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I have a very dim recollection of a part time/volunteer teaching assistant program that was proposed or implimented quite awhile ago. It was intended to provide an opportunity for retired foreigners without proper teaching qualifications to teach part time in rural schools that otherwise could not afford to have a native speaker at the school. I think it was limited to a maximum of 20 hours of work/week and had a minimal stipend of <20k baht/month and it was eligible for work permits.

 

Does anyone else remember this program or am I just making it up in my head?

If it does or did exist please let me know if you have any further information regarding it.

 

Thanks

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It's finished. 

 

Like everything here, done for show for a short time and then cancelled. 😞

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Too bad. I am hanging up the ol' whiteboard pens this year and would have liked to do a bit of teaching at our local village school but there is no way I am gonna do that full time for peanuts, nor am I gonna do it illegally.

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I would like to teach a little English as well. Maybe for a year.

 

I don't have a teaching qualification and have a lessor degree equivalent qualification instead.

 

I don't want to break the law as I want to be a benefit not a problem to Thailand.

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I would welcome a scheme like this. I spent a few years teaching in China many years ago, and more recently volunteering in a Cambodian NGO school. I enjoyed both immensely and was so disappointed when I moved here to find it so restrictive for potential voluteering.

 

I live in a village where the main school has about 800 students, and the English (and English teaching) is very basic. I would love to spend a few hours there a week voluteering. It would make my week so much more interesting and rewarding. Not much chance of that though, but if they had such a scheme once, maybe it will re-appear one day.

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