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If you don't enjoy CELTA then can you enjoy TEFL?
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coledavis



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LAVATE LOS MANOS!!

(I learned some Spanish from that show)
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Xie Lin



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coledavis wrote:

Am I the only person in the world who has never quite worked out what's funny (if anything) about Family Guy?



Nope. Cool

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coledavis



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got through the first two and a half clips which were quite enough to tell me that we live on different worlds. This was crude stuff which I did not find at all funny. Some people throwing up and an exaggerated pastiche of a thriller shoot-out. And the bloke talking about electrical equipment and nads.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, OP, if you find that you don't enjoy TEFL, at least there are plenty of TV shows to amuse you.
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coledavis



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, finger definitely off the pulse. What is an OP?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends who you ask. Mainly refers to Opening Post, or Original Post. Some people use it to mean Original Poster. Never been too sure myself, so I use it indiscriminately to look knowledgeable Very Happy
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artemisia



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. I thought it was original post/poster.

Indeed, lots of info about shows! I’d better do the CELTA thing first. I doubt if everyone on my course enjoyed it. I think at least two nearly pulled out. As far as I know everyone continued/ started teaching beyond it. I think it’s much the same as any course in that there are good and more onerous points to it. Sometimes you just sort of grit your teeth and get through. I find it easier to 'deliver' with a class I've got to know rather than a one off thing.

Onto other important matters: As a teacher in high schools, I considered having certain knowledge of some shows to be essential. I made sure I kept up with those little bas.. sweethearts! South Park was on that list and so was Little Britain. (Luckily I was already well-versed in that). I've never watched shows like Family Guy.

When kids would start telling me a story (from South Park) as though it were real, I’d be able to finish it for them - a bitter and jaw dropping moment (for them). I greatly enjoyed taking the wind out of their sails. Some specific information:

Butters “Tomorrow let chaos begin” [South Park]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ocaztxj87E

“Timmeh!” [South Park] Especially if you have someone named Timmy/Timothy in your class
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TloqFIEZJ6E&feature=related

“Computer says no” [Little Britain]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDxIFQLOiV0
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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coledavis



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one way of putting it, Fluffyhamster. You may want to portray me as narrow, but I could just as easily suggest that you are undiscriminating.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, you are not with the programme! Get with the programme, please! Be relevant to the OP!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teachers_(UK_TV_series)

A teacher comedy for nobody's taste, I'd imagine. But good for aversion therapy if someone is having doubts about a career in teaching, as the OP is.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGv2AqiSOwQ

The ever-popular Mind Your Language, produced in those innocent pre-PC days of yore. Oh, OP! Go abroad for even more mayhem in the classroom!
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coledavis



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, those halcyon days when being foreign was both exotic and funny.
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it'snotmyfault



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I didn't "enjoy" the CELTA, but I found it useful, coming from a non-teaching background. It gave me the confidence and basic skills to go into a classroom not looking like a rabbit caught in the headlights!! And I can happily say I'm enjoying my job at the moment.

More importantly here's a few of my favourite UK comedy programmes, happy memories!
The Young Ones
Blackadder
The Fast Show
Alan Partridge
The Royle Family
The League of Gentlemen (filmed near where I used to live)
The Office
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