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— "I had misgivings about leaving Thailand to work in China"

"I had misgivings about leaving Thailand to work in China"

Chris Kennedy is our latest great escapee. After many years of teaching in Thailand (and the odd miserable stint in the dunes) he decided to give China a bash. How's he getting on there and what does he miss about Thailand?


— This week's topics include running the Chiang Mai marathon and end of term chaos for teachers

This week's topics include running the Chiang Mai marathon and end of term chaos for teachers

Bangkok Phil explores an interesting aspect of British culture v Thai culture and wonders why Thais don't look after tradespeople better?


William Putnam bravely decided to enter his first Chiang Mai marathon run and despite a lack of planning and preparation, he did very well. 


Sam Thompson is finding all the end of term activities and planning for the next semester to be quite stressful. And there's an awful lot of office gossip going on to boot.


Despite plenty of negative news stories, Richard McCully still considers Thailand a very safe country to live in and new teachers shouldn't be put off coming to work here


Our monthly round-up of Thailand's leading TEFL course and degree programs is now on-line with all the latest news, deals and promotions, etc


— We'd love your contributions

We'd love your contributions

If you enjoy visiting the ajarn.com website, please spare some time to help us out if you can. Perhaps a hot seat interview if you've got a story to tell or a comment for the ajarn Postbox? Maybe help update a region guide if you teach outside Bangkok or take part in our popular cost of living and great escape surveys. Your contributions are always welcome.


— Thou shalt practice what I preach

Thou shalt practice what I preach

From being predictable in the classroom to keeping students busy. And from socializing with students to avoiding burnout. Here are Marko's ten tips (or ten commandments) for making your life easier as a teacher in Thailand.



— Jemima's doing a Thailand gap year!

Jemima's doing a Thailand gap year!

She's only been in Thailand for three months but what a truly amazing time this young lady has had. She's taken selfies with gibbons, woofed down great big steaks (despite being a vegetarian) and bartered for bath-mats at Bangkok's weekend market. This. Is. One. Adventure.


— Surviving the madness

Surviving the madness

Mark Newman is back and he's pulling no punches with his latest article on the harsh realities of TEFLing in Thailand.


You don't really have to teach. You'll live on a paradise island. Teaching English in Thailand is like one big holiday. Kylie Millar investigates the biggest myths behind being a TEFLer abroad.


— Out in the sticks

Out in the sticks

Anthony has very kindly written a new region guide for Uttaradit, a northern province some 500 clicks from Bangkok. He's been there 11 years and seems to like it. It gets bloody hot in April though!


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Latest Blogs

Why I never treat Thai tradespeople like shit

It's definitely a part of being 'British'

Running a marathon in Chiang Mai

Going through the pain barrier in North Thailand

The end of an academic year

It's a hectic team for teachers especially

Staying safe in Thailand

Thailand isn't dangerous but you do need to be smart

All hail the mighty khao pat gai

Boring yes, but never a dish to be underestimated

The real heroes of the TEFL industry

I raise a glass to those teachers that simply keep on going

An open letter to Filipinos

The Filipino people have spoken. They want change.

May 2016

Our regular monthly round-up of TEFL courses and degree courses.

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