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
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.
Postbox letter from John
Sadly, many schools in Thailand prefer native speakers over Asians, even to teach math and other technical subjects.
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!
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...
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.
Postbox letter from David, Bangkok
Any suggestions welcome as to where the non BA jobs can be found.
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?
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
Postbox letter from Dave
Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible