Q1. Where did you move to and when?
Just arrived back in the land of tea. Yes that's Jiangxi Province China
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
I worked in Thailand for a few years and after the lack of school support, I felt Thai schools were becoming a liability.
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
Thai students are lazy, the educational system failed them, nobody wants to change the educational system, ask a simple question to a Thai college student eg "what's your name" he replies in Thai. But his comment in Thai was I've been learning English for 10 years.. NO NO that's impossible !
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
I can take my lowest student at my college in Jiangxi and he can teach Thai teachers English.. God I love it when I can have an intelligent conversation with a college student who can actually hold his own.. cool !
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
Good beaches and friends.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
Thailand will always attract uneducated "English teachers". However those who have a degree should never teach in Thailand. You will waste your energy.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
Only if the plane flies over the country.
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?
What a waste of time and energy. I know many foreign teachers who are very good at their job, and all have gone with no intent of returning.