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.
15,000 baht a month is degrading
Postbox letter from Loy
Filipinos buy food, rent apartments and pay bills and we even send money back to our loved ones. How far do you think 15,000 goes?
Filipino teachers need to get tougher
Postbox letter from Joe, Bangkok
The Filipinos at my school are overly obedient and never question management. To the point that they end up working evenings and weekends for free. The Thai management see this and now expect the same from westerners.