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International House CELTA in CHIANG MAI????
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aaaronr



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yasuke,

The center is about 5-1o miles outside of town. It would be difficult to commute. The center is a great place to stay.
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weshh1



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates with recent experiences?
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chiang Mai is a great place to do the CELTA...and the trainers are higy professional and competent. You wil enjoy Chinag Mai. It is one of the most beautiful places here in Thailand. Good luck! Very Happy
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weshh1



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

Anyone have input on how the "Thai style" restaurant food is at the CELTA center in Chiang Mai?
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the food is delicious! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it authentic and do they use local ingredients? Relatively healthy?
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they offer traditional, sumptuos, Lanna (Northern Thai) dishes ...my favourite is Pad Thai fried noodles with prawns...you can also try having Thai cooking lessons there.....excellent local food! Enjoy the wonderful Chiang Mai hospitality there. Very Happy Very Happy
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The street food from the stalls is not always so healthy. They use the oil that is thrown out by McDonald's. McDonald's can only filter their oil one time then they have to dispose of it. The street stalls then take it and use the discarded oil.
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weshh1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks EFL ed!

Plumpy Nut; I have been hearing stories about asian oil for a while. Sounds like this is something that is practiced in several asian countries? I thought it was only China but I suppose if it saves money anyone can go for it.
Luckily, I'm not a huge fan of fried food. I will learn in the native language "What oil do you cook with"?" and "Is this organic?" haha Smile
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