How to recognize a weak job offer?

Postbox letter from Jimmy

one red flag is a constant search for new teachers (what happened to the previous ones?).


Why education reform in Thailand is imminent

The Thai MOE surely has to begin the formal development of rules and regulations.

If the Thai education system was in fact reformed where certifications and teachers qualifications were vetted, then so-called teachers would indeed have to resort to “flipping burgers” in their native countries simply because they have no real qualifications to represent themselves as teachers.


Qualifications won't turn your fortunes around

Postbox letter from Steve

Teaching in Thailand is a joke. Most of the things pulling you here can be found in other South East Asian countries.


Types of students in a Thai classroom

Teaching young children, teenagers and adults

If you think language teachers may come in a range of shapes and sizes, just wait until you witness the range of students you’re going to teach. Some students are eager, some are recalcitrant; some students are delightful, some are dire.


Using teaching agencies

Considerations for first-time teachers

Teaching agencies can provide valuable support, but they can also result in lower salaries and poorer working conditions. What are some of the key aspects to assess when considering using a teaching agency in Thailand?


Some more reasons why you'll quit teaching in Thailand

Six more reasons why you'll be heading home before too long

The frustration of having no real authority over your students, interference from Thai teachers, the thankless task of morning gate duty and more!


A reluctance to question the teacher

Postbox letter from Sophie

I've found one of the most challenging aspects of being a new teacher in Thailand is the students' reluctance to ask questions in class.


Teachers are a commodity

Postbox letter from Sean

There are a ton of other countries that pay the same as Thailand does, many that pay double or triple too.


The 'right teacher' means the only teacher available

Postbox letter from Mike

Finding the right teacher is more about finding the only teacher available right now. We are romanticizing the idea that your average school or agency for the most part puts any real thought into who they employ.


The good, the bad and the downright unlucky

The different kinds of foreign teachers who end up teaching in Thailand

Wherever you end up teaching, the chances are that you are going to be alongside people you'd never normally work with, which can make the whole experience more memorable, one way or another.


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