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    Teaching gig in Chiang Mai

    A have two friends from the UK, one who flew in from NZ on an extended holiday and another who is finding life a little hard in the UK (unemployed). Both would like to teach English in Chiang Mai.

    Both 34, one has a BA in business and over 10 years experience teaching college grads' Physical education; the other a 2 year college diploma and a TEFL thingy...

    If anybody has any information about any possible jobs going in, or around, the CM area, they would love to hear from you..

    Much obliged


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    Perfect time of the year to be looking, since the Thai school year ends next week (no sarcasm intended). Teachers who do not plan on returning next year will be giving their notice about now, and the schools will start thinking about replacements for those who won't be invited back.
    You did tell them about ajarn? Mostly complete twats who write on that site, but they do have job listings.

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    CM tends to be oversupplied with, ahem, teachers at the lower end of the qualification spectrum, which keeps salaries low. So unless your friends have decent teaching credentials and experience, they won't make a lot of dosh in CM.

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    I just had to look in on this thread to see what the reply would be .

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    There are some really nice teachers in Chiang Mai that sit in pubs and order a coke to sip all night.

    Look for groups like this, or ones that attend anything where there might be free food/drinks, and you'll get some useful tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    there might be free food/drinks
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    order a coke to sip all night.
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    they won't make a lot of dosh in CM.
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    You did tell them about ajarn?
    Not too many jobs in Chiang Mai are listed on that website though, BobR. Mainly jobs are listed as being in BKK. Both neither wish to work there.

    I was hoping somebody, who is perhaps working in a school, might know of any vacancies for them both?

    They are both fully aware that the salaries are not particularly high. I believe they just want to take a year out as a working-holiday, kinda thing.

    Can't blame them at all really. It has to be better than the dole queue, for now.

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    CM is quite a tight knit place. From what I can understand, the well paid gigs have people waiting for vacancies - notified by friends as they move on. These jobs are rarely advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksteady
    CM is quite a tight knit place. From what I can understand, the well paid gigs have people waiting for vacancies - notified by friends as they move on. These jobs are rarely advertised.
    That is the impression I also get. There really is very little in the way of 'advertised vacancies' for the North of Thailand, as opposed to Bangkok for instance. Google jobs in Thailand and you become inundated which vacancies for Bangkok, suggestive perhaps of many capital cities.

    Perhaps somebody will come along shortly with some information about available vacancies for them.

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    nothing wrong with Bangkok, and the pay is better

    beggars can't be choosers, so they say

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    he could be in luck

    The Dara Academy is advertising for native English teachers for all grades

    salary from B28K, visa costs paid etc

    starting in May

    Cv to apply_np@dara.ac.th

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    Well, Bru - anything happening? Did yr mates get work after all this time, if so - where and as what?

    I do so dislike these untidy threads that just leave you "hanging" in mid-air, so to speak, 'specially as the Doc even gave a good tip (unusual, that!).

    Come, come! - give us the details, old thing!


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    This is my first time seeing this thread. I'm curious as to how things turned out.

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    Apologies for my lack of input on this thread.

    The guy who had years of experience within the banking industry completed his TEFL certificate online and passed. However, it was very hard to find a teaching position that could afford him to stay here. So, he has decided to return back to the UK.

    The other chap has had more luck. He is waiting for feedback from a recent interview who offers 50,000 baht per month teaching physical education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno
    50,000 baht per month teaching physical education.
    In Chiang Mai? Dubious.

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    ^Physical Ed? hummm! I am impressed.

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