Among Mike Fook’s most recent helpful guides is,”The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand” which seems to be precisely that.
Mike tones down his usual hard-hitting design with this more than 100-page information-packed manual for wannabe teachers of English from the”Land of Smiles” as Thailand is often known.
Recent modifications have made teaching in Thailand a somewhat exclusive occupation. Gone are the days of backpackers from Europe or North America popping over to Thailand for a year’s stay and teaching part-time as they wish.
A number of regulations have been put into place by the Thai Ministry of Education authorities that have improved the hoops one ought to jump through in order to teach lawfully in Thailand. Police background checks in the hopeful teachers’ home country in addition to inside Thailand are essential in most cases.
There is now a Thailand Teaching License that should be awarded for those wishing to teach in Thailand’s government school system. This instruction permit demands a Thai culture class be appreciated by all teaching applicants and has put the expat teaching community reeling. Many educators have since abandoned the country for what they saw because greener grass in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam to name a few Asian countries that profited from the English teachers’ exodus from Thailand landmark-education-forum.com.
Mike covers everything would-be teachers need to understand to start with tasks teachers need to complete before leaving their home country. Most overseas English teachers do not remain to teach long-term because it just is not what they anticipated. Mike says that he hopes to provide those considering teaching in Thailand a very realistic view of what the cultural and job experience resembles, thereby cutting down on the amount of people who waste a year of their lives.
Mike relates there seems to be a particular sort of individual that’s cut out for the task.
Teachers who go smoothly with the’flow’ are going to perform best from the Thai school program because often the schedule varies at a minute’s notice.
People who match themselves with a place, a climate, a cultural tempo that fits them are far more likely to live and flourish as a teacher in Thailand – or as a long-term ex-pat.
Adventurists that come to teach for the pure adventure of residing and teaching in another culture throughout the globe tend to do well. Their benefit is daily that They’re teaching something new for Thai kids and adults, not when the school day ends at 4:30 p.m.
Before moving to Thailand five decades ago, I spent thirty-dollars or so about four paperback books that were supposed to prepare me for teaching in Thailand. None of those books prepared me much for the reality of living, breathing, eating, and becoming as socially in a state so different in my home in America. Mike’s book is very detailed and I can highly recommend”The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand” because the premiere source on the topic.