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.


Patience is a virtue

Postbox letter from Jeff

The way I finally started to see it, one may have all the qualifications they believe to get the job, but there's one 'qualification' Thais truly desire that they don't always mention.


Give Thailand more time

Postbox letter from Del

Please remember that Thailand is still a developing country. Give the Thais time to develop their own social conscience instead of trying to impose your own values on them.


Discrimination pure and simple

Postbox letter from Jeff

When I see racist ads like the one that accidentally made its way onto the site, it only serves to open up some old wounds and scars.


Brown and proud

Postbox letter from Sudharani Subramanian

Let us keep the focus on educational credentials , pronunciation, sincerity and work ethics when hiring English teachers.


Racism?

Postbox letter from Del

It's the employers who pays the salary at the end of the month, so shouldn't they be allowed to specify who they want?


Blatant racism

Postbox letter from Robert

It appears that racial discrimination in advertising is alive and well in Thailand.I was appalled to see an advertisement on Ajarn.com which unashamedly advertised for white teachers only.


Thailand race Issues

Postbox letter from Mr B

I came to Thailand with my girlfriend and within two weeks we both had a job in the same school - quite fortunate, I know. Neither of us have degrees, but we have TESOL certs and various tertiary qualifications. The process of getting the job was a little strange or different to what I'm used to. We both applied for the same job posts that we found online and many of these applications required a picture. My girlfriend got quick replies and I hardly got any or was told that I would be 'kept in mind' for future positions.


Race and Thailand

Postbox letter from Ms. Martey

My husband does not teach but I have heard of many African teachers that have trouble getting jobs. Some school directors have a policy to just not hire blacks (although they won't state this publicly).


Race and non-degree jobs

Postbox letter from Xandra Martin

I am a female teacher from South Africa. I am a person of colour (or coloured) in my country. I do not have a degree in any field - only a diploma. When doing my TEFL course and doing research on the internet, people painted a picture of how easy it would be to find a teaching job in Thailand. This however does not appear to be the case.


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