Is it too harsh to hope agencies disappear?

Postbox letter from Phetpeter

I know times are hard and the lack of teachers may cause suffering for some schools, but the number of so-called agencies offering teachers' work seems to be more than there are teachers


A 'local hire' in an expat world

When all the other teachers have a bigger package than you!

I'm a TEFLer in a PGCE world. I'm very low down the hierarchy and I know it. I get it and I understand it, but it is not just the wages that are dissimilar.


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?


Schools in Thailand

A variety of flavours

In my few years in Thailand, I've both applied to and interviewed with a number of different schools, so I thought it may help those new to the profession to clarify a few points, along with what general qualifications you need to even bother applying.


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    Filipino, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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