Entrust TEFL: It’s A Joke

Actors In Job Placement Circus

Actors InThe Job Placement Circus

There has been a great deal of drama surrounding the placement of my peers during (and following) the TEFL training course. There has been an even larger dearth of professionalism throughout the process.

Overall, the placement process was rushed, expectations were poorly set, individuals were unprepared, and there was an utter lack of customer service. It’s really not my battle since I haven’t asked Entrust TEFL to place me in a job, but let me explain so that those of you thinking of enrolling in the Entrust TEFL program or teaching in Thailand will have some background that my peers in the program and I did not have. (Thank you for your questions and emails.)

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Entrust TEFL: Week 2, Part Three: English Camp

Teachers Demonstrating (I Hope) A Game

Teachers Demonstrating (I Hope) A Game

I’m not going to lie to you, I was quite hung over this morning.  We all were.  After two days of classroom practical training and relentlessly adoring live children to teach, we were all ready to blow off some steam.  And we did so, in fine fashion, with a little pool party last night.  But amazingly, the lethargy and rough edges vanished when we arrived at the school.  The energy of the children made us instantly forget about ourselves and we were instantly strong and powerful again. Continue reading