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Thanks a lot, guys. I know I'm well qualified in Germany but thought not being a native speaker of English might be an issue - although I must say that I studied in the UK for a year and do not have a German accent. I do know that most of the time Thais care more about one's passport, though.

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Could my boyfriend find a job in Thailand?

He's an IT Consultant for an international company from Japan, currently working in Munich. His English is very good but he's concerned about the fact that he does not speak Thai.

My boyfriend does not hold a uni degree but completed A-levels and German job training. Not sure how familiar you are with our dual system... If you need more info please let me know.

He's in his early 40s and has been with his current company for almost 10 years now, specialised in software solutions for printing and copying devices.

Is there a chance of finding a job in his field in Thailand?

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Could my boyfriend find a job in Thailand?

He's an IT Consultant for an international company from Japan, currently working in Munich. His English is very good but he's concerned about the fact that he does not speak Thai.

My boyfriend does not hold a uni degree but completed A-levels and German job training. Not sure how familiar you are with our dual system... If you need more info please let me know.

He's in his early 40s and has been with his current company for almost 10 years now, specialised in software solutions for printing and copying devices.

Is there a chance of finding a job in his field in Thailand?

You posted in the wrong section. this is about teachers and teaching only.

Better post your question here: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum/13-jobs-economy-banking-business-investments/

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Hello everyone, first of all I want to say this site has been very informative and helpful. However, I haven't found any posts directly relating to my situation.

My job offer is from a private technical school. Since I have a BA in Mechanical Engineering from a US university, they want me to teach vocational trade classes, maths and science classes. Will I need TEFL since I am not teaching English, or will my degree suffice? I am asking not because I don't want to take the TEFL but because my tourist visa which has already been extended is only valid until April 10.

Some Background: I'm a 25 year old US citizen. I've already been to Thailand 5 times over the course of the past 7 years. I have a biological father that lives here on a work visa, and a native Thai step mom, and two half siblings with Thai citizenship.

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from expatdreamer

Posted 2012-11-14 15:20:10

Hi, I have an Engineering degree from a big name Australian university. From savings, I would have 60k baht per month, but would like another 30k baht per month on top to round it out to about 100k bht per month for a good lifestyle - and thinking teaching would be a good way to get this. Also not quite old enough for retirement visa. Have no teaching experience but have worked for many years as an engineer, delivered technical presentations, etc so not shy of getting in front of an audience. Getting a bit burnt out as an engineer and thinking of making the move to LOS now rather than waiting until I am 50. Can you tell me:
  • My engineering degree - would be acceptable I assume? Does anyone care which discipline it is in eg mechanical, electronic?
  • Should I start off in BKK or easier to get a job in a major regional centre (eg Ubon etc)
  • Which are the less stressful jobs with less students eg government or private school, and is there more stress with younger or older students - asking as I dont want another high pressure job given my burn out, still want to do a good job, just want to minimise stress levels
  • Do I have to do a TEFL or anything else, or degree is enough?
Thank
s

You should be able to earn 30,000 and the standard starting wage for a lot of schools is 35,000. In the provincial areas, the salaries are sometimes lower, but so are the living expenses. I would start out in the area that you want to be living. Why look for a job in Pattaya if your dream destination is Chiang Mai? Also, when are planning on making the move?

A TEFL will help you, but isn't necessary. With an engineering background you would well suited to teach math or science rather than standard conversational English.

Best of luck and keep us posted.

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So as you can see based on my previous post, I am exactly in expatdreamers position, only I found the job and got it without TEFL. Scott says TEFL isn't necessary, but my concern is that on the official Non-B requirements for teaching in Thailand, it says I need a letter from the Ministry of Education, and the ministry of education requires a degree And TEFL. Any thoughts?

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You are talking about a teaching licence or waiver there of.

A TEFL is not required for a teaching licence, being qualified as a teacher is. More info on the Teaching council's website regarding the teaching licence and requirements.

A teaching licence is not required to teach at a language school or university.

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