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BANGKOK 25 March 2019 08:55
puukao

How can schools keep farangs from leaving?

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1 hour ago, duanebigsby said:

The answer is continuity.

When the foreigner stays several years it provides stability and continuity of their lesson plans, relationship with students, and relationship with fellow teachers and administration.

The revolving door of teachers is a chaotic mess and the students go back to step one with every new teacher.

I agree. But are schools willing to provide an atmosphere that keeps teachers around for years? From my experience, they are not.

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Perhaps slowing down the raids and deportations against illegals may help to keep the farang students or their farang teachers in town ? :whistling:

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One good way is start calling them Foreigners and not Farangs

Using derogatory names is rasist 

I find it amusing you want too keep them at your school yet you use this term 

Try what you expect and that is some respect 

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I'm sure it's not only money, because a "bad life" won't be a "good life" if a farang is paid 45,000 instead of 30,000.  He/She might be happier on pay day, or for the short-term, but not in the long term.  I've seen this too many times.  The farang usually just buys more stuff, and the extra 100,000 + saved over one year isn't enough to jump up and down.  Let's be honest, you need MILLIONS AND MILLIONS to retire.  We all know this.  And 100,000 back in the UK won't exactly let you relax for a long time.  

 

Also, some teachers think your 5-year old student will become fluent in English in three weeks, when nobody at the school can speak one complete sentence.

 

it's such a weird job.....5555

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1 minute ago, WHYWHY said:

One good way is start calling them Foreigners and not Farangs

Using derogatory names is rasist 

I find it amusing you want too keep them at your school yet you use this term 

Try what you expect and that is some respect 

Not this again?

Ferang isn't derogatory unless it's said in a derogatory manner.

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1 minute ago, WHYWHY said:

One good way is start calling them Foreigners and not Farangs

Using derogatory names is rasist 

I find it amusing you want too keep them at your school yet you use this term 

Try what you expect and that is some respect 

I totally disagree.  I am NEVER offended when I hear Farang, and I've heard it over 100 billion times.

 

Good luck getting rid of that word...

 

I'm sure 90% of people on here are NOT offended by the way I use farang on here.

 

OK, so you are at school and you hear, "farang" from a parent..... do you complain??????   lol

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9 minutes ago, WHYWHY said:

One good way is start calling them Foreigners and not Farangs

Using derogatory names is rasist 

I find it amusing you want too keep them at your school yet you use this term 

Try what you expect and that is some respect 

What does it matter if a Thai calls you farang?

Many times i am called farang, so what.

Locally i am known as farang wheels, nothing bad about that.

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7 minutes ago, duanebigsby said:

Not this again?

Ferang isn't derogatory unless it's said in a derogatory manner.

 

exactly. why don't people get this?

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11 minutes ago, puukao said:

I'm sure it's not only money, because a "bad life" won't be a "good life" if a farang is paid 45,000 instead of 30,000.  He/She might be happier on pay day, or for the short-term, but not in the long term.  I've seen this too many times.  The farang usually just buys more stuff, and the extra 100,000 + saved over one year isn't enough to jump up and down.  Let's be honest, you need MILLIONS AND MILLIONS to retire.  We all know this.  And 100,000 back in the UK won't exactly let you relax for a long time.  

 

Also, some teachers think your 5-year old student will become fluent in English in three weeks, when nobody at the school can speak one complete sentence.

 

it's such a weird job.....5555

Incoherent rant. What was the purpose of this?

Makes no sense whatsoever.

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3 minutes ago, colinneil said:

What does it matter if a Thai calls you farang?

Many times i am called farang, so what.

Locally i am known as farang wheels, nothing bad about that.

555

Reminded me of the Paul McCartney tune "Helen Wheels"

Colin you are Hell On/Farang On Wheels.

Hope the village situation turns out for you.

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1 hour ago, grkt said:

and what about other languages ? are they taught by Chinese ? French ? Spanish people ? Or few schools actually teach anything but English ?

 

 

Why the hell would they ever be taught French or Spanish in Thailand?

Yes, they are taught science, maths, English, health and PE, social studies. etc. All the schools teach all the subjects not just English.

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The main thing is a reasonable salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications) and conditions, and admin who listens and responds to teacher's concerns. High salaries may attract more applicants but it won't guarantee they will stay at a school for a long period. Many teachers at my school have been here between 10 and 16 years. There is a lot of work to do, but it gets easier with time. 

 

Many teachers come for a gap year / working holiday and are not so interested in teaching. They generally cause problems at work and don't stay long (or are fired). All long-term teachers usually have a full teaching licence, and are thus paid accordingly. They tend to not change schools often as they have settled down and may have a family to think of. 

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555
Reminded me of the Paul McCartney tune "Helen Wheels"
Colin you are Hell On/Farang On Wheels.
Hope the village situation turns out for you.

Named after his crumby Land Rover Defender in Scotland.


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1 hour ago, duanebigsby said:

Not this again?

Ferang isn't derogatory unless it's said in a derogatory manner.

Is Farang Dam OK when Thais are referring  to black people as I'm sure if in the UK I said, oh,  there is that black foreigner again,  it would be viewed as distasteful 

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2 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Perhaps slowing down the raids and deportations against illegals may help to keep the farang students or their farang teachers in town ? :whistling:

Very strange comment.

 

Your suggesting that it's good to allow illegal people to stay and work?

 

Would you support that same policy in your own country. would you be quite OK with strangers coming into your country and staying illegally?

 

If you answer yes then we can assume you have no respect for the safety et ., of your own fellow citizens.  

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