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.