Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life, the universe, and everything I don't have time for

Is having a social life overrated? Do you find having friends annoying and seeing them a tedious chore? Is free-time a taboo subject? Do you consider going home before sunset a definition of laziness? Well, then I've got just the thing for you: The Celta Teacher Training Course!

This fantabulous course is guaranteed to allay any fears of what to do with your free-time...as you won't have any! It'll ensure any choice of what to do tonight is taken care of for you immediately - it's always homework. Love studying grammar, phonology and getting bumsores from sitting in a stuffy small classroom in a rock-hard, small chair all day? This is it! Love making a fool of yourself and seeing your self-confidence crumble to dust in front of 12 students and six, staring grown-ups? Sign up now! Enjoy writing out course outlines for two to four hours every night? What are you waiting for?! The Ceeeeelta *insert catchy jingle here*!

If, however, you are a fan of actually not BEING your job, of actually interacting with people OUTSIDE of work, of having time for YOURSELF, of having a DRINK, kicking your FEET UP at night and generally justing CHILLING OUT. Well, mosey on by then. Nothing to see here, folks.


Yes, dear readers, in a malicious and evil attempt at getting me to do some honest work I've been conned into doing a CELTA course at ILA here in HCMC for one month! That's right, four weeks. That's 674 hours. The devestation it has caused upon my social life in just three days is beyond retelling. It's the social faux-pax equivalent of your friends catching you making out with your hand or dry-rooting your teddy as a kid.

Thus, I'd like to apologise for my inactivity with regards to blogging. I'm sure you get the picture. Thanks for understanding. Until later. Ciao.

7 comments:

Jon Hoff said...

Yes, doing a teaching course AFTER you have done years of teaching is great fun (cough). I remember my TEFL. It was four weeks of hell! Good luck.

sarah said...

oh you poor thing. i HATE TRAINING. just be strong, make a friend in class and play noughts and crosses like you were back in std 4 double maths.

Annie said...

Yep, the bumsores were the worst for me. Thank goodness they didn't turn into calluses :-D. Good luck.

Henno said...

Yes, well. I don't even have time to comment on my own blog! Bumsores are the least of it now. I think I'm getting brainsores.

Tamara said...

Sounds like fun. Not. At least it's only four weeks. Although it probably feels like 12 ;-)

Hal Medrano said...

Aw c'mon, bub, take yer medicine. It's grueling, but even as an experienced teacher, I'm sure you'll learn some things. I took my TEFL after I'd been teaching for a year, and 15 years later I'm glad I did. So..chin up, now! Apple for the teacher! Oh yes, and best of luck :-)

henno said...

Cheers Hal + Tamara. Glad its all over now! And you're right, I did learn a lot.