The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
CELTA at ECC Bangkok
We're beginning our fourth week of the course and are ready for it to be over. It's been extremely difficult and the pace, pressures, and workload are unbelievable. I brought my camera in the other day and snapped a few shots of the facility. It's actually a really nice place to train and everyone we are studying with is really kind and helpful. We are 17 total, made up of people from the U.S., England, Australia, Scotland ,Canada, and couple from Singapore (who are technically native English speakers). Our students are mostly young adult refugees from Sri Lanka, the Congo, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Somalia. They will eventually be placed in various countries and learning English to some degree is a requirement. They are all very sweet, extremely motivated, and wonderful to teach. We both look forward to continuing with this type of teaching in the future. It's simply the observation and critique that we can't wait to leave behind.