I'm thinking about doing something new, seeing how I'm recently divorced without kids or family attachments and feel like Teaching English in Thailand is it. I want to make 40K-60K Baht and have a stable job. I'm an excellent teacher in his mid 30's with an impressive resume. Does anyone have any recommendations for trustworthy recruitment agencies or schools to apply too?
Last edited by yakub; 2nd February 2012 at 20:25.
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When you say experienced do you mean certified? Are you currently working at a school in the States? If so, you should set your sights a bit higher.
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Now to answer your question and make some comments.
As a real (as in certified) teacher you should be looking at international schools and NOT EFL/ESL boards.
As a licensed teacher it is not hard to find jobs in the 50k THB range (and often up to double that (plus benefits like medical, housing (or allowance), airfare assistance / reimbursement, etc).
IF you are NOT a licensed teacher and if ESL/EFL is where you want to go with your career then yup... welcome to the forum and your baptism by fire.
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Last edited by ttompatz; 3rd February 2012 at 17:32.
Boy are we lucky to have you here.
No, OP, there's not is a chance in Hell you would find a gig paying 40-60K. It's just common sense, even to someone raised in Thai society. If you look like Tom Cruise at 20 or Megan Fox you're in. It's one of those corrupt countries. If they like you they hire you. I know of cases where a school wanted to employ some young degreeless applicant and gave him a map to Kho San Road (a district in BKK where a lot of illegal activity takes place). If you really want to teach go to some out-land ville and live and work on the cheap. If you're sociable you'll make contacts and move upward and outward. If you're squeamish or have lost confidence due to some woman's mental castration of you, stay where you are.