A dream school in the making
What does it take to become a top Thai school?
Classes in Thailand opened last month. Teachers, students and administrators are once again ready to perform their duties and responsibilities to put the name of their school in the limelight and live up to the expectations of those who acknowledge their school as a role model in the community.
How’s the project doing?
A progress report on the Nonthaburi Project
The Nonthaburi English Teachers Project (NETP) in Thailand began in 2005. It has existed for nearly 9 years now but I haven't read a personal account yet from someone who is a part of it.
The queen of fruits and her vanishing land
How much do we know about this fruit that people either love or hate?
Although Pak Kret is noted mainly for its pots, it once had acres of sumptuous durian plantations and was known as the Land of the Queen of Fruits. My American friend who has lived in Thailand for more than 30 years and also my Thai friends who have spent all their lives in Pak Kret, all call it ‘The Land of the Durian'
Nonthaburi Oh Nonthaburi
Is it truly 'the teacher's graveyard'?
Someone said to me the other day that if you're too old, too unqualified, and you're sick of constant interview rejection.....there is always Nonthaburi.
Certificate (3), Diploma (2), BA (1)
American (male, 51 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (female, 41 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (9), BA (1), MA (1)
American (male, 48 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
South African (male, 43 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), Diploma (1), BA (1)
Filipino (female, 24 years old, native Cebuano speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (3), Phd (1)
American (male, 60 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (male, 27 years old, native Cebuano speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Australian (male, 49 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), MA (1)
Filipino (male, 29 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (3), PGCE (1), BSc (1)
British (male, 29 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
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The dreaded demo
Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?
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.
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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