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— "I couldn't recruit teachers and lie to them"

"I couldn't recruit teachers and lie to them"

In our latest Postbox letters, Eoin was asked by his school to help recruit teachers and discovered honesty was certainly not the policy - and Jack implores those interested in online teaching to check out 'formal' online teaching.  If you've got anything to say on the topic of teaching in Thailand, stick a letter in the Ajarn Postbox. We'd love to hear from you!


— Blogs for teachers in Thailand

Blogs for teachers in Thailand

Classroom - Great tips and advice for first year teachers in Thailand.

Property - Watch out for those Bangkok real estate scammers!

Training - Special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFL courses.

For laughs - some ideas for Thailand-based reality TV shows.


— "I ended up with burnout and depression"

"I ended up with burnout and depression"

In our great escape section, we get teachers who came here and had the time of their lives and others for whom the lifestyle just didn't suit. James was certainly in the latter category. After five years in Thailand, he developed serious physical and mental health issues and knew he had to return home. Proof perhaps that teaching in a strange land isn't for everyone. 


— "A trip home can drain the savings"

"A trip home can drain the savings"

Teacher Lee is next up in the cost of living spotlight. He earns 63,000 baht a month from a private school in Bangkok. Is it enough for a decent life in the capital?


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



— Be prepared

Be prepared

With the busy teacher recruitment season drawing closer, we've updated the newbie guide to teaching in Thailand and also the most common mistakes that people make when they come to teach here.


— The dreaded student survey

The dreaded student survey

More tales from the private language school and the academic director's chair. Student surveys can often be a bone of contention but how would you react to a student writing that your personal hygiene is not at the standard it should be. Or more to the point - "the teacher stinks!" 


— Anyone interested in online teaching?

Anyone interested in online teaching?

Online teaching is surely one of TEFL's fastest growing areas. What's not to love? No commuting to work. Teach to suit your own schedule. The list goes on. Teacher Quincy shares the story of how he got started as an online teacher and the advantages and disadvantages of being a virtual chalkie.


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Featured Teachers

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    BSc

    Indian, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    BEd

    Indian, 37 years old. Currently living in India

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    PGCE

    British, 59 years old. Currently living in Vietnam

  • Ruby Anne


    BEd

    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Cathrine


    BA

    South African, 26 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Kristina


    MA

    Russian, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Julienne


    Diploma

    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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    Diploma

    Canadian, 43 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Love Anne


    BA

    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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    BA

    Belgian, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

I'm a blogger, get me outta here!

Thailand is a wealth of reality TV show potential

January 2017

The busy hiring season for teachers in Thailand is approaching.

Tips for first year teachers in Thailand

How to maximize your teaching enjoyment!

Avoiding real estate scammers in Bangkok

The challenge is knowing what kind of agent to look for

Teacher probationary periods

What schools don’t tell you when a teacher is hired

A good teacher

Who gets to decide what it means to be a 'good' teacher?

Odd, but not really.

Considering students with special needs

Little victories - then and now

How things have changed for me over the years

Getting a taste of the holidays in Bangkok

Where to go for that festive taste of home