

The advice I would appreciate is this. Even though I will probably not be teaching children in the long term, would the best experience be training/assessment in a large school environment? Would this be better training than the 'gentler' option of a small language school with adults.

In the long term, I expect I would opt to teach in a small language school or at company premises (if anyone wil have me!!!), but as I have never taught before I thought that the experience of a large school environment may benefit me.

I Have not yet been to visit the 'Text-And-Talk-Academy', the other school in Pattaya recommended by forum members. I will go there next week.

Neither courses are CELTA, but I have taken the advice offered here and elsewhere, that I do not really need CELTA for what I am wanting to do. If I am wrong, then I can travel to Bangkok and take that course at a later date.

I have ordered the following books from Bookazine in Central Pattaya, Carrefour Mall, they were very helpful and even had book number 1.3 in stock.

1. Books Ordered

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1.1. Oxford Pocket Basic English Usage (by Michael Swan)

1.2. Essential Grammar in Use (by Raymond Murphy)

1.3. English Grammar in Use (by Raymond Murphy)

1.4. Advanced English Grammar in Use (by Raymond Murphy)

1.5. How To Teach English, (by Jeremy Harmer (Longman, 1998))

1.6. Grammar For English Language Teachers, (by Martin Parrott (CUP, 2000)).

2. Books Still To Acquire

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2.1. Learning Teaching (by Jim Scrivener ****get from where****).

2.1. Use Your Memory 'Tony Buzan' (can get from B2S in Pattaya **** where is this please****)

2.2. Training for Dummies (by Elaine Biech) (can get from Kinokuniya in Bangkok ****where is this please***)

Thanks for your help

Dave

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Thanks to all of you for your feedback - I will take the advice onboard and I have added all the books to my 'potential books to buy list'.

Thanks again

Dave

This list complied at Amazon may also be useful to you Dave...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CELTA-These-Only-B...tpa_f_1_rdssss0

It was and in fact still is... There are a two more books on that list that I might get after this first batch has arrived.

thanks again

regards

dave

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DK today are about the best suppliers of ESL books around they have a branch in Pattaya and will give you discount on larger orders.

Pay direct to the Bkk branch and receive your books within 2 days by EMS for a small extra cost.

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DK today are about the best suppliers of ESL books around they have a branch in Pattaya and will give you discount on larger orders.

Pay direct to the Bkk branch and receive your books within 2 days by EMS for a small extra cost.

You can transfer money at any ATM to their A/C

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There are 2 prices for the 8 week course. The lower price of around 25000 Baht is for the TEFL training and exam only. For a higher fee of around 45000 Baht, they guarantee to get you a job as well.

This is a total scam. They're offering to find you a job for 20,000 baht? Please. At least they're being up front about ripping you off; they have it clearly posted. They may as well rephrase it and say something like: 'If you are new to Thailand and the teaching scene, and unaware of how easy it is to find work, don't worry. We can help you, but you will have to bend over and let us have our way with you.'

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Yes the above job offer is a bit suspect - where will they employ you? what wages? who pays you? Work permit, licence visa etc???

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J, 2000)).

2. Books Still To Acquire

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2.1. Learning Teaching (by Jim Scrivener ****get from where****).

2.1. Use Your Memory 'Tony Buzan' (can get from B2S in Pattaya **** where is this please****)

2.2. Training for Dummies (by Elaine Biech) (can get from Kinokuniya in Bangkok ****where is this please***)

Thanks for your help

Dave

1.B2S used to have a large store on Sukhumvit in the small retail park next to Big C. However this has recently closed down. They have a smaller branch in the third floor of Royal Garden Plaza.

2. Kinokuniya. Has a large store in Siam Paragon Shopping Centre in Bangkok(Siam BTS station) and two other smaller (although still large) stores. . You can check if the book is availible at their website www.kinokuniya.com.

I have learning teaching, Use your memory and Training for Dummies. I live in central Pattaya and can get them copied for you if youi want. PM me if you want to do this.

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One week in the classroom is not enough. You may as well take a correspondence course, such as that offered by our new sponsor, ICAL. The industry standard is at least four weeks of full time classroom work plus six or more hours of closely observed and critiqued classroom practice teaching., such as that offered by our other sponsor, SEE.

As it has been stated forcefully, you don't need to pay a huge sum for a dubious guarantee to get a dubious job.

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One week in the classroom is not enough. You may as well take a correspondence course, such as that offered by our new sponsor, ICAL. The industry standard is at least four weeks of full time classroom work plus six or more hours of closely observed and critiqued classroom practice teaching., such as that offered by our other sponsor, SEE.

As it has been stated forcefully, you don't need to pay a huge sum for a dubious guarantee to get a dubious job.

I will check again that I wrote everything down correctly and then go and see her again. OK, I need to make sure I get 4 weeks training in the classroom from any course thats offered.

Agreed on the job 'front', I was planning to take the first option and then see what happened during the trainng period and of course ask questions here.

Thaks for the feedback on this.

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One week in the classroom is not enough. You may as well take a correspondence course, such as that offered by our new sponsor, ICAL. The industry standard is at least four weeks of full time classroom work plus six or more hours of closely observed and critiqued classroom practice teaching., such as that offered by our other sponsor, SEE.

As it has been stated forcefully, you don't need to pay a huge sum for a dubious guarantee to get a dubious job.

I will check again that I wrote everything down correctly and then go and see her again. OK, I need to make sure I get 4 weeks training in the classroom from any course thats offered.

Agreed on the job 'front', I was planning to take the first option and then see what happened during the trainng period and of course ask questions here.

Thaks for the feedback on this.

If you intend to " teach " in Pattaya after your TESOL, ESL whatever.............don,t forget your Criminal Records check too as this is being requested at Immigration and by Chonburi MoE now.

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J, 2000)).

2. Books Still To Acquire

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2.1. Learning Teaching (by Jim Scrivener ****get from where****).

2.1. Use Your Memory 'Tony Buzan' (can get from B2S in Pattaya **** where is this please****)

2.2. Training for Dummies (by Elaine Biech) (can get from Kinokuniya in Bangkok ****where is this please***)

Thanks for your help

Dave

1.B2S used to have a large store on Sukhumvit in the small retail park next to Big C. However this has recently closed down. They have a smaller branch in the third floor of Royal Garden Plaza.

2. Kinokuniya. Has a large store in Siam Paragon Shopping Centre in Bangkok(Siam BTS station) and two other smaller (although still large) stores. . You can check if the book is availible at their website www.kinokuniya.com.

I have learning teaching, Use your memory and Training for Dummies. I live in central Pattaya and can get them copied for you if youi want. PM me if you want to do this.

I know the shop you mean - went in there a few times but when I went in there last week - it had closed down - not surprised as it never seemed to have many customers.

Thanks for the offer on the books, I would certainly like to take you up on the offer if I cannot track them down. I am off to that website and then maybe a trip to Bangkok.

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Yes the above job offer is a bit suspect - where will they employ you? what wages? who pays you? Work permit, licence visa etc???

I think you are right wilko. I am replying in reverse order, so I put my thoughts in the reply to PeaceBlondie. Thanks for the comments, although I wasn't thinking of going for this option, this school could be dodgy and I could be getting ripped-off methinks!!!

cheers

dave

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