Jay has lived in Thailand for 12 years and enjoys teaching kindergarten 2 and 3.
Q1. How long have you been teaching in Thailand?
I have been living in Thailand for 12 years but teaching for about 6 years.
Q2. What age group do you prefer teaching and why?
I like kindergarten 2 and 3 the best because they are fun and very likeable at that age.
Q3. What is the best thing about living and working in Thailand in your opinion?
The best thing is the laid back lifestyle. The weather and beautiful beaches you get to visit. There are also many interesting characters that you can meet in Thailand.
Q4. If you had to move to teach English somewhere else, which country would be next on your list and why?
Probably Vietnam because I have heard it's the new Thailand and salaries are much higher and the cost of living is lower.
Q5. Of all the places you have travelled to in Thailand, which is your favourite and why?
I would say now I appreciate Hua Hin a lot for for it's amazing beach and it's a great place to relax.
Q6. How do you see Thailand's TEFL landscape changing in the next five or ten years?
Probably moving online more. I'm not too sure. Salaries for teachers are low here so who knows.
Q7. Why do you think Thailand is still a big draw for many TEFLers?
It was and in a way it still is but I think that will change. Thailand has always represented a certain type of paradise and adventure and I truly still love the place but I think countries like Vietnam will become a haven for new TEFLers in the future.
Q8. Have you taught in any other countries? How do they compare to Thailand?
No I haven't
Q9. What advice would you give to a new teacher thinking of embarking on a teaching career in Thailand?
Have fun and be open minded.
Q10. You are looking for a new teaching job at the moment. How can potential employers contact you?
Yes I am and employers can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a degree, TEFL and post graduate in education. As well as 6 years experience.