I have a master's degree in science (computing) and over 15 years experience in IT/systems development.
I've also just completed the CELTA programme at International House here in Bangkok.
I've been in Thailand for over a decade and speak fluent Thai (I can participate in meetings and negotiations).
I am not however, an experienced teacher (although the CELTA programme has certainly given me a boost).
I've read a lot of the pointers, and advice in the forums and elsewhere on ajarn.com - and I'm preparing my resume now.
I was wondering what advice those more familiar with teaching in Bangkok could give about where to start looking for work teaching English, and eventually IT/ICT/Systems.
At the moment I'm thinking that I should probably start teaching at a private language school, to increase my confidence and experience. I don't feel ready yet to teach EAP (IELTS, iGCSE prep etc. - but then maybe that's just because I'm not familiar with the material). I would really like to teach to adult learners in an environment where I can continue to build on my CELTA experience.
Still not 100% sure if the forum rules allow members to name schools or institutions but I'd be very grateful for the names of private languages schools that forum members think would be a good place to start (or any other type of school that you think might be suitable). I see that Wall Street are recruiting. Also the AUA. I won't qualify for a position at the British Council without a couple of years experience first (according to their website).
Thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Last edited by waters; 25th August 2012 at 10:45.
are you fishing for compliments? Go out, get that job. It may not be the highest paid one, but you will gain experience and can get another one next year.
Thanks for the reply - and no - I wasn't looking for compliments, so apologies if my brief summary appeared that way.
I was just wondering if anyone could point me towards suitable schools - private language schools, EP schools, agencies or other.
Let's see ...
1. Native English speaker
2. Fluent in Thai
3. Masters Degree
5. 10 years plus living in Thailand
That's not enough! Can't you do a TEFL online course to beef up that resume?
Heh - okay - it wasn't meant to be a 'showcase' - honest.
But, I've not yet worked as a teacher in Thailand. I completed the CELTA last week - and was just wondering if anyone could recommend schools where I might apply for my first teaching position - private language schools or other. The CELTA course was amazing, and I'd like to put it all to use now.
Anyway - I'll start by working my way down this list.... ;-)
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-sta...n-bangkok.html (List of Language Centres in Bangkok.)