Alright. Can someone clarify this for me?
A prospective employer has told me that without a CELTA equivalent, they would not be able to issue me a work permit or Non Immigrant visa. I don't have a 120 hour TEFL certificate and my B.A. degree is not in Education, so does this automatically rule me out for ever receiving a work permit and thus never teaching legally in Thailand? I don't know if they're just saying that instead of saying they want applicants to simply have the certification for their own screening purposes.
This has me asking myself the question: what if someone is teaching a subject in English (for example, maths or science in a bilingual k-12 or government school)? If they don't have a TEFL are they awarded no work permit either, even though the subject they are teaching isn't EFL? Or would they be able to get a work permit if they had a degree in exactly what they were teaching? What about people working in SAT/GMAT prep business (no TEFL, no work permit??)? I've seen posts on several places (here included) that you simply need a degree to teach legally. Maybe that means to get a visa, but without a work permit that visa is useless, no?
It just doesn't seem that cut and dry to me. Sorry if I've missed something obvious here. Thank you in advance for any replies.
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/paperwo...05-2551-a.html (Extensions of Stay. The Official Immigration Rules. 777/2551 and 305/2551)
..........and when working in basic education, i.e. K12 schools, it isn't a requirement of The Teachers' Council of Thailand.