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Indonesia vs. Thailand

 
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Iceman33



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Indonesia vs. Thailand Reply with quote

From what I've read online (and I don't take a lot of it at face value - vive la naiveté!), people appear to complain more about Thailand than Indonesia. So the, it is safe to say that I've been getting this impression that EFL instructors seem happier overall in the Land of Many Islands than they do in the Land of Smiles. Does it have to do with better rapport with school managers, translating over to better work conditions and atmosphere for the teachers? Could it be in part due to the students coming off as more sincere, if you will, in the most general sense of general? Perhaps the culture, as said above, is more accessible to foreigners because of the "easier" Indonesian language (if there is such a thing), making you feel more, I don't know, "integrated". I'm not sure it has much to do with pay as both countries seem to pay pretty the same in terms of salaries (Maybe I'm wrong here). You tell me, please, my dear colleagues of Dave's ESL Cafe, as there are certainly a few of you who know better than I. Very Happy
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tttompatz



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Location: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indonesia... 250 million people and according to SEAMEO about 5,000 -10,000 EFL teachers (many of whom are illegal/undocumented).
Thailand.... 65 million people and 30,000 foreigners (1/2 of whom are undocumented) teaching English.

What are the odds of getting complaints.

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JZer



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indonesia sounds like a nice place. However most schools don't seem to pay very well.
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tttompatz



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZer wrote:
Indonesia sounds like a nice place. However most schools don't seem to pay very well.


While mostly true you also have to put it into the context if the local economy.

Compare standard of living, job requirements/hours and net savings over a year and NOT just the base salary when comparing jobs across different economies.

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JZer



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$800 a month doesn't go far in Indonesia or anywhere else. Of course you can make more if you are a certified teacher.
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