Education in Thailand, Bangkok
International schools in Bangkok are for students aged 3 to 18 and are mainly found in the Bangkok area. The students are almost exclusively well motivated, honest, well behaved and success oriented. They are from families who are ambitious, who value education and who are keen on academic progress.
Many schools in Thailand employ assistants who are able to sort out display work, photocopying etc so that you can get on with the job of teaching.
The students study the English National Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Advanced Supplementary (AS) and Advanced (A) level examination. Whilst others follow the American curriculum or I.B. To know more, click International Nursery School in Bangkok
A typical school day will start at around 8.30 in the morning and finish at 2.30 in the afternoon for Primary age children. Nursery will normally finish at 2pm. A lunch break of an hour usually takes place from noon till 1pm is, during this time and also between 3 and 4pm club activities usually take place.
These activities are usually very diverse and play an important role in the International Schools. The school year is from the middle of August to the end of June with schools usually closing for two months. Most schools follow a traditional three term year.
Living in Bangkok
Located in South East Asia Bangkok is a friendly place to live and work so you can be guaranteed to be made very welcome and will make new friends easily. People in Bangkok are used to foreigners and will be only too pleased to practice their English on you.
Much has been said of the traffic in Bangkok, and whilst it can be rather hectic there are ways around this; choose the best time to travel when you can avoid the rush, use the bus and mass transit system (both of which are very good).
The standard of living for teachers is very good; your money will go a long way ensuring you will have enough to spend at weekends and during the holidays to travel around the region.
As for the cost of living in Bangkok well it will very much depend on the type of life style you want. Generally speaking it is possible to enjoy a superior quality of life to what such a salary would afford you back home.
It is worth noting that tourist places that attract Western tourists in particular tend to charge more for food and drink etc. For those of you who enjoy experimenting with different types of food, you are never far away from some kind of food outlet whether it be one of the superb Thai or international restaurants, or trying food the Thai way from one of the countless street stalls, there is something for everyone and all pockets.
Evening entertainment in Bangkok is wide and varied with something to suit everyone. For those of you who like plenty of excitement you can choose from nightclubs and music venues.
For those of you interested in sport why not join one of the numerous gyms or enjoy a bout of Thai boxing.
Bangkok is a tropical country with a very hot and humid climate. The hottest time is between March and May where the temperature can reach 40degC. The cool season is from December to February when the average temperature reaches 26degC. The rainy season lasts from May till November. During this time there are short but frequent down pours which cause localized flooding
Places of Interest
There is so much to see and do in Bangkok so these are just a few of the places of interest you will find here. Beautiful temples can be found all over Bangkok the high quality of decoration is to be admired. One of the most impressive is probably Wat Pho it houses the largest statue of Buddha it is also famous for teaching Thai massage. Worthy of a visit is Khan Sahn Road which was made famous in the film “The Beach”.
It is the place to stay for backpackers but has become an attraction in itself. Here you will find affordable restaurants, bars, hotels, market stalls and shops. It is a place where East meets West and is a vibrant street whether you go by day or night.
The National Museum houses a superb collection of art and historical displays. The exhibits include a fascinating display of ancient musical instruments along with wood carvings and statues from throughout Thailand’s history. Close by is The National Gallery. The building is divided into two separate areas, one of which houses traditional art and the contemporary section houses examples of cubism among others.
A visit to see the Royal Barges is a must. These are the barges that are used only for Royal river processions. These barges are impressive in size with some being 50m long. They are exquisitely and skillfully decorated, each barge sports a different mythical head. The shopping experience in Bangkok is a must for all tastes and pockets.