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Being an ESL teacher is the most pointless job in the fucking world. I currently teach about 10 classes of about 70 kids each, and literally not one speaks a word even though they've supposedly had English for over 9 years at this point. I have no TA, local teacher etc helping me (even though it's in the contract) and I make shit. Granted I teach in a pretty notoriously disorganized country (Vietnam) , but am wondering if it's actually better in other places in Asia or this is pretty much the MO.
This. English is enforced in my country since elementary school and yet, if you try to speak to the average teen in English, they won't understand shit. If the kids don't give a fuck, they won't learn.
I speak a total of four languages.
I only ever actually went to school for English & French.
My other two languages were picked up informally, ie. I did not learn them in school.
French is somehow my weakest language despite actually receiving over a dozen years of education.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
>>1495322 >Mexican teens from privileged families don't bother to learn English in school >uneducated Mexicans who have never been to school at all and earn their living through selling snacks & souvenirs to tourists can speak surprisingly decent English
It's easier to learn something when your survival depends on it, though.
>fuck i need to sell those or i'll die of hunger >gotta learn english asap to speak to gringos >damn, i sell a lot more since i can speak to gringos
any tips on nailing down French if Spanish is my second language and the only one I am solid at?
I took a few informal lessons with friends mainly about phonetics and how many accents go over so many vowels etc i have it all written down it's been a minute
Going to be in both Pago Pago and Apia next week. Has anybody been to either?
I like eating local food, and I don't know if either of these places eat coconut crab, but if they do I'm down.
bump. also I spelt Samoa right and wrong in the same sentence.
Hey /trv/ going to Japan in winter and have half my travel itinerary setup but looking for recommendations
second time in japan but this time I wont be in one spot
plans are start in
Tokyo -> osaka -> kyoto -> kinosaki onsen -> Tokyo
but im trying to fill in things for osaka and kyoto never been to either but I assume dotonbori is a must in osaka and for dinner im thinking of hitting up hyogo for a kobe beef kaiseki and in Kyoto obviously temples but which ones im not really sure
also looking for other places to possibly go to in Japan during winter or even nice restaurants anyone here might recommend
The hostels are actually pretty cheap to be honest now.
>>1495274 >>>> The hostels are actually pretty cheap to be honest "with you there"bfh now.
Hey look, isn't that Cüddles on here too BTW?
>>1495465 >>1495266 >>1495267
what am i supposed to take away from this?
It's a bot, report and ignore.
So I'm a Finn mysef but I've lived in other countries for 10+ years. I've lived in Japan for 2 yrs now.
Out of all the places I've traveled to / lived in, only the Japanese are even remotely as socially autistic as the finns. I would even say that compred to finland, japan has a larger general proportion of turbo autists, while that seems more limited in scope in finland
Prove me wrong /trv/
Definitely Rovanniemi and northern parts are nice, both summer and winter time.
I forget where but in Karelia-ish area you can still visit old WW2 trenches.
Besides that Turku is pretty sweet and åland is beautiful in the summer
Yes but slavs can carry a conversation a little better and arent afraid to call you out on your bs
Yeah, I guess that's true.
I think the Japanese are the Englishmen of Asia. Stuck up, they think they are better than everyone, and in some cases they are, but mostly their shit just stinks the same as shit in other places.
Looking to take a train ride to Seattle at the end of March/early April. Never been there before so i ask what the weather will be like then, and if there's enough for a single guy to do there if i;m not tryng to be a hipster. Will I need to rent a car to see the mountains or can i do everything in the city on foot? Probably will be there 4-5 days
You'll probably have to rent a car to see the mountains. I'd recommend going on a hike such as Big Si or rattle snake ridge. Big Si will give you good mountain views.
For good views of the city i'd recommend Alki Beach. There are popular bars and restaurants all along the road and you have a very good view Seattle. For bar hopping everyone goes to Capital Hill. You could also go to bars around the UW area depending on how old you are.
Seems like the general thought is that late march would still be a bit too cold to go, Saving money on train tickets might not be worth it If I'm going to be cold all the time. It's just going to be me, and I;m really interested in the architectural sights no so much the bars
March is very unpredictable in the PNW. Could be nice, could be shitty. Also as other anons have mentioned a lot of the mountains will still be snowed in. It's not uncommon for parts of the Cascades to remain snowed in until April or even May.
