The Burning Question - March 2015

Teachers give their opinions on something related to teaching in Thailand

This month's burning question is 'does your school have a visa / work permit superhero?'


Perspectives

It all boils down to how you look at things

As much as I love Thailand, I often find myself complaining about living here. I notice that many of my friends do the same thing. Most of the time it is just harmless chit chat, but sometimes I find myself talking to people who really do not seem to like anything about Thailand.


TCT letter stirs up teachers

Eric Haeg

A letter from the Teachers Council of Thailand (TCT) recently circulated social media, causing quite a stir among Thailand’s foreign teacher community.


Applying for and renewing teacher work permits in Thailand

The work permit application and renewal process

Mike, a teacher in South Thailand, takes us through the process of applying for your first work permit, renewing a work permit and also applying for the relevant visas.


The grass is greener!

Mike

I had five excellent years living and working in Thailand, but the nonsensical bureaucracy eventually drove me away


How will the visa rule changes affect teachers?

Ajarn.com

I'm sure that many of you will have been reading over the past few weeks that there are some major changes on the way regarding visa rules and immigration laws in Thailand.


License issues

Teacher in Khon Kean

Does anyone know how to do a teacher licence renewal?


Work permits for teachers

Dave

My interpretation of the current rules concerning teacher licenses and work permits


New law regarding work permits for teachers?

Dara Quinn

Whilst at a job interview last week I was informed (by an international school) that if a person had no teaching degree they would not be issued a third work permit


The senselessness of Thai bureaucrats and oligarchs

Thailand is ruled by men, not laws

I understand that Thai people do not like causing conflict or losing face, but the first step in solving a problem is admitting that there is one

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The Hot Spot


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What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


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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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