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  • Super English Dress Code

    Dress Code Standards

    You are expected to dress professionally. The best idea is to ask yourself whether or not you would wear the same thing to work as a teacher in a Western school. If the answer is “no”, then you shouldn’t wear it to a Thai school either. Business casual is the best description. You must be clean, neat and presentable. You must look like you are working and not on holiday. Keep in mind that you want to be perceived as a teacher, not a tourist.

    Please remember that Thailand is a very appearance based society. Thai teachers dress up. Thai people do not expect us to wear silk jackets, but they do expect us to look professional, as well as not offend their culture, traditions, and values. Keep in mind that when one person fails in this area, it affects everyone. We are a team and one person reflects the standards and attitudes of everyone else.

    Dress Code for Women

    No shorts to any school.
    No farmer/fisherman/fold-over/drawstring pants
    No skirts that are above the knee.
    No tank tops. You must always have your shoulders and upper arms covered fully.
    No t-shirts
    No capris pants to any outside contracts.
    Necklines must be reasonable and professional

    To classes outside of Super English, women are expected to wear shoes that are professional. No flip flops. Women are not required to wear socks. Teachers may go barefoot.

    Grooming

    Hair color must be a natural color
    Hair length and style must be reasonable, presentable, and professional

    Dress Code for Men

    Men are required to wear collared shirts, either short sleeve (polo) shirts, short sleeve button down shirts, or long sleeve button down shirts. These shirts must be fully buttoned, with the exception of the top button. Men are not expected to wear neckties, but may do so if they wish. Men are required to wear dress trousers/pants to all classes. For classes outside of Super English, men must wear dress shoes and socks. At Super English, teachers may go barefoot.

    No farmer/fisherman/fold-over/drawstring pants
    No shorts
    No t-shirts
    No jeans
    No Hawaiian shirts

    Grooming

    Facial hair must be kept short, neat, trimmed and presentable at all times. Men are allowed sideburns to the earlobe, as well as goatees, and mustaches with goatees. Teachers must be prepared to shave off any facial hair if requested by the administration.

    No beards
    No mustaches
    Hair color must be a natural color
    Hair length and style must be reasonable, presentable, and professional