An overview of different types of institute in Thailand and the students who go to them
At the highest echelon are the international schools. Internationals are nearly always based on the British or American curricula, and employ career teachers.
When all the other teachers have a bigger package than you!
I'm a TEFLer in a PGCE world. I'm very low down the hierarchy and I know it. I get it and I understand it, but it is not just the wages that are dissimilar.
Thoughts on returning to England
We've been home 5 minutes (5 months) and are both working in schools. I'm firmly back in the hamster wheel as a year 6 teacher in a wonderful primary school and am working 60 hour weeks to cope with the demands of being an NQT. But wait....Thailand is beckoning once again!
A variety of flavours
In my few years in Thailand, I've both applied to and interviewed with a number of different schools, so I thought it may help those new to the profession to clarify a few points, along with what general qualifications you need to even bother applying.
Postbox letter from Dara Quinn
Whilst at a job interview last week I was informed (by an international school) that if a person had no teaching degree they would not be issued a third work permit
How can one answer such a simple question?
Friends and family always ask how life is for me and my family here in Bangkok. This question always makes me smile. Such a big question, written in a tiny two word sentence.
I've had enough of the Thai government school system thank you
I’ve managed to locate my frustration and work out a solution - the Thai education system just isn’t for me. Not the government schools anyway, or at least the school that I have been teaching in for the past 18 months. So I’ve decided to get out. Not out of Thailand, just out of the system.