If you go in the early fall you'll still have the same odds with rain and cold but the mountains will be a lot more accessible.
well shit, guess I'll try for the fall then
the underground tour is kind of interesting, some cool dive bars in fremont if youre into that.
Anyone here ever been to Pakistan?
What was it like?
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Gonna have to watch out with the season for Murree though. I am not gonna go to a place with snow if the only heat is a wood furnace
any idea how to get a long-term visa/ residence there?
no idea, i think get a job? or try to get vvisa extensions there while on a visit visa then find a job once there
this german guy is staying there for a few months
i don't wanna work though
Just do visa runs to India?
is it true that it is unsafe to walk in brussels with laptop because it can be stealed with higher possibility than in elsewhere? inb4 it depends on district
>>1495662 >be dumb >be in this place called anywhere >walk around outside with valuable item at night >walk by some retards they steal it >wow wtf! I thought I was safe!
This general is for the discussion of:
>Travelling in China
>Working in China
>Living in China
And all other Chinkshit.
Old thread is long gone.
I mean senior medical doctor in major hospitals.
I'm sure it's different in tier 1 cities but here, they end up making about 20k/month after all the 'gifts' and things are included, it's complicated because salary is only part of it and there are a lot of red packets and things like surgeries are kind of billed to the hospital and paid separately. They often donate their surgery work either out of charity for very poor families or guanxi.
I have a few doctors in my in-laws.
no, at most 1 week
Why in the hell would you want to work in china? I can only imagine you're a larping 3rd generation chinese immigrant or something.
not that guy, but please share all your reasons to why anyone wouldn't want
Honestly think I'm dome with working here at this point, being pushed over the edge.
So I am traveling to the US for the first time in a few months. I will be staying for 20 days and the only places I am dead set on visiting are Houston (my arrival) and New York (my departure) but I was thinking about traveling along the east coast stopping by, I don't know, New Orleans, Washington or somewhere else. What do you guys recommend? I am usually more interested in cities, but a natural or historical setting would be cool too.
Unless you have some reason to spend time in Atlanta, avoid having to drive through it like the very plague.
Also, OP, if you are driving this, be aware thatss a fucking shit-ton of driving.
>>1495306 >mountains or cost
Fair enough, I'd consider modifying it by skipping as much SC as possible and heading up towards Asheville for that (a bit further south, for weather concerns) then head East through Greensboro and on North. Would hate to say skip the Outer banks, but OP may had had a chance for sufficient beach stuff along the Gulf Coast where it will be somewhat warmer.
Just probably has far more interesting things to do than the coast of South Carolina, I love Savannah and Charleston but eh. I think OP might find more things in Atlanta to go about seeing. He just needs to stick away from the nogs
You fell into the trap a lot of people do and underestimated the size of America. That's too much driving for a vacation. Keep in mind you will need to drive anywhere to do anything in America (besides New York) but i have an idea for you. Do 5 days in Austin, 5 days in Savannah or Charleston and 10 days in New York. Fly instead of driving.
go to the renaissance festival in todd mission this coming weekend if you're a bit autist like me. But also if you like to day drink and be surrounded by usually promiscuous nerds (about 15-20% hot, a full 35-40% fuckable... the rest are whales)
>tfw you have to wagecuck to pay your rent and your uni
>tfw not having any holidays
>tfw going back home for a week is the only travel you can do
Ah. Tricky. AFAIK It's not like there are shortcuts to well paid menial tasks there. It's not Norway...
SOME people make decent enuff money by selling stuff on Ebay/online from Israel. The fact that you don't really care about international laws (as long as you're one of the chosen one's, knowwhatImean...) = profit. I've seen obvious fake luxury goods sellers, generic viagra sellers. You could probably set up office in Tel Aviv and peddle botnets even. But since you claim you are stupid... who knows what you are able to. Maybe do the NCO thing for a while, then do some military contractor shit abroad?
Where are you living folk? I'm thinking on moving to Europe and studying there. I'm currently finishing some programming courses to get myself a little bit above the maximum wagecuck jobs.
OP might be in America, all these shit-tier service jobs are hiring but only part-time many people are having 2 part-time without any benefits
t. 2 part-time
*two part time jobs
25,000 is starting salary at macdanolds dude