— Adapting to life in Asia
Three new blogs with one common theme - adapting to life in Asia. Starting off with Cassie Lahmann who has compiled a list of half a dozen of the strangest things she's encountered about Thai culture.
William Puttnam lives and works in Bangkok. Although he finds plenty he could complain about, William says it's all a matter of perspective. Seek out the positives instead of the negatives.
Joko Mackenna thinks that one of the hardest parts of expat life in Asia is maintaining your enthusiasm for the 'foreign adventure'. Things got stale for Joko in Bangkok and that's why he decided to move and teach in Myanmar. One year later and he's still passionate about his new home.
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— Pop it in the postbox!
James can't understand why older teachers are moaning about not being able to find work in Thailand and Ben isn't surprised that Thailand is trying to weed out 'undesirables'. Korea did it years ago and with great success. Read all about it the Ajarn Postbox - the place to air your views about aspects of teaching in Thailand.
— The most common mistakes that new teachers make
With the main teacher hiring season just around the corner. it's time to dust off an older article and maybe give it the odd tweak as well. If you're coming to teach in Thailand, here are 21 points to consider.
If you would like to make a contribution to the ajarn.com website or simply get involved, here are some of the ways you can help.
— The cost of living surveys are coming thick and fast
Next up in the spotlight is John. He teaches at a school in rural Thailand and earns 30,000 baht a month. John and his wife live frugally and the school pays for his accommodation. Believe it or not - he manages to save half of his salary! What's the secret?
— The February TEFL course news blog is now on-line
Thinking of becoming qualified as an English teacher? If you're looking for TEFL course discounts. If you're looking for guaranteed job placements. If you're looking for exclusive offers for ajarn eaders, etc, etc - then our monthly TEFL course news blog is going to be right up your street.
— The big ajarn showdown - the older teachers take on the younger teachers.
I can't apply for those TEFL jobs that ask for teachers between the ages of 25 and 40 but I still reckon I can show those young whippersnappers a thing or two - even in my fifties! Ajarn pitches younger teachers against older teachers over eleven rounds. Who will come out on top? Gloves on!
American, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 22 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Australian, 25 years old. Currently living in Australia
American, 54 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Australian, 63 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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Some of the quirkier aspects of Thai culture
It all boils down to how you look at things
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That sounded like something different to do
What happens if the teacher does a lot of talking in the classroom?
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