Dawn is American and has taught in Thailand for one year. She loves the weather in Thailand and loves the selection of restaurants in Bangkok.
Q1. How long have you been teaching in Thailand?
I have been teaching in Thailand for one year.
Q2. What age group do you prefer teaching and why?
I prefer teaching M4 as they are older and understand a lot better and are well behaved.
Q3. What is the best thing about living and working in Thailand in your opinion?
The weather is beautiful and the students are impressionable.
Q4. If you had to move to teach English somewhere else, which country would be next on your list and why?
I would choose Japan because of the culture, food and colder weather.
Q5. Of all the places you have travelled to in Thailand, which is your favourite and why?
Bangkok is great as it has many restaurants and gives a city vibe.
Q6. How do you see Thailand's TEFL landscape changing in the next five or ten years?
I believe it will be mandatory to have regardless of what degree you have.
Q7. Why do you think Thailand is still a big draw for many TEFLers?
The turnover rate is very high and it is quite easily obtainable.
Q8. Have you taught in any other countries? How do they compare to Thailand?
I have taught in the USA and the morale in Thailand is far more laid back and pleasant.
Q9. What advice would you give to a new teacher thinking of embarking on a teaching career in Thailand?
Be open-minded, Approach the children with ease and less aggression. Speak slowly.
Q10. You are looking for a new teaching job at the moment. How can potential employers contact you?
Via email firstname.lastname@example.org.