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Thailand has a rich history and the Buddhist values that underpin the culture are fascinating to me. I have several friends who travelled here before and I’d heard fantastic things about the people and the food! After some thought, I settled on living and teaching in Bangkok. There’s a huge expat community here so it was comforting to know I’d be moving to a place that felt a little like home while still being able to experience genuine Thai culture.

About the Author: Naomi Howell is teaching English in Thailand with BFITS. 

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Living and Teaching in Bangkok

I think the transition of moving away from your home country is always going to be a little daunting. The hardest part for me was the first few weeks after I arrived because I spent a lot of time by myself trying to get to know the city. Once I had found my feet and made my friends, everything started to fall into place.

I live very comfortably on a teacher’s salary. My rent and bills takes out about a quarter of my pay cheque, and food isn’t expensive if you’re sensible about where you buy it – street food is absolutely everywhere, it’s delicious and is super cheap!

The Greatest Lessons Learned

Confidence is key – to holding the attention of the class, to getting on with management and co-workers, and to making the most of the experience. If you’re thinking about teaching abroad, do it. It’s easy to find reasons not to follow through if you deliberate for too long. Even if you’re new to teaching, don’t doubt your potential. Go for it!

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Teaching with BFITS

BFITS was the only school to offer me a science position, rather than and English position. It sounded interesting to me and I was excited to put my MSc to use! I’d never taught before, so I guess my biggest concern was my performance as a teacher. BFITS’ training was excellent and I felt as prepared as I could be going into my first class back in May.

 

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