The teaching diploma

Improving your long-term career prospects

A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.

New law regarding work permits for teachers?

Dara Quinn

Whilst at a job interview last week I was informed (by an international school) that if a person had no teaching degree they would not be issued a third work permit

Times have changed for older teachers

Older teachers can find it tougher to get teaching work here nowadays

In my view, over the next few years, Thailand will see a sharp decline of older native English teachers in the classroom. The above factors will weigh increasingly against those older job applicants who, in the past, could simply show up to an interview and be almost guaranteed of getting that job.

Finding a job in Thailand - the basics

From one newbie to another

If you're considering coming to Thailand on your own to find work as an English teacher, I promise you can do it.

Stick or twist?

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Like many other teachers I now find myself in the position where I need to make a decision about what I will do next academic year. Do I stay put? Or is it time to move on to pastures new?

Thailand teaching stuff - November 2013

More links of interest to teachers in Thailand

I think all bloggers have a duty to make sure that their writing is as factually correct as possible. Before the very first keystroke, a blogger needs to ask themselves a serious question - am I knowledgeable enough about this topic and am I communicating the correct information?

But what about the racism and ageism?


I know excellent teachers who because of their skin colour are not allowed in a school because "the parents want a white face" so actually I will amend my previous statement and include all the racist Thai parents out there. The simple question for Thailand should be do you want to learn English or don't you?

News from up't north

Geoff Richards

The good news is that because the Teacher's Council of Thailand is trying to rigorously enforce the need for all foreign English teachers to sit the tests for a TL, many schools are now finding it difficult to retain staff.

What a system!


This year, The Ministry of Education once again added more difficulty in processing the teachers license and work permit.

I love teaching in Thailand!

Duncan Scobie

I'm bored of hearing teachers bitch about this place. It's a very long way from being perfect but who wants perfect?

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