Teaching in Thailand post COVID-19

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?


Teacher contract headaches

What happens to foreign teacher contracts now that the Thai school year will run from July 1st to mid-April 2021?

Not all foreign teachers are prepared to work a few extra weeks for free, alongside already earning a relatively low professional salary without as much as a pension pending.


The future of education in Thailand

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.


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.


I made far more as a postman!

Postbox letter from Stewart

Most government schools here are only paying about 30,000 baht a month - and they want you to have a degree!


As long as work is interesting.

Postbox letter from Jack

Why not try to eventually have interesting work, a good personal life AND a bit more than an average income.


How to live in Phuket on 20,000 baht per month

They said it couldn't be done!

Much to my surprise, an English woman contacted me stating that she lived on Phuket for 20,000 baht per month. I was so intrigued, I messaged her to ask if she’d agree to an interview explaining how to live in Phuket on such a low income.


Why do I have to stay at school?

Should a teacher be allowed to leave the school premises when they don't have lessons to teach?

The school wants me to remain on-site from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to about 4.30 pm. This doesn't sound very fair to me. I'm only making 35,000 baht a month and my downtime would perhaps give me the opportunity to go out and earn some extra money.


40K is more than enough in Thailand

Postbox letter from Dee, Finland

I did a test back when I was living in Isaan. I was easily able to live on about 8,500 baht / month (rent, about 5,000 was paid from that) so I lived on the remaining 3,500 baht.


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Teacher mistakes

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Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

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The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?