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Heading to Thailand after October 2012? To live for 1yr & to teach English. Age 24, Lancashire.

Posted by JaydeRoseX on 26/1/2012 at 18:10

I'm female, 24, from lancs.

Looking at heading out to Thailand (Bangkok) to teac English.

Need to do my TEFL certificate 1st. I have not got a degree.

Want to live and work there for min 12months. With possibility of traveling either in-between this time, or after. Not sure where?

Anyone any info?

Anyone from around Lancashire area (Or other areas) wanting to explore Thailand & to teach out there, post me a msg.

1st time for everything! But i might be too scared to go it alone! :)

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Posted by lee1984 on 26/1/2012 at 19:23

Hello im travling to thailand on the 30th nov 2012 also alone.

btw im 27 and from lincs.

you can either do it or regret it....

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 21:31

Don't be scared. It's not a scary experience. It should be an interesting one. Try to learn Thai as much as possible now. Good luck.

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Posted by whardy on 27/1/2012 at 01:11

A degree is pretty important to get serious work. Most schools won't hire you without one. You can work at language centers and do private tutoring, but even with TEFL, no degree means no visa. You can find ways around the visa issue so don't be too worried, but it will limit your opportunities.

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/1/2012 at 03:00

But out in the sticks, in rural schools (which don't pay well, but well enough to live) they are so depserate to get anyone that they'll waive the visa requirement. On Ampur Saimun, Yasothon province, they had a hard time finding anyone because it's a real backwater and not close to anything of interest to most people - and it's poor, so it only paid 20,000 baht a month (although housing came with that). You can find something, but as Whardy says, your opportunities will be more limited. And don't expect to save heaps of cash, cause you ain't going to make a lot.

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Posted by IN_Siam on 27/1/2012 at 06:51

There are several nice places around Thailand. Ilive and work at CLBS in Chiang Mai since a while. Chiang Mai is the second biggest city in Thailand but it is still calm and peaceful. But don't be afraid you can find heaps of cafes, bars and clubs in Chiang Mai. And if you wanna get away from the stress of the city you can go on a bike ride through the beautiful mountains. For me Bangkok is a good place for hanging out for a weekend but I prefer to live in Chiang Mai because it is a initial point to get to know the Thai culture, tradition and customs. I enjoy it very much to live and work in CNX...

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