Tips for new teachers coming to Thailand

Postbox letter from Cary, Ed and James

Usually your experience doesn’t matter too much as long as you’re likable, preferably younger and enthusiastic towards the students.


Be cautious around teacher agencies

Postbox letter from Bear

Thai agencies prey on new teachers and their lack of knowledge about how things work over here.


My take on agencies

Postbox letter from Chuck, Bangkok

A lot of people want to know what it would be like to work in Thailand. After having been here for 8 years I will tell you.


Tips for the newbie teacher

Keep these points in mind and you'll cope far better

Don't get stressed by the job. Remember that you are merely the latest in a long line of farang teachers who have come and gone. There isn't enough time to make any real progress with students' English so just try and make it fun for them.


Advice for nervous newbies

Postbox letter from Mark

The best way to overcome your anxiety in the classroom is to know your stuff. But even knowing your stuff won't fix everything if you are nervous in front of a crowd.


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