Teachers walk a razor's edge
Postbox letter from john doe
Most teachers are working in Thailand illegally. The reason for this is simple - most agents or schools don't provide costly work permits.
Take care of your work permit
Postbox letter from The land of Ew La La
It is illegal for a school to keep your work permits now. No matter what they tell you. You must have access to them.
The bureaucratic runaround
And all for the love of a good woman
With just over a month left in Thailand, having sold my motorbike and soon to be leaving my apartment, I met the new love of my life, which suddenly threw a spanner into the works. On our last day, we went to all our favourite places before sharing a tearful goodbye at the airport.
Does your school have a work permit / visa superhero?
Every teacher would love their school to have a Khun Oat
Foreign teachers need someone who takes away all those red tape headaches? Do you have such a member of staff or is your place of employment generally clueless about immigration / ministry of labor procedures and are teachers left to fight for themselves?
Applying for and renewing teacher work permits in Thailand
The work permit application and renewal process
Mike, a teacher in South Thailand, takes us through the process of applying for your first work permit, renewing a work permit and also applying for the relevant visas.
Work permits for teachers
Postbox letter from Dave
My interpretation of the current rules concerning teacher licenses and work permits
The senselessness of Thai bureaucrats and oligarchs
Thailand is ruled by men, not laws
I understand that Thai people do not like causing conflict or losing face, but the first step in solving a problem is admitting that there is one
A word of warning!
Postbox letter from Anonymous
We had the bad luck of finding a great school in Trang, but our agent wasn't really up to scratch!
News from up't north
Postbox letter from Geoff Richards
The good news is that because the Teacher's Council of Thailand is trying to rigorously enforce the need for all foreign English teachers to sit the tests for a TL, many schools are now finding it difficult to retain staff.
Teaching in Thailand
Postbox letter from Dr John Smith
In many articles people have complained that the money they have to pay each year for work permits, visas and teaching licence makes it just not worth it. When is the ministry going to wake up and stop persecuting teachers who have nothing but good intent for the education of the Thai children and stay here as law abiding people.