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.


Be a proud Filipino teacher!

Postbox letter from Elena

Thailand sets its own rules and it's understandable why they prefer Caucasians to teach them but ultimately, the purpose is to learn. If they don't want to be taught by a Filipino because we aren't the epitome of a native English speakers, that's cool.


Is it game over for native English speakers?

Postbox letter from Anon, Bangkok

Over 30,000 baht just to get legal now and have the 'privilege' of working in Thailand.


The Filipino issue

Are they native speakers?

In my opinion, Filipinos sometimes get agitated because of the general attitude towards them. I agree that it can get frustrating when your umpteenth job application is turned down. You pick up the phone to try to find out why your services are not wanted and you are told that the school doesn’t hire Filipino teachers.


Discrimination against Filipinos

Are the Filipinos getting a fair crack?

Straight-talking Australian teacher Ajarn X has written an excellent article on racial discrimination in Thailand, and also what makes the good Filipino teachers very good and the bad ones extremely bad. Not just a good read for Filipinos, but anyone who teaches in Thailand.


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