Friday, September 01, 2006

The Unfortunate Position of Having to Give a Damn

I'm in the unfortunate position on having to give a damn about something, and have been for some time now -- I've been doing a DELTA course on a part-time basis for nearly three years now, staying home on weeknights (well, some of them, anyway) to write papers about Phonemics and Gerunds and Phrasal Verbs and such.

Tomorrow I'm going off to London to finish the fucker off once and for all.

It's high noon at the OK Corrall man. . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

yo english, if you're gonna be here tomorrow and don't mind going for a brewski or a ukranian party i might be going to, give me a call. i'm at old street in london.
0778 315 1009
alex

The Yank said...

You got a great blog, I read often. Like you I'm somewhere in the FSU, I refuse to give my location, because the lifestyle(pardon the pun) is too good, wages are nice, privates are plentiful and lucrative if you know what you're doing and I don't want this place inundated with backpacker type hacks who would flood in and drive down wages and turn the country into another Czech Republic. I've been in Tefl here going on 8 years. I've become a Cambridge Examiner for KET, PET, FCE and CAE and I've also become an IELTS examiner. Life is good and I can relate to many of your entries. I guess the reason I'm writing you now is I was a little surprised to hear you're going for the DELTA. Three years distance at that, I thought there was a time limit on when you need to finish. I'm thinking of doing it myself, is it worth it? I'm just thinking of doing it for the feather in the old TEFL career. Good luck in London, have a few pints for me, great stuff, I was there on a training course in May and had some of the best tasting beer in my life.

English Teacher X said...

I'll tell you if it's worth it after I'm finished with it! I wouldn't have done it, but my school paid for it.

There's usually a two year time limit but it took six months for a couple of the bank transfers of payment to clear.

Thanks for the offer Alex but I'm too busy doing fucking phonemic transcriptions. . .