Extra Work Opportunity
About two weeks ago, OEG emailed all of their teachers here in Thailand asking if any of us would want to teach in March or April (Thailand’s summer months). The courses that they need teachers for are High School Prep, US History, and Public Speaking. I quickly emailed OEG back and within a week I was told that I had been given the position to teach one of the HS prep courses. These courses are for Thai students that are getting ready to head to America to study in high school.
I have officially accepted this extra teaching job that will take place during the middle of my travels and I will now be in Bangkok for two extra weeks teaching for 3 hours a day (10 teaching days total) in late April. I’m so excited that I was selected to teach this course. I will need to prepare these students what high school is like in America. I will probably have a post coming around comparing the two high school cultures. For those of you working in high schools now or have children in high school, I would for you to comment with some insights, and I’ll be sure to tell the Thai students.
What is most important for them to know? (this came off of my syllabus for the course)
- Clubs, activities, and sports offered
- Resources they will have available to them on campus
- Types of student lifestyles in America
- Types of American High Schools/systems
- Consequences of plagiarism (not really a thing here in Thailand – this one is VERY important!)
- Types of American Families
- single-parent, families with/without children, multi-cultural, young/older, gay/lesbian, nuclear families, etc.
- Differences in each region/state
- I don’t know where all these students will be going yet so any insights to a variety of regions and states would be helpful
- Difficulties they may have being in an all English environment (this is more extreme for a Thai speaker than a Spanish speaker)
And anything else you may think of, I would love the help! I want these kids to feel very prepared for this abroad experience in my home country. So, please, comment below!
KOB KOON (KHA/KRAB) – Thank you in Thai!