It's not the 'Land of Smiles' for us

Facing challenges as a black teacher in Thailand

For the sensitive minded people who live in utter oblivion about skin color, this is probably not the article for you. But this is the cold hard truth.

The plight of getting old

Just getting by

Please, consider the older teachers. We are close to having all we work for only to be shut out and living hand to mouth on today's wages

Will I find work in Thailand?

Is there a definitive answer to this incredibly common question?

I wish I could look at the main scenarios, the reasons teachers ask if they will find work in Thailand, and give everyone a straight "yes, you will" or "no, you won't" answer. But unfortunately it's nowhere near that straightforward.

Dear Bob the Teacher


Here are the reasons why we can't employ you.

Asking for more money


Have any teachers out there been successful in negotiating a better wage during the interview process?

How to be a successful teacher in Thailand

There is little correlation between a successful teacher and a good teacher

Success in Thailand is an easy (but often lengthy) process of self discovery. But it starts with finding out what is expected of you from everyone you come into contact with and being able to adjust your behavior to provide those things.

The unintended results of the teaching license requirement


If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.

So what makes a good teacher?


A good teacher to me is someone who has a good understanding of everything that is is expected of him from his employers.

How to land that teaching job

Five tips to make you stand out from the crowd

If you're currently looking for a teaching position to keep you busy over the coming year, then there are plenty of great opportunities out there, but there is also a lot of competition

The dreaded demo lesson

How to make sure your demo lesson goes as smoothly as possible

Now that the busy hiring season is almost upon us, many schools will be asking potential teachers for a demo lesson. Don't panic. Let them know who the professional is.

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Teacher mistakes

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Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.

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Fun Quiz

Find out how employable you are in Thailand as an English teacher. Is it a case of 'welcome aboard' or "Mom, I need you to send some money again"

The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?

Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?

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