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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jadoaus wrote:
Veildsentiments: YCMES now manage/are affiliated with YALI, as far as I can tell. Are you saying Amideast is no more in Yemen/another affiliate? I'm afraid I don't quite follow, sorry if I'm being dim.

This is the reason that the link is dead on the AMIDEAST site. They are not involved with any of the schools in Yemen at this time and thus are doing no hiring.

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jadoaus



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHHH. Bugger.

Thanks for the clarification. So it's YALI or BC...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm presenting a teacher at the AMIDEAST office in Aden, Yemen. I've been here a month and am enjoying the experience of both living and teaching in Yemen. The teacher development is extensive for new teachers, regardless of how many years of experience they hold. There's a lot of teacher observation (i.e., I'm observed and I observe others as well, followed by constructive feedback), and we have weekly teacher discussions as a group, which includes Yemeni teachers who are also new to the field. I've been impressed with the professionalism and teacher support as well as the warm welcome from the established teachers and from my students.

I'm not sure why the link on AMIDEAST's site is not working, but I suggest you email the coordinator for info about future hirings and teacher qualifications. I have an MA in Teaching/TEFL emphasis but believe there are teachers here with BA's. Lastly, AMIDEAST hires both native and non-native English speakers.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I'm presenting a teacher at the AMIDEAST office in Aden, Yemen."

What DO you mean ?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes
How about "presently a teacher here in Yemen." I trust the rest of my post was coherent.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"My words mean anything that I choose them to mean," said a fictional character. I cannot remember what happened to him but I am sure that he came to a sticky end.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear scot47,

When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'

Poor Humpty - he DID come to a bad end.

'She never finished the sentence, for at this moment a heavy crash shook the forest from end to end.'

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again."

By the way, Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (though, according to the movie, the correct name should be "Alice in Underland') is quite good - IM (not so) HO.

http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/aliceinwonderland/

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John
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jadoaus



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nomad soul: That's interesting to hear. If you don't mind I shall pm you when I can. I'll get on to contacting the coordinator. Time to craft a nice email. Do you know anything about their San'a office?

As to words meaning what I want them to mean...It's so clear, I should have made my Ex read Alice.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that it was only the Sanaa school that was passed over to YCMES. The last AMIDEAST manager left there quite a long time ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curiouser and curiouser...

Maybe I should consider Aden as well
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really... this is the mysterious Middle East. Cool Most of the expats seem to prefer Sanaa. It certainly has a better climate while Aden can be hot and humid.

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jadoaus



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fired off an email to the AMIDEAST coordinator listed for Sana'a, recieved confirmation from the EL coordinator that they are indeed still operating in Sana'a, as well as Mukallah.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting... people in the know with AMIDEAST have told me the opposite.

...or are they perhaps just referring you to YCMES? Only the camel knows... Laughing

It's not really an issue for you as a teacher. Whichever one it says on your contract, they (AMIDEAST or YCMES) are dependable and relatively predictable.

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jadoaus



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, pretty brief email, so anyone's guess.

At least it made me google Mukalla: looks amazing, peaceful too. Incredibly hot also!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was working at AMIDEAST Sana'a in 2010. I can assure you it was there.
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