Relaxed Rules for Hiring English Teachers in Phuket

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PHUKET: -- The Phuket Primary Education Area Office has relaxed the requirements for foreigners to be hired as English teachers at government schools in Phuket.     The move is aimed at combating a critical staff shortage, explained Office Director Jian Thongnoon. “We need about 100 English teachers, but right now we have only about 50 teachers and some of these are not very good in English. This is a big emergency that we need to solve,” he said. Among … [Read more...]

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TEFL Job Opportunities in Thailand

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  EFL/ESL teachers are in high demand world-wide, however it is worth keeping in mind that many schools have stopped accepting online TEFL/TESL qualifications (unless there has been a practical teaching component included). Many are not hiring instructors with certificates from TEFL/TESL courses of less than 4 weeks duration.  Some schools/institutes are also requiring a degree. TEFL teaching positions are available in government and public schools, colleges, … [Read more...]

Updated: August 31, 2011 by admin

Cheap Eats in Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai town has a large number of food shops and restaurants offering a wide variety of food, ranging from local to international dishes. The Night Bazaar Food Court is the best for budget eats; it is located between the bus station and Thanon Phaholyothin in the center of town. While there are over 50 food stalls to choose from, the fare on offer is mostly quite touristy, with food toned down for the farang palate. About half the stalls seem to be devoted to … [Read more...]

Updated: August 31, 2011 by admin

Finding Cheap Flights to Thailand

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  Chasing down the cheapest price for your flight to Thailand is vital if you're on a backpacking budget. No matter where you are going or when during the year you are going there, you are bound to find some great deals if you simply take the time to research and explore as many options as possible. Here are a few tips to find budget flights to Thailand. The deals are out there if you know how and where to look.   Get on a mailing list If you travel … [Read more...]

Updated: September 8, 2011 by admin

Surat Thani: English Language School Teacher Positions

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Super English Language School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to take over English classes from departing teachers. We have one position available starting in mid-July 2011 and several starting in mid-October 2011.  The students are well behaved, fun loving and eager to learn.  The working environment is friendly, supportive, and relaxed.  We give our teachers the time and space they need to develop at their own pace while offering support any time they … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Chiang Mai: TEFL Heaven Volunteer Teaching Projects

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Experience Teaching Abroad with TEFL Heaven Volunteer Teaching Projects. Volunteer in Thai School and train on a paradise island!!   The Company ETA are a thriving gap year company who specialise in teaching and volunteer placements.   The Project- TEFL Heaven Volunteer Teaching Projects Starting off with free return flights from London to Bangkok, volunteers enjoy one weeks training on a paradise island and then onto 5 weeks teaching in a local … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Rayong: Public School Needs English Teachers

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The English Program of Makudmuang Rachawittayalai School in now accepting applicants for various teaching positions for the next academic year 2011/2012. Makudmuang Rachawittayalai is government school under the Royal Patronage located in Klaeng, Rayong Province. The school campus is nice and spacious with friendly and supportive Thai teachers who are always ready to help. The English Program is now accepting applications for the following teaching positions for … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Bangkok: Bilingual School seeks Teachers

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Full Time Multiple Teaching Positions Multiple Teaching Position : Head of Science Department, Head of Academic (Primary School), Social Studies, Mathematics, Physics The Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University (SBS), a leading bilingual school, established in 2003, has classes from Kindergarten to Matayom 6. SBS facilitates students in striving for high academic achievement and adaptability in living with others as well as in becoming visionary leaders. … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Thailand on a Budget

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Street food in Thailand is some of the best in the world. It’s cheap and one of the world’s most popular cuisines. However, if you hunger for something a bit different, Thailand’s restaurants offer a wealth of culinary experience offering food from almost every part of the world at affordable prices.   Traveling from one end of the country to the other by bus or train can often cost only a few dollars in Thailand. Additionally, the emergence of a number of … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Overstaying your Thai Visa

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The Consequences of Overstaying in Thailand, Some 'experienced travelers' to Thailand will suggest that overstaying your Thai visa is not a problem and can easily be sorted at the airport when you depart by paying an over-stay fine. However, it can be a very different story if you get caught by the immigration police during your stay in Thailand and are asked to show your passport. If you stay in Thailand for longer than the time authorized on your arrival, and … [Read more...]

Updated: January 2, 2011 by admin

Off The Beaten Path

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Tips from the road...for independent and adventurous budget travelers Many nationalities can get a two-month visa for travel to Thailand. The visa is free at the moment, and once you're in-country you can extend it for at least another month. Three months in the Land of Smiles equates to an awful lot of shopping, barhopping in Bangkok and Crusoe-ing it in the islands, so what's one to do? Our friend Stuart from Travelfish.org shares his tips on breaking away … [Read more...]

Updated: January 2, 2011 by admin

What to Pack for your Thailand Trip

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Packing for that family holiday can be a very daunting experience, especially for first time travellers.  We have compiled this list which we hope might be helpful in fine tuning your luggage requirements. What to pack in your carry-on luggage... Your passport for all overseas travel. Wallet or purse. A list of all your important phone numbers and email addresses, including those emergency ones, hotel contacts etc. Photocopies of everything important (passports, … [Read more...]

Updated: January 2, 2011 by admin

7 Reasons to TELF in Thailand

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It's hard to beat the thought of weekend trips to places like this! Thailand certainly has it's charms for TEFL teachers. Crystal Gale, i-to-i’s teaching abroad expert shares her top tips for making sure your TEFL job turns out as you expect. It’s hardly difficult to see Thailand’s appeal, what with its gorgeous beaches, buzzing cities and fantastic food – but just in case you need a little persuading as to how amazing TEFLing there would be, check out these … [Read more...]

Updated: May 28, 2011 by admin

Khao San Road Travel Guide

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Khao San Road is a short road in central Bangkok. It is located in the Banglamphu area about 1 km north of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. In the last 20 years, Khao San Road has developed into a world famous "backpacker district".  Backpackers and budget tourists are drawn here by some of the cheapest accommodation and travel deals in Thailand. Khao San Road in recent years has become popular with local residents, especially artists and art students. At night, … [Read more...]

Updated: January 9, 2013 by admin

Lesser Known Thailand Backpacker Destinations

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Are you planning a backpacking trip to Thailand?  Here are some lesser known destinations to consider when creating your Thailand Itinerary. Ko Samet A few hours from Bangkok lies this tiny island getaway. This cozy quiet island, where many Bangkok residents vacation, provides an excellent opportunity to escape the touristy feel associated with most of Thailand's Islands. Ko Samet's lack of commercialization is great for relaxing on the stunning white sand beaches and … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

Backpacking Transport Options

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Thinking of backpacking  around Thailand? Here is some information on the different modes of travel throughout Thailand. General: Getting around Thailand is very simple and is relatively cheap when compared to Western equivalent. All modes of travel in Thailand are also safe for tourists. Train: Thailand has a vast train network. The primary lines that travelers would use are North-South line, a North East line, and the South East Line. Most major tourists … [Read more...]

Updated: December 15, 2010 by admin

Classes of Train Travel in Thailand

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Thailand train travel is one of the best ways to get around the country and is certainly the safest mode of transport for a long journeys. Thailand trains are economical, clean and comfortable and the service is well run. Where can I Travel by Train in Thailand? The Thailand rail network (see map on right) extends all over the country, with lines to Chiang Mai in the north, Nong Khai and Ubon in the northeast, Pattaya and Aranya Prathet in the east, Kanchanaburi in the … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin