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    Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Hi there, I'm a newbie so please be nice OK well I plan to eventually teach English in China after I graduate but I want to go and teach in Bangkok over summer between my 2nd and 3rd year.

    However as I will have no TEFL and still haven't finished my degree, what are my options? I'm sure I've heard there are schools who take people on without qualifications if you don't mind being paid a little less, though I can't see them on the Ajarn website. Do they exist and what are my chances of finding a summer job teaching job? I have no qualms about lying to the school and saying I'm planning on staying a year Which brings me to my next question, if I sign a contract saying I have to work there for a year whats to stop me just leaving and if I did leave would I face any punishments upon coming back to Thailand?

    Am I better off looking for a summer teaching job in China?

    Ahhh sorry about the muddle of sentences and questions, my English is good honest guv'!

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Just walk into any language academy, as long as you are white and presentable you will have a job in no time. You won't be signing a contract anyhow so just be vague about your departure date. I am sure you will find something, whether you can actually do the job or not is another question though.
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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Quote Originally Posted by Saberu
    I have no qualms about lying to the school and saying I'm planning on staying a year
    No advice from me.
    Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
    Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
    Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
    Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    ^ yeh,..he'll fit in real well!
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    Last edited by jimbo; 31st October 2007 at 08:07. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    You should learn a bit more about what China is really like. Go there and break a year long contract, and on your next trip to China you will probably be greeted at the airport with a shiny pair of shackles. Then be prepaired to pay thounsands of dollars in penalties.

    Good luck sir, and enjoy the dimsum!

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    And some in this forum are in China or returned after 2 weeks.

    But lying your way to a job interview ain't cutting it for me. You suck!

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    ^ try two days...

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Sanuk-Canuk thanks for the advice, I'm a little more confident about going now. As for everyone else I seem to have struck a nerve with you, sorry to offend I just assumed lying about how long your staying would be the norm.

    Would a sincere apology get me back into your good books?

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Quote Originally Posted by Saberu
    Would a sincere apology get me back into your good books?
    sincere?

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    assumptions will get you everywhere....

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Quote Originally Posted by Capricious
    You should learn a bit more about what China is really like. Go there and break a year long contract, and on your next trip to China you will probably be greeted at the airport with a shiny pair of shackles. Then be prepaired to pay thounsands of dollars in penalties.

    Good luck sir, and enjoy the dimsum!
    what a load of unadulterated crap.

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Quote Originally Posted by between myths
    what a load of unadulterated crap.
    You beat me to it. Absolute crap.

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Quote Originally Posted by Saberu
    OK well I plan to eventually teach English in China after I graduate but I want to go and teach in Bangkok over summer between my 2nd and 3rd year.
    Damn. When I was a freshman at McGill University, I couldn't see past the ubiquitous Montreal hotties, plates of steaming poutine, and solid sheets of ice on the roads...much less plan an illustrius career teaching English in China!

    Maybe you should come to Thailand for your TEFL one summer (cheap and plentiful here, and some good 'uns) and snag a short jobby right afterwards. It will be easy, finding a job and getting that experience. Plenty of summer programs for the kids, and you won't have to lie. You can't figure it all out sitting at your computer in your cozy college library. If your plan is to teach abroad (where-ever) get the TEFL sooner and get some experience abroad. Plus you can hit the Full Moon Party and meet your first Swedish girls.

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    What was it you majored in Matthew, Philosophy, or religious philosophy?

    McGill, damn you sound almost like a Canadian.

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    Re: Low end teaching job needed for summer job in BKK

    Thanks for the reply Matthew, you seem to know what you're talking about. Unfortunately not many hotties here Infact there will be two benefits of going to Thailand, teaching experience AND thai hotties!

    Is it ok if I add you on msn? Doing my TEFL in Thailand seems like a good idea, and I wanted to ask you about that and some other things to do with teaching In Thailand as I don't know anyone that does it yet.

    Thanks.

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