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— A teacher needs some advice

A teacher needs some advice

John loves the school that he works at but there are storm clouds brewing. He feels that the teacher placement agency might be in danger of losing the contract but he is 'legally bound' not to work directly for the school. John sees his long-term future in Thailand but doesn't want to continue with all this uncertainty. What would you do in his situation?


— "It is impossible to save anything"

"It is impossible to save anything"

John earns 35,000 baht a month working through a teacher agency in Songkhla. Lou earns 44,000 baht a month in Bangkok. Is that enough to survive?


Now you can fill in the cost of living survey on-line. Come on, let us know what you earn and spend each month.


— Blogs for teachers in Thailand

Blogs for teachers in Thailand

There are some good promotions and special offers in our December TEFL course / training blog. Don't miss it if you are thinking of taking your TEFL course in Thailand.


Teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, takes a look at teaching pronunciation. Is it a waste of classroom time? How do you teach pronunciation anyway?


Teacher Joko is back with some fashion advice for male teachers - stay away from the top knot if you want your students' respect.


— "Have an exit plan and stick to it"

"Have an exit plan and stick to it"

Terrance taught in Thailand for almost four years but decided that it was time to return to Southern California. He didn't want to become yet another 'farang statistic' but how are things working out for him back home and what does he miss about Thailand?



— Worth a watch.

Worth a watch.

'Six months to Salvation' is a 90-minute documentary featuring a group of seven volunteer English teachers from Australia gradually confronting the colonial implications of their work in rural Thailand. Over the course of six months, they contend with their inexperience as teachers, the omnipresence of Westernisation, and the ambiguity of their purpose. Well worth a look! The entire documentary has been uploaded to YouTube. 


— Something for the ladies

Something for the ladies

Any female teachers wanting to know how to dress appropriately in the classroom, especially in a hot climate? Marguerite Anne Tremel, who has taught English in several Asian countries, put together this terrific guide.


— Bangkok or upcountry - which comes out on top?

Bangkok or upcountry - which comes out on top?

So you're not sure whether to teach in Bangkok or out in rural Thailand? When you analyze both options under a few different headings, which one comes out on top? Updated article


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Featured Teachers

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    British, 66 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    South African, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    South African, 31 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Dane, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 45 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ray


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    New Zealander, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Philip


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    British, 58 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Peter


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    Canadian, 50 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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Latest Blogs

December 2016

Thinking of taking your teacher training course in Thailand?

Do you teach pronunciation?

If you choose not to, your decision is easily justified.

Stay away from the top knot

When a young teacher fears students have lost his respect

Expat TV revisited

I didn't realise how much I had missed British TV

The all new 10-year retirement visa

Who is it aimed at exactly?

The age of Trump........and Thailand!

A look into the economic and political crystal ball

Classroom tech that's really useful

A look at Google Classroom and the Microsoft Surface

A time of change

Taking over blogging duties from a very special person

Back in the groove

How do Filipino teachers feel on returning home from teaching abroad?