They say that those that can’t do, teach. Well, those that teach in Thailand, can literally do anything. And of course, I don’t really believe people who don’t want to teach in Thailand to be mad; though I do think those who have often dreamed of the idea but are too afraid to do so, to be just that.
In this article we are going to explore how and why teaching in Thailand is the positive change in your life that you’ve been waiting for.
Immerse Yourself in a Beautiful and Unknown Culture
When you hear the phrase: ‘travel broadens the mind’, most people scoff at it believing it to be just one of those pretentious things that well-travelled people say to place themselves above others. That really isn’t the case. There is so much truth to it, particularly when leaving your home country and throwing yourself into an entirely alien way of life.
It transforms your perspective, enriches your view on how to live life thoroughly and ultimately aids in your personal growth.
Do Something That Matters
I speak with personal experience, when I say that I was incredibly unhappy at one point in my life. I hadn’t been to university, I just left school and ended up working a job that I loathed. My day to day was slowly rendering me numb and uninspired and I soon realised that I needed to make a change.
Needless to say; moving to Thailand where I learned how to teach English as a foreign language quickly turned me from hating life, to being unequivocally high on it.
All you need to ask yourself is; are you truly working to your full potential? I was serving food and dealing with some particularly undesirable people on a day to day basis. Those who would lose their minds and speak to me like dirt if their food happened to arrive ten minutes later than expected.
Now, I’m not saying that there is any shame in working in hospitality. For some it is an incredibly fulfilling career, though for me…that job, in that restaurant, in my home town; well, I needed to become so much more than that.
Transform Lives and Share the Gift of Opportunity
The English language is something that we native speakers take for granted. We’re fortunate enough to have been brought up speaking the tongue that ultimately makes the World go around. For Thai children, having the ability to speak English can quite literally afford them the ability to achieve great things in life.
It will open their World up to a wealth of career opportunities which will allow them to comfortably provide for their families; something which is held to the highest degree in Thai culture.
By having the bravery to take the next step towards teaching English in Thailand, you’ll not only be significantly improving your quality of life; but those of others as well.
Boundless and Enticing Leisure Activities
When you’re not studying or teaching, Thailand offers so much for you to see and do. Whether its taking a weekend break to one of the countless stunning tropical islands, scuba diving in some of the most beautiful coral reefs the World has to offer, or simply sharing a drink with your new-found friends in one of the local bars; you’ll never find yourself with nothing to do in Thailand.
Not only that but the country itself is simply gorgeous. The golden sands, the rolling emerald hills and the warm embrace of the Andaman Ocean will almost certainly make you never want to leave!
The Food...No Seriously! THE FOOD!!!
If you’ve not found reason enough to teach English in Thailand so far, then let it be this. The food is absolutely to die for. Thailand is renowned the World over for offering the most tantalising and delicious cuisine, though until you experience it for yourself you’ll never truly understand.
There is much to be said about the fine quality offered by the plethora of restaurants in Thailand, though nothing compares to the life-changing taste sensations that can be unearth by simply eating at a food stall by the side of the road.
There is simply so much to explore, so what are you waiting for? It really is as simple as logging on and making your application. Transform yourself and project your life into the one you’ve often dreamed of with a TEFL Course in Thailand.