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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Teach Anywhere - Thailand v China - TEFL/ESL/EFL

Teach Anywhere Overseas in China and Thailand

Over the past three years I have been teaching English overseas. Having taken my TEFL certification in Phuket, Thailand and living there for a year, and then landing a teaching job in China. I will attempt to review both countries as an ESL teacher. Some countries ask for you to do volunteer work abroad with them - I would advise not to do this - as you can get paid for the same job.

TEFL - What does TEFL mean?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Which is quite easy, and fun as you are teaching oral English and you don't have to prepare English Grammar classes. So I took a TEFL course in Thailand - it was a 4 week in house course which primarily focused on teaching oral English. There are a lot of online schools and colleges that can teach you TEFL. But ultimately learning with other people is a lot more fun.

There is one popular jobs site for teaching in Thailand should pay it a visit AJARN.

Teaching In Thailand v Teaching In China

My Chinese Students


15000 cny (£1500) per month including flights, visa's and apartments. - China
 6000 cny (£600 / 30000 thb) - Thailand

Number Of Teaching Hours

11 x 45 minute classes per week - China
22 x 50 minute classes per week - Thailand

Office Hours

Between 8.30am - 5.30pm - sometimes only teaching hours are required which means no office hours - China

8am - 4pm - In Thailand you must do these set hours everyday, you cannot leave the school. - Thailand.

Class Sizes 

Both Countries have the same amount of students in a class which is approximately 50 students in one class.


Generally nicer in China, they do there best to help you. Sometimes a bit busy due to immense stress they are under. Thai teachers can be a bit rude, this is down to salary and they don't like the fact foreigners (falang) get paid more for the same job.

Teacher Requirements

Both countries would love a blonde hair blue eyed fresh white-skinned young female teacher, but in reality they won't get that. Although in Thailand there is more chance as its easier to get a visa and work permit, so many young travelers become part - time ESL teachers. The jobs in China for Americans and in Thailand are in abundance there are so many available.

In China, they require you to have to years teaching English experience with a teaching qualification such as TESOL/EFL/TEFL certification. To get a teaching job in Thailand is the same as China, but you don't need 2 years experience. Both countries require you to be educated to degree level.

Quality Of People

Overall the Thai's and students are very welcoming and much more pleased to see you than the other country. After all Thailand is the land of smiles. 


Both countries are similar in costs but the salary in China is high so you will save more money. For example a packet of cigarettes in both countries can cost a £1. I would state that living in a top-tier city in China, rents are a little higher, but schools usually cover the costs.

Students Levels

In China students are all put in the same level classes. But in Thailand they are separated - in my school in Thailand the Mattayom 6 high level got the better teaching building. Which was unfair. Where as China every student is treated the same, no matter what level they are at.

Questions - If you have any questions about schools in China or Thailand, please feel free to leave a message below.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Top 5 Brilliant Translations For Mum

Top 5 Languages in the World - How To Say Mom, Brilliant Sign language mom

5. Russian - The Russian language is spoken by 277+ speakers. It's widely spoken in other countries such as Kazakhstand, Belarus and sometimes even in the U.S. I'm sure Putin is happy with this.

How to say mum in Russian: Mama which is the more common way and the formal way - mat - мать (m+ought). And the old fashioned way is 'Mah-tush-ka'.

4. Spanish - This is spoken by over 400 million people in the world. And that's no suprise is it? With many speaking Spanish across Europe and south America. This is slightly easier to learn than other languages.

How to say mom in Spanish - Mama, or Madre (Mah-du-dre) which is the formal way to say it. Just don't say 'Mami' by mistake as this is similar to calling your partner 'baby' - 'mami' is a flirty term.

3. Hindustani in India - Over 500 million people speak this language. The language encompasses a huge dialect. So a very complicated language all in all.

Very simple way to say mom in Hindi - Maa(माँ)

2. English one of the top priorty languages in the World. With thousands of students learning to speak English every-day.

Say mom in English - mum (British) or mom (American). The most formal way is mother.

1. Chinese Mandarin - This is the language that says mum, mother, mama, ma-mi, the most. With over a billion people speaking it and rising. Manadarin is a must for many people.

Say mom in Mandarin - mama, that is it - very easy. So now I will teach you how to say I want a girlfriend. Wo-shiang-yao-yi-ge-nu-pang-yu.

In conclusion - Ma is the safest term to use, if you ever need it of course, as it's the most spoken variation in the world. Try it now.