What will my school be like?
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.
Horses for courses
Postbox letter from Martin Foot
I'm not really sure how much a highly professional teacher can help in your average Thai school. Even as a hypothetical it doesn't seem to be in any way plausible.
Two teachers in love and planning their life together in Thailand
Suffering or no suffering, this time we are doing it. We are Thailand bound and excited, if somewhat distracted for the time being. Sun, smiles, a detachment from most of what and who we know. New friends, new haunts and new experiences. A different perspective on life. Success or failure, this foray into the relative unknown will shape the rest of our lives.
I was looking for a job and then I found a job
I was refused a place at the two major international school recruitment fairs and turned down by every international school I applied to. Then one fine morning last week, I received an email from a private Thai EP school that I had applied to way back at the start of my job search, offering me an interview.
The teaching diploma
Improving your long-term career prospects
A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.
What is a qualified teacher?
Postbox letter from Concerned in Chonburi
As things stand, I hear from a recruiter that the authorities are visiting schools - government schools at that - and rooting out teachers who do not hold both a PGCE and a Bachelor's degree.
My own experiences
Postbox letter from Wendy Williams
In reply to previous posts about unqualified teachers and the great and plentiful jobs that are supposedly available - I have to disagree
An alternative guide
A rough guide to the lonely planet of teaching in SE Asia
If you studied TEFL or CELTA in your home country, something that would have almost definitely been lacking from your course was your tutors experience and knowledge of SE Asia.