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For your reading pleasure

Thinking of taking a teacher training course in Thailand. Check out our August news blog for all the latest deals and promotions.


Always a divisive issue! Teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, presents arguments for and against students using mobile phones in class


Music stars will often skip Bangkok when it comes to the Asian leg of a world tour but who have I managed to catch live in my 26 years of living here?


Mark Newman is on fire! Two terrific blogs in one day. Firstly the story of a student essay writing competition for Mother's Day and the difficulty of selecting a genuine winner - a student who has actually produced their own work!

Secondly, Mark draws on his classroom experience to advise teachers on how to unlock young students' imaginations. One of his golden rules is - if the teacher doesn't like the activity, then the students won't either! 


What a brave man! Sam Thompson decided to apply for his Thai driving license and motorcycle license in Bangkok on the same day - but was pleasantly surprised at how well the system worked.


— "You could survive in Chiang Mai on 10,000 a month"

"You could survive in Chiang Mai on 10,000 a month"

Two new cost of living surveys for you. Gustav teaches at a university in Samut Prakarn and earns 35,000 a month while Bob is up in Chiang Mai creaming 65K thanks to a combination of international school salary and private students. So what kind of lifestyles do the lead on that sort of wedge?


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


— You can choose to be an agent or a victim

You can choose to be an agent or a victim

If a person is thinking of becoming an ESL teacher, or other occupation for that matter, there are two basic approaches one can take. You either accept the fact the world is unfair and work to maximize your opportunities or you whine, complain and "hope" the world changes. Which approach is more likely to be successful while teaching English in Thailand?


— Watching your favourite TV in Thailand

Watching your favourite TV in Thailand

With the premier league football season now in full flow, here's an updated review of two internet streaming services that I use to watch the games in Thailand, as well as movies, TV series, etc. Both services have improved greatly over the past few years.



— What could your school do better?

What could your school do better?

This month's burning question - what could your school do better? It doesn't matter if it's a university, a government school, a private language school chain or a little kindergarten tucked down a deep soi, give us your opinion. What could your employer do better? What changes would you like to see made?


— Are you teaching outside Bangkok? Could you spare a few minutes?

Are you teaching outside Bangkok? Could you spare a few minutes?

We would really love your help updating one of our region guides - guides written BY teachers FOR teachers. Don't feel you have to answer every question. If you just want to answer two or three then that's fine. Thanks a million for your help.               


— "Thailand was the only place that felt like home"

"Thailand was the only place that felt like home"

James is our latest great escapee. Although he returned to Canada a good few years ago, he taught in Thailand for seven years and has nothing but great memories of being here. "Every day was an adventure" he says.


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