Henry Durrant

We're chatting to expats who live and work in Thailand about the pandemic situation here. Family man and IELTS examiner, Henry, has lived in Thailand for 17 years and is now nearing retirement.


Martin About

We're chatting to expats who live and work in Thailand about the pandemic situation here. Martin is a French software contractor and has been in Thailand for about four years.


Vaibhav Gupta

We're chatting to expats who live and work in Thailand about the pandemic situation here? Vaibhav is involved with online marketing and has been in Thailand less than a year.


Carl Jarvis

We're chatting to expats who live and work in Thailand about the pandemic situation here. Carl works at an international school in Bangkok and has lived in the city for 17 years.


Dean Roberts

We chat to Dean Roberts of Swan Education about the new PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education) in conjunction with the University of London.


Andre Park

Some teachers work in Thailand for a number of years and then become worn down by the red tape and relatively low salaries. One solution is to return to your home country, study for a PGCE and gain qualified teacher status (QTS) Once you have this qualification, the objective in most cases is to apply for teaching jobs with much better pay. We chat with Andre Park. one teacher who has decided to go down this route.


Mark Beales

Mark is a great example of a teacher who has risen through the ranks. He started as a TEFLer back in 2004 but quickly worked out that better qualifications would lead to better paying jobs. Now he finds himself in a top position at an international school in Vietnam. He's extremely well-traveled, has written many articles for leading publications, interviewed some world-famous names and written a book for new teachers. This guy is going to be worth talking to.


Mark Newman (In the UK)

Back in September 2019, we did a hot seat interview with Mark Newman. The interview got a lot of interest because stories of long-term expat teachers deciding to jack it all in and start a new chapter back in their homeland always get a lot of interest. Well, seven months have passed since Mark returned to the UK. It's time for a follow up.


Stephff the Cartoonist

He's one of Thailand's best known and most respected cartoonists. His artwork is edgy and challenging and always right on the money. And now he's released a hardback collection of his cartoons that every fan will want to treasure.


Dave 'Pep' Anderson (aka: Pep the Poet)

Dave 'Pep' Anderson was a coal miner, a butcher and a welder's mate (among many other things) before becoming a teacher and then a deputy head teacher at a school in the UK. However, his burning passion has long been poetry for children. In 2020, Pep will be bringing his unique poetry workshops to Thailand, where kids are surely in for a lot of fun. 


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