English teachers and literacy

Postbox letter from Rob

Basic spelling mistakes and horrendous grammatical errors give teachers away every time.


Things I won't do for work

They say that everybody has a price

Although most of my TEFL experience has not been in Thailand, there is still a long list of things I won’t accept in a teaching job. Talk numbers and cross my palm with silver because these are the things I simply won’t do for work.


Quite literally a lucky career break

Be bold and ask your boss for a career break

Like many of you I work a regular job. For the last 8 years I've been a psychiatric nurse working for the NHS. Life is pretty good, I've never had as much job satisfaction as I do now (I'm not lying, honest!). But the lure of adventure is just too much.


It's not what you know

Postbox letter from Raphaella

I work in a government school in Issan which employs several teachers that do not possess degrees or fake degree certificates.


Who's insulting who?

Postbox letter from Lucie

We are all free to choose what jobs we apply for, and those of us lucky / well-organised enough to have a teaching degree or plenty of experience can choose to apply only for the better-paid jobs, confident that we'll get offered at least one of them.


Not over at 60

Postbox letter from Rob

I'm 60 and have never been in so much demand. Am I that special? Not at all. I'm just proactive and do a good job.


The living end yet again

Postbox letter from

I started a new job at a new school today and everything they told me at the interview was a lie.


Ajarn.com's ridiculous job ads

Postbox letter from Glen Travis

Teachers need to force agencies to offer better wages and force ajarn to stop accepting insulting job ads.


Low wages

Postbox letter from Marcus

A three to six month training course is not closely equivalant to the years of sacrifice and study it takes to receive a degree in education. Although it may be enough to find work in a developing country, it is not recognised, and I believe one would be far pressed to find employment, in a native English speaking country.


Demise of the "Teachers Looking for Work" section.

Postbox letter from Ronald

I was one of the first teachers to use the feature, and I notified you immediately after securing work. But over time, as many teachers began to be placed on the section, I had to wonder how many of them were not finding work, and how many of them had, but didn't give a hoot to let you know


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