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Mar 15th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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I am 18 years old, wanting to teach in thailand

I want to get my TEFL teaching certificate, i am wondering if i should reconsider the thought to teach in thailand because i might be to young. Is their any other destinations in Asia that i would be able to teach with TEFL certificate and being only 18 years old.
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Mar 15th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I have no information at all, I just want to congratulate you on having your eye on the ball at such a young age. Very impressive.
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Mar 15th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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1) Why don't you ask this question on a teacher's forum?

2) Also you want your TEFL (teach English as a Foreign Language) yet your own English has grammatical errors. Maybe you shouldn't be trying to teach English until yours is better!
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Mar 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM
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After many recent scandals, most Thai schools will also require a degree. Yes, someone might hire you with just the certificate, but their standards would, most likely, be lacking, both for the students and the faculty.
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Mar 16th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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How somebody who makes so many mistakes thinks that he can be a teacher ????
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Mar 16th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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This is a one time post by a new member. They're either a troll or just very naive.
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Mar 16th, 2011, 10:12 PM
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This is not an appropriate form for this topic ... consult Thaivisa.com as they have a dedicated thread on this subject. Also, although the requirements vary from school to school, my understanding is you need to have a 4-year degree and be at least 20 years of age or older.
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Mar 16th, 2011, 11:30 PM
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"i" would suggest that you work on a college degree first. Happy Travels!
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Mar 16th, 2011, 11:55 PM
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"This is not an appropriate form for this topic ... "

With all the pickle barrel chit chat, where is that line drawn?
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Mar 17th, 2011, 01:42 AM
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Curt 1591 "pickle barrel chit chat" fantastic expression but what does it mean??
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Mar 17th, 2011, 01:55 AM
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It shows my age.

Sitting around the pickle barrel connotes hanging out, shooting the breeze. It comes from the days when people would head down to the general store to spend idle time.
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Mar 17th, 2011, 04:42 AM
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Thanks Curt - Not so much your age but nationality! I am English and it is not an expression I had heard of before!
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Mar 17th, 2011, 05:26 AM
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Back in the day, hanging out in bars, especially during the day, wasn't as "normal" as today.
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Mar 22nd, 2011, 03:01 AM
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ajarn.com

is THE site for teaching in Thailand - jobs cost of living, everything.
however you are likely to hit a brick wall without a degree.

Beware of p[laces that say they'll train you - as you still may not get a job.
PS - most jobs are for native English speakers - not all though
PPS - Ignore spelling and typo nazis!
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Mar 22nd, 2011, 05:18 AM
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'Ignore spelling and typo nazis' applies only in context, as in most BB usage. But when someone holds themselves up to be qualified to do something then they sure had better know their subject.
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Mar 26th, 2011, 09:49 PM
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If you knew about TEFL you'd realise that spelling will be the least of his problems!
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