Tips for new teachers coming to Thailand

Postbox letter from Cary, Ed and James

Usually your experience doesn’t matter too much as long as you’re likable, preferably younger and enthusiastic towards the students.


Don't come to Thailand if this makes you mad

You've got to roll with the punches

Things are very spur of the moment in South East Asia. You hardly ever hear about things until the last possible second. There is nothing you can do about it.


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