Backpacking and teaching — the perfect combination


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The ELT Communication Group is actively seeking backpackers and travellers to fill teaching positions at government high schools and language centres. There is no mention of qualifications or paperwork and neither is there any reference to the fact that it is illegal to work in Thailand without a work permit. Will ELT Communication Group provide work permits to get their teachers legal? There isn't even any mention of teaching credentials or any kind of qualification in the advertisement.

From the ad:

English + or elt communications as they're known are always on the lookout for new teachers to fill their never ending teacher void.

This is just plain sad. I don't know what teachers in Thailand make of all this, but it doesn't inspire much confidence.

The scene in Thailand has changed dramatically since I first arrived. I remember stringing one visa run after another. Those days are long gone. Supposedly there was a clampdown on teaching regulations, but I don't know how far that has gone.

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3 thoughts on “Backpacking and teaching — the perfect combination

  1. well, sometimes, it's just the right short term exchange. Backpackers that want an extended two or three month holiday with pay, and agency's who need an emergency short term replacement for the teacher that ran out in the middle of the term

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