Bring in the leaders

Just a concerned nobody

My idea is to force early retirement on all the senior staff and administrators that are stuck in the old way

My ideas for change


Having taught at government and private schools I echo the frustration of native English teachers when it comes to Thais being poor in English.

The quiz

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Why can't Thais speak English?

Some of these students have had over 2,000 hours of English.

Considering that English has been the international language of tourism and commerce for I don't know how many decades now, and there are I don't know how many thousands of English teachers all over the country, why is the general level of English so poor?

Making your mark

How to 'get along' with your school

We have discussed the lead up to the job, so now let’s talk a bit about what a teacher can do at work to merit a passing grade or better with his or her students, colleagues and the administration

10 things they don’t tell you about teaching in Thailand

The quirky Thai nuances

You may well be the one doing the teaching, but that doesn't mean you won't learn a thing or two along the way.

Is the education up to scratch in Thailand?

Dr John Smith

After teaching in many government schools as well as private schools and universities all over the world and here in Thailand it is abundantly clear to anyone with a shred of grey matter that Thailand is one of the worst countries for education standards

Summertime blues

Major changes that will affect many teachers

Next year it's going to be a very long summer. Schools will be finishing in early March as usual but the new school year won't begin until mid-June. That's a 3-month holiday we're looking at. Great news for our students but it may be a little worrying for teachers that don't get holiday pay

Does Thailand want to keep its teachers?


I think it is plain to see that Thailand has to change the way it operates. The fat cat agency owners are making a killing ripping off teachers. The school directors are pocketing money to buy their Mercedes instead of buying what the school needs.

Thailand, the sick man of ASEAN


I relocated to Vietnam to see if the grass was any greener over there. Whilst I was in Vietnam at the beginning I wrote an article saying what a breath of fresh air it was from the idiocy of Thailand. But after one year I came to realize the grass was not that green after all.

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