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An English teacher kidnapped in Yemen

 
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crewmeal1



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: An English teacher kidnapped in Yemen Reply with quote

Yet another kidnap in what was once a great Country. Hope he'll be freed soon.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2558459/British-teacher-feared-kidnapped-Yemen-wife-reports-missing.html
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta go get sign up to teach in Yemen. Yes indeed.

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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kidnappings were pretty common even when Yemen was considered pretty safe for travel. Hopefully this one too will end with the teacher being released.

One interesting error was that AMIDEAST (where the AM stands for America) was referred to as the "British Institute of Languages."

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Tazz



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why....why...WHY would anybody go and work there? I see that a group called New Horizons are recruiting now-wonderful salary of $750 a month-+ shared housing.....
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it is a fascinating country? Because they like the idea of adventure? Not for me, but I know lots of teachers who had great experiences there over the years. But, I doubt most of them would venture there now. Sad for the people whose educations are being restricted.

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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Because it is a fascinating country? Because they like the idea of adventure? Not for me, but I know lots of teachers who had great experiences there over the years. But, I doubt most of them would venture there now. Sad for the people whose educations are being restricted.

VS


A bit sadder for the teachers who get kidnapped or killed there...
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Sad for the people whose educations are being restricted.



Unfortunately peoples educations are restricted everywhere in Asia by cultures that are incompatible with Western education.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prof.Gringo wrote:
veiledsentiments wrote:
Because it is a fascinating country? Because they like the idea of adventure? Not for me, but I know lots of teachers who had great experiences there over the years. But, I doubt most of them would venture there now. Sad for the people whose educations are being restricted.

VS


A bit sadder for the teachers who get kidnapped or killed there...

I didn't note anyone suggesting that it was great news for them... but the teachers that I know that have worked in Yemen left with great affection for their students and are naturally sad that their educations are being curtailed due to the activities of extremists.

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