I interviewed with a reputable school, AUA, which typically hires only Americans and/or natives overseas to teach its English courses in Thailand. They loved my credentials and personality in the SKYPE interview, therefore made me an offer at 35K, which I understand is average at best, but here are more details and perks. Want some advice to see if I should wait or go with it.
-Afternoon/evening hours from 2pm-6m Monday through Thursday, off Friday, partial weekends
-Teaching children 12-adult
-Semesters run 6 weeks, 1 week vacation immediately thereafter (which ends up being 8 weeks paid and 1 month for holiday)
Despite the evening hours, is this a legitimately good deal or should I wait for something better when I get to Thailand in January?
Good advice appreciated guys!
Great hours--translates to roughly 545 baht/hr. and gives a lot of free time.
AUA Rayong is great. Know a guy who has taught there for the last eight years. He loves it.
Yeah, Cluezo. Good recommendation. As if Maptaput doesn't pollute the air enough...
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
I did one term at an AUA and I really liked it. They do hire mostly North American and some Thai teachers. Their system is very well organized so that all the teacher needs to do is follow the books and materials. The students are pretty good, as far as language schools go, and you might even get employees of the American Embassy, like I did.
The great thing about it is, or this could be a little bit of a negative, is that everything is American, meaning spelling, slang, sports topics - like football really is football and not soccer. Since you're American, you'll ease into it pretty well.
I'm only emphasizing this because in most of my teaching in Thailand, we used British materials, so there were some things that I had to learn, again, in regards to some slang or phrases.
What do they mean by partial weekends? Remember that for language schools the weekends are by far the most busy days... They've got you working such short hours on the other days they might give you long long hours on the weekend.
AUA is offering 330 BHT/hr for weekdays (15 hrs) and 440/BHT for weekends (10 hrs).
Still good or comparable to anything else in Thailand?
30K bonus for completion of 1-year program
Last edited by HerrDean; 14th September 2012 at 00:52.
They don't only employ natives I know two germans working for them and they love it. They are really professional and have a good reputation when it comes to dealing with their teachers.