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Re: What are my chances?

Posted By: James
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2013, at 1:14 a.m.

In Response To: Re: What are my chances? (Matthew Molloy)

Matt makes a few reasonable points; especially about going to International schools for the work ethic and salary. You're qualified.

But to comment on some of his points;
Matt's descriptions of ESL schools probably holds for about half of them.

"Your colleagues will mostly be semi-literate middle aged men who spend their time getting drunk with hookers/students."
-a lot of young foreign teachers fit that description as well (except their age)

"Don't do a TESOL certificate or CELTA. They are not real qualifications, just money making machines."
-Many TESOL certs are rubbish, but CELTA (and the equivalent Trinity CertTESOL) is a very well-established and useful certificate. It will make you a better teacher in any context, but in Vietnam it is likely that many things from the CELTA can't really be applied in the classroom - but some can.

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What are my chances?
Paulette Gordon -- Saturday, 27 April 2013, at 5:08 p.m.
Re: What are my chances?
nomad soul -- Sunday, 28 April 2013, at 4:27 p.m.
Re: What are my chances?
Matthew Molloy -- Wednesday, 1 May 2013, at 3:09 a.m.
Re: What are my chances?
enigma61 -- Thursday, 2 May 2013, at 1:50 p.m.
Re: What are my chances?
James -- Saturday, 11 May 2013, at 1:14 a.m.
Re: What are my chances?
Paulette Gordon -- Wednesday, 1 May 2013, at 12:58 a.m.
Re: What are my chances?
Tim -- Sunday, 28 April 2013, at 1:15 p.m.
Re: What are my chances?
Global Teacher -- Monday, 29 April 2013, at 6:20 p.m.

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