I'm Olivia, I'm from Oslo, Norway and I'm planning my great adventure of teaching english in thailand when I stumbled upon this community and I hope you guys can help me with some of my questions
I'm going to get my TEFL here in europe, but from what I can gather, the course has the same curriculum no matter where you take it and it doesnt make a difference?
I'd like to get fulltime work somewhere in the south, I don't have a uni degree, but I have lived and worked in America, Australia and England all together for several years and speak english as well as my first language with the american accent. What are realistic expectations in regards to salary and finding a job where I want? I hear thai people care alot for the "european look" and not so much for the degrees? I heard Phuket and Koh Samui are difficult areas, I'd like to go to Songkhla or Phang Nga and are these safe areas for me travelling a lot by myself? I'm looking for a place with an ok social scene with bars, some good people and if possible close to the beach or a weekend-trip away.
Looking forward to hearing from you
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I know a couple from South Africa flying under the radar, doing Visa runs. Never on a WP due to the lack of degrees. They stayed a few months at my previous government high school, which never applied for a B-Visa or a WP. then they moved on. They were hired by AYC, an agency. But they say it's easy to get jobs in the South. I could call them. (You might buy the flatrate for Thailand from SKYPE and make calls from Oslo for about $ 7 a month. Or you could buy a Thai number, not sure, for $ 18 a quarter).
When will you be ready to come over? Now is the best time - with schools becoming desperate and finding out that some teachers they thought they hired not showing up or turning out to be not suitable
Olivia - you and Samantha1991 from this thread http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-new...lp-please.html (newbie in need of help please???) have a lot in common. You both are young women from Oslo, Norway who are wanting to teach English but neither of you have a degree. What are the odds?
Good luck to you both.
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
The sun only shines on TV. (Not Thai Visa)
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Are you a tall, blond heroine? The folks who will interview are may be in awe and want you no matter what.
Some middle aged fat bloke OTOH like yours truly has a harder time winning them over.
I heard of teachers being drunk and or fighting (each other). Henceforth there will be schools favoring female employees
I'd like to get fulltime work somewhere in the south, I don't have a uni degree, but I have lived and worked in America, Australia and England all together for several years and speak english as well as my first language with the american accent.
You speak your own language with an American accent?
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