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|teacherfun 2 posts||
HELLO i-to-i friends.
Im an English Teacher i recently just spent two years teaching English In China and i have made short pit stop home to the UK to visit friends and family and spend christmas in UK. Though i have been planning my move to thailand imminintly, and basically due to the weather conditions i wanted to know if it is safe to head to Bangkok, as im applying to job now.
any comments welcome, also seeking a fulltime teaching position, experience in teaching kindergarten children from ages 3-9 young learner 12-18 and business profesionals. Welcoming a oe year contract, ill be in search of accommodation too. i will shortly have my visa etc and book a flight for after the new year hoping everything goes smoothy.
hope the expats have not had too much trouble and bless those who suffred in the monsoon.
|PALLENVA 1 post||
I have previously lived in Thailand for a bit over 3 years. I lved in Korat, aka Nakonrajasima, east of Bangkok. I traveled to Bkk every few weeks by car and more recently by plane. At no time did I ever feel unsafe, excluding driving on the highways. I never felt in danger from the people, only errant buffalo and trucks. I would not venture late at night into the club districts of Bangkok sush as Soi Cowboy alone, as there may be many intoxicated foreigners that are usually obnoxious. But like any contry, if you just act in a kind manner, you will be treated kindly.
|Chalky 2 posts||
Hey Prash, there's a small bunch of us going over to Thailand at the end of April as ESL teachers with teachtotravel & with AYC. We're starting in the May term, but i think both organisations recruit throughout the year if you are still looking for a position. The jobs are mostly in schools, but there's plenty of opportunities to teach business English as well, either part-time for extra cash, or as a full time role. Quite a few of the positions are in Bangkok, but there are jobs offered all over Thailand if you don't fancy life in the busy city. BTW, i think crime/terrorist threats are going to be a lot lower in Bangkok thn they will be in U.K. cities this summer (guess we will have to mention the Olympics in English lessons, but learning numeracy for the UK medals won't take long).
|millieridgway 1 post||
i'm living in bangkok at the moment, amazing place!!
you will be able to find a job easily with the experience you have. you just need to look around, ask at a few schools, online etc.
i'm guessing by the weather conditions you are referring to the earthquakes in indonesia and the possibility of a tsunami in phuket?? my friend is in ranong at the moment, which is very near phuket and she said she has felt nothing and the tsunami warnings have been lifted. the weather here in bangkok is pretty decent, about 35-49 degrees everyday!
good luck with everything!!