I'm not sure whether Thailand isn't right for me or I'm not right for Thailand.
In spite of the draconian disciplinary measures, the students are basically normal, mostly happy, playful, loving children, who are extremely well behaved, and attentive to my classroom instructions - when the Thai teachers and assistants are present.
Postbox letter from Anon
Salaries have been frozen here for years, the cost of living has rocketed and the workloads have increased. I now have to work online too to make a decent salary.
Postbox letter from Tracey
My teacher agent / friend in Korat has had it far too good for far too long. In the last maybe three years, his business has gone to the dogs. He can't find new teachers and the ones he has are basically children themselves
Postbox letter from Chuck, Bangkok
A lot of people want to know what it would be like to work in Thailand. After having been here for 8 years I will tell you.
Postbox letter from 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.
Postbox letter from 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.
Postbox letter from Dave
Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible
Postbox letter from Steve Bangkok
There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer
Postbox letter from Mark D
The agencies in Thailand are an absolute blight upon the whole hiring teachers from overseas scheme of things.
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?