Among Mike Fook’s latest helpful guides is,”The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand” which seems to be precisely that.
Mike tones down his usual hard-hitting style with this than 100-page information-packed manual for wannabe teachers of English from the”Land of Smiles” as Thailand is frequently known.
Recent modifications have made instruction in Thailand a somewhat exclusive occupation. Gone are the times of backpackers from Europe or even North America popping up to Thailand for a year’s stay and instructing part time as they wish.
Numerous regulations are put into place from the Thai Ministry of Education authorities which have improved the hoops one ought to jump through to be able to teach legally in Thailand. Police background checks in the hopeful teachers’ home state as well as inside Thailand are essential in most cases.
There’s currently a Thailand Teaching License that must be granted for those wanting to teach in Thailand’s government school system. This instruction permit requires a Thai culture course be appreciated by most of teaching applicants and has put the expat teaching community stinks teflgap.org. Many educators have since abandoned the country for what they saw as greener grass in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam to name a few Asian nations that profited in the English teachers’ exodus from Thailand.
Mike covers everything prospective teachers need to understand to start with jobs teachers need to complete before leaving their home country. Most overseas English teachers do not stay to teach long-term since it simply isn’t what they anticipated. Mike states that he expects to give those considering teaching in Thailand that a very realistic perspective of what the cultural and job experience is like, thereby cutting down on the amount of people that waste a year in their own lives.
Mike relates there seems to be a particular sort of individual that’s cut out for the task.
Teachers that go easily with the’stream’ are going to perform best in the Thai school system because frequently the schedule changes at a moment’s notice.
Those that match themselves with an area, a climate, a cultural tempo that fits them are more likely to survive and flourish as a teacher in Thailand – or as a longterm ex-pat.
Adventurists that come to educate for the pure adventure of living in and teaching in a different culture across the globe have a tendency to perform well. Their reward is every day that they are teaching something new to Thai children and adults, not when the school day ends at 4:30 p.m.
Before moving to Thailand five years ago, I spent thirty-dollars so on four paperback books that were supposed to prepare me for teaching in Thailand. None of these books prepared me much for the fact of living, breathing, eating, and becoming as socially in a state so different in my own home in America. Mike’s book is extremely detailed and I could highly recommend”The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand” as the premiere resource on the subject.