Older teachers should try the private schools

Postbox letter from Martyn

For those worried about finding work in their sixties and beyond, I am 65 and work full-time with a work permit and visa in Phuket.


Older teachers should look to the shopping mall schools

Postbox letter from John

I know people who are 60 years old and over working in shopping malls in Nonthaburi. As long as you look presentable and can deliver classes they don't care too much about age.


But why Thailand?

Postbox letter from Tim, Kaohsiung

Why is it a binary choice between Thailand and going home to teach?


A journey into the over 60's TEFL graveyard

Postbox letter from John V (Thailand)

When it happened, it occurred at the speed of light. Having lost its contract with the local education authority, my company and I parted on amicable terms and moreover, in an uncharacteristic display of Chinese efficiency, within one week I found myself on a flight from Northern China back to Thailand.


Older teachers and acculturalization!

Adapting to life in Thailand strategies for the older expat

For the older expat, life in Thailand can be magnificent. A well organized and well resourced expat can enjoy a rebirth in the ‘Land of Smiles.


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