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?
Schools all over Thailand are spooking it up today
Schools even have a legitimate excuse for celebrating Halloween, because it is covered in the Thai MoE's foreign language curriculum - ‘students should be aware of foreign cultures and festivals.'
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
Thai high schools? Never again buddy.
The benefits of a good language centre far outweigh those of a high school. The freedom, work conditions and financial package make it the best option for me.
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.
The biggest teaching hurdle: motivation
Motivation in the classroom, both from the teachers and the students, is essential for learning but it is a tricky balance to strike since the two are so interconnected; if the teacher loses motivation, so do the students and if the students lose motivation, so does the teacher.
When parents of students are simply too demanding
The demands and expectations that some parents burden their children with are alas often too great. At the moment I’m teaching a kid who hasn’t even turned six, yet his life revolves solely around learning.
A playful look at this sometimes crazy industry
Have we come up with the ultimate A to Z of teaching TEFL in Thailand. I'm sure you could add a few more.
Teachers give their opinions on a teaching in Thailand issue
This month's burning question is 'what is your school's approach to making teachers attend extra-curricular activities and secondly, what is your attitude towards them?'
When teachers probably enjoy a day out more than the students
Last week, I had the opportunity to help take our Mathayom 1-3 students (grades 7-9) to the "NASA: A Human Adventure, The Exhibition," that's going on at Central Ladprao shopping mall.
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