A variety of flavours
In my few years in Thailand, I've both applied to and interviewed with a number of different schools, so I thought it may help those new to the profession to clarify a few points, along with what general qualifications you need to even bother applying.
Postbox letter from David
Is it ever likely that foreign English teachers will be sincerely welcomed into Thailand and compensated not only in a manner commensurate with our qualifications and expertise, but also in a context relative to the significant contributions we bring to Thailand and its people?
Teachers give their opinions on something related to teaching in Thailand
This month's burning question is what kind of state will the 'teaching in Thailand' industry be in five years from now?
What makes an education system great?
The best education systems come from richer countries with better support systems throughout the country as a whole. Money is clearly a big influence on the quality of education, so where does that leave Thailand?
Postbox letter from Captain Haddock
Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.
From an education and news point of view
For foreign teachers working in Thailand, the coup had a number of knock-on effects which started with a couple of days off school as educational institutions were temporarily shut down to silence protests from educators and university students.
School activities and the real business of education
It can be pretty frustrating when classes are cancelled and students go missing for activities and pre-activity preparations.
Postbox letter from Concerned in Chonburi
As things stand, I hear from a recruiter that the authorities are visiting schools - government schools at that - and rooting out teachers who do not hold both a PGCE and a Bachelor's degree.
Postbox letter from John
It is very interesting to read all the gossip and drama surrounding the new visa rules. I think 'apparently' is the correct word to use during this debate because I think people need to look at this situation realistically.
Sometimes just be thankful that's as good as it gets
I'm now in my third year as an English teacher at a secondary school in Thailand. I guess you could say I'm a veteran now, though this is a job which 'veteran' doesn't mean much