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.


Ringing bells

Postbox letter from Phetpeter

When I see schools advertising often, I begin to think the dream jobs they are offering is too good to be true. I think why are they still looking or re-looking?


Are English teachers non-essential right now?

Postbox letter from Scott

It might be a good idea for many teachers to take what is offered, within reason, and wait until the situation approves before expecting to be able to bargain with employers from a position of strength.


International schools and Summer break

Postbox letter from Josiah

I would say it is highly unlikely that international schools will make up for lost time during the Summer break. I work at an international school in Bangkok and I am not aware of any schools that will do this.


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.


A positive picture for TEFLers

Postbox letter from Rob, Bangkok

With no new teachers arriving before July, teachers already in the country will see more and more opportunities.


I can't get the top teaching jobs anymore

Postbox letter from Old Bloke

I'm still getting some good offers, but not at the level I'm used to. And it's only going to get worse as I get older.


Be wary of 'can you start on Monday?'

Postbox letter from John

"Can you start on Monday?" isn't something you should be hearing from a school, or any place, where your job is to take care of 'children'. If you have someone start off so quickly without doing at least some basic checks, you're putting those children's safety at risk.


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