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BootOfTheBeast



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: IH Bangkok Delta course Reply with quote

Yet another IH Bangkok enquiry, sorry!

I've read a few ageing posts re the Celta course, but was wondering if anyone had any insights on the intensive Delta course they run - specifically, the tutors and facilities. There were some concerns on previous threads about cramped conditions and dearth of computers, but I'm not sure if they still hold true a couple of years on.

They also offer pre-arranged apartment accommodation for $1000 (8 weeks) at a place called The Manor, quote "Kalapapruek Road, Bangwa, Phasicharoen, Bangkok, 10160 -- a 10-20 minute shuttle bus ride and a 10 minute sky train ride to IH centre."

Does that sound about right, money and time-wise? Not too sure about current prices, especially if inflation is anything like it is in HCMC! I'm also wondering if doing that commute everyday on top of the course stress would be a bad idea.

Thanks in advance,

Boot
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: IH Bangkok Delta course Reply with quote

BootOfTheBeast wrote:
There were some concerns on previous threads about cramped conditions and dearth of computers, but I'm not sure if they still hold true a couple of years on.





They probably don't have many computers because most people bring thier own laptop. I'll bet they have WiFi though. As far as the cramped conditions, welcome to the Bangkok TEFL scene. It doesn't really make a whole lot of difference in the end.

For uncramped conditions that are quite nice, you might try Chiang Mai University TEFL. The conditions there were quite spatious and it's easy to take a motor bike there, if you can handle one.


BootOfTheBeast wrote:
They also offer pre-arranged apartment accommodation for $1000 (8 weeks) at a place called The Manor

Does that sound about right, money and time-wise? Not too sure about current prices, especially if inflation is anything like it is in HCMC! I'm also wondering if doing that commute everyday on top of the course stress would be a bad idea.



Boot


If you're talking about 1000 US in addition to the TEFL cost it's too much to pay for two months in an apartment. You could get accomodation cheaper and use the savings to help buy a laptop if you don't have one. Because in ESL education you are going to need one.

If you want accomodation that is reasonably priced right next door to your TEFL school. Go to "The TEFL Institute". They have accomodation right next door and it's pretty reasonably priced for downtown Silom.
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BootOfTheBeast



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your comments Plumpy Nut. Will have a look at alternative accommodation.

Boot
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songsamnim



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approach this program with caution, as you will be sharing the cramped space with up to 24 CELTA trainees, the head trainer was formerly their head CELTA trainer and only has taught one Delta course, which had an abysmal pass rate. Maybe in a few years it will be a solid center, but right now think carefully and ask lots of questions! If you do decide to study there, avoid the accommodation they offer and use soidb.com or mrroomfinder.com.
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Mr. Leafy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been two years since a post in this topic. Can anyone offer anything more recent on any aspect of the Delta course or accommodation?

Their website looks unattractive and I sometimes let that overly influence me about a business but sometimes you can be surprised.
ILA in Vietnam has a much more professional looking site but the ease of having an accommodation package in real apartments (in Bangkok) rather than a hostel is appealing.

I'd like to know about the library too - does it have all the books you'd want to look at during a Delta?
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SiThep



Joined: 30 May 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

songsamnim wrote:
Approach this program with caution, as you will be sharing the cramped space with up to 24 CELTA trainees, the head trainer was formerly their head CELTA trainer and only has taught one Delta course, which had an abysmal pass rate. Maybe in a few years it will be a solid center, but right now think carefully and ask lots of questions! If you do decide to study there, avoid the accommodation they offer and use soidb.com or mrroomfinder.com.


Thanks for the heads up.
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D. Merit



Joined: 02 May 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SiThep wrote:
Thanks for the heads up.


The post is over two years old.
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IH reminds me of IHOP. Laughing
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