Postbox letter from Tony Roberts
Just don't worry about age, I'm still here well past my retirement age and I love it
Postbox letter from Tim, Kaohsiung
Why is it a binary choice between Thailand and going home to teach?
Postbox letter from Old Bloke
I'm still getting some good offers, but not at the level I'm used to. And it's only going to get worse as I get older.
Postbox letter from Russ
When you pay poorly you will always get either lower level candidates or high turnover. Teachers, like the rest, need money to live.
Postbox letter from Mark
More (and better) people willing to teach would be lured to Thailand and stay longer if the conditions were changed.
Postbox letter from Jonathon
Having no education degree, I have one more year here and then I'm going to have to bid my home in Chiang Rai a fond farewell, and set my sail in the direction of Vietnam.
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!