Going to Thailand to Teach?
Hi, im planning to go to the north of Thailand to teach but am concerned on how much money i will need to take over there. I am going to do a TEFL course in the UK so i will be ready to find a job there. Of course when i get there i will need abit of money to buy a few things for an apartment and to get a moped. has anyone got an idea on what the minimum amount people have taken over there to stay there and teach. Any information will be good.
If you have not taken your TEFL in the UK yet they DO NOT! You are wasting your money,again,you are wasting your money.I have taught and lived in Thailand for years.The TEFL paper is all that they care about.I know that because you have been raised in the west to think about prestige but the TEFL paper is only worth the ink that is written on it.I went to the 2nd most expensive school in Thailand and after I looked back on it a few years later I regretted that I spent the extra hundreds of dollars that I did.It did nothing for me at all.First,a TEFL training course does not teach you how to be a teacher.I learned by on the job training and years of self study and practice.If you are wanting to work for a university or a high school then the TEFL is worthless other than the fact you need to show it to the school and you learn how to stand in front of a group.The school looks at it,asks zero questions about where you went to get it or how much your school cost or what you learned.They just want to copy it and see for themselves whether you can teach or not.If you are more interested in working for a language school then you best bet it is get your TEFL here for far cheaper than the UK at the school and many times the school will just hire you right as you finish the course.Phuket language school where I went did it monthly for their students/teachers but I don’t like language schools,government high schools are the best w/ the best pay,lowest working hours(2 to 4 hours a day),best benefits and easiest way to get a year visa and work permits for teachers.As far as the info given to you by the other people it is a little vague because I see most said about 5,000 baht a month for a room.Okay,but where are they talking about,downtown Bangkok,Phuket,Krabi,Where? Accommodations in Thailand can be really cheap.I taught for 4 years in Khon Kaen,the 2nd largest city in the north east and the political/economical hub of the Isan.I lived in a beautiful subdivision w/ a fully furnished 2 bedroom house w/a family room & living room,1 nice bathroom,western style kitchen,patio w/ a built in BBQ,front porch w/ a garden,fish pond,exotic fruit trees,big sliding gate,marble tables and for the residents restaurants(even a nice French cafe),shops,Olympic swimming pool,tennis courts,beauty saloons for the ladies,BB court,private security and internet shops all for 4000 baht a month.Think what that would cost in the west.
If you don’t know already about AJARN.COM then it is the most important step to getting a job here.It is the #1 website for teaching in Thailand.You set up your online resume(trust me a good photo is a must)browse the job listings,apply and wait for your phone to ring and it will.
Thailand Property Developer, Supalai, Announces 16 New Projects
March 4, 2011 – Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand property developer, Supalai PLC, has announced the launch of sixteen new projects with a combined value of twenty billion baht (US$656 million).
The new projects are all located in Bangkok city centre and are aimed at providing affordable housing for buyers who currently live in the suburbs but are concerned with rising transport costs and travel times.
Supalai predict that a total of 17 billion baht (US$ 557 million) in sales and thirteen billion baht (US$ 426 million) in future revenue will be generated from the new property developments.
The company also intends to develop further projects throughout Thailand in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Phuket, Hat Yai and two more, yet to be announced.
This year Supalai have already reported 1.3 billion baht (US$ 42.6 million) of property sales, an increase of two hundred percent year-on-year.
Currently the property developer has a total of 15.09 billion baht (US$ 495 million) worth of unsold inventory across a number of projects.
However, Supalai are continuing to look towards future expansion and have announced their intention to invest a further 4.5 billion baht (US$148 million) in land for future projects.
“We’re looking for an overseas investment in the region but have no plan in the short term,” commented executive director, Tritecha Tangmatitham.
“We remain focused on the Thai market as property margins are the highest in the region and there are barriers to entry to foreign investors.” he added.
Supalai PLC operate a number of subsidiaries under the following names; Supalai Property Management Co., Ltd., Hatyai Nakharin Co., Ltd., Supalai Isan Co., Ltd. and Phuket Estate Co., Ltd. Supalai PLC shares trade on the Thailand Stock Exchange.
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What are the 2 largest lakes in Thailand?
I need their locations and sizes please! Thank you!
Also any desert mountain ranges found in Thailand. The 3 largest rivers would be very helpful as well. Thanks!
1. The Songkhla lake is the largest natural lake of Thailand, located on the Malay peninsula in the southern part of the country. Covering an area of 1,040 km² it borders the provinces of Songkhla and Phattalung.
2. Bueng Boraphet is the largest freshwater swamp and lake in central Thailand. It covers an area of 224 km² east of Nakhon Sawan, south of the Nan River close to its confluence with the Ping River.
3. The Nong Han is a lake in the northeast of Thailand, located northeast of the town Sakon Nakhon. The lake covers an area of 125.2 km² and is the largest natural lake of northeast Thailand.
Man made lake:
1. The Phayao lake is an artificial lake in northern Thailand. It covers an area of 2.3 km² at an altitude of 380 m. The lake has a mean depth of 1.7 m. The town Phayao is located on the southeast corner of the lake.
1. The Chi River is the longest river in Thailand; it extends 765 km, but carries less water than the second longest river, the Mun.
The river rises in the Phetchabun mountains, then runs east through the central Isan provinces of Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen and Maha Sarakham, and turns south in Roi Et, running through Yasothon to meet the Mun in Kanthararom district of Sisaket Province. The river carries approximately 9,300 cubic kilometres of water per annum.
2. The Mun River, sometimes spelled Moon River, is a tributary of the Mekong river. It carries approximately 21,000 cubic kilometres of water per year.
It rises in the Khao Yai National Park near Nakhon Ratchasima in the Isan area of Thailand. It then flows east through southern Isan (Buriram, Surin and Sisaket provinces) for 418 miles (673 km) until it joins the Mekong at Khong Chiam in Ubon Ratchathani. The controversial Pak Mun dam is located near the confluence. The Mun river’s main tributary is the Chi River, which flows into it in Kanthararom district of Sisaket province.
3. Menam chao phraya has a length of 372 km
4. The Tapi (or Tapee) river is the longest river in southern Thailand. The river originates at the Khao Luang, and has a wide estuary into the Gulf of Thailand at Bandon Bay near the town of Surat Thani. It has a length of 230 km.
fyi, thailand is a tropical country so there’s no desert mountains there.
Khon Kaen @ NigHT ‘n Night Market
Uploaded by munatours on Aug 16, 2008
Discover Khon Kaen at night and take a glance at the night market. It’s always fun and exciting to visit such places where you can not only feed yourself but also do shopping from ranges of goods! Enjoy!
P.S. I’m a poor camera girl still
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