Keep your job application simple

Postbox letter from Dave

I have a few comments for would-be teacher applicants when sending in your application e-mails or in person applications.


Time to move on

Postbox letter from Purnima

I have decided to move on from my current job and find that even after all these years of experience and a M.A in TESOL, it is very difficult for me to find another job.


The joy and pain of teaching in Thailand

A teacher looks back over her ten years in Thailand

I'm celebrating my 10th year in Thailand as an ESL Teacher. Working in a foreign land hasn't been easy. It took me years and a lot of patience and hard work to get settled, not to mention the ocean of tears and heartbreaking homesickness.


Suffering because of my 'Thainess'

Postbox letter from Anucha

Most schools were still unwilling to give me the typical farang wage of 50K or more because of my "Thainess"


Beauty's only skin deep

Young, good-looking teachers don't always have the upper hand you know

If you're not a handsome, beautiful-looking teacher, you may want to look away now. The latest Twitter craze among Asian academic students is to share photos of their gorgeous new English teacher on-line and show the world how lucky they are.


Let's wait and see what happens

Postbox letter from John

It is very interesting to read all the gossip and drama surrounding the new visa rules. I think 'apparently' is the correct word to use during this debate because I think people need to look at this situation realistically.


Things have changed for qualified teachers in Bangkok

Postbox letter from Depressed

It is a shame that Bangkok has become stagnant in so many ways. Wages are falling, cost are rising and call-backs or even acknowledgements are very slow in coming.


Times have changed for older teachers

Older teachers can find it tougher to get teaching work here nowadays

In my view, over the next few years, Thailand will see a sharp decline of older native English teachers in the classroom. The above factors will weigh increasingly against those older job applicants who, in the past, could simply show up to an interview and be almost guaranteed of getting that job.


Stick or twist?

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Like many other teachers I now find myself in the position where I need to make a decision about what I will do next academic year. Do I stay put? Or is it time to move on to pastures new?


A word of warning!

Postbox letter from Anonymous

We had the bad luck of finding a great school in Trang, but our agent wasn't really up to scratch!


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