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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Can I Teach In Thailand Without A Degree?

Can I teach in Thailand without a degree?

Teaching in Thailand without a degree is a risky business and you might be thrown head first out of the country, if the Thai government and police catch up with you. 


So, Do I Need A Degree


You need a degree to gain a work permit. As Thailand progresses as nation, so do the people, and therefore students require someone who is of good standing to teach them. More often than not you get dsigruntled expats filling these jobs - and in short are 'taking the piss'. Turning up to work drunk, preying on the vulnerable girls, and not doing their jobs properly.

Do English Teachers Need Experience


All they want is a white skinned performing monkey as I've heard from the many sad expats I meet out hear. From what I've learnt they want a white monkey that can teach English. Admittedly some schools don't care, but the closer we get to the ASEAN Community, the more they want teachers that are established, good at their job, and hold a TEFL Certificate. This shows that the teaching standards in Thailand are getting more professional.


What English Jobs Can I Do?


If you hold a degree, you have so many options available to you. Once I finished my TEFL course, I started emailing for jobs and received many skype interviews. I was then left with a lot of job offers to consider. I went with the highest paid, and it turned out to be a really good experience. Needless to say I will be returning to the same town to work, but at the high school this time.


Can I Still Work Without A Degree?


If you don't hold a degree. You can still pick up work, but it will be harder. My friend on my TEFL course he found work 3 months after finishing the TEFL, and now he's in a good job, and they are sending him to uni to get a degree. So don't give up.

The major problem you will encounter, is that you won't be able to get a work permit without a degree. That's why many schools prefer degree holders. You will be obliged to take many VISA runs without a degree. And they Sir! Are a pain in the arse!

Whats your experience teaching without a degree?