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    Enough teaching jobs to go around?

    Hi there, this is a little vague I know but I am just wondering how teaching jobs are going with the current climate? By this I mean are there many vacancies in large international schools or are people struggling to find work. I ask because I regularly check the TES website and there seems to be jobs in Thailand for teachers, just not sure how many people go for each post.
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    Dunno, but someone was telling me that the Ministry of Education will be only allowing native speakers to teach English soon (Brits only) and the rest (Merkins, Aussies, Flippas etc) will lose their jobs. You'd have thought that seeing as Mark is a Geordie, he'd not allow anyone form oop norf to teach either, as their English is worse than a Flippa's.

    Can't see that happening myself, but this is Thailand - Land of Stupidity.

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    That's a great program, oh, I mean programme for the wee chippers. Have them speaking British English, a language 25 million people speak, rather than teaching them the American version which 10 times as many people speak, that is 250 millions of Americans. Well I guess they will be able to read Shakespeare without much difficulty. Unfortunately, if and when they come to America (they closest nation to them) they probably won't understand half of what is being said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Dunno, but someone was telling me that the Ministry of Education will be only allowing native speakers to teach English soon (Brits only) and the rest (Merkins, Aussies, Flippas etc) will lose their jobs.
    I find that hard to believe. I am told that most Thais want to learn American English. I have been begged to work at several schools and the biggest complaint of the administrator is that they can't understand a word the Brits, Irish, Scottish, Ausies, South Africans, etc

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    ^ The reason given was because they supposedly follow the British curriculum, but I've seen little real evidence that they do.

    But, kudos to them attempting the real deal rather than the watered down American version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317 View Post
    That's a great program, oh, I mean programme for the wee chippers. Have them speaking British English, a language 25 million people speak, rather than teaching them the American version which 10 times as many people speak, that is 250 millions of Americans. .
    Ohhh - make your own numbers up time! Cool.

    Anyway, pretty sure Spanish is pretty close to being made the American national language based on number of speakers.

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    I also have noticed that international schools in Thailand are starting to introduce special needs departments to support those pupils who are struggling or need additional assistance. I think forward thinking like this will bring more professional teaching into the school system and weed out the people just trying to stay in the country living their mid life crisis'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Dunno, but someone was telling me that the Ministry of Education will be only allowing native speakers to teach English soon (Brits only) and the rest (Merkins, Aussies, Flippas etc) will lose their jobs. You'd have thought that seeing as Mark is a Geordie, he'd not allow anyone form oop norf to teach either, as their English is worse than a Flippa's.

    Can't see that happening myself, but this is Thailand - Land of Stupidity.


    I have a Diploma in Teaching English as a foreign language can i still get a job in Thailand ?

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    Teaching

    Hi i have a Tefl Diploma in and also a professional dj/Producer is there any chance i could teach music production in any schools?

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    Hi I have taught in thailand for six years is there any chance i can return and hope to land a decent job now the economy is on the up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Anyway, pretty sure Spanish is pretty close to being made the American national language based on number of speakers.
    And Pakistani in England so a little bird told me.

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    Wanting to come to Thailand and land a gig at an international school is like asking if I go to Hollywood will I shag a millionaire movie star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Dunno, but someone was telling me that the Ministry of Education will be only allowing native speakers to teach English soon (Brits only) and the rest (Merkins, Aussies, Flippas etc) will lose their jobs. You'd have thought that seeing as Mark is a Geordie, he'd not allow anyone form oop norf to teach either, as their English is worse than a Flippa's.

    Can't see that happening myself, but this is Thailand - Land of Stupidity.
    Damn Dawg, just mention Merkins and Fillies in the same sentence will ya? Nigerian, Ethiopians, Somalians and British.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    Wanting to come to Thailand and land a gig at an international school is like asking if I go to Hollywood will I shag a millionaire movie star.
    Not everyone will land Cameron Diaz, but drop your standards to the girl that was collecting tickets at the movies and just about everyone's dream can come true.

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    Cameron Diaz is a flabby old cow nowadays anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    ^ The reason given was because they supposedly follow the British curriculum, but I've seen little real evidence that they do.

    But, kudos to them attempting the real deal rather than the watered down American version.
    It's not 'watered down'...it's an entirely different language.

    Australia is the only country in the world that has little (if any) accent difference between states/territories. Having said this, I wouldn't want my old man teaching English....he sounds like someone trying to play an 'out-of-tune' violin.

    As for septicese, I don't like 'frard' chicken, I've never been to Worshington and I have no idea what 'airnd' means.
    Idiots! I'm surrounded by idiots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EssEffBee
    Australia is the only country in the world that has little (if any) accent difference between states/territories.
    I doubt that is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrampage
    a professional dj/Producer
    Is a "dj" a musician?

    Can you read music?

    Do you actually play any instruments?

    Just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    And Pakistani in England so a little bird told me.
    Would that be Urdu or Hindi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EssEffBee
    Australia is the only country in the world that has little (if any) accent difference between states/territories.
    I doubt that is true.
    Why do you doubt this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EssEffBee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EssEffBee
    Australia is the only country in the world that has little (if any) accent difference between states/territories.
    I doubt that is true.
    Why do you doubt this?
    I can tell you right now that I live in Indiana, US and just over the border we have Chicago, Illinois...and they think we have an accent and we think they do.

    Just south, we have Kentucky, Tennessee, and then there is New York.

    So , I am going to doubt your statement as well.

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    Have you ever left America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    Wanting to come to Thailand and land a gig at an international school is like asking if I go to Hollywood will I shag a millionaire movie star.

    What are you talking about?

    There are jobs at international schools if you have the qualifications ie: a degree in EDUCATION.

    I'm pretty sure that marmite the dog is just winding people up with his 'brits only' comments so don't let that put anybody off. It's common knowledge that
    British English is obsolete when it comes to doing international business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Have you ever left America?
    Me ?

    Yes, but only to canada and mexico.

    Have always had interest in Asian countries. (IE-cultures that date back thousands of years)

    I have seen about 40 of the 50 states and if you have seen one, well, I hate to say it, you have seen them all. Need a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mtone9317 View Post
    That's a great program, oh, I mean programme for the wee chippers. Have them speaking British English, a language 25 million people speak, rather than teaching them the American version which 10 times as many people speak, that is 250 millions of Americans. .
    Ohhh - make your own numbers up time! Cool.

    Anyway, pretty sure Spanish is pretty close to being made the American national language based on number of speakers.
    Cool, criticize him for numbers and then invent some of your own.

    300+ million Americans, 60+ million Brits. Spanish speakers live in every state, but their numbers never exceed that of English speakers. So if 70% of Los Angeles is Latino how many of those speak Spanish as a second language? Most of them have grandparents born in the US. So if you want to count Spanish L2 speakers count me in as well, and any other Anglo who speak Spanish.

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