Postbox letter from Sano
I do agree that a language should be taught by a native speaker but it is also important to look at the person's qualifications.
Postbox letter from James
I agree that education ought to be about quality; a degree alone doesn’t guarantee that, but what it does do is guarantee that the holder is in possession of some knowledge gained over a substantial period of intense study, against that of no formal education.
Postbox letter from Jonathan French
A friend of mine works at a school and is head of English, he doesn't have a degree and neither have a lot of the teachers there. The school is quite happy even though a tad illegal but at the end of the day, the students are getting a good education from teachers who know their subject.
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
Postbox letter from Rob
I have just been reading about the changes to the law for unqualified teachers and thought i might give my opinion....as an unqualified teacher.
Postbox letter from Chris
In times where the majority of Western teachers were monocultural and monolingual – able to speak but English, and unfamiliar with other cultures in all but the most shallow of senses – native languages were thought to have no place in the second language classroom.
Postbox letter from Ajarn Robert
I have been teaching in Thailand for over 6 years now and I feel qualified to make a few observations and even point to a few changes that could make a difference.
Postbox letter from David
Of course "the number of qualified teachers willing to work in Isaan falls far short of the number required." It takes a lot of hard work, sacrifice and dedication to attend university for 7 plus years in order to become a qualified teacher.
Postbox letter from Man in Issan
The letters about teaching in Issan without degrees are wide of the mark. For one thing Issan isn't the "out in the sticks" place that it used to be.
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?