David

David is from Belgium, lives in Bangkok and has been in Thailand for 1 year.

Q1. How long have you been teaching in Thailand?

1 Year

Q2. What age group do you prefer teaching and why?

14+ as they are able to learn more complex things about grammar but also culture and the world around them and beyond that. They can see things from different perspectives and can give more concise opinions themselves.

Q3. What is the best thing about living and working in Thailand in your opinion?

Good warm weather and great people to be around with but also just a relaxing atmosphere at work too.

Q4. If you had to move to teach English somewhere else, which country would be next on your list and why?

Taiwan, because I heard good things about it. Myanmar is also is coming about as it hasn't been on anyone's radar as of late.

Q5. Of all the places you have travelled to in Thailand, which is your favourite and why?

Koh Chang for the relaxing atmosphere and Bangkok for the ever so brewing city where there is always something to do.

Q6. How do you see Thailand's TEFL landscape changing in the next five or ten years?

Depends mostly on how the government treats people coming abroad to get their visas, that has to be streamlined.

Q7. Why do you think Thailand is still a big draw for many TEFLers?

The teaching environment, the good weather and most important the culture.

Q8. Have you taught in any other countries? How do they compare to Thailand?

In Belgium, is a lot more coaching than teaching nowadays but it requires a lot of hours even after school hours prepping for classes. Your job never ends, you deal with parents, school board and most important pupils that are growing into adults

Q9. What advice would you give to a new teacher thinking of embarking on a teaching career in Thailand?

It requires a lot of work from you in the beginning especially dealing with the school and visas and whatnot but after that hassle you see the fun and the students are very forthcoming and genuinely kind and respect you. You find new and creative ways of teaching and you find aspects of yourself on how you like to do things.

Q10. You are looking for a new teaching job at the moment. How can potential employers contact you?

davidramax@gmail.com


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