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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Yes, yes, but unofficially, under the table, most schools will want at least a Tefl certificate to start teaching.
    What is the scam?

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    Another job. No TEFL required.

    NES Teachers for Nakonnayok & Chaiyaphum at MediaKids Academy Thailand | Teaching English in Thailand

    NES Teachers for Nakonnayok & Chaiyaphum

    Candidates must have the following qualifications:

    1. Minimum of Bachelor's degree (in any subject)
    2. Can start ASAP
    3. Is located in the area and/or can relocate


    We offer:
    - 30,000-35,000 baht per month (depending on qualifications)
    - 3,000 baht per month accommodation allowance
    - 2,000 baht Non-B Work Visa reimbursement
    - Free work permit
    - Free accident insurance
    - Fully provided curriculum
    - ATM card assistance
    - 24/7 English speaking consultant support
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson
    What's the use of doing a Tefl course if you need a degree to teach English. It's a scam and people who scam others get put in prison.
    If you have a degree in Graphic Design, a TEFL course may well be of use for an teaching job, specially when the school asks for it.

    It's not difficult to understand, I would have thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson
    "Some expats came to China on tourist visas and started working in the country," Bao said. "Some expats had valid visas when they came to the country, but as their visa became overdue and they couldn't get a new one or if they forget to renew their visas, they chose to stay and hide in the country anyways."
    Ah, the perks of being a European expat, or tourist, particularly in the "white-skin" obsessed mentality world, of the average Asian person's level of "cognitive" consciousness"! Ah, the blissfulness, indeed, is most enviable!
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    Wilsonandson, are you looking for a job teaching English but you don't have a degree? Or you have a degree but no TEFL certificate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The next three jobs that I find:

    The first requires a TEFL
    The next says TEFL or experience
    The thirds says preferably with at least 1 year teaching experience (no mention of TEFL qualification)

    Teach English in CENTRAL Bangkok - Immediate start | teflSearch
    Teach secondary students in Amnat Chareon, Thailand | teflSearch
    ESL Teachers in Bangkok - teach motivated students and earn high salary. | teflSearch
    Are there any real teachers in Thailand? Or are we all Teflers with degrees in media studies?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Are there any real teachers in Thailand?
    Yes, of course there are.

    What's your beef with teaching in Thailand, Wilsonandson? Too many job rejections? Or you can't afford a TEFL course?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Wilsonandson, are you looking for a job teaching English but you don't have a degree? Or you have a degree but no TEFL certificate?
    I have a tefl certificate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Wilsonandson, are you looking for a job teaching English but you don't have a degree? Or you have a degree but no TEFL certificate?
    I have a tefl certificate.
    But no degree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Are there any real teachers in Thailand? Or are we all Teflers with degrees in media studies?
    You're kinda' special, aintchya?

    Bit like,...a chilled Italian pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick
    Bit like,...a chilled Italian pie.
    Noodles for brains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Are there any real teachers in Thailand?
    Yes, of course there are.

    What's your beef with teaching in Thailand, Wilsonandson? Too many job rejections? Or you can't afford a TEFL course?
    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Wilsonandson, are you looking for a job teaching English but you don't have a degree? Or you have a degree but no TEFL certificate?
    I have a tefl certificate.
    But no degree?
    Just a TEFL.


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    Just want to show one more video from Howard in Cambodia.
    I f#cking love this dude, he's hilarious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?
    Maybe a new thread would be good to discuss that? But now you've mentioned new visa regulations here, which new visa regulations for teachers/TEFLers are there? And how new are they? This year? (I'm not aware of any new ones.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?
    Maybe a new thread would be good to discuss that? But now you've mentioned new visa regulations here, which new visa regulations for teachers/TEFLers are there? And how new are they? This year? (I'm not aware of any new ones.)
    FFS, Nev. Don't plant a seed the won't germinate well.

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    More vids of the ranting tattoed retard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?
    Maybe a new thread would be good to discuss that? But now you've mentioned new visa regulations here, which new visa regulations for teachers/TEFLers are there? And how new are they? This year? (I'm not aware of any new ones.)
    I got a red stamp in my passport. I have total of four back to back TR visas in my passport, three of which from Vientiane. I made a visa run to Cambodia for a visa exempt stamp.

    Anyways I recently went again to Vientiane for another tourist visa and I was denied. Apparently I have the red stamp already in my passport from my last tourist visa. I didn't realize it was the dreaded 'red stamp' because I've never looked it up before and it was a blue color remark stamp. I was able to come back into Thailand on another visa exempt stamp.

    Now I am unsure how to proceed, do I get a new passport in order to get another tourist or can I just go to different embassy and apply there instead?

    I'm thinking of getting married to my girlfriend to get a non-O visa.

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    You're not a tourist, you are working illegally in the country without the required permit and qualification.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?
    Maybe a new thread would be good to discuss that? But now you've mentioned new visa regulations here, which new visa regulations for teachers/TEFLers are there? And how new are they? This year? (I'm not aware of any new ones.)
    I got a red stamp in my passport. I have total of four back to back TR visas in my passport, three of which from Vientiane. I made a visa run to Cambodia for a visa exempt stamp.

    Anyways I recently went again to Vientiane for another tourist visa and I was denied. Apparently I have the red stamp already in my passport from my last tourist visa. I didn't realize it was the dreaded 'red stamp' because I've never looked it up before and it was a blue color remark stamp. I was able to come back into Thailand on another visa exempt stamp.

