(26 of 50) CLT & TAIWAN: About Fake/Not Real Teachers of IELTS/English: Introduction I : How to earn lots of money in Taiwan

By | April 4, 2018

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To remind you, here is the structure of this series.

Posts 1 & 2               Introduction

Posts 3 – 5               The Historical Background (of Teaching Language)

Posts 6 – 11             The Principles of Modern Language Teaching

Posts 12 – 15           Some Reflections on This

Posts 16 – 25           A Conversation of Someone who (Strongly) Disagrees

Posts 26 – 32           Introduction to the ‘Fake Teacher’ Problem

Posts 3335           Five Signs of a ‘Fake Teacher’

Posts 3643           Six Signs Which Should Make You Worried

Posts 4447           How to Use these Signs // Analysing a Fake Teacher

And now we are up to Post 26. Let’s start then.

About Fake/Not Real Teachers of IELTS/English: Introduction I

This, and the next seven posts, are introductions to the ‘fake’ teacher problem, or the ‘not real’ teacher problem. What’s the difference between ‘fake’ and ‘not real’? I’ll explain that in Post 29 of this series.

Firstly, this and the next post will give an example – and the example is of a fake. This example is shocking, and it shows the damage to students (and your country) that this whole fake/not-real issue is causing. Unfortunately, the fake teacher can actually thrive in this country, and you might not be aware of this.

However, ‘fake’ is a strong word, right? And here I’m talking about people who call themselves teachers. These are people you might personally like; people you have been trained (brainwashed?) to obey and respect. There are certainly many sensitive personal, cultural, and human issues involved here.

Because of this, (as I said at the start) I have no less than six ‘Introductions’ to this next series of posts on this ‘being fake/not-real’ theme. Here is the first introductory post, to make you think.

 

How to Earn Lots of Money in Taiwan: Getting Started

Hey, do you want to earn lots of money really easily? Here’s how to do it – by teaching IELTS in Taiwan. The qualifications are, you need to be …

  1. totally dishonest,
  2. very corrupt,
  3. sneaky,
  4. malicious,
  5. not care about your students,
  6. clever at manipulating the social media tools.

In other words, you have to be … sort of … like the picture at the top. To repeat, if you have these ‘qualifications’, it’s very easy to earn big money ‘teaching’ IELTS, because …

  • you don’t have to be able to speak English.

[You’ll just speak in Chinese the whole time].

  • you don’t need any teaching qualifications.

[Remember, no one cares about them, no one believes they are necessary, and you can just lie about them anyway, because no one will doubt you, or ever ask for proof.]

  • you don’t need a room or any equipment.

[You will meet students in coffee shops.]

  • you don’t need to make or create anything.

[You’ll download material from any junk IELTS website].

  • you don’t need any teaching skills or need to know anything about the IELTS test.

[You’ll just make students read and memorise the material].

So, if you have the previous 16 ‘qualifications’ (and unfortunately, many people do), then you could go for it, right?

In the next post, I will explain the steps you need to take to begin making the money.

Now, check that you know the meaning of the underlined vocabulary (also repeated below).

  • to thrive (v)
  • to be brainwashed (adj/V3)
  • to be corrupt (adj)
  • to be sneaky (adj)
  • to be malicious (adj)
  • to manipulate (v)

If you want to find out more about me, go to aisielts.com .

Author: Andrew

Andrew Guilfoyle Cambridge CELTA, Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA teacher-trainer, M.Ed