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— "Having your own motorcycle can seriously drive down transportation costs"

"Having your own motorcycle can seriously drive down transportation costs"

Two new cost of living surveys for you. Jay earns 55,000 baht a month in Bangkok and Danny earns 10,000 baht a month in rural Northern Thailand. I think it's fair to say that they have different attitudes to money and lifestyle - but the comparisons are always interesting! 


— Teacher blogs and Postbox

Teacher blogs and Postbox

In our latest teaching and Thailand blogs, Sam Thompson took a break from the Bangkok heat and travelled to Italy, where he had an amazing time driving around the Tuscany countryside. And Joko found out that doing the CELTA course is tough - even for an experienced teacher.


— Looking for a TEFL course deal?

Looking for a TEFL course deal?

May is traditionally the busiest month of the year for hiring new teachers in Thailand and although you don't legally need to obtain a TEFL certificate to teach here, most jobs will require one. Check out our monthly news blog for all the latest info, promotions and deals, etc from Thailand's TEFL course providers.

Ten reasons why it's better to take a TEFL course in Thailand (if you plan to teach in Thailand) compared to taking a course in your home country.


— Two new great escapes

Two new great escapes

Amy moved back the UK after 13 months in Thailand - part of that time was spent teaching English but teaching was never something she planned to do long term. Jemima on the other hand, continued her teaching career in Taiwan - and she's clearly loving it there! So how did they both rate the whole Thailand experience?



— One teacher's story of wanting to better himself and go into business.

One teacher's story of wanting to better himself and go into business.

Richard knew that his parents worried for his future. Richard was worried about his future too. So after five years of teaching, he went back to university to do a degree and followed a career in business. And all the time managing to stay in Thailand. This is his story. 


— A long weekend in Si Racha

A long weekend in Si Racha

For me, Si Racha was just a small Thai town that you pass through on the way to Pattaya. But with a fast-growing Japanese expat community, a Japanese shopping mall and one of Thailand's best-kept public parks, perhaps it was worth spending a long weekend there. But be warned - don't touch anything in the football shirt museum. 


— Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Foreign teachers in Thailand (an estimated 30,000-50,000 people) are hoping for some stability after a recent overhaul of staff at the Teachers Council of Thailand. Dan Maxwell has written a great article for the Asian Correspondent and outlines the crazy hoops that foreign teachers have had to jump through over the past few years. (external link)


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