What happens to foreign teacher contracts now that the Thai school year will run from July 1st to mid-April 2021?
Not all foreign teachers are prepared to work a few extra weeks for free, alongside already earning a relatively low professional salary without as much as a pension pending.
Postbox letter from Brian
Agencies should only be earning a placement fee and this placement fee should be publicized for the Thai public to see.
What happens when your teacher agency won't pay up!
We were contracted to be paid for the full month of September but we were being told that our last day at the school was September 16, 2016. Something was rotten in the Kingdom of Thailand - it was like we were having our arses kicked out of a job too early.
Why Thailand would make a fantastic choice for your year off.
A year spent teaching here in Thailand can be a valuable experience. The real-world skills you’ll learn will be useful. The friends you make will help you through the tough times and lifetime bonds can be forged
Postbox letter from john doe
Most teachers are working in Thailand illegally. The reason for this is simple - most agents or schools don't provide costly work permits.
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.