I'm an English-born South African Citizen. I have never ever throughout my entire life spoke any other language than English. I'm an author of a book on the shelves written in English. Why would Thailand persist that I have to do a TOEIC test before they'll look at my application for a teaching licence. I not only hold the National Teachers Diploma from South Africa but also have a BA Education degree accompanied by 21 years teaching experience in English as a foreign language. I also have a TEFL certificate obtained in Bangkok. Yet they persist that I do this so called TOEIC test that non-native speakers have to do. Could anyone out there please enlighten me in this regard?