Filipinos do it better!

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.


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.


Understanding Filipino teachers

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.


Goodbye you slave drivers!

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.


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.


A time of change

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.


Back in the groove

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.


The end is nigh?

Is the Filipino love affair with Thailand coming to an end?

I talked to a number of Filipino teachers who are leaving in a term or two and tried to get some answers and find out their reasons for living.


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