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Thai Teachers Pose as Foreigners to Teach English

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:53 pm

"Thai Teachers Pose as Foreigners to Teach English"

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.ph ... 1454995350
BANGKOK — Seeing him from a distance, young children call out their Singaporean teacher’s name before sprinting toward him, excited to practice speaking English.

For their teacher, it’s a rewarding moment he says he could never experience if they knew the truth about him: He’s actually a Thai national who pretends he cannot understand every single word they say.

“They will value us less if they know we are a Thai teacher,” said Natthawut, who teaches at a school in the southern province of Hat Yai and asked Khaosod English not to publish his real name out of concern for his employer. “They will no longer be eager to speak English with us.”

Natthawut said he is among more than 200 English teachers, most of whom are recent graduates from Thai universities, working for the same company. For more than four years, the firm he works for has provided English teachers for both public and private schools across the country, especially those with special English programs.
It continues in this vein.

If they know we're Thai teachers, they'll think we're crap.
But we still are Thai teachers...
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Re: Thai Teachers Pose as Foreigners to Teach English

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:08 pm

There isan important fact missing in this story--Is his English good or not?
If good it means he is faking as nobody will think he is good when he is
If NOT good then it means that it is another scam being pulled on Thai children.

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Re: Thai Teachers Pose as Foreigners to Teach English

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:20 pm

^^It's much worse than that. There are a number of these teachers, and there are huge ethical implications in basing your teaching on a lie. You need to read the entire article.
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