Q1. Where did you move to and when?
Moved to China, In Jiangxi Provence to the capital of Jiangxi called Nanchang about three years ago
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
About five years
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
The children i was teaching were more in it for the social status rather than the value of English and secondly there was too much color discrimination....and the misunderstood phrase, "Native Speaker"
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
Here it is a hassle free enviroment
Teaching university students in China is a lot more fullfilling than teaching students in Thailand...Chinese students have a genuine want and thirst for the language. No lesson plans and unit plans no signing IN and OUT....Teach your class and then you are free ..no need to stay at work till 17:00hrs...all overtime is paid and on time....not much interference from the Chinese teachers or management...just 100% class teaching 45 min periods and only 16 periods per week. Anything above that is overtime and even English Corner is paid...nothing you do is for free...so financially it is more profitable
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
Everything except the teaching as I am married to a Thai national and she is also enjoying herself more her in China than in Thailand...also much cheaper!!!!
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
I would advise them to teach here in China
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
Yes as my wife's family lives in Thailand
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?
If you do decide to come and teach in China then remember this....you are a guest here...don't try to change China..accept her ...good and bad...she is employing you so respect her .... do in Rome as the Romans do... If you want it to be like back in your home town then you are not ready for China or Thailand