The Holidays are now over…

Standard

Today is the 27th December and most of the celebrations are over. I have been spending time with my family; but tonight I am back off to work…well, my part time job that it. As you all know I had an interview with Speed School of English in Poland. I wait for twenty minutes on Monday for Natalie to contact me about the position. We were going to discuss about a start date etc; however, I decided that one month would not be enough time to organise everything here. I have enough money to pay for a flight etc but I have to sort my Guide unit out. As I cannot really leave the girls half way through the year.

I am starting to regret not accepting the position in Poland but I am now more determined to remember everything and to improve my interview skills. I am going to finish the modules I have got to do with i-to-i TEFL – I have passed the Teaching Business English module though; I passed it before Christmas. I need to got everything sorted!

I have been in contact with a company called Flying Cows; which is a company that places people in Korea. I have been missing calls from Amanda, the founder and I now have her email address. There are many questions about the placementing. I will keep you all posted about that.

However; I am going to get back in contact with IC Bilbao in the New Year and see if I can start there in September. I really don’t know what do at the moment; any ideas are welcome!!

Video virals: Thai student swears at foreign teacher

Standard

The video has made me a little nervous now. I have reblogged it; I am glad that I did the Teaching in Thailand module from i-to-i! The class is not speaking English…what’s up with that?!

I do not take any of this BS in my current school; but then this behaviour is becoming more and more as technology becomes more advanced.

Let’s just take note people…

cornishkylie

This video has been doing the rounds on Thai news websites and a number of TEFL teaching groups I’m in. Watching it, I was taken back to many a moment in my own time TEFL teaching in a Thai government school!

A loose translation of what the boy is saying, courtesy of Bangkok Post:

“They’re hiring you to teach. Why the &*$@ do you scratch your foot? Do your work! This is my country. Understand? I’m scolding you and you still don’t look at me. Animal! Monitor Lizard? Look at me!

“You’re wearing black. Are you going to your father’s funeral?

“You’re scratching your foot again. You have no manners.”

Although these words might not appear hugely offensive, cultural differences need to be taken into account.  For example, you do not want to be called a monitor lizard (or a dog, or buffalo equally) in Thailand.  The Thai word…

View original post 590 more words

Television…how different will it be?!

Standard

20130901-154212.jpg

At this very moment in time I am watching the television; the World Rowing Championships in Chungju in Korea…it looks beautiful there! I love where the Championships is taking place, it looks so green. This has made me think about what television programmes I will or will not see when move abroad.

20130901-153543.jpg

I was a fan of Big Brother when it first came out; watching it every day and night – is there an Asian version?! I wonder what it would be like. Who and where would it happen?! What about BONES; a programme I can watch over and over. I know that I would need to watch Soap Operas; for the “everyday language use” for the language of the country I teach in…

Are there any shows you would recommend? Or shows that you think you make me giggle; I love to have a good old laugh!