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I asked a simple question. I can provide the answer myself, if anyone's interested (without using an internet link). I'll try not to let your opinion of my "stocks" (this is usually used as an uncountable in this idiom, by the way) keep me from sleeping too much.

This kind of thread is a common type of Smeg ploy (to get people arguing about TEFL threads, his special monomania). I'd say it's MUCH MORE LIKELY that it's a Smeg ploy than that a person of the OP's alleged quals is for real in this case. If he is for real, my question should pose no challenge at all for him.

Oh, since he has a Bio qualification too, being a doctor and all- can you tell us why we can see easily through goggles underwater but not so well with the naked eye? Oh, why are telephoto lenses long?

Should pose no trouble, no trouble at all for a talented optical/medical researcher. I should be put to shame with the speed of your replies.

"Steven"

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I knew when I posted that I hadn't spelled it correctly.  That was part of your test- which you passed.  The other part was answering my relatively simple question, which you have not.  Anyone can "pretend" to be a published person- I just have to look up a name.  If your qualifications were truly what you say they were, my question would have been a relatively simple matter.

Too bad, Smeg.  Try again next time.

"Steven"

"Steven" "Steven" Quote spelled[/b] it correctly]Endquote - try this spelt it correctly?.

Your stocks have hit rock bottom! What makes you think you have the right to level unsubstansiated allegations . A super member you may be (super purely by number of posts) get down off your high horse your not admin nor moderator you are a member with aspirations that are obvious. :o

OP I am sure that some of the answers to your post will benefit some members sometime somewhere.

Steven, even if he is a troll, so what. The thread was going along fine without any

'TEFL vs. CELTA mudslinging' until your nice little vigilante post. One method is not better than the other, just different courses. The OP is trying to get suggestions on good ones whether TEFL or CELTA. Don't be so paranoid of trolls; they are people too. :D

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I asked a simple question. I can provide the answer myself, if anyone's interested (without using an internet link). I'll try not to let your opinion of my "stocks" (this is usually used as an uncountable in this idiom, by the way) keep me from sleeping too much.

This kind of thread is a common type of Smeg ploy (to get people arguing about TEFL threads, his special monomania). I'd say it's MUCH MORE LIKELY that it's a Smeg ploy than that a person of the OP's alleged quals is for real in this case. If he is for real, my question should pose no challenge at all for him.

Oh, since he has a Bio qualification too, being a doctor and all- can you tell us why we can see easily through goggles underwater but not so well with the naked eye? Oh, why are telephoto lenses long?

Should pose no trouble, no trouble at all for a talented optical/medical researcher. I should be put to sham]

e with the speed of your replies.

"Steven"

Steven I do not mind admitting that I could not answer your question - but to state it is a simple question - in laymens terms "bullshit".

I have read and reread the OP and I still fail to see where "Tyfon" claims to be a doctor.

He certainly states he is a "Scientist" with a degree in (biology and physics) and masters (physiology).

Add to this:

1.An Oculist is a qualified medical doctor who specialises in the treatment of diseases of the eye. Now an Oculust is also known as an Ophthalmologist or sometimes an ophthalmic surgeon.

2.The title Ophthalmologist is becoming increasingly popular with Doctors, especially in North America, perhaps because Oculist has been adopted by people who are not qualified doctors.

3.An Optician specialises in lenses and glasses(Optician comes through french from medieval Latin Optica, 'optics', the scientific study of light and vision, which goes back to the Greek Optos, 'visible'.

4.A dispensing Optician makes and sells glasses according to the prescription of an Oculist or Ophthalmic optician.

5.An Ophthalmic optician, more highly trained, is qualified to test sight and prescribe glasses as well.

Now all of this means diddly swat, the OP simply laid out his qualifications and work experience, it would appear the only person who considered him to be prententious was yourself and then you had the gall to say (I knew when I posted that I hadn't spelled it correctly. That was part of your test- which you passed).

Steven before you drop back to your usual diatribe " that I have some sort of an axe to grind - or a chip on my shoulder - or convienent qualifications - come down off your high horse we are not "your students" this is a discussion forum.

If the OP is indeed a troll I am sure KK as the forum leader will soon sort it out.

