Will I find work in Thailand?

Is there a definitive answer to this incredibly common question?

I wish I could look at the main scenarios, the reasons teachers ask if they will find work in Thailand, and give everyone a straight "yes, you will" or "no, you won't" answer. But unfortunately it's nowhere near that straightforward.


It's the degree they want.

Jeremy

I have my CELTA, from Bournemouth, England. Unfortunately it means nothing to most schools over here. It's the degree they want to see.


What to do about lost documents?

Jonathon

I have now discovered that the university/college which provided the degree decided in 2001 to outsource their record keeping. My records along with a few hundred have been lost


The TCT letter concerns

Licensed Teacher

The recent letter concerning the university letter for a teacher's license is not new. It is being reinforced.


TCT letter stirs up teachers

Eric Haeg

A letter from the Teachers Council of Thailand (TCT) recently circulated social media, causing quite a stir among Thailand’s foreign teacher community.


What is a qualified teacher?

Concerned in Chonburi

As things stand, I hear from a recruiter that the authorities are visiting schools - government schools at that - and rooting out teachers who do not hold both a PGCE and a Bachelor's degree.


A shortage of qualified teachers more like

Jonathan

What Thailand does have, and will continue to have, is a shortage of qualified teachers because at present the salaries that government or mainstream schools can offer is far below what a large proportion of the teaching fraternity will come and work for.


There is hope

Trevor

I am in my third year at the same government school. I have a TEFL certificate, but do not have a degree.


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?


What's going on?

TRRicher

My colleagues are up in arms about what seems to be a two years and out rule.

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