Academics need to chill

Postbox letter from D. Robinson

Why do some/many university degree holders think that people without a degree are not qualified to teach the English language?


How low can we go?

Postbox letter from Martin Chilvers

There seemed to be a time when 30-40,000 baht a month salaries were the norm, and I suppose like many teachers I felt that things were only going to get better. But what's going on in Thailand?


Over 50 and lucky

Postbox letter from beinaj

I am one of those teacers over 50 years old but I am fortunate to have a teaching position.


A sad state of affairs

Postbox letter from Apso

So the "Dwang has finally hit the fan", and there is a shortage of qualified teachers in Thailand, so much so that some agencies have to hire people to look for unqualified teachers in Khao San Road.


It's not what you know

Postbox letter from Raphaella

I work in a government school in Issan which employs several teachers that do not possess degrees or fake degree certificates.


Who's insulting who?

Postbox letter from Lucie

We are all free to choose what jobs we apply for, and those of us lucky / well-organised enough to have a teaching degree or plenty of experience can choose to apply only for the better-paid jobs, confident that we'll get offered at least one of them.


A change ain't gonna come

Postbox letter from Paul

The Government is pouring bhat after bhat into improving the Thais ability to speak English, but it is not happening much because Thais are resistant to change


Working for the man

Are teaching agents spelling disaster for hard-working chalkies?

The main problem that teachers seem to have with agencies is the salaries on offer. Teacher agents and 30,000 baht a month salaries have suddenly become the Siamese twins of the Thailand TEFL game. They're joined at the hip.


The living end yet again

Postbox letter from

I started a new job at a new school today and everything they told me at the interview was a lie.


Low wages

Postbox letter from Marcus

A three to six month training course is not closely equivalant to the years of sacrifice and study it takes to receive a degree in education. Although it may be enough to find work in a developing country, it is not recognised, and I believe one would be far pressed to find employment, in a native English speaking country.


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