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The Bluffer's Guide to TEFL II

'I can tell you that the original Bluffer's Guide was produced by a teacher at The British Council Bangkok about 8 or 9 years ago.
That teacher may wish to remain anonymous as he is now a lecturer at a University in Britain. However, I will check for you.

It was originally in hard-copy form but I used OCR to convert it to the Word version that still circulates.

Just to prove the point I include another couple of gems.

Andy D
BC BKK'

My Way

And now the end is near
And so I face the final lesson
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my aim of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's dull
I've taught each and every Headway
And more, much more than this
I drilled it my way

Standbys - I've had a few
But then again too few to mention
I glued what I had to glue
And winged it through
Without exemption
I planned each intensive course
Each sad step-task along the byway
And more, much more than this
I drilled it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I cut out more than I could glue
But through it all when there was doubt
I mixed it up and gave it out
I monitored it all and I stood tall
And drilled it my way

I've elicited, I've mingled and counselled
I've had my gap-fill, my share of losing
And now as peers deride
I find it all so confusing
To think, I drilled all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no not me
I drilled it my way

For what is a Tefler?
What has he got?
If not his rods, then he has not
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The register shows
I took the blows
And drilled it my way
Yes it was my way


Teflers in the Night

(Dedicated to all globally mobile
TEFL couples)

Teflers in the night
Exchanging worksheets
Wondering in the night
What were the chances
We'd be sharing classes
Before the term was through
Something in your dice
Was so inviting
Something in your feelie bag
Was so exciting
Something in my heart
Told me I must have you
Teflers in the night
Two lonely people
We were teflers in the night
Up to the moment when we
Said our first hello
Little did we know
Love was just a class away
An information gap away
And ever since that night
We've been together
Teflers at first sight
In love forever
It turned out so right
For teflers in the night

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