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You become paranoid when reading peoples post and I always assume that most decent posts are started by moderators or people connected to the company running the website to get the hit rate up so they can raise their advertising fees. Thai visa has many advertisers so a big hit rate is necessary.

The OP could be genuine but if somebody has been around universites that long wouldn't they surely consult the language department at the uni they study/research in, don't you think?

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Who the ###### is Smeg, I've been a casual user/reader on teflasia/ajarn.com and smeg was always mentioned on there. I always felt it was a moderator having some fun. Who the ###### is he/she?

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back to the OP :D

Another tefl you should look at before making a decision is at www.telf1.com.

This course cannot and doesn't try to compete with the CELTA which is by far the most comprehensive and internationally renowned course. TEFL1 one is more theory and student centred offering a fair priced introduction into the art of pedigogy.

The tutors on this course all work at universities or international schools so finding a job through them would be easy especially with your background.

Which ever one you do keep us informed and good luck ! :D

ps

A good troll or genuine? I think a good troll. :D who cares :o

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sanook2me yes the OP certainly appeared to be naieve considering his qualifications and experience but then again some "eggheads" are like that.

I am sure, KK has been around the traps for a fair amount of time and would have been monitoring the situation acting at the appropriate time. (Give someone enough rope and they will hang themselves.)

Message for KK - Tyfon may be too smart for his/her own good.

I received the following PM:

Thank you for your reply, some of the answers have indeed given me a better idea of what to look for. Sorry to have stirred things up. There are obviously some issues in this forum that I should have spent more time lurking and assesing before posting, but time is not my friend. Guess I'll lay off for a while.

Thanks again,

K.

KK - He may have outsmarted himself me thinks.('Lurking' - not so new as this is a sneaky reference to the "What is a newbie post")

Steven no apology, you still need to come down to earth and I am sure if you had bided your time, your "stocks" would not have plummented to such low levels!

egoist, egotist: - These nouns are often used inter-changeably, but there is a theoretical distinction. The egoist is self-seeking, selfish obsessed with his own interests. The egotist is self-centred and self-important, using the word I a great deal, and referring everything he hears to himself. ( The latin source of both words, 'ego', means 'I'.) An egoist might be nasty and ruthless, or sneaky perhaps; an egotist might be pompous and perhaps laughable. An egotist is boastful; an egoist might deliberately avoid boasting for fear that this would jeopadise his advancement.

Oh well back to something I do know about; - :o

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Mijan, I have no idea what you're on about, but you seem to be having fun in your fantasy world. Please continue to cheer my "demise" for our entertainment.

Incidentally, if I am reading your post correctly, you continue to misinterpret "lurking" as a special word used only in one thread of this forum. It is not- it is general Internet jargon. Once again, you're going to cause yourself a lot of trouble and others a lot of laughs if you don't adjust to normal forum slang.

MBKudu, if it's a certain troll that I know fairly well, then he is certainly not harmless- and this thread has some hallmarks of his style. In any case, I'm no friend of trolls and feel no sorrow at exposing them.

To answer my own first question above: To answer concisely, in the thin lens formula for glasses the image distance will be 2 cm less than with contact lenses, which means the focal length will be a bit lower to match. The image must be moved from the object (infinity) to the incorrectly placed far point of the person's vision; with contacts this far point is more or less exactly the image distance you want for the virtual image formed by the lens. With glasses, you have a 2 cm distance from the eye, so you want the virtual image to be focused at the far point minus 2 cm. Diopters are the inverse of the focal length.

"Steven"

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Tyfon - The Text & Talk course is good value for money, although if you are genuine you would be better off with the "CELTA" it's recognised world wide.

Steven :D but there is very little interest in your question and even less in your answer your :o:D:D:D

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To answer my own first question above:  To answer concisely, in the thin lens formula for glasses the image distance will be 2 cm less than with contact lenses, which means the focal length will be a bit lower to match.  The image must be moved from the object (infinity) to the incorrectly placed far point of the person's vision; with contacts this far point is more or less exactly the image distance you want for the virtual image formed by the lens.  With glasses, you have a 2 cm distance from the eye, so you want the virtual image to be focused at the far point minus 2 cm.  Diopters are the inverse of the focal length.

"Steven"

Yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah. :o

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