Postbox letter from Dave
I have a few comments for would-be teacher applicants when sending in your application e-mails or in person applications.
Postbox letter from Purnima
I have decided to move on from my current job and find that even after all these years of experience and a M.A in TESOL, it is very difficult for me to find another job.
How to stand out from the job application crowd
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.
A teacher looks back over her ten years in Thailand
I'm celebrating my 10th year in Thailand as an ESL Teacher. Working in a foreign land hasn't been easy. It took me years and a lot of patience and hard work to get settled, not to mention the ocean of tears and heartbreaking homesickness.
Improving your long-term career prospects
A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.
Postbox letter from 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
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.
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.
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?
More links of interest to teachers in Thailand
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