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teaching diploma. St Theresa international university

Discussion in 'Qualifications & Courses' started by thaicbr, 15 Jan 2015.

  1. natewill

    natewill Active Member

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    I have emailed them twice asking about clarification on having to physically attend their campus. No reply so far. So obviously St Theresa is definitely a Thai school.
     
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  2. Yannick

    Yannick New Member

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    Hi there,
    I want to get a Thai teacher licence.
    By attending this course will it be possible?
    I'm a French teacher and I teach French. I'm a bit worried this course is going to be to hard for me.
    Any previous experience of teachers attending, passing and getting the Thai teacher licence?
    Thanks!
     
  3. Stamp

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    :welcome2

    This course is accredited by The Teachers' Council of Thailand. Other courses can be found below.

    IFUGAO State University - Diploma in Teaching | Thailand Teaching Asia - Living and Teaching in Thailand

    UniTEFL Certficate in Professional Teaching | Thailand Teaching Asia - Living and Teaching in Thailand

    Nottingham PGCEi or IFUGAO State University | Thailand Teaching Asia - Living and Teaching in Thailand
     
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  4. Yannick

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    Thanks Stamp!
    I would actually prefer a place where I can physically go (in Bkk, on Saturdays only)
     
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  5. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    In that case, St. Theresa is your best choice. AFAIK, it's the only one that offers F2F-classes.
     
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  6. portnoy58

    portnoy58 Well-Known Member

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    There was at least one French guy on the Nottingham PGCEi this year and as far as I know he's doing fine. He spoke English with a very strong French accent à la Inspector Clouseau, but that's not really important because he was perfectly comprehensible; all your submissions and assessed work will be in English though when it comes to doing things like lesson reviews and the research project you'd probably have to translate into English. Crikey I speak with a discernible Scottish accent and there's some who wouldn't have me in their school because of this! There were certainly a fair few non-NES teachers on the course so being a French French teacher won't disqualify you. Judging from your brief post your English is top notch - you'll just need to adapt it for academic purposes. Bonne chance comme on dit en Écosse!
     
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  7. Yannick

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    Merci!!
    Honestly my son is still very young and I want to spend a maximum of time with him. I just started working in a modest international school and just heard about this teaching licence thing...I don't really have the time and courage to study but I do need to secure my job and career in Thailand.
    Without being discriminatory or offensive, the St. Theresa degree seems easier than PGCEi, right?
    Cheers,
     
  8. portnoy58

    portnoy58 Well-Known Member

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    Yannick is your future in Thailand or elsewhere? When your son is bigger what would you want him to do in terms of his education? Stay in Thailand or what? If you see your future entirely in Thailand then St Theresa's or IFUGAO is good enough; if you want a qualification that crosses borders and has a reasonable international reputation then go for the PGCEi or equivalent - it will enable you to teach in a range of countries whereas the first mentioned tickets don't really travel. I couldn't say if the PGCEi is more difficult or not. It's much more flexible in that after a four day course in Bangkok everything else is online whereas the other options require attendance over a period of time. Others are better qualified to judge on the academic merits of each course.
     
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  9. Stamp

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    Fully agree.
     
  10. Yannick

    Yannick New Member

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    Yes, my future is in Thailand, I will go for this course.
    Any other members attended it?
    Cheers,
     
  11. spidey

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    I am attending the IFUGAO course. Its um....its...well, it gets the job done and I have learnt some stuff. Its been used by others to get the teaching licence before....no watertight guarantees that it will do it future but its a pretty good bet. The fact to face classes are....interesting. Its very doable while you are working. I am satisfied with it.
     
  12. Yannick

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    the the IFUGAO course is face to face? what days is it on? Do they have a valid phone number???
    thanks
     
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  13. Stamp

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    Thanks, but still unable to call them...
     
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    spidey Well-Known Member

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    There is a face to face class each month. After the class you need to go away and do your own study/work. The face classes generally seem to last about 6 hours.
     

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