In this dog eat dog world of teaching EFL in Thailand, isn't it nice to know that are still some kind souls who believe in giving up a few hours a week to do voluntary work. Good on ya mate!
Douglas is something of an expert on the Rajabhat institutes. If you're anything like me you're perhaps a bit confused as to exactly what they are. Well he works at one and loves every minute.
He's taught in South America. He taught in South Thailand during the terrorist attack on New York. And he's been the victim of some appalling Thai management decisions. It's been a hell of a journey.
Still very much a novice to Thailand, but already perhaps regretting the decision to come here in many ways. It's certainly been no bed of roses.
When it comes to teacher recruitment and interviewing, few people have more experience than John Caulfield, the cheery, cricket-loving Australian chappie who holds the position of academic director for Inlingua. Ajarn.com gets John C (as he’s affectionately known) to sit still for five minutes and answer a few questions.
'Big Dunc' as he prefers to be called, is here teaching in Thailand for two reasons - Thai women and cheap ale. Not necessarily in that order. He just can't figure out which is more important. If you're genuinely interested in teaching methodology and the development of your students, I strongly recommend you give this interview a miss. Just don't come crying to me.
The reason we've extended an invitation to Andy W to take his place in the hot seat is simply because he falls into that enviable category of ex-teachers who have gone on to do something far more lucrative, and dare I say more enjoyable. If you ever fancy zipping around Bangkok behind the wheel of your very own jam jar, Andy's yer man. Drum roll for Andy W - the extremely tall gentleman behind Expat Motors.
He's a lecturer at a well-known university. He's about to take the Thai proficiency exam...and he's about to start his own business. He's an interesting fellow.
He's terrorized any Thailand discussion board you care to mention and given moderators sleepless nights. Not sure if he'll send Smeg, Domunique or Wolfslayer, but we'll keep the crucifix handy.
Give a warm welcome to the extremely likable Mr Hugh Butler, the Academic Director of English First Thailand. I’ve seen Hugh zipping around on the sky-train going from one EF branch to another, dripping in sweat, but all for a good cause – keeping the English First empire running smoothly.
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