Joshua

Canadian Joshua has taught both English and Thai boxing. He enjoyed a year in Mae Sot doing voluntary work.

Q1. How long have you been teaching in Thailand?

1 year teaching English, 2 years teaching Thai boxing,

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

Younger children because it can often be more challenging

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

The tropical climate compared to Canada, the culture and the people.

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

Vietnam. It's very rich with history, great food, tons of culture.

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

I spent almost a year up in Mae Sot teaching and volunteering. It's a very interesting and untouched part of the country. (Tak province) You get a whole different feel for the country because there is a large group of Karen refugees and citizens now living there.

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

It's changed a lot in the last 5, I don't even want to predict the next 5. Jobs are only going to become more difficult the more Thailand and SEA grow in general.

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

Even though many complain about the visa situations here I still think it is the easiest country to settle down in. I've spent significant time in them all and Thailand has the most experience with foreigners, the best infrastructure besides Singapore and is still a very fun place to stay and live.

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

Only Canada. Was much more of a traditional Western setting

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

I think many people look at teaching English for the wrong reasons. They look at it as a way to simply stay in one place and a visa makes it do able. It's important that you have a passion to teach when you get into this line of work or you will burn out very quickly!

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

My email is joshthoen88@gmail.com


Submit your own interview

Back to the main list


Featured Jobs

NES Teachers

฿68,000+ / month

China


Kindergarten Homeroom Teachers (55-70K)

฿55,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES English Teachers

฿43,000+ / month

Bangkok


Fun Native English Teachers for May Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


ESL Teachers for May 2020

฿30,000+ / month

Thailand


NES Kindergarten Teacher

฿42,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • David


    Australian, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Iyah


    Indonesian, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Barry


    Australian, 55 years old. Currently living in China

  • Chad


    American, 45 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • John


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Alyssa


    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Walter van der Wal from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.