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'!
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.
[Laying Plans] "It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." Sun Tsu
No advice from me.Originally Posted by Saberu
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.
^ yeh,..he'll fit in real well!
(instant karma's gonna getchya!...knock you right in the teeth!)
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-After you’ve turned the page of slight annoyance into total acceptance,
you’re well over ˝ way there.
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!
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!
^ try two days...
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?
sincere?Originally Posted by Saberu
assumptions will get you everywhere....
what a load of unadulterated crap.Originally Posted by Capricious
You beat me to it. Absolute crap.Originally Posted by between myths
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!Originally Posted by Saberu
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.
What was it you majored in Matthew, Philosophy, or religious philosophy?
McGill, damn you sound almost like a Canadian.
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.