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    Experienced American Teacher

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    I want to make 40-60 Baht and have a stable job
    ...that's exactly how much cleaning up after horses pays here...
    ...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...

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    Yeah, but Mr Edsakun (Ma) speaks perfect English already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    I'm an excellent teacher
    Be sure to put that on your resume.

    Why Thailand as your only option?

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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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    Since this is not the newbie zone there's no need not to point out your post appears to have landed on Go back to Start and miss a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    Last edited by yakub; Yesterday at 21:25.
    ^ that's my favorite part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    I'm recently divorced without kids or family attachments and feel like Teaching English in Thailand is it
    Just like that, huh? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    Teaching English in Thailand
    Is this a new school in Thailand?
    Forever heading home

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    Teaching English in Thailand
    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    Is this a new school in Thailand?
    i believe so. they're right next door to the new gold shop:
    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    40K-60K Baht

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakub View Post
    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?
    Newbies should be careful when they post outside the newbie zone (where ignorance is bliss and newbies are considered protected animals).

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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.
    http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/staffro...hools-bkk.html .

    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.
    Thailand will be entertaining if nothing else.

    If you don't have a degree then it will certainly be a roller coaster. You pays yer quarter and you takes yer chances.

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    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.

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