    Now I am unsure how to proceed, do I get a new passport in order to get another tourist or can I just go to different embassy and apply there instead?

    I'm thinking of getting married to my girlfriend to get a non-O visa.
    I would suggest looking for work in another country, one that would be happy with you not having a degree.

    Getting married to your girlfriend (in order to get a non-O visa), may or may not help to work legally in Thailand. Firstly, you would need the appropriate finances in place to get the visa (money in the bank or a certain income - look at other threads for correct details), but even then, I don't think you would get a work permit to be a teacher because you don't have a degree. So you'd be back to square one but with the added ties and responsibilty of having a Thai wife and perhaps some more of your money spent on a wedding.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    More vids of the ranting tattoed retard?
    Last edited by Wilsonandson; 03-09-2017 at 07:37 PM.

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    Did you know that Amazon movies who own the production of Grand Tour have advertised Jeremy Clarksons job, and are asking for applicants.

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    Go get a degree you ridiculous dunce.

    It may be "just a piece of paper" in the end but it'll increase your life choices ten-fold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Go get a degree you ridiculous dunce.

    It may be "just a piece of paper" in the end but it'll increase your life choices ten-fold.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
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    No beef, just interested in other peoples opinions. With the new visa regulations and other red tape are teflers like me gettng an easy life or is it still a struggle?

    Maybe a new thread would be good to discuss that? But now you've mentioned new visa regulations here, which new visa regulations for teachers/TEFLers are there? And how new are they? This year? (I'm not aware of any new ones.)
    I got a red stamp in my passport. I have total of four back to back TR visas in my passport, three of which from Vientiane. I made a visa run to Cambodia for a visa exempt stamp.

    Anyways I recently went again to Vientiane for another tourist visa and I was denied. Apparently I have the red stamp already in my passport from my last tourist visa. I didn't realize it was the dreaded 'red stamp' because I've never looked it up before and it was a blue color remark stamp. I was able to come back into Thailand on another visa exempt stamp.

    Now I am unsure how to proceed, do I get a new passport in order to get another tourist or can I just go to different embassy and apply there instead?

    I'm thinking of getting married to my girlfriend to get a non-O visa.
    I would suggest looking for work in another country, one that would be happy with you not having a degree.

    Getting married to your girlfriend (in order to get a non-O visa), may or may not help to work legally in Thailand. Firstly, you would need the appropriate finances in place to get the visa (money in the bank or a certain income - look at other threads for correct details), but even then, I don't think you would get a work permit to be a teacher because you don't have a degree. So you'd be back to square one but with the added ties and responsibilty of having a Thai wife and perhaps some more of your money spent on a wedding.



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    There are hundreds if not thousands of foreigners illegally working in Thailand. While most of them know about it and try to hide their profession as good as possible some aren’t even aware that they break Thai law especially guys working online and think they can do it on an education or even tourist visa.

    What means illegally working in Thailand?

    There are basically two things for officials to check if a foreigner is working legally: The compulsory Non Immigrant Business Visa and Work Permit. While it is pretty easy to check the foreigner for the Business Visa and if he or she has one at all or if it already expired, the second thing the police will ask for is the work permit. While in most cases that foreigners are illegally working in Thailand they don’t have a work permit at all, the labor law can be broken by a number of different reasons even if there is one: The Work Permit is expired, different employer than stated in the permit, different profession than stated in the permit or different work address than stated in the permit. Any of these changes have to be submitted to the labor department within 15 days. You are even supposed to keep the work permit with you at your workplace and in case the officials check and you have it on the desk of your apartment – you can be fined.

    It is important to know that the labor department doesn’t usually send staff to go around the country and check if foreigners are working in accordance to the laws. What rather happens is that someone that doesn’t like you goes to the labor department or the department of special investigation knowing that you don’t have a work permit and tells them the story and where you work so they can check and get you a problem. I do have a work permit and have never been asked by some official to show it to him – but I haven’t got an issue with anyone neither.

    While penalties for illegally working in Thailand can be severe I have heard of a lot of cases where especially teachers that have been checked and identified as illegally working they often just handed the officer some cash in hand – depending on the case and the mood of the officer around 10,000 to 20,000 baht – and all was good, the case was dropped. And then I know of a Canadian guy that got arrested in Phuket for renting out condominiums that he owned without having a Thai Company and a work permit. He wasn’t even aware that he was acting against the law – but I’m sure the teachers were.

    The Fines and Penalties for Illegally Working in Thailand

    Foreigners who engage in work without a Work Permit can be punished by imprisonment of a term not exceeding five years or a fine ranging from 2,000 Baht to 100,000 Baht – or both. Any foreigner who violates the conditions of his work as described in his Permit can be punished by imprisonment of a term not exceeding three months or a fine of up to 20,000 Baht.

    Foreigners who do not have their Work Permit with them while working can be punished by imprisonment of a term not exceeding three months or a fine of up to 10,000 Baht.

    An employer who permits a foreigner to work in his compnay without a Work Permit or to act in violation of the nature of the work specified in the Permit can be fined from 10,000 baht up to 100,000 baht.

    Besides that, anyone committing a crime in Thailand can be blacklisted on a case-to-case basis, that means he has to leave the country and is not permitted to re-enter, even as a tourist.

    Just do what you are supposed to and get the paperwork done, Thailand is such a beautiful country to live in, I don’t get why people would risk it instead of taking some effort to get a Business Visa and a Work Permit.

    Fees / Penalties for Illegally Working in Thailand | Thailand Redcat

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