Two days ago I joined the website and responded to the question posted below by Imaniou.
Does anyone else underline the difference between simply “teaching English” and being a real “English teacher”? Am I the only one fed up with these losers?
My response posted in the Teaching English forum:
I grabbed this off of the University of Washington website. This should answer your question about what is the difference between a real “English teacher” and everyone else…
Once you have earned your BA in English, completed your English/Language Arts Endorsement requirements, and completed all other required prerequisites for the teacher certification master’s or post baccalaureate programs you’re interested in, you’ll be ready to apply to a teacher education program and earn your certification for secondary education.
If you don’t meet these standards, then you “teach English.” This includes TESOL/TESL/ESL majors or certificate holders. Nothing wrong with that, you’re just not a real “English teacher.”
I believe what Imaniou wants is recognition that she actually cares about her job. Unfortunately in every field there are people who work hard and those who just get by.
I then recieved this slanderous and vicious email from Imaniou who I come to find out is a moderator. This is the message I was sent by PM:
[color=red]Deleted by Maoman. It is against[/color] [color=red]the rules[/color] [color=red]to post Private Messages (PMs) on Forumosa.[/color]
[color=red]Thank you for your immediate attention and compliance.
Forumosa Admin [/color]
I immediately responded to Imaniou demanding that she does not PM or contact me in anyway. I will not tolerate this kind of intimidation. I then informed Goose Egg (who sent me the original welcome to the site) of this so called “welcome” and I’m told that there is nothing I can really do about it because Imaniou is a moderator. I inform him that in my opinion it is important that all the moderators, the site administrators, other members, and most importantly those who advertise on this website become aware of this situation. I thought one of the rules on this site, which is clearly visable, states-
Treat people with respect. Don’t be rude or bigoted. Discuss the message, not the messenger.