Fast times at Hitler High
What on earth are the schoolkids being prepared for?
For those who think that the students may have missed the lessons on Hitler and the NAZIS, or perhaps fell asleep during the lectures, I say the opposite: I say that these students were probably very much awake and were mesmerized by all things NAZI. By the looks of things, they seem to have learned quite a bit.
The enemy within
The evil side of the TEFL industry
It is a complicity of silence that sees many foreign teachers working hand-in-glove with a Thai administration that cares only about money and maintaining an educational system mired in cultural backwardness and social repression.
Standing up for the teaching profession, and the complicity of silence.
“Someone wrote on your blog that you are 'dangerous'. I say you are a neurotic loose canon and a liability for a school, working with children”
Certificate (1), BA (1)
Russian (female, 22 years old, native Russian speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), MA (1), Certificate (1)
Thai (female, 29 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), MA (1), BA (1)
British (male, 56 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Indian (male, 42 years old, native Punjabi speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
American (female, 59 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Diploma (1), BSc (1), Certificate (1)
Russian (male, 24 years old, native Russian speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (male, 28 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BA (1)
American (female, 27 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), BA (1)
British (male, 63 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), Certificate (1), Diploma (1)
Canadian (male, 51 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Ajarn.com was started as a small hobby website in 1999 by Ian McNamara. It was a simple way for one Bangkok teacher to share his Thailand experiences and pass on advice. The website developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. In 2004, Ian handed over the reins to Phil Williams and 'Bangkok Phil' has run the ajarn website ever since.
Ajarn.com has grown enormously and is now the most popular TEFL site in Thailand - possibly even South East Asia. Although best-known for its vibrant jobs page, Ajarn has a wealth of articles, blogs, features and help and advice. But one principle has always remained at Ajarn's core - to tell things like they are and to do it with a sense of humor. Thailand can be Heaven or Hell for an English teacher. It's always been Ajarn.com's duty to present both sides of the equation. Thanks for stopping by.
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