Experience trumps qualifications every time!

Postbox letter from Mike

Experienced teachers who actually try are worth their weight in gold. You can only learn so much from a book and then you really need to just get your hands dirty.


Why education reform in Thailand is imminent

The Thai MOE surely has to begin the formal development of rules and regulations.

If the Thai education system was in fact reformed where certifications and teachers qualifications were vetted, then so-called teachers would indeed have to resort to “flipping burgers” in their native countries simply because they have no real qualifications to represent themselves as teachers.


Better qualifications can lead to better jobs

Postbox letter from Aaron

For those considering upgrading their qualifications, while it is true that it is no guarantee of a massive upgrade there are jobs to be had.


Don't do your post-graduate studies outside of Thailand

Postbox letter from John

Many teachers have neither been licensed nor given the opportunity to write the exam. Has anyone been held accountable for destroying the lives of dozens of teachers?


What will my school be like?

An overview of different types of institute in Thailand and the students who go to them

At the highest echelon are the international schools. Internationals are nearly always based on the British or American curricula, and employ career teachers.


Two types of language teacher

Postbox letter from Mark N.

Thai employers simply don't care about your bits of paper - except for the one that says you have a bona fide degree.


Horses for courses

Postbox letter from Martin Foot

I'm not really sure how much a highly professional teacher can help in your average Thai school. Even as a hypothetical it doesn't seem to be in any way plausible.


Please recognize my qualification

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Why am I having such a hard time getting employers to accept the certificate I have?


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