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  1. OxfordDon replied to the thread Orwell's "Burmese Days" (1934).

    Oh, did I really say 90% of foreign teachers? I meant to say 90% of expats; I'm sure most of the teachers are part of the other 10%!

    17 Jan 2017 at 16:16
  2. OxfordDon liked DavidUSA's post in the thread Orwell's "Burmese Days" (1934).

    When OxfordDon talked about how he thought 90% of foreign teachers in Thailand are like the colonial occupiers in Burmese Days--forgive...

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  3. OxfordDon replied to the thread Orwell's "Burmese Days" (1934).

    :-) Actually, I'm definitely not a prig, and I don't blame people for sexual excess (as long as it's between consenting adults), in...

    17 Jan 2017 at 16:11
  4. OxfordDon replied to the thread Advice on negotiating with Thai people..

    Oh, and present your solution or position in a way that enables them to save face!

    17 Jan 2017 at 14:48
  5. OxfordDon liked sirchai's post in the thread Free certificates for people who live in Thailand....

    Thanks a lot. Please help me to make sure that the tired guy gets it for free. I had a lot of fun with people from all around the world,...

    17 Jan 2017 at 14:32
  6. OxfordDon replied to the thread Advice on negotiating with Thai people..

    Hi BF, as others have said, and you know this anyway, in Thailand calm, courteous, quiet, firm go a long way. As in any negotiation,...

    17 Jan 2017 at 14:30
  7. OxfordDon replied to the thread Bayern - the place I come from.

    I've spent about 4 years on and off in Germany and really love the food and the pride that Germans (including Bavarians !) take in their...

    17 Jan 2017 at 10:17
  8. OxfordDon replied to the thread How do you save/invest money?.

    If you take almost any type of investment since 1970 (as per the S&P link) you will see a substantial average annualised return, but in...

    17 Jan 2017 at 10:05
  9. OxfordDon replied to the thread Free certificates for people who live in Thailand....

    Nice one chai. And some of these courses are relevant to ELT/TESOL. Here's one about corpus linguistics from the University of...

    17 Jan 2017 at 07:32
  10. OxfordDon replied to the thread Happy Teacher/Teacher's/Teachers/Teachers' Day.

    Thanks Paul , and you, and all.

    16 Jan 2017 at 11:35
  11. OxfordDon replied to the thread Government launches '20 year strategic education plan'..

    Gor luvaduck as my dear old grandad used to say!

    16 Jan 2017 at 11:34
  12. OxfordDon replied to the thread Pisa Test Scores.

    :-) yes he did David, and his "Burmese Days" sums up my view of 90% of expats in Thailand. I'm glad to know that this forum is comprised...

    15 Jan 2017 at 16:00
  13. OxfordDon replied to the thread Pisa Test Scores.

    I'm glad there is debate on this, but to really discuss it one needs to look beyond the headline figures (I'm not suggesting you...

    15 Jan 2017 at 15:53
  14. OxfordDon replied to the thread Thai will become world language.

    I agree Aj Mike, the initial barriers to entry of Thai look and sound pretty scary and I think that puts a lot of people off. But even...

    15 Jan 2017 at 14:09
  15. OxfordDon replied to the thread Pisa Test Scores.

    The PISA has always been methodologically flawed, but with the introduction of a global awareness factor in the next round of testing it...

    15 Jan 2017 at 08:27