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adventuramust



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Age limitations? Reply with quote

Does Thailand employ age limitations for new teachers at either ngo's or govt schools? If so, if you reach that age during, say, your second year, what happens?
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's people teaching in thier 70's at some schools in Thailand. Although I don't know what the cutoff for Government schools is. The cutoff for International schools is usually 60.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:36 am    Post subject: Re: Age limitations? Reply with quote

adventuramust wrote:
Does Thailand employ age limitations for new teachers at either ngo's or govt schools? If so, if you reach that age during, say, your second year, what happens?


The official age for retirement from government jobs is 60 however there are many who are older that still work.

It all depends on who you know, who knows you and how much they want you.

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adventuramust



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I should have added EFL teachers. I'm sure there are different rules for local teachers. Not that I would know anybody, as I'm sure there are exceptions, but generally speaking some countries favor those in their twenties and I believe Indonesia's government won't provide paperwork for anyone over 50.

Thank you for the info.
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tttompatz



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adventuramust wrote:
Actually I should have added EFL teachers. I'm sure there are different rules for local teachers. Not that I would know anybody, as I'm sure there are exceptions, but generally speaking some countries favor those in their twenties and I believe Indonesia's government won't provide paperwork for anyone over 50.

Thank you for the info.


It doesn't matter if you are a local or a foreigner.

That said, if they want to hire or keep you there are ways and means.
If they want to get rid of you it makes an easy excuse.

Retirement age at government sponsored jobs (including public schools, universities and vocational schools - subject or EFL teacher) is 60. There is no age restriction for private schools (K-12, university or language schools) or NGOs.

Yes, you can get a visa and work permit if you are over 60. I am in my mid 50's now and have had no issues with visa/WP.

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