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.


A teacher and an artist

A special man who has overcome all the odds in life

"Once a talent is used, it will grow and prosper. It will break the boundaries of hesitation and uncertainty; confidence will flow on and on."


What lies ahead for Thailand's foreign teachers?

Postbox letter from David

Is it ever likely that foreign English teachers will be sincerely welcomed into Thailand and compensated not only in a manner commensurate with our qualifications and expertise, but also in a context relative to the significant contributions we bring to Thailand and its people?


The joy and pain of teaching in Thailand

A teacher looks back over her ten years in Thailand

I'm celebrating my 10th year in Thailand as an ESL Teacher. Working in a foreign land hasn't been easy. It took me years and a lot of patience and hard work to get settled, not to mention the ocean of tears and heartbreaking homesickness.


Qualified teachers vs unqualified teachers

Postbox letter from NES Teacher

At the risk of adding fuel to the fire for those that like to shoot down the Filipinos (or other NNES) teaching staff - be careful


Wages and discrimination

Postbox letter from pinoyguy

Here's a fact, almost anywhere in the world you will find a Filipino worker. There are 2.2 million Filipinos around the world working in various occupations, and why? That's because we can read, write, speak or even sing better in the English language


Filipino teachers and salaries

Postbox letter from Bill

It seems the teacher salaries are actually going down, and it's work ethics and attitudes such as that which contribute to it.


Education in The Philippines

Postbox letter from george graham

A quick google of world/asian/asean rankings will show that the education system of the Philippines is regularly placed below that of Thailand


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