— Bad hair days and English language dilemmas
Julia Knight's latest blog is a cry for help. She's having a bad hair day in Bangkok. Too many bad hair days in fact. Surely there must be plenty of female teachers out there who can sympathize and offer help? Sam Thompson doesn't have any hair issues but he is pondering what problems the students must have with British English and American English - not to mention all those blessed regional accents.
— Money, money, money
Teacher salaries are once again the hot topic in the Ajarn Postbox. Should Filipino teachers be accepting salaries of 15,000 baht a month when many of them are clearly worth as much as an NES teacher? And what about teachers who are born in America, grew up in America, but look Thai. Should they have to accept lower salaries because of their 'Thainess'? Why not have your say in the Postbox?
— Options for the long-term teacher
Ajarn guest article - "Many teachers without licences or waivers are beginning to feel quite insecure about their futures here" says Godfree Roberts. "Getting qualified with a proper teaching diploma looks like the obvious way forward for long-term English teachers in Thailand"
— Is the 'gamification' of on-line English learning really a good thing?
Paul Maglione is the co-founder of Entertainment Learning and English Attack! Ajarn puts Paul in the hot seat to talk about the 'gamification' of on-line English language learning, the future for e-learning websites and traditional paper textbooks - and lots more!
— Songs and selfies
David Walters of The British Early Years Centre takes a look at the enduring appeal of Jolly Phonics songs and why kids love them so much. And for something completely different, Ben Vacio writes about the history of the selfie and wonders why we've become so obsessed with taking photos of ourselves.
— TEFL course news blog is out!
The September TEFL course news blog is now on-line. If you are looking for a teacher training course in Thailand and perhaps discounts, special offers, videos, start dates or just general information, our monthly blog is a great place to start.
— Only young, good-looking teachers need apply
It's often said that when it comes to hiring teachers in Thailand, too many Thai schools place a teacher's 'appearance' above all else. 'Style over substance' you might say. Howard was possibly the best-looking, young teacher I'd ever interviewed. But sometimes beauty is only skin deep.
Canadian, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Australian, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Canadian, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 22 years old. Currently living in South Africa
Indian, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 52 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Dane, 42 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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