In response to Donald, It should be a case of pure supply and demand. Look at all the vacancies on Ajarn.com and elsewhere. I know of schools who just want 'a foreigner' never mind even qualifications, nationality, TEFL certificates, let alone age, fair hair and blue eyes and you're in. Others insist on 'experience' - this comes with age. I know of some gifted farangs who have changed their former careers for teaching, Yes they 'retired' early and not so early, but their wealth of knowledge in the real world is priceless, at any age.In the Commonwealth games to be held in Scotland this year, a competitor has been selected age 72, his eigth games, Good on him I say. Remember the best wine comes in old bottles.