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How Many Expats Have a Masters Degree and/or PhD (they are not using)

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I did it .... in a University ..... as a volunteer ....they don t know how to go on , if i stop my lesson ...

so thats the reason , maybe i m interfeering ?

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22 minutes ago, EvetsKram said:

Mine is in health but I'm told I am too old to even teach English to Thais! (I'm 62) I have a few years teaching health subjects & others to adults both in university & through large NGO's

I've worked in universities with guys aged 75, 78 and one part-time guy who was 87.

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

i was told that a first degree teaches the basics of a speciality; a Masters Degree teaches you to master and use the specially and a Doctorate qualifies  you to teach the speciality.

I was told. Those who can do, those who can't teach! 

 

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4 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

I have a GED (Good Enough Diploma)🧐

I have a BSc.  Bronze Swimming certificate.

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20 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I live here, sure, but I am only too well aware that to the Thai immigration, I am a temporary guest, limited each year to just 12 months of certain residency.  That is not much motivation to put in a great deal of effort learning a language that is only spoken by Thais.

You are a guest if you want to be, you can be a permanent resident if you want to be. You can even be a citizen if you want.

I really cant agree that working and living in Thailand isn't a motivation to learn Thai. Learning Thai gives you freedom and opens many doors, such as quality private gigs, translation work etc. If you want to network, of course you need to speak the language, but some prefer to be employees all their life. 

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Master's Degree in Education. 25 years teaching experience in the USA. Willing to teach for free in the local school. Not allowed.

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22 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Why would I want to help Thais?

...you forgot to continue:   because they know all better

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I have a Masters in General Studies, with concentrations in Public Administration and English Literature. My B.A. degree is in Communication. I fail to see how that would qualify me to do anything, except what I am doing, which is being retired.😄😄

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16 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

I was told. Those who can do, those who can't teach! 

 

 

I did both. I was doing and lecturing part-time, at the same time for 10 years.

 

The students told me that there was a bid difference between lecturers who were practitioners and those that were pure academics.

 

I found a big difference between the part-time students who had full time jobs and were studying and the full time students to.

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5 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

The result is they all avoid me like the plague! They say my accent is 'too British" and they're not used to that

I know that feeling. .....They all talk to my wife only. Only in cases of "emergency" they would address me....

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22 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Why would I want to help Thais?

it's reciprocal !!!!! because they help you by letting  you enjoy their land/country and their females 555

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On 6/2/2020 at 11:58 AM, Baerboxer said:

I have a Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) from a UK university, graduating in 1993. I am a Honorary Life Member of one Chartered Professional Body and a Fellow of another. I also hold qualifications in Law and financial accounting.

 

Whilst pursuing a business career I was a part-time visiting lecturer for 10 years at a University business school on two courses; designed a course for B-TEC and also examined for them. 

 

I also mentored a Headteacher at a British secondary school and delivered several presentations to groups of aspiring headteachers as part of Blair's Business in the Community initiative.

 

I have delivered presentations at 2 Thai universities, delivered keynote speeches at a Thai University conference, and the British Council, and moderated panel discussions at several conferences at the UN in Thailand. All this was several years ago.

 

I was asked to help a Thai Master's Degree student with his thesis which had to be written in English. The level of English in his draft was poor and the actual content wouldn't have met the standards required by the UK. But we got him through.

 

All of this work and experience, and the deep knowledge that develops, is now completely wasted. Ageism is rife everywhere. People believe only the young can be dynamic and up to date. 

 

Several of my daughter's classmates' parents encourage their children to speak with me to practice their English. The result is they all avoid me like the plague! They say my accent is 'too British" and they're not used to that 🙂

How can your accent be "too British"?  I am American and a British accent would seem to be the standard for spoken English, in my view. Who makes these stupid rules?? You are spot-on about the ageism here. At seventy, some form of teaching is probably ALL I could do, but Thai culture considers me a vegetable. 😄😄😄

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I have a Bachelors Degree in Computing, a Graduate Diploma in Data Communications, and a MSc (Computing) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Monash is the 6th top university in Australia and in the top 100 world wide. I am now retired and have no use for any of my qualifications, and even when I was working in data communications and intranet development, I had little use for my Masters Degree. My course leader recommended I do a PhD in computing but I decided not to drop my salary to 30% of what I was getting, and in any case, could not see any use for it in my career path at the time. As far as Thailand is concerned, zero benefit, since I am not working here.

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