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    Teaching In Laos

    Does anyone teach there? and if so is it woth it? im thinking of doing it for a year or 2 to be close to thailand and the GF as i dont have a degree. any help would be good and appreciated.

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    You can easily get a job upcountry in Thailand with a WP if you don't have a degree. A bit easier than living in a different country (unless your chick lives somewhere like Nong Khai).

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    ok so upcountry you mean ?

    thanks for the quick reply

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    Last edited by Elwood; 22-10-2008 at 05:51 PM.

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    You'll get roughly 20k Baht even without degree or experience. Go there and apply, that's it.

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    Go to ajarn . com, good luck

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    ok so upcountry you mean ?
    Isaan.

    Same as Laos except not as nice, the people are slightly more jaded, but more 'free' - in a sleeping with farang type way.

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    ^ Isaan work permit offices are demanding degrees these days and schools not renewing contracts of those without. This is according to a friend who works in an office that issue work permits to foreign teachers in deepest darkest Isaan

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    I know it wasn't the case last year. A visiting friend came to a school I was at, was having a laugh with a few of the teachers, one from another school pops up,

    'you come work at my school'.

    Sorry, I don't have a degree.

    Ok, 3000B and we get you one.


    And that was a principal.

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    well im getting the BA so will be a few yrs now before im there unless doing it while im there would be ok. thanks for the replies

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    Spend an extra year getting a PGCE then.

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    ???? PGCE im not up with all the acronyms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood
    PGCE im not up with all the acronyms
    It's a UK teaching cert. I presume you're not from the Foggy Isle?

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    nopes from the place they sent all the crook poms to lol

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    No way u can get a WP (for teaching) w/out a verifiable 4yr degree now anywhere in Thailand. I know, my ex is head of the office in KK.

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    You could a wee while ago, but times change.

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    My mate only has a 2 year diploma and is all sorted WP wise.

    He has been teaching for over 25 years in America and was also a TEFL trainer for 5 years in BKK though .

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    You may be better off teaching in Nong Khai, and then travel to Laos for your holidays. I am not sure what the teaching scene is like in Nong Khai. Hopefully someone will chime in soon. Good Luck.

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    Since they're getting more restrictive do the ones with WP also get better salaries now ? And how are Isaarn schools going to pay them the 40k+Bht they will ask for since they have a degree, WP and stuff ?

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    I have two California Lifetime Teaching Credentials: Secondary (Music)
    and Standard Elementary with a CLAD (Similar to TESOL) certification.
    Although I have many years of teaching experience, I will be 70 years old this Fall.
    I'm in terrific shape. Currently, I am building a music studio 5m x 8'.
    This weeks project, putting in the bathroom floor and shower (ceramic tile). What are my chances upcountry as you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317
    I have two California Lifetime Teaching Credentials: Secondary (Music) and Standard Elementary with a CLAD (Similar to TESOL) certification. Although I have many years of teaching experience,
    good.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317
    I will be 70 years old this Fall.
    bad.


    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317
    What are my chances upcountry as you say.
    upcountry? probable, depends if they are stuck for a teacher or not. no offence, but generally, they prefer to hire staff who are under 60. but up country things tend to be different.

    good luck.

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    verifiable degree

    oh thats b6000...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood
    nopes from the place they sent all the crook poms to lol
    Then you (and I) would call it a Dip.Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff
    No way u can get a WP (for teaching) w/out a verifiable 4yr degree now anywhere in Thailand. I know, my ex is head of the office in KK.
    You sure?

    I doubt it unless they don't want any English teachers.

    Degrees are (normally) 3 years in the UK.

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    What about teaching in Laos, Luang Prabang? or Vienchang

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff
    No way u can get a WP (for teaching) w/out a verifiable 4yr degree now anywhere in Thailand.
    Rubbish.

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