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— Don't worry, it's not your fault!

Don't worry, it's not your fault!

Don't beat yourself up - Reasons why your Thai students have such a tough time studying English with you.

Take the Minister of Education challenge - You've got a two billion baht budget to spend. What projects will you invest in? Spend your money wisely!

So what about teaching in Taipei? - Craig is a semi-retired teacher in the Taiwanese capital. He has a comfortable lifestyle on the equivalent of 55,000 baht a month. 

Wow! I just heard someone speak Thai! - Danny has kindly updated our teacher guide to Phuket. It could be the place for you if you want to teach in Thailand but still want plenty of Western comforts. Thanks Danny.

Teacher training / TEFL Courses - all the latest news, promotions and deals from Thailand's main TEFL course providers in our monthly blog.

— "Thailand is always in my heart"

"Thailand is always in my heart"

The great escape - Lance has just returned to the USA after five years of teaching in Thailand. His Thai wife is loving life in The USA but he still plans to return to Thailand one day.

What do TEFLers earn in Thailand? - James goes into our cost of living spotlight. He works at an international school in Bangkok and earns a very decent salary. But working on Saturdays and having a Thai partner who also earns a good wage means that retiring in his early 50's is a real possibility.

Readers Letters - "Archaic ideas and poor school management are holding the students back so reluctantly I'm off to Vietnam"

Readers Letters - Be a proud Filipino teacher says Elena. We're every bit as good as the so-called native English speakers! - Read all about it! 

Sakhon Nakhon - Is it just a place for retired farangs who like to drink and listen to the sound of their own voices?

— Directors from Hell

Directors from Hell

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

We're not all paupers you know - Michael wants to destroy the myth that private language school teachers in Bangkok are scratching around to make ends meet. 

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

The great escape - Alec very recently returned to the USA after over 3 years teaching in Thailand. How are things going for him back home?

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

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

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

— 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.

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. 

— 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.

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

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!

Attitudes to correction - A professional Thai lady flies off the handle when her English language error is pointed out.

English in the workplace - What skills and what level of English do employers require worldwide?

Questions to students - teacher trainer, Steven Louw, analyzes eliciting techniques and how to create a more dynamic classroom environment.

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. 

— How easy is it to get a teaching job?

How easy is it to get a teaching job?

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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    Russian, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 52 years old. Currently living in United States of America

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    American, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    South Korean, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Alexandria


    American, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jansi


    Indian, 33 years old. Currently living in India

  • Jay


    British, 33 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

The uphill fight to make a difference.

There are many obstacles in your way that you can do almost nothing about.

What if you were the Minister of Education?

A fun challenge to see if you, as a teacher, could do better.

July 2017

Looking to take your TEFL course in Thailand?

I'm very interesting. Please message me!

When language help and correction isn't always appreciated.

Is Thailand dangerous?

I bet that's a common Google search term

A chance to visit Hong Kong

An enjoyable place but Bangkok still edges it

Back to reality

The thoughts of a returning expat


Surviving Myanmar's rainy season

My classroom

A room away from home