Archaic ideas are holding the students back!

Keith

I have been working in Thailand for two years now, and with regret I have decided to bid farewell to a country that I adore.


The management is a nightmare

Qualified Teacher

I've been working at a Thai government school for three months and the foreign teachers feel like they are tolerated, not wanted.


18 red flags

18 points to consider carefully when choosing a school

From unpaid mid-term breaks to having to pay for white-board markers. What are the things that turn teachers off the idea of working for a particular Thai school - and are they justified?


The DoS by default

What can happen when your director of studies is a clueless foreigner

I've worked under four foreigners. The first one was fantastic. A fully qualified teacher with his own business who really wanted to be the best. The thing I liked the most about him was his honesty. The next three were just terrible people.


Go with the flow

Don't come to Thailand if this kind of stuff makes you mad

As westerners, we like to have schedules and we like to know things ahead of time. Stuff like that doesn't happen so much in Asian culture.


What makes a good school?

Kyle

For a school or any business to truly work well, everyone has to feel respected and appreciated. From the head honcho to the cleaners, they all have to feel they have a part to play and are contributing.


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?


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

James

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


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