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Three thousand foreign teachers waiting to return to Thailand - 165 Filipinos arrived at weekend


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11 hours ago, Cali farong said:

I guess the Covid insurance $100,000 requirement has gone with all the other crazy schemes.???
 

Question is - which Insurance companies are including covid-19 related health cover in the first place?

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Can't see any of those teachers affording the $100k insurance, period testing and paying for their quarantines as teachers usually not that flush with cash to say the least...

So how did these 165 Filipino teachers get approved?.....And why are 3,000 farang teachers waiting?.......I would speculate most Filipino teachers would be less able to jump through all the hoops and

I guess the Covid insurance $100,000 requirement has gone with all the other crazy schemes.???  

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57 minutes ago, NoComment said:

I am sure any student would agree that a farang English teacher (L1 versus L2) is a far superior English teacher than a Filipino.

Me thinks Rooster would agree also.

However, if they have all of the correct paperwork etc I suppose a Filipino is better than nothing.

 

 

I'm a British person ethically English. I find Philippine people in general speak English phonetically good. Water is water not Wara or Warda as the Americans pronounce it or words beginning with TH pronounced with the phonetic sound of D when used in a word. Dhis, Dhat, Dhese and Dhoes.

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5 hours ago, Pedrogaz said:

I have been here for over 10 years now. There is not any noticeable difference in English ability. I would question why we need these "teachers" most of whom are not qualified to teach in their own countries.I have met native English speakers from Kenya, Phillippines, Poland, Germany.....very few teaching qualifications, at best a TEFL.

How about some plumbers, drug addict hippies, and Joe six pack from English speaking countries? Is Phillippines or Philippines? I am confused. I will never get a job as English teacher in Thailand. My English is no goodie.

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7 hours ago, zyphodb said:

I would have thought that the only farang teachers coming are for high salary international schools, I can't imagine any going to that expense and hoop jumping for a 35k gov. school job... No doubt some sort of deal over the quarantine hotel,(read camping in a football stadium) for the Filipinos who will, I'm sure be most of the numbers...  

Actually PhDs in the USA often (perhaps usually) can find only adjunct positions that pay by the class. Lucky to get 6 classes a year. In Thailand a teacher with a BA or preferably an MA can usually get a 12 month contract. Compare cost of living and a BA grad in Thailand is often better off than a PhD grad in the USA.  

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11 hours ago, redwood1 said:

So how did these 165 Filipino teachers get approved?.....And why are 3,000 farang teachers waiting?.......I would speculate most Filipino teachers would be less able to jump through all the hoops and pay the money compared to most farang teachers...

 

 

 What are they going to teach ..

 Inglish .. ?

 

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Two of my past pupils are currently teaching in Bkk. Salary 90K each.....flights and insurance paid. To put that in perspective thats only a few hundred quid short of my salary here in UK and I've been teaching 23 years.

 

At present I am on a career break here...I have a job in Thailand but:

Covid test £200 (could be a little more or less)

Flight out of LHR £2800 one way (repat flight if I can get it)

ASQ Lucky if you can find any less than £1500

Fit to fly £30 - £50

Flight to LHR £150 - £250 

 

There is absolutely no way I am shelling out that amount of cash to head out to what was LOS and now seems to be descending into chaos.

 

The downside.......I'm not permitted to work here at home on a career break......Joy abounding!

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8 hours ago, biggles45 said:

'And 100k insurance is a joke. 

The $100,000 cover is very small BUT the hard part is it has to cover Covid19. I am in the Philippines now and an insurance agent in Manila could not find any company here that would do that. Presumably the cover had to apply for the whole year as well. 

There are companies in Thailand to which you can apply. I am currently in contact with one of them based here in Thailand. The cost is not that prohibitive. PM me if you like ( I am not an agent and have no interest in promoting them )

 

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8 hours ago, biggles45 said:

'And 100k insurance is a joke. 

The $100,000 cover is very small BUT the hard part is it has to cover Covid19. I am in the Philippines now and an insurance agent in Manila could not find any company here that would do that. Presumably the cover had to apply for the whole year as well. 

Got Cigna coverage for Thailand, not including the US, and I did not get the cheapest plan.  About $225/mo and can cancel at any time.  Came with a COVID-19 certificate if you ask.

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15 minutes ago, DrPhibes said:

Got Cigna coverage for Thailand, not including the US, and I did not get the cheapest plan.  About $225/mo and can cancel at any time.  Came with a COVID-19 certificate if you ask.

15/20,000 Baht per year certificate included with another company ( I have mentioned that I was looking into it...I will elaborate once I have made a decision ) but it is travel insurance not a health insurance.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

Meanwhile foreign teachers have already started arriving. The media said that 165 Filipino teachers arrived on a Philippines Air Asia flight at the weekend.

So the standard of English language & pronunciation will not be improving anytime soon.

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Teaching broken English is more important than speaking with intelligence. None of them can put a well structured sentence together and don't even know the meaning of the words they are using. Did you ever notice when you speak with them you get the same look as you get from a fish on the other side of the glass in a fishbowl?

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22 hours ago, ezzra said:

Can't see any of those teachers affording the $100k insurance, period testing and paying for their quarantines as teachers usually not that flush with cash to say the least...

Plus they have a memory... a long one.

When this all started they were dropped like a red-hot-brick by the schools.

Thai teachers were paid salaries during the closure so they were happy regardless the length of time.

Foreign teachers were not paid anything, not even a retainer.

No help from the government, nothing from welfare [even though they pay taxes] nothing form anyone.

Why do you think they'll be beating down the door to come back?

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