Well at first I posted/mailed the package to the Teachers Council office in Bangkok. I was told by an official at my cities district office that it will take forever that way. So a teacher at my school was going to Bangkok on personal business hand delivered a copy of my documents to the office. The following day she got the OK and a receipt for a approxomate 3 week delivery time. The documents included: copy of my Non Immigration Type B Visa and departure card, a copy of ALL the pages of my passport, completed application form, job offer from the school, my teaching schedule from the school, copy of my degree and transcripts. I threw in my marriage (Thai Wife) certificate, my home document, my Thai drivers licence. All of these documents were stamped and signed by the Director of the school I am working at. Hope this helps.
What I'm confused about is- Do you have home country teacher certification or were you applying for a waiver rather than an actual license? You didn't mention sitting for the TCT courses, so I must be missing something. Sorry if I overlooked something.
Stamp, do you know what the missing piece is?
Admittedly having NOT read the entire thread... IF the person in question has an education degree
has a degree and 1 year of post grad classes in education then they do NOT have to sit the tests.
They need their original documents (and copies): degree, transcripts, proof of 1 year of experience, contract, work permit, passport/visa, the Thai culture and ethics course and then they can apply for their "gold card".
Persons who have had teaching experience with not less than 1 year, and also hold a teaching license from abroad, but do not hold a degree must show a certification letter with a document pertaining to recognition and reliability of teaching experience issued by an educational institution.
I am a certified US Navy Master Training Specialist. I am also an American "native speaker" I believe that these 2 experiences exclude me from having to take those classes.
welcome to the board. get into the bustling metropolis of Phrae much? lots of good things to eat up that way, and if you're into making them yourself there's a very good butcher at the market in the center of town (hope you like pork).
Imodium can't stop me.
Welcome, rscoffee. Come on aboard, shipmate and have a slug o' rum.
I hope you come to my school. I'd get the school tannoy system and make sonar noises over it to see if you'd stop what you were doing immediately and go silent running. Then a Thai kid would drop a spanner. Clang! na.
Food in Northern thailand is good for sure. Phrae, is not exactly Chaing Mai is it? There are a few good resturants and coffee shops here. I was actually able to catch the band Carabao here at a local club named EROS. Really nice venue actually.
Tell me about the butcher, I'd love some good pork chops. How do you know of it? Do you live near Phrae?
Where is your school located? I think near Bangkok somewhere correct?
Know a little about bubbleheads do we? LOL!