The highs and the lows of living and teaching in Thailand

Our survey said.........

To get an idea of exactly what teachers love and loathe about life in Thailand, we conducted a brief survey and with foreign teachers based in Chiang Mai.


Do students in private language schools have the right to choose who teaches them?

Should the most popular teacher get the largest share of the work?

The student was not happy with this arrangement and asked the manager why I could not teach her. The manager replied, 'You learn with who I choose, not who you want. And I have chosen the other teacher.'


How did salaries drop so much?

Postbox letter from Ronald

What in the blazes has happened to the salaries in the Thailand teaching profession?


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    Guatemalan, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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