Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding
Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (…and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. “No,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, “Now is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with
Getting around Bangkok can sometimes be extremely frustrating, as you can often find yourself slowly inching forward in what seems like a never ending traffic jam. However, there are several ways you can travel around the wonderful city, sometimes without having to see a single car. 1) Bus Taking the bus around the city will
Ants on a Log. Fluffernutters. Classic PB&J. And who didn’t make a pinecone-peanut butter bird feeder as a kid? We put it on bananas, slather it on french toast and of course eat it straight off the spoon. No matter what country I’m headed to, you can be certain I’m tossing a couple jars of
So, you’re thinking of teaching in Thailand, but not sure how much money you need to get started? Let me help you out. A TEFL Certification A lot of schools prefer you to have a TEFL qualification. There are many options on how to go about this. The more you pay, the more you get.
3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking Traveling the world during our younger years is liberating, to say the least. It helps us expand our psyche and learn about our surrounding environment more thoroughly – although, it often comes at a price. We’ve previously written about how difficult it can be
In order to inspire creative thinking and maintain active engagement in the classroom, teachers need to sustain a dynamic environment. One great way to get kids involved is to involve more tactile activities and there are so many fun ways to include playdough in an ESL classroom! Not just for kids, either—even my adult learners
During my 18 months in Thailand, I naturally explored most of the country, but there were still some stones I’d left unturned—so in December 2015 I decided to take a short vacation to the Thai island Koh Tao and check out somewhere I had not been before. Koh Tao is located a short ferry ride
So you’ve taken the leap and decided to teach abroad: you found a great job, set up your apartment, and found the means to keep yourself fed, washed, and comfortable. Like many TEFL teachers you’ll discover rent, food, and utilities always run a bit higher than you expected and you’re itching for some spending cash.
Don’t teach in Thailand if… Every year hundreds of people fly to the “Land of Smiles” to teach because they want to experience something new. The list of benefits this choice offers is so large that instead of focusing on them, I have compiled a list of reasons it may not be the best option