Goodbye you slave drivers!

Nigel

Now the agent I work for is on thin ice as there are only four native English speaking teachers left out of an original twenty or so. The staff-room now looks like a downtown Manila coffee shop.


TEFL jobs dying a slow death?

Craig

I still have friends who work for a couple of my former agencies and they said it's getting harder and harder to find teachers.


Teachers standards are dropping at my school

Dave

Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible


Times are changing.

Steve Bangkok

There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer


Turning into Japan

Mark D

The agencies in Thailand are an absolute blight upon the whole hiring teachers from overseas scheme of things.


18 red flags

18 points to consider carefully when choosing a school

From unpaid mid-term breaks to having to pay for white-board markers. What are the things that turn teachers off the idea of working for a particular Thai school - and are they justified?


Being fat and brown-skinned in Thailand

The truth about the ESL industry here for guys like me

My advice is to think long and hard before coming to Asia, especially Thailand, to work as an ESL teacher. Keep in mind that recruiters ask for your photo when you apply for the job.


Three reasons to use a recruiter

Not all the stories are bad

Recruiters aren't for everyone but they can play an invaluable part in your next ESL job search whether this is your first time teaching abroad or you're just looking to simplify the job search.


Problems with the system

Mike

After 12 years and four different schools, I have come to the conclusion that the "quality of Thai students' English skills" did not improve within the last 12 years. But how is that even possible when more and more NES teachers with experience and degrees in education teach Thai students, even at smaller schools?


Can you advise this teacher?

The problems with working for a great school but a poor agency

John loves the school that he works at but there are storm clouds brewing. He feels that the teacher placement agency might be in danger of losing the contract but he is 'legally bound' not to work directly for the school. John sees his long-term future in Thailand but doesn't want to continue with all this uncertainty. What would you do in his situation?

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