All resources foreign teachers in Thailand need
Foreign teachers who have a job at a school in Thailand need to submit lesson plans, course syllabus, course structure and a workbook/text book. Most schools especially government schools require these documents. Here I try to give you these ready to print documents that you can download, put your name and info and submit.
These are invaluable in saving time. Each school has its own rules and formats. You could tweak your documents accordingly. Typically, the schools ask for lesson plans and course syllabus before the beginning of every semester. The school year in Thailand has 2 semesters. The 1st semester or term starts in May and the 2nd term or semester starts in October.
What is a lesson plan and how to make them?
A lesson plan is structured plan on how you deliver a lesson. It includes teaching material, how you’d deliver the lesson and how much time it takes to deliver the full lesson. Here I’ve given a sample of a lesson plan. You should ideally make your own. It is not rocket science. Keep in mind that your lesson plan has the following.
- Learning objective
- Presentation ( how you organize your lesson with time taken for each activity)
- Materials used
- Board work (if you are using a board)
Why does a foreign teacher have to make course syllabus?
Yes, a foreign teacher in Thailand is expected to make the course syllabus. What that means is that the schools expects you to make a list of courses you will teach in some detail. They have a form like the one here (right below) and that form is to be filled in and signed by the foreign teacher, head of the department and all the way up to the school director.
Course structure form for Foreign teachers in Thailand
This is another form that you have to submit at the beginning of the year. you can download it here. Good luck with your teaching. Please comment if this was helpful. Thank you.