Teaching

  • Education

    Revamp ahead: Solving Thailand’s education puzzle

    Navigating the complexities of the Thai education system presents a unique set of challenges, from the recent debates around the duration of free education to the criticisms of the evaluation processes. Moreover, the evaluation system itself has come under fire for not accurately reflecting school quality, adding to the burden of educators with its time-consuming and inconvenient processes. These issues…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Buddhist temple warns good people can go to hell for using life support

    Wat Pa Kramathan, a famous temple in Nakhon Ratchasima, set up an educational centre to disseminate Buddhist teachings. It has installed a sign with an intriguing Buddhist message: “Doing good deeds can lead to hell.” The temple head explained the reasoning behind this unusual warning today, a condemnation of artificial medical life support. Located in the Non-Saad district of Chokchai,…

  • Education

    How non-native English speakers can teach in Thailand

    Thailand is a land of many opportunities. For native English speakers, it can be a pot of gold when it comes to teaching jobs that are available. For those who aren’t native English speakers, there are still opportunities to teach in Thailand. And, you can even get a job teaching English, despite not being fluent or a native speaker. Even…

  • Teaching in Thailand

    Best places to teach English in Thailand

    Are you an aspiring English teacher looking for the perfect destination to kick-start your career? Look no further! Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles, is an excellent choice for those seeking to teach English abroad. This article seeks to explore the best places to teach English in Thailand, focusing on cities where you can live well, enjoy the rich…

  • Bangkok News

    Volunteer teaching English to underprivileged children in Bangkok

    Bangkok Community Help Foundation runs a weekly volunteer-led class that aims to teach English and improve the lives of underprivileged children in the Klong Toei area of the city. Children learn new English vocabulary, play games, dance Zumba, and do arts and crafts projects in a fun environment. At the end of each class, students are provided with a hot…

  • Education

    The pros and cons of using a teaching agency in Thailand

    Teaching in Thailand can be quite a rewarding experience. From learning all about Thai culture to helping children learn, making your career as an educator here is a noble act. The road to securing a job in Thailand can be travelled in 2 major ways. Some expats use an agency in which to get hired at a school, while others…

  • Thailand News

    Frequently asked questions about teaching in Thailand

    Many travellers who wish to teach in Thailand definitely have questions about the whole process. From visas to degrees, to being a native English speaker, we have the most pertinent information for you below on working as an educator in Thailand. The most frequently asked questions are listed, along with answers to help guide you in your job search. 1.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Army deny Twitter spin, “Don’t Reopen”, English proficiency low | Nov 27

    Last day of the week. Thought we’d go outside. Bad idea! Welcome to Friday’s Thailand News Today. Royal Thai Army denies claims about Twitter campaign to spread pro-government propaganda Following a shutdown of 926 Twitter accounts linked to the Royal Thai Army, documents were leaked of what appears to be a contract between the Army and a private company supposedly…

  • Covid-19 News

    Complete Thailand Travel Guide (October 2020)

    Latest update – October 21. If you are overseas and wish to come to Thailand your FIRST port of call must be the Royal Thai Embassy in your country before you make any bookings. Thailand Longstay is also a valuable resource of information at this time. First ‘tourists’ arrive in Thailand under the Special Tourist Visa In 2019, almost 40 million tourists…

  • Thailand News

    The myth of native English speaking teachers in Thailand – OPINION

    OPINION from guest writer Dr. Mariano Carrera There is a myth in Thailand that one must learn English from a native speaker. Propagating this myth are the many beneficiaries of the practice, which does not include learners. Ignoring research that shows to learn English, one does not need a native English speaker (NES) only emphasises the myth-makers dominance. After all,…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Phuket re-opens, TripAdvisor review saga, Samut Prakhan chem spill | Sept 30

    Daily TV news about Thailand. Updates and all the latest information from thethaiger.com. Phuket prepares to welcome first Chinese tourists in over 6 months The first group of tourists to arrive under Thailand’s new Special Tourist Visa scheme will land in Phuket on October 8. The flight from Guangzhou in southern China will carry 120 tourists, who will spend their…

  • Thailand News

    Thai schools look to recruit 20,000 English and Chinese language teachers

    Thailand’s Education Minister has announced plans to recruit up to 10,000 native English-speaking teachers. Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan says the ministry wants improve Thai students’ English-language proficiency “as soon as the situation is safe to do so”. He also noted that the Ministry also wanted to source up to 10,000 Chinese teachers as well. He noted that there are already 7,000 foreign…

  • Covid-19 News

    Officials fix online class glitches, schools may wait on opening

    Schools are set to open July 1, but it could change if it seems too risky to have students, teachers and parents crowding schools so soon after the country was in the middle of its Covid-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, the government is working on getting kids set up with virtual classrooms after glitches in the system and many without access to…

  • Thailand News

    3 solutions to Thailand’s English teacher shortage

    by Eric Haeg Thailand needs 10,000 English teachers. News of a teacher shortage is no surprise, but news that the Ministry of Education has recently urged embassies to find English teachers has raised eyebrows. The US Embassy confirmed it participated in the meeting, and it has also been reported that over 20 other embassies participated in the discussions. According to Thailand’s…

  • Things To Do

    The Top 10 types of expat in Thailand (2020)

    Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to (eventually) acceptance. It’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expat we can spot a mile away. Far from type-casting…