No. They won't either.Originally Posted by Cyrille
I no longer teach in Thailand, having left last January. I get the impression that since then a lot of schools and universities have turned to hiring filipino teachers.
There have been rumours of it hapening for quite a while at the private university I used to teach at.
I'm not thinking primarily of private language schools here, though please feel free to comment if that's where you work.
I'm not really starting this thread as a 'Filipino Teachers - good or bad?' thing, I'm just curious to know what the situation is.
Yes as well as other asian nationalities ...And may I say they are doing a bloody great job.
We have four Philippine and three White men. I'm gone at the end of the month and will most likely be replaced with a Philippine. They do just fine.
Almost every government secondary and primary school in my area now employs mostly non-native speakers.
the majority happen to be filipino.
their salaries range from 10-27 K per month
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A slight aside...
It seems many people are beating this drum. And arguments are given that (a) they are cheaper (b) they do a good job and (c) they are more raedily available.
All three are valid factors and may point to more use of non-native speakers.
But no-one seems to have picked up on a very strong point against their use. It is a tragic reflection on the state of the Thai education system. A sad reflection I would have authorities would have wished to avoid...
You can justify using a native speaker quite easily...they possess a natural language proficiency.
But what is the justification for employing a non-native speaker? There is only one. They are better than Thai teachers of English...
As I said, a sad reflection of inferiority against a fellow ASEAN nation, which is against Thai nature to acknowledge...
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Very good point torbek
Indeed a good point.
We must remember too Thais don't bother going into business unless they can turn 300% profit. At the level of the average Thai student's English.. and motovation, I don't believe it matters much who's teaching them.
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I have met a few who were okay as far as methodology, being prepared and whatnot is concerned. None of them were teaching English. The students couldn't understand them their English was so poor.Originally Posted by kingwilly
I don't know of a single Filipino working in a Songkhla school. Our school won't even consider them.
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If your hire a Phillipino to teach speaking/pronunciation, etc. it indicates to me that you don't really care much about the quality of spoken English, which is completly undermining the whole idea and is quite tragic.
I've met a few around here and their English was about on the same level as some English department Thai teachers.
Sorry, can't comment on trends.
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My school runs two programs.
One is a bilingual program staffed by almost exclusively native speakers. There are a few mainland Europeans but there English is of a high standard. Philippino teachers are sometimes used in the program when the school is understaffed or for relief.
The second program is a mini bilingual program with fewer subjects and classes in English. This is staffed entirely with Philippino teachers.
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Whiteys out - Flips in = good, or bad?