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    Default teaching english

    i know, i know, i have been a veiwer for a long time, would have asked many questions but have been scared ****lless of the feedback(brutal responses)have many friends who live in DR, going to teach english to a private school in oct. for a couple of months, have an appt, have a lot in punta rusia, but you guys are unbeveilable with all the comments of the locals, what's up??? DR is a great place to live, work, party, and be happy, wondering if anyone is capable of enjoying life as it comes, and by some unforseen incident maybe have a relationsip with someone of a different color, really, i wonder of those who have the all mighty power of knowledge, are you l00% of your answers or are you speaking from a broken heart, please inlighten me, one of your first timers...........

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    Default Not to be unkind, but.....

    I have been teaching English in the Dominican Republic for a while. It can be difficult, and requires a great deal of lesson planning and background information. I most certainly don't have time for doing more than preparing my classes, teaching and performing the daily tasks of life. And.....I am a professional teacher.

    I truly don't want to be unkind. However, unless you are a terrible typist your own grasp of English grammar and orthography leaves a great deal to be desired. How can you teach what you yourself do not know?

    I cannot address the rest of your post. I am not here to party or find a relationship; I simply want to help where I am able to be of assistance.

    La Profesora
    Last edited by La Profesora; 06-23-2002 at 01:59 PM.

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    canadiangirl, I'm not sure what you are asking. The posters like myself who live in the DR as well as those who visit frequently agree that it is a great place to live. The negative posts are primarily with respect to a romantic relationship between a Dominican young man and a young extranjera. If the girl goes into the relationship expecting nothing but a good time and casual sex, and does it as a lark which she expects to terminate in a short time, fine. But if she is so enamored with young Dominican men that she yearns for a more permanent relationship, then our response has been and will continue to be, "forget it, look closer to home."

    Re posting, don't hesitate to post questions. As long as they aren't about dating Dominican males you aren't likely to get any negative responses.

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    Default just do it

    as for the negative comments about your being a "veiwer" for a longtime
    just tell them you are teaching "American" and they have fewer rules to grammar; and anything "American" is more highly prized anyway.

    Don't spend your whole life following the rules if you are not a machine and if you don't make at least one mistake a day - you aren't trying hard to do anything new.

    "God loves a (hard)working man" [from "the Jerk" with Steve Martin- but it is still true - a lesson is a lesson whether it is brightly covered or not
    enjoy your stay

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    Red face

    It has a nice climate....tasty food....a lot of people who are lower in the food chain than you are, and a lot more people who despite bad grammar and your being unprepared will look up to you because you come from foreign land. And, regardless of how you teach, they will learn....what else are they going to do?

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    Default be positive

    done't weriie abot thee replys! beleaf id ur knot i use to be ok bit ten fui a ruplublic dominicana and cot rilly bent bye too much sex. Ohwel u now whit day say ounce you haf blac u ain't nefer goeing back.

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    Talking It Is Good To See Once Again That

    Originally posted by canadiangirl
    i <--- know, i <--- know, i have been a veiwer <--- for a long time, would have asked many questions but have been scared ****lless <--- of the feedback(brutal responses)have many friends who live in DR, going to teach english <--- to a private school in oct. <--- for a couple of months, have an appt <---, have a lot in punta rusia, but you guys are unbeveilable <--- with all the comments of the locals, what's up??? DR is a great place to live, work, party, and be happy, wondering <---- if anyone is capable of enjoying life as it comes, and by some unforseen incident maybe have a relationsip <--- with someone of a different color, really, i <---- wonder of those who have the all mighty <---- power of knowledge, are you l00% <---- of your answers or are you speaking from a broken heart, please inlighten <----- me, one of your first timers...........
    That someone ostensibly coming to teach English or otherwise import their font of North American learnin' into the DR can't spell, use paragraphs, or form a question that doesn't lead the other board members to ask "what is it you want, exactly?"

    I must say the number L 00% represents amazing aim at the keyboard since the numeral one is in a completely different location than the letters.

    If you want pre-clearance to bonk penniless Dominican guys for a month, then go ahead. Give them lots of money and they will be faithful to you forever. Also they won't like to wear condoms so you may have something permanent to remember them by when you go.

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    RickToronto, I can't understand why people like you and La Profesora feel the need to tear up another poster, especially a first timer who indicated she would have participated in the board sooner if she hadn't been afraid of a brutal response.

    The purpose of this board is to help people who have questions, etc., about the DR. Demolishing them for spelling/typing errors does nothing to achieve that end. I am the one who asked "what exactly", but that is a question often asked of new posters who are full of questions/concerns and mix them together in their first post. Compare my response with yours and that of La Profesora and ask yourself which is more likely to cause Canadian Girl to continue to look to this message board as a source of help and information.

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    canadiangirl,

    Anyone who comes to the board saying "I want to teach English" and then demostrates that they can't spell, form a sentence, form a question, or form a paragraph should expect to get roasted...

    I dont know what your deal is, maybe you are french canadian, why dont you try teaching French instead....

    Stephen

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    Why so hostile? I think Canadiangirl was just trying to ask if the negativity toward Dominicans, which runs rampant on this board, is based on fact or bitterness? Fair question, I'd say, and not so hard to figure out.
    Cheers,
    Nelly

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