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Are Native English Speakers Really Better Teachers?

Posted by Claudio on March 13, 2015 in Teaching in Thailand |

It is a long running debate. I actually find the question not very useful because the answer is: it depends. Isn’t it also important that a teacher has in-dept knowledge of the language, the skills to teach, is passionate, and makes an effort to prepare a good lesson, regardless of their mother tongue? However, as long as there is a strong […]

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How to Look for a Job as English Teacher in Thailand

Posted by Claudio on March 2, 2015 in Teaching in Thailand |

At many schools in Thailand, the academic year is already over and you may be looking for a job at a new school. There are many reasons to do so: perhaps your current agency didn’t get the contract renewed, perhaps you want to move to a different area in the country, perhaps you are looking for […]

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How Good is a TEFL Course with Guaranteed Job?

Posted by Claudio on February 20, 2015 in Teaching in Thailand |

There is much competition amongst TEFL course providers. To attract participants, many of the courses are held in stunning settings. Courses on the islands in the South of Thailand or in the beautiful North are in high demand. With good reason. These are also top tourist destinations and will make your time off from the course seem […]

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Cheating in School: Is it the Norm in Thailand?

Posted by Claudio on February 2, 2015 in Teaching in Thailand |

In short … YES! Cheating in school seems not only omni-present, but also quite accepted. Perhaps even expected. This morning I read an article in The Nation about allegations that an O-NET observer was ordered by executives to hint answers to students. My instant and sarcastic response was “Cheating in School in Thailand? Really???” If you […]

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TEFL Courses in Thailand That I Like

Posted by Claudio on January 26, 2015 in Teaching in Thailand |

When you look for a TEFL course, you owe it to yourself to chose wisely. After all, it will be the foundation of teaching English in Thailand. Taking a course that trains you well will give you confidence as a teacher and position you well in the job market. Two TEFL Courses I Really Like […]

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