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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:51 am

General Mackevili wrote:I would even think about contacting "Conversations with Foreigners" and see if they'll let you in a classroom....
I'll play dumb and pretend I didn't just Google this, as it wouldn't add to the forum - tell us more about this "Conversation with Foreigners", theGeneral!
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by UKJ » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:09 am

The guy I knew, ( didn't answer my last email , maybe MIA!) , said the jobs were 5 hours a day, over 12 hours? How does that work?
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:22 am

UKJ wrote:The guy I knew, ( didn't answer my last email , maybe MIA!) , said the jobs were 5 hours a day, over 12 hours? How does that work?
Split shift. It means they're not paying you for non teaching time at school, but I promise you'll be working.
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by UKJ » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:46 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
UKJ wrote:The guy I knew, ( didn't answer my last email , maybe MIA!) , said the jobs were 5 hours a day, over 12 hours? How does that work?
Split shift. It means they're not paying you for non teaching time at school, but I promise you'll be working.
I checked the email, and he also said................... " No paid office hours. Lucky to clear $1000 per month".
Sounds harsh.
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:51 pm

Exactly - unpaid non teaching time. You do your prep and marking for free. So, cut whatever the advertised hourly rate is by a half, or at best a third for a more experienced teacher. Not counting the hours you'll while away on Candy Crush filling in time because the class schedule is written to suit the school, not you.
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:13 am

StroppyChops wrote:
General Mackevili wrote:I would even think about contacting "Conversations with Foreigners" and see if they'll let you in a classroom....
I'll play dumb and pretend I didn't just Google this, as it wouldn't add to the forum - tell us more about this "Conversation with Foreigners", theGeneral!
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by tingmoung » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:04 pm

I agree with most of what General Mackevili said.

Get your CELTA, if you want to teach English. You can find work at ACE and GET (and a few others) in Phnom Penh for over $20 per hour. Alternatively, you can work in the Persian Gulf for a few years and then relocate to PP.

Two of my associates worked in Saudi

Associate 1: CELTA + BA +zero experience = $35,000 per year + housing, airfare, healthcare all tax free.

Associate 2: CELTA + MA + over 10 years experience = $120,000 per year + housing, airfare, healthcare all tax free.

Yes, you can find work in PP without a CELTA. Every such job that I know of is underpaid and dehumanizing. Also, the initial cost of the CELTA should be thought of as an investment. You will rapidly make your money back.
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Re: CELTA courses in Thailand

Post by UKJ » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:42 pm

The OP didn't mention he had a degree though. With no degree, I've never seen a difference stated in TEFL v CELTA.
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