Thailand Prepares To Lose English Language Teachers And Ajarns
Thai Foreign Education System Update - 2015
What's Going On With The Teachers?
|Great Students need Great Teachers|
Deputy Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has stated the following:
"A group of teachers [will] join the programme [and] will be selected from all over the country. They have to be very good in English because after the six-week training programme, they must be role models and trainers for other English teachers in their schools or schools near their area."
Why are the Government doing this you may ask?
As Thai teachers get older, their salaries rise until they are on the same amount as the foreign teacher. One of the reasons the foreign teachers salary is so high, is because otherwise 'teachers' wouldn't come to Thailand and teach the students.