Will I find work in Thailand?

Is there a definitive answer to this incredibly common question?

I wish I could look at the main scenarios, the reasons teachers ask if they will find work in Thailand, and give everyone a straight "yes, you will" or "no, you won't" answer. But unfortunately it's nowhere near that straightforward.


Please recognize my qualification

Why am I having such a hard time getting employers to accept the certificate I have?


Don't accept paltry salaries

John

Many teachers are not too concerned about how much money they make because they are only here to have a good time


Getting qualified is the answer

Danny

If you really do care about education and want to make a difference, then well....become a qualified teacher!


Five myths about being a TEFL teacher

I'm sick of the moaners.....I really am!

I am sick and fed up of people coming out to Thailand with stupid misconceptions and then moaning about how awful it is to live in Thailand. Shut up and go home then!


It does matter if you're black or white

The blatant discrimination in TEFL job ads

Although it is rarely mentioned in job ads, most if not all Asian recruiters on the lookout for teachers are after whities. And let’s make no mistake about it: the prize specimens are Caucasian white, not some locals having overindulged in skin-whitening products.


The ajarn.com quiz

Have you got what it takes to be a teacher in Thailand?

Why should women's magazines have all the fun? Try our ten questions and find out if you're cut out to be a teacher in Thailand.


The Ideal Teacher

What makes the perfect teacher in the Thailand EFL classroom?

Let me point out that this list is based more on personal experience than large-scale research. Also, while most qualities on the list are probably appreciated worldwide, some are considered particularly important in the Land of Smiles.


How to land that teaching job

Five tips to make you stand out from the crowd

If you're currently looking for a teaching position to keep you busy over the coming year, then there are plenty of great opportunities out there, but there is also a lot of competition


Thailand is just doing what Korea did

Ben

These complaints about the Ministry of Education's changes to teacher requirements remind me of my early teaching years in Korea, when Korea started cleaning things in their ESL education environment

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