A look back at the EFL world in Thailand throughout 2009.
The year started well enough in January with the usual Thailand TESOL conference. But as the year progressed - we had a scandal or two.
How to scam, exploit and demoralise foreign teachers
Here's a complete breakdown of my time spent on the Thai cultural course. Actually I've decided that it was nothing but a teacher's council money spinner. It had little to do with improving a teacher's performance in the classroom and just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, the foreign participants were given an impromtu dance class.
Postbox letter from Tired and confused
There's nothing but confusion over this damned culture course
Or the culture of understanding?
If knowing more about a specific culture can make me a better teacher while I'm living there, then I'd be more than happy to sign up and pay for some culture course. But keep the "My Culture Is Better Than Your Culture" crap out of it