Until the root of the problem is solved, and my observations would say it's regressed, the sufferers of the problem, you, will continue to suffer as will the level of English taught in Thailand.
I've noticed far more issues since more and more foreigners have been an integral part of recruitment. Teaching and recruiting are miles apart. If Thais want foreigners to be part of the process make sure they can justify their position.
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
You have enviable qualifications! I would think, B. Can you come over? Can you buy a Skype-in number? I got one for $ 18 for 3 months. And the Thailand flat rate - or the world flat rate.
Each and any vacancy means a major emergency at that school. My school hired Philipinos - in one case as a knee jerk reaction to being rejected by an applicant who never came.
FYI, why not try China? I almost got a job there. And yesterday I received a long e-mail from a teacher with his agency. Dozens of positions and they would take you and reimburse your flight. PM your e-mail if you want the offers.
Mind you, I see that you are in Klaeng. I've been there once or twice.
Have you heard about some foreign guy down there that rejects applicants if they are too young and good-looking? I was chatting with a teacher from down that way and he had some hilarious stories.
It's probably just teacher bullshit.
Keep an eye out for this guy if you're down there.
Last edited by Anna Key; 14th June 2012 at 19:59.
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Then they get here and even wrapped in a 180K salary, 30K apartment, free flight home bubble, they just can't hack it.