Teach

Can You Teach English in Thailand and Elsewhere Without Certification?

Can You Teach English in Thailand and Elsewhere Without Certification? If you’d love to teach English in Thailand or elsewhere overseas but don’t have basic teaching certification, can you? When you consider hundreds of thousands of native English speakers currently teach English in Thailand and in other countries and a large number not only don’t …

Can You Teach English in Thailand and Elsewhere Without Certification? Read More »

What is Classified as a ‘Good Teaching Job’ in Bangkok, Thailand?

I was out for dinner recently with a group of new western friends, all of whom happen to be new teachers in Bangkok or teachers looking for their first teaching jobs, and the subject moved around to what is classified as a ‘good teaching job’ in Bangkok, Thailand? Is it the salary, the perks, the …

What is Classified as a ‘Good Teaching Job’ in Bangkok, Thailand? Read More »

How to Save Money While Teaching English in Asia: Tips for Living Cheaply

How to Save Money While Teaching English in Asia: Tips for Living Cheaply If you are moving to Asia to teach English, saving money from your job may not be foremost in your mind. That’s because you’re probably teaching English in Asia for the experience, as well as to learn about another culture. If, however, …

How to Save Money While Teaching English in Asia: Tips for Living Cheaply Read More »

Should You Backpack Around the World for Gap Year or Teach English in Asia?

Should You Backpack Around the World During Your Gap Year or Teach English in Asia? During my 12 years living in Bangkok, I’ve met a lot of young people who have been backpacking around the world as part of their ‘gap year’. In more recent years, however, I’m meeting even more who have decided to …

Should You Backpack Around the World for Gap Year or Teach English in Asia? Read More »

How Much are Salaries for Teaching English in China? More Than You Might Think

How Much are Salaries for English Teachers in China? After a decade living in Thailand, a few years ago I decided it might be time for a change so, with my seven years of teaching experience in Bangkok, I started to look for teaching opportunities in other countries. China was one of the countries that …

How Much are Salaries for Teaching English in China? More Than You Might Think Read More »

What to Wear Teaching English in Japan: Dress Code for Male and Female Teachers

What to Wear Teaching English in Japan When I decided to apply for teaching jobs in Japan a couple of years ago, one of the things I quickly found out about was the dress code for teachers in Japanese schools. That’s because, after teaching in Thailand for seven years, I was used to wearing somewhat …

What to Wear Teaching English in Japan: Dress Code for Male and Female Teachers Read More »

Teaching Materials Needed in Every EFL Classroom: Books, DVDs, Internet and More

Which Teaching Materials Are Needed in Every EFL Classroom? In order to help EFL students learn English faster and to cover every learning style, a variety of learning materials should be available in every EFL classroom. When I was teaching in my EFL classrooms in Thailand, no matter what level my students were categorized as, …

Teaching Materials Needed in Every EFL Classroom: Books, DVDs, Internet and More Read More »

Jobs You Can Get with TEFL Certificate: It’s Not Just Teaching Jobs

For most people who take a TEFL certification course and eventually gain TEFL certification, the only thing they think about is going overseas to teach English. As someone who has TEFL certification, as well as seven years teaching experience abroad, I’m here to tell you there are other things you can do with your TEFL …

Jobs You Can Get with TEFL Certificate: It’s Not Just Teaching Jobs Read More »

How to Teach Critical Thinking to EFL Students in Asia: Many Asian Students Don’t Have Problem-Solving Skills

How to Teach Critical Thinking to EFL Students in Asia The first thing most new EFL teachers in Thailand discover when they begin to teach English is the lack of critical thinking skills of most Thai students. Thailand, like many other countries in Asia, has a history of teaching students by rote. The teacher writes …

How to Teach Critical Thinking to EFL Students in Asia: Many Asian Students Don’t Have Problem-Solving Skills Read More »

Countries That Offer Free Apartments to Teachers: Thailand Isn’t One of Them

    When I moved to Thailand to teach English years ago, I looked for and found my own Bangkok apartment as Thai schools don’t usually offer free apartments to teachers. (They don’t offer airfares for their teachers either) Many teachers, however, either don’t want the hassle or the expense of doing that, so prefer …

Countries That Offer Free Apartments to Teachers: Thailand Isn’t One of Them Read More »

What Salaries Do Female Teachers Make in Bangkok, Thailand?

What Salaries Do Female Teachers Make in Bangkok, Thailand? Anyone who has spent time in Bangkok, Thailand knows most westerners teaching here are men. That’s because many western men move to Thailand looking for a Thai wife or girlfriend, and teaching English is one of the few jobs foreigners are allowed to do. Western female …

What Salaries Do Female Teachers Make in Bangkok, Thailand? Read More »

Why You Need Original University Degree Certificate for a Thailand Teaching Job

Why You Need an Original University Degree Certificate for a Thailand Teaching Job For most westerners with a university degree, being asked to show their original university degree certificate by a potential employer would be a little odd. Not in Thailand, where I have been asked for my original university degree certificate more times than …

Why You Need Original University Degree Certificate for a Thailand Teaching Job Read More »