So in my quest to line my journey up and narrow the list of possibilities down I have come across alot of questions having to do with Thai schools.
My normal routine is google map -> Thailand -> Zoom - > Find City
New Tab, Google Search -> City Name -> Images -> various other searches with other keywords: living in <city name>, teaching english <city name>, various forum searches of the city name, and finally a google search of the city for the word school in Google Maps.
And the problem arises! I have no clue what schools are what. Of course its obvious in the bigger cities with obviously english named schools. However in the smaller cities I just don't know what I'm looking at.
Maybe you can help. I'm not naming for opinions of the schools or anything like that, just wanting to get an idea of the following:
Is there a possible job for an English teacher there?
Does this name have anything to do with the grades that are taught there?
Another reason I ask is because I see similarities across a few cities.
For instance.....the city of Satun, Thailand
What does Municipal 1 School, 2 School, etc...mean? Government run I assume? Can I work there?
What does Santi Pattana mean?
Ban Sai Ngam?
I apologize in advance for the grammatical/spelling errors in this post...It's late, and I am cramming to get my degree finished during the day, while google searching my dream when I should be sleeping...
Seriously putting the cart before there horse there.
Finish the degree.
Get a tourist visa and a plane ticket.
Land with your shiny new parchment and transcripts in hand.
Grab a bus to anywhere. When you see something you like, get off.
Reply to 3 ads.
You should be working within a week or 2.
I hope to have enough saved to visit atleast two should one come up empty, hopefully three. I figured I would ask those of you who are already there for some guidance to whittle my list down.
It also helps keep me motivated, and focused. How, with the lack of sleep, I don't know.
/ETA Your post in its own right is very motivating though! Thank you! I love the idea of, "a bus to anywhere, get off if it looks interesting."
tompatz advice is sound. just get on the flippin plane, if the timing is right the job will find you. it's way easier than you imagine.
You are really scrolling around google maps, trying to find buildings that are probably schools? If you really want details of schools in different areas, then maybe something like yellowpages would be easier? Or just search 'schools in ***' city'. Don't search it into images or maps. If that is fruitless then google translate the Thai word for school, and the Thai way to write the city name.
By going to the city and right clicking, then selecting, "search nearby"and putting "school" in the search field, it gives an idea as to how many schools are in a locale.
I got that little tidbit of info from a post here in these very forums.