Postbox letter from David
You should actively criticize schools and the government for promoting discriminatory and racist practices that take no account of the actual abilities of potential candidates. But it doesn't disturb white people like us, does it? Why should we care about the rights of people different from ourselves if our own privileges reign supreme?
We can only offer you a low salary if you're not a native speaker!
My first interview was the result of a walk-in enquiry and it was a primary school, about five minutes away from where we lived in Kalasin.
The 'new normal'
What does the future hold for education in Thailand? With the “new normal” in full swing, a “tourism reset” on the way, will there be any other meaningful changes in education, as some are hoping for?
Distance learning TV and the toppling of Kru Wang
If we're going to be pointing a condescending finger at one teacher in one video at one moment in time then we should maybe look into a mirror and point it at ourselves, too.
Postbox letter from Jack
While I don’t blame the schools, I would think twice before accepting a position with schools at the moment.
The pros and cons of four different approaches
I was confident that emailing my resume and following up with a phone call was the way to go. Several days later, not a single school could locate my e-mail.
Postbox letter from Scott
It might be a good idea for many teachers to take what is offered, within reason, and wait until the situation approves before expecting to be able to bargain with employers from a position of strength.
Should the serious TEFLers be preparing themselves for change?
If the population of foreign EFL teachers doesn't want to be treated as a cheap commodity by Thailand's education system, the one sure-fire way to stand a chance is first and foremost don't be a cheap commodity.
Postbox letter from Rob, Bangkok
With no new teachers arriving before July, teachers already in the country will see more and more opportunities.
Postbox letter from Tony Roberts
Just don't worry about age, I'm still here well past my retirement age and I love it