I'm better equipped

Postbox letter from Alexander

With my experience I am most certainly in a better position to be teaching business English to my customers as I not only teach them English but also many other things ie sales, marketing, presentations and how to do them effectively.


Are degrees required to teach?

Opinion continues to be divided

Three things which seem unavoidable are death, taxes and debates on ajarn.com about the requirement for teachers of having a degree. Those without degrees generally argue a degree is not necessary, while those with degrees will normally make the case a degree should be required.


The final word

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Of course there is never going to be anything that will replace a good education but there will always be room for that helping hand by intelligent people wherever they may be.


Degree or non-degree holders

Postbox letter from James

This dumbing down of professional and academic achievements is, in my opinion, an emerging trend in western societies, where equality now triumphs over professionalism. A society where anyone can be everything with information gleaned from ten minutes spent on a website.


Past, present and future

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Please stop all this business singing the praises of a degree-possessing teacher. Yes, in most cases they are the preferred option but they are not the only option and never will be


Teachers Teachers Teachers

Postbox letter from Jonathan

There are, without any doubt, a large number of qualified teachers ( they have managed to get a degree ) who are of such low quality that they have by sheer default ended up here because no self respecting school in the UK, USA or Canada would let them near impressionable children.


The degree or no degree debate

Postbox letter from Dave

Why would someone who doesn't value education enough to actually get a degree think they are qualified to be an educator?


Skin color does matter in Thailand

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.


A degree is a necessity in education

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.


Who is really qualified to teach?

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.


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