Postbox letter from Harrell Guy Graham
I was asked to find insurance for my teacher friend from the Philippines trying to return to Thailand and who needs Covid insurance in order to return. Here is what I found.
Postbox letter from Danielle
Native English speakers are only hired as a marketing strategy, only as a face to attract more students. In reality, they cannot teach grammar to students who are learning English as second language or even as a foreign language.
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.
Postbox letter from A Pinoy Teacher
When the OFW (overseas Filipino worker) goes abroad, there is no other source of income but bills continue to come in. The OFW, for the most part, does not have the luxury of time to wait for a better offer because any time soon, a call from the family back home could put enormous stress on them.
Postbox letter from Nigel
Now the agent I work for is on thin ice as there are only four native English speaking teachers left out of an original twenty or so. The staff-room now looks like a downtown Manila coffee shop.
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.
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.
Postbox letter from Anon, Bangkok
Over 30,000 baht just to get legal now and have the 'privilege' of working in Thailand.
Taking over blogging duties from a very special person
As changes take place, you will surely meet a person who directly influences and affects your life in a magnitude that he/she might never know.
How do Filipino teachers feel on returning home from teaching abroad?
Last month I shared with you my findings about the numerous reasons why many Filipino English teachers in Thailand have started returning to their country, the Philippines. This time, let us see what our Filipino friends have to say after staying in Thailand for 5-10 years and for settling back in their motherland.