Samut Prakan City's second season in division two will be another 'tour of Thailand' and will include away trips to Nakhon Si Thammarat (twice) Chiang Mai (twice) Nongbua, Lampang, Phrae and Krabi.
If someone speaks English to a native level, has great teaching skills and experience, they shouldn't be discriminated against purely based on their nationality.
If you think language teachers may come in a range of shapes and sizes, just wait until you witness the range of students you’re going to teach. Some students are eager, some are recalcitrant; some students are delightful, some are dire.
The argument goes that happy students learn better, are more willing to buy into a lesson, and feel better about being in class. Being liked is important!
In Thailand, there are several dental care options you can choose from including dental hospitals, private clinics, and branded dental clinics. Each option comes with its own pros and cons.
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In my spare time at the university, I started writing search engine optimized (SEO) pieces to get older Western women to come to Thailand for titjobs, and for tourists to visit resorts, and other stuff involving foreigners spending money in paradise.
I teach Pre-School, Kindergarten and Prathom 1, 2 and 3 and while I find it easier to dole out letter grades to my Prathom students, giving A,B,C's to my Pre-School and K's is much more difficult.
It's less about the snowflakes and more about the novelty of not sweating through every layer of clothing you own.
With the recent change in government, now would be a good time for Thais to take their country back. Any time would be a good time for Thais to take their country back.
New teachers teaching Thais in schools are often placed into an awkward and stressful situation, not really sure of their authority and sometimes not even placed with assistants who are much help
Motivation can either be internal or external. Students who are internally motivated usually learn English because they want to, because they enjoy learning or because they want to achieve a certain goal, not because they have to. Examples of personal goals could be pursuing a promotion at work or planning to enrol in a foreign university’s graduate programme.
Stay positive and view issues pertaining to Thai education with a broad mind. Balancing your concerns, with a deeper understanding of how Buddhist values reverberate in the local community is the way to go!
I chosen to write about some of the teachers I've worked with down the years who I found to be the most amusing and likeable, well, apart from Nick.
One argument against qualifications is that teaching experience itself is enough to guarantee a good teacher. Not so. I have recently been learning French in an institution where my intermediate classmates are often poor performers in their out-of-class interactions. And for what reason?
We foreigners may see some aspects of Thai culture as idiosyncratic, but it truly warms my heart when I see even young people in Thailand getting along in spite of personal differences
Applying for jobs is always tedious and can take up copious amounts of time especially if you are tailoring each application for specific positions. I can't speak for all employers but for anyone applying for jobs I can offer advice based around what I look for when filling any position.
In my experience, students recite a grammar rule or know the rule or learn the rule and maybe even vaguely understand the rule, but then you ask them a basic question and they don't understand.
I am sick and fed up of people coming out to Thailand with stupid misconceptions and then moaning about how awful it is to live in Thailand. Shut up and go home then!