It’s that time of the year again: many parts of the Western world are gearing up for Christmas. And even in Thailand, first signs of it are already visible. Visitors to malls and shopping centers all over the country marvel at the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, complete with colorful wrapped gifts underneath. There is hardly […]
In Thailand it is very important to dress appropriately. This is true especially for teachers and not only during working hours. If you work in a small town, people will soon get to know you as “the farang teacher”. Teachers are highly respected in Thailand and it is therefore recommended to dress smartly at all […]
In the book Forties’ Child, Tom Wakefield recounts his experience growing up in the British Midlands during World War II. When I read the book, one passage struck me as a perfect description of what makes a good teacher. Read it and you just might agree: Everything changed in the second year. There must have […]
Recruiters and Teacher Agencies receive many resumes from English teachers looking for a job in Thailand. Some of them make one wonder if they were sent in earnest, or if they were sent as a joke. Here is an example of an e-mail cover letter that most likely won’t get the candidate to an interview: […]
Here is what happens when you come too late to an English class with my friend, and teacher extra-ordinaire, Gareth “Gaz” Jones: All the bananas in the world… Unite! Peel banana, peel, peel banana (2x) Shake banana, shake, shake banana (2x) Go banana, go, go banana (2x) GO!
If you want to teach in Thailand, you will need a valid work permit. In order to get a work permit, you’ll have to obtain a Teacher’s License from the Teachers Council of Thailand (TCT). One of the requirements to get this license is the completion of a 20-hour Thai Culture and Ethics Course. Numerous […]