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— "You wouldn't be making progress on 30K a month"

"You wouldn't be making progress on 30K a month"

How much do teachers earn in Thailand? - David goes in our cost of living spotlight - he earns 140,000 baht at an international school in Bangkok and life is VERY comfortable.

Readers letters - "Thailand is turning into another Japan with all these poor quality agencies"

Region guides - fancy teaching in North Thailand? So what are Khon Kaen and the much quieter Uttaradit like for teachers?

Is Thailand dangerous? - a recent WEF report says it is, but many if not most expats would disagree.

Asia travel - Ajarn blogger Sammy managed a few days in Hong Kong. Enjoyable - but Bangkok has the edge

The great escape - Daniel returned to the USA after over 5 years spent teaching in Thailand. How are things going for him?

— 18 red flags to look out for

18 red flags to look out for

Looking for a teaching job in Thailand? - could any of these 18 things be a dealbreaker?

Hot seat - Nick Spencer's Smart Fun company creates Lego experiences like no other and holds sessions at international schools in Bangkok. 

Working TEFL holiday? - Scared to take the plunge? Put those worries aside. There are so many reasons why you'll do just fine.

Teacher training - all the latest news, promotions and deals from Thailand's main TEFL course providers.

— Directors from Hell

Directors from Hell

Problems - Teacher Craig looks back at some terrible directors he's worked under at private language schools.

Classroom management - Teacher Mark's main focus is now on making lessons enjoyable and something that students look forward to.

Classroom tips - When meeting new students on a first day of term - first impressions count!

Memoirs - stories from the academic director / recruiter of a private language school

Lifestyle - Should teachers in Thailand be making more use of their free time instead of just chasing money?

Thailand travel - Suphanburi is just 90 minutes from Bangkok and has plenty there to do. 

— A time of uncertainty

A time of uncertainty

Going home - Teacher James is returning to the UK after 7 years in Thailand and is feeling worried. How will potential employers in the UK view his time away?

Soaking wet - How to survive Myanmar's rainy season by Joko, our teacher in Yangon.

SE Asia Travel - Sam Thompson wasn't all that impressed with Phnom Penh.

Settling in - Teacher David Keth reports on how the first two weeks in the country have gone for him.

— Beef up your resume and get noticed

Beef up your resume and get noticed

Get noticed - recruitment expert Kevin Cullen with tips on how to get your resume to the top of the pile.

Overweight and dark-skinned - the truth about the difficulties of getting a job in Thailand if you're of a certain colour and shape.

Skype interview? - how to prepare for an interview by webcam

30,000 baht a month - how far does that sort of salary go in Bangkok?

— It's not always about the money

It's not always about the money

Teacher advice - your first teacher salary might be low but it's often about just getting a foot in the door.

Got a question? - something about teaching in Thailand? We've got all the answers to the most common ones.

We need your help - your contributions to ajarn dot com are always welcome. 

— Put it in the postbox!

Put it in the postbox!

Letters from readers - the Ajarn Postbox is the place to get things off your chest!

Will you find work in Thailand? - it's never an easy question to answer

Need to do a demo lesson? how to prepare and the questions you should be asking

Young teachers v old teachers - who comes out on top in a recruiter's eyes?

Don't forget that we're on social media too!

We have a very busy Facebook page that contains lots of external links to articles and blogs on the topic of Thailand (lots of fun stuff as well)

We're also on Twitter if you fancy tweeting us a question or simply joining in with some 140-character chat!

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