Get that chip off your shoulder

Postbox letter from Not a burger flipper

To teach in Thailand now it is pretty much impossible (post waiver) without a degree in education. Like the one this 'burger flipper' from the UK has.


It's not worth it if you're not a native speaker

Postbox letter from Tomasso

If you are a native speaker, then you can do a teaching license and start working for a reasonable salary (80,000 baht and more). If you are not a native speaker, then you will always be at the same level of earning and you have minimal chances to exceed 40,000 - 45,000 baht per month.


A few thoughts on Filipino teachers

Postbox letter from Carlos

Thais hire Filipino teachers based on labor cost. There are many Filipino teachers who deserve better consideration than this, but it is the economics that drives these decisions.


Don't accept ridiculous salaries

Postbox letter from Gunther

When I see offers for Filipinos (15,000+ baht) or native English speakers (30,000-35,000 baht) I wonder if the advertisers are serious or maybe they are looking for people with elementary school diplomas?


How important are accents?

Postbox letter from Bella

As a Filipino we can talk to or teach our students with different kind of accents but the question is 'does the accent really matter in education?


Filipino teachers can set a good example

Postbox letter from Naizer

Always bear in mind that we are not in our country and we must be socially and professionally responsible.


The problems with teaching job ads

Postbox letter from David

You should actively criticize schools and the government for promoting discriminatory and racist practices that take no account of the actual abilities of potential candidates. But it doesn't disturb white people like us, does it? Why should we care about the rights of people different from ourselves if our own privileges reign supreme?


Beware of the sinking economy

Postbox letter from Bill

The sinking economy in Thailand is going to put a huge dent in the future of TEFL teachers here.


Do Filipinos really do it better?

Postbox letter from Jim Hensby

I have worked with Filipino teachers, and it has been no easy task. The English material they produce for students is consistently riddled with grammar errors and inappropriate language.


Enough trash talk belittling Filipino teachers!

Postbox letter from A proud Filipino English lecturer

English may not be the Filipinos' native language but they definitely are competitive with the native speakers whether the native speakers accept it or not.


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