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    Any chance for getting a teaching job for non native speaker in Thailand?

    Dear forum members,
    I am 23, originally polish, although have been living in London for last couple of years. I spent 3 months backpacking in Thailand and I absolutely love the place!

    As I mentioned in the title, I would like to know what is a realistic chance for getting a teaching job in Thailand, if letís say, I obtained bachelor's degree in English philology and TEFL course?

    I donít mind to work in smaller town and certainly I am aware that my earnings would never reach your level, but after all, if I wanted money, I would simply stay in Europe.

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    Since no one wants to reply, I will response to myself I've done some research and there are some Scandinavian blokes teaching in Thailand which means it is possible. Also, I actually donít mind to work in any other country of Thai neighbourhood and according to my research, it would be much easier to find employment in Cambodia which is wild west for english teaching in SE Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51
    Since no one wants to reply, I will response to myself
    I don't think it's a case of not wanting to reply

    Most of us haven't a fucking clue when it comes to this subject

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    Yes, you can work here, I know a hungarian lady that teaches in Chiang Mai at a Private school, Very easy to get a job here, there are a lot of dorks that have jobs as teachers.
    Doesn't seem to be that much of a problem, especially if you are a reasonably attractive lady.
    Thai prefer pretty people, they think I am great, and my wife is also a teacher.

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    I've been teaching in Thailand 3 years and I do not think you would have any serious problem finding employment here. As long as your English skills are good and your accent not too pronounced, you'll do fine here. They hire many Philippinos, and English is not their native language, many of them just speak it. You are from where you last lived, so you are from England and were born in Poland. The pay here for teachers is quite low, but it's a fun job. Also, since teaching a language here is as much about culture as it is about teaching language, the fact you "look white" (sorry I cannot think of a better way to say it) will actually mean you are more employable than the Philippinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51
    Any chance for getting a teaching job for non native speaker in Thailand?
    Sadly, yes. Even worse, they'll employ Northern Monkeys as English teachers.

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    You'll be able to find work in vietnam, burma, laos and indonesia also.

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    Ok., thanks guys, I appreciate your opinions and advises Well, I still have a long way to improve my own English before I can teach it to others, but being surrounded by English speaking people at all times, from girlfriend which I share flat with, to all colleagues at work, makes all the process much quicker. Donít know if it would help much, but I could get British passport very soon (which is quite useless and costs 700 quids).

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51
    Any chance for getting a teaching job for non native speaker in Thailand?
    Sadly, yes. Even worse, they'll employ Northern Monkeys as English teachers.
    Dude, I truly believe that, letís say, educated Austrian teaching English is going to be far better than average British chav with problems to speak properly in his own language. The fact of being native English doesnít necessary make you better teacher. Iíve met loads of people not even realising how incorrected they are.

    The next thing is, I took a part of voluntary project providing English education for children in Cambodia and, gods, no matter how bad I would be with my English, I am still roughly 10 times better than the local teachers which really is sad indeed.

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    Ahh and btw, has calling others a "northern monkey" anything to do with avatar of Kingwilly?

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    Better to speak American English, I have a relative here of my wife and she speaks UK English and you can't understand her either.
    And MTD and KW have kissed and made up, but KW is still an Ape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Better to speak American English
    True. It's dumbed down so it is easier for people to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51 View Post
    Ok., thanks guys, I appreciate your opinions and advises Well, I still have a long way to improve my own English before I can teach it to others, but being surrounded by English speaking people at all times, from girlfriend which I share flat with, to all colleagues at work, makes all the process much quicker. Donít know if it would help much, but I could get British passport very soon (which is quite useless and costs 700 quids).

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51
    Any chance for getting a teaching job for non native speaker in Thailand?
    Sadly, yes. Even worse, they'll employ Northern Monkeys as English teachers.
    Dude, I truly believe that, letís say, educated Austrian teaching English is going to be far better than average British chav with problems to speak properly in his own language. The fact of being native English doesnít necessary make you better teacher. Iíve met loads of people not even realising how incorrected they are.

    The next thing is, I took a part of voluntary project providing English education for children in Cambodia and, gods, no matter how bad I would be with my English, I am still roughly 10 times better than the local teachers which really is sad indeed.
    redded for being a crap troll.

    I dont think your english is as bad as you are pretending,

    i dont think you are looking for a job teaching.


    I suspect that you are EN or Scumpoy

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    I dont think your english is as bad as you are pretending
    Lol, thank you for a nice compliment! I must a admit, I find it really hilarious that at the same time you praise my English ability, you use two words of meaning I do not know (e.g. Ďreddedí and ĎScumpoyí).

    i dont think you are looking for a job teaching.

    I suspect that you are EN or Scumpoy
    Lol, you are so suspicious. You would do great as police investigator! Although I do not seek employment right now, I strongly do consider teaching career in SEA in the future and therefore do some research.But why on Earth would I pretend to be someone else???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Better to speak American English
    True. It's dumbed down so it is easier for people to learn.
    I think it's more regarding the accent. For instance, even though I have been living in London for almost 4 years, I still find it much easier to understand Americans than British. That could be also because most of the films on TV are American.

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    What makes me troll? I do not post anything controversial, irrelevant or off-topic nor intent to provoke other users. In fact, all I did was creating thread about teaching in Thailand, on Thai related forum.
    Apparently you miss understand what trolling means.

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    yeah right

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    He knows what it is alright, he just don't like others in his territory.
    We need more cute little Pollock chicks in Thailand.
    Especially if they can cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altar51
    originally polish, although have been living in London for last couple of years
    Still Polish are you not?

    Anyone with a pulse can teach English in Thailand. Even former Poles. Good luck.

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    Paknam Webs has a forum that has a very cute Hungarian lady that teaches, go there and look and talk to her, Her name is Betti and she lives in Chiang Mai.

    Paknam Web Thailand Forums

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    Thanks a lot Blackgang. I am in touch with Betti and she helped a lot, I know all I needed now from first hand.

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    American English dumbed down.

    True. It's dumbed down so it is easier for people to learn.[/quote]
    I hope I get the penultimate response to your flame.
    Is this coming from someone who lives in a country where they they call a: cookie> a biscuit
    electric outlet> a hearth what?
    the hood of a car> a bonnet
    and the final sticking point> most humans on earth are right-handed, so they drive on the left side of the road.
    The English did not invent English, but they have sure done a good job in messing it up.
    BTW: There are over 250,000 words in the American English language, another reason why it makes it so difficult for person whose first language was not Engish to learn our language.
    Five definitions of the word/sound "base" please.

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    ^ Do you work hard at being an idiot or does it come naturally?

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    and now it starts

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317 View Post
    I hope I get the penultimate response to your flame.
    Is this coming from someone who lives in a country where they they call a: cookie> a biscuit electric outlet> a hearth what? Think you're getting confused with earth. The word is socket
    the hood of a car> a bonnet That and boot are two of the more attractive english words
    A Pole writes better english than you.

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