Does being fluent in Thai but having no degree put me up the pecking order?
To be honest, both of these questions are answered seperately in the ajarn questions section and combining them into one question doesn’t really make a difference. Not having a degree makes it a lot more difficult to find teaching work in Thailand at the moment, although certainly not impossiible. And being a good or fluent Thai speaker may carry some weight with some employers but spoken Thai is generally not required in the classroom. It may even be frowned upon by some interviewers who worry that you might constantly be using Thai in front of your students. When asked at an interview if you can speak Thai, I always think it’s best to answer with “yes, some” - and leave it at that.