Teaching license waivers

Postbox letter from Ajarn D.

I made the mistake of working for an agency after many years of avoiding them. As they moved me from school to school I did not realise they were burning up my waivers as they did so.


Teaching license dilemma

Postbox letter from Angie

Now I am in a new school and would like to request a new waiver to teach without a license at Krusapa


The unintended results of the teaching license requirement

Postbox letter from Thomas

If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.


The teaching diploma

Improving your long-term career prospects

A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.


Applying for and renewing teacher work permits in Thailand

The work permit application and renewal process

Mike, a teacher in South Thailand, takes us through the process of applying for your first work permit, renewing a work permit and also applying for the relevant visas.


The day of reckoning

Postbox letter from Dave

The days of the "tourist teacher" with a high school completion, fresh face and a TEFL cert are now facing a mass extinction event (globally).


License issues

Postbox letter from Teacher in Khon Kean

Does anyone know how to do a teacher licence renewal?


Work permits for teachers

Postbox letter from Dave

My interpretation of the current rules concerning teacher licenses and work permits


News from up't north

Postbox letter from Geoff Richards

The good news is that because the Teacher's Council of Thailand is trying to rigorously enforce the need for all foreign English teachers to sit the tests for a TL, many schools are now finding it difficult to retain staff.


Kudos to the system

Postbox letter from Dave

Do you have difficulty in understanding the requirements to be a teacher? How are they inconsistent with the need to change and the goals of improving the education system?


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