My experiences of working in a college in Bangkok (part 2)

The application process

The interview started with a stressed out looking middle-aged lady from HR asking me a few basic questions, probably just gauging whether or not I was sane, didn’t have a speech impediment, a thick regional accent or that I wasn’t too old or disabled


Do Filipinos really do it better?

Postbox letter from Jim Hensby

I have worked with Filipino teachers, and it has been no easy task. The English material they produce for students is consistently riddled with grammar errors and inappropriate language.


Hire the best teacher for the job

Postbox letter from John

Sadly, many schools in Thailand prefer native speakers over Asians, even to teach math and other technical subjects.


Older teachers can still lead the way!

Postbox letter from Michael Heaney, Providence, RI, USA

The older and wiser you are, the more likely you are to have genuine compassion for students... especially important with all the possible roadblocks students can encounter, learning a second language!


My perfect teacher

Postbox letter from Mark

I've been hiring in Thailand for a long time, and here's the teacher that I'm looking for in a nutshell...


The logistical impossibility of verifying TEFL job ads

Reasons it turns into one big 'time-waster'

You can sometimes have a dozen staff members in a school admin department, one staff member will have the job of recruiting foreign teachers and the other eleven staff members won’t have the first clue which one of them it is.


Where do you find teaching jobs without a BA.

Postbox letter from David, Bangkok

Any suggestions welcome as to where the non BA jobs can be found.


Job-hunting in North-East Thailand

Well, job-hunting and snake-hunting to be exact.

So the morning of all mornings finally arrived and it was time for me to become a teacher; a giver of knowledge, a mentor; all of these things. Who was I trying to kid?


Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

I've read many teaching blogs down the years and I generally enjoy hearing about other people's experiences. However there is one thing I'd like to see more of - honesty


Teachers standards are dropping at my school

Postbox letter from Dave

Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible


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