Bitter aging one

Postbox letter from Tony Roberts

Just don't worry about age, I'm still here well past my retirement age and I love it


But why Thailand?

Postbox letter from Tim, Kaohsiung

Why is it a binary choice between Thailand and going home to teach?


I can't get the top teaching jobs anymore

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.


Poor pay means a higher turnover

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.


Ways to recruit more foreign teachers

Postbox letter from Mark

More (and better) people willing to teach would be lured to Thailand and stay longer if the conditions were changed.


Vietnam is calling

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.


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!


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