Tips for new teachers coming to Thailand

Postbox letter from Cary, Ed and James

Usually your experience doesn’t matter too much as long as you’re likable, preferably younger and enthusiastic towards the students.


Be cautious around teacher agencies

Postbox letter from Bear

Thai agencies prey on new teachers and their lack of knowledge about how things work over here.


Lesson planning

Can I make it a really enjoyable part of my teaching?

I was taught how to lesson plan during my CELTA course, but with many of my colleagues holding higher level teaching qualifications, I think I can improve by learning from them.


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