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real2104



Joined: 14 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Living and working in North Thailand Reply with quote

Hello,

A friend and I are considering going to North Thai shortly. Maybe for 6 months or so.

Ideally we'd just like to work as freelance private tutors and tutor 1-on-1 / small groups.

Also, I'd like possibly work helping those prepare for IELTS as I have experience in this area. I might be interested in teaching in a classroom environemnt.

Any advice? all help is very much appreciaed.
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Bangkok Hound



Joined: 28 Oct 2006
Posts: 66
Location: Bangkok

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: teaching privates- who is going to hire you? You generally need to know people before you get privates. When you become known as a decent teacher, people will approach you for lessons.

Committing to only six months may also be a problem. But the second semester starts at the end of Oct./begining of Nov. so you might find a position for just the one semester. Language centers may be your best bet.

Do you really want to teach, or do you want to finance your vacation?
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real2104



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if not teaching - then what other means do I have off financing my vacation?
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harry the hobbit



Joined: 21 Feb 2006
Posts: 78
Location: middle earth east anatolia

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: the weakest link Reply with quote

nick2124 wrote:
Well, if not teaching - then what other means do I have off financing my vacation?


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Not just for his comments but for the "have off"

Freudian slip?

Check out Nick Nick's bloomer on the UK forum.
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Bangkok Hound



Joined: 28 Oct 2006
Posts: 66
Location: Bangkok

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Well, if not teaching - then what other means do I have off financing my vacation?


What do you do in your home country? You need to do that and save money. That's how you finance a vacation. If you have a teaching job you won't have much time to enjoy a vacation. My advice: re-think your plans.
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DMPT



Joined: 26 Nov 2006
Posts: 71

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, if not teaching - then what other means do I have off financing my vacation?


I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Another selfish *beep* who doesn't even realise what teaching is, just what the students of Thailand need.
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harry the hobbit



Joined: 21 Feb 2006
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Location: middle earth east anatolia

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His "experience" consists of 2 months. His IELTS specialisation consists of doing some kind 1 A4 page assignment when he was doing his unrecognised TEFL cert. He dropped out of uni twice and is bored and fed up with the low pay and work after 2 months in China.
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real2104



Joined: 14 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bangkok Hound - You said: Do you really want to teach, or do you want to finance your vacation?

I was simply asking you what other means I have of financing my stay in Thailand... do you mind answering that?

What do you do in your home country? You need to do that and save money.

I was a salesperson, who loathed sales. And I'm in China now... and have no desire to return to my home country, Australia - anytime soon.

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Another selfish *beep* who doesn't even realise what teaching is, just what the students of Thailand need. - DMPT.

DMPT... another grumpy person making incorrect assumptions about a younger person.

I teach almost everyday and my student generally enjoy my classes. What I am not enjoying is feeling unhappy in this part of China - so I turn to DAVESESL to gain some advice from some experienced teachers, but most of what I get is criticism.

And yes what you said Harry the Hobbit is right.

My point is I've come here to look at what options I have. I like teaching, just not in China.
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Kent F. Kruhoeffer



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Posts: 2129
Location: 中国

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imho, it isn't a crime to spend 6 months abroad teaching. Far greater crimes are commited on a daily basis. Laughing

Just be upfront with your employer about the length of your stay, bring some cash, be real and have fun.

After 6 months you might find that you like (or hate) Thailand; this is a good way to test the waters.







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