International Teaching Jobs
With regards to education jobs abroad, Thailand has become the most popular over the last couple of years. With each and every child entitled to have a high school education and with a population of more than 67 million, there is a superfluity of opportunities for the foreign teachers to teach at the plethora of schools of Thailand. On the other hand, it is not just the system of the public schools that obtains interest from the foreign teachers. The increasing number of expats that live in Thailand has spawned a huge community of international schools that offer both US and UK syllabuses. And these international schools are occupied by the middle class Thais as well as kids of retired expats foreigners situated in Thailand for work. On the whole, the international schools pay better compared to the public schools in Thailand, but then again, there are still a lot of foreign teachers who choose to teach in the public schools since it shows more of a challenge and gives a positive output to the local community or the society as a whole.
But then again, just recently, the government has announced plans to hire more than 300 foreign teachers for the public schools with wages matching and in a lot of cases, bettering, the international schools. And this announcement has proved the long term commitment of the government to fund education as well as advance the entire level of written and spoken English in the whole population.
In addition, there is also a choice of teaching at the language schools and for a couple of people this will give a more thrilling project with regards to a bigger demographic. The language schools house keener students and smaller classes composed of mix young professionals, university students as well as thai partners of the foreign students. In general, the language school gives a somewhat higher salary compared to thai public schools, but then again, also command a high standard of education. On the whole, the thai schools begin at 8am and finish at 3pm. The size of the public school class is about 40 students making it hard for the teachers to manage classes as well as give solid attention to each and every student. Term one would usually begin at the first week of may and will continue to about the first week of october. Teachers can anticipate to teach around 180 days a year. Look up teachers international online to know more.
If you are planning to teach english in other countries, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwE6G6IemVg for the basics.