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— More tales from the private language school

The school owner who was happy to see her teachers starve / The agency scammers that fled with millions / How do you approach a teacher with a personal hygiene problem? / What happens when an adult student becomes a disruptive drunk in class? These are the confessions of a recruiter and academic director.


— ♫♫ We're in the money ♪♫♫

♫♫ We're in the money ♪♫♫

Chris is next up in our cost of living survey. He works at a top-tier international school in Bangkok and when it comes to teacher salaries, these are the top boys! However, despite earning a very nice wage, Chris keeps a tight hold on the purse strings so that in the future he can purchase his dream home in the UK. 


— A day in Suphanburi

A day in Suphanburi

A comfortable 90-minute drive from Bangkok, Suphanburi has an off-the-beaten-track feel and doesn't see that many tourists - but it makes for a great day out. There are shrines and temples, a wonderful farmers' learning centre and a 100-year old market that's popular with the odd Thai celebrity.  


— Returning home and a time of uncertainty

Returning home and a time of uncertainty

James has been a teacher in Thailand for seven years. He never once intended to stay that long but he got hooked on the lifestyle. Now for the sake of his family, James has decided to return to the UK and he's feeling apprehensive. What will recruiters think of someone who has spent such a long time living abroad? Will they be dismissive of James' ESL experience?


"As teachers in Thailand, we often try to maximize our earnings by taking on more and more students" says William Putnam,  "However, if we have no dependents or financial worries at home, is this really the best way to go about living in a laid-back place like Thailand?"



— Get your teacher training certificate!

Get your teacher training certificate!

Our TEFL course news blog for May is now online. It includes the latest promotions and deals from Thailand's major TEFL course providers. Don't miss it if you are thinking of doing your TEFL course in Thailand.


— Creating a wonderful classroom environment

Creating a wonderful classroom environment

Many Thai schoolkids go back to school today and our resident Filipina blogger, Sion Binalon, has been busy getting her classroom ready and designing a place the kids will really appreciate!


It's raining cats and dogs in Myanmar but Joko, our man in Yangon, has some good advice on surviving the monsoon season.


— Got anything to say about TEFLing in Thailand?

Got anything to say about TEFLing in Thailand?

The ajarn postbox is the place. Latest entry: A life of hard work - The old notion of "as I get older I want to be working less for more" doesn't apply to foreign teachers in Thailand.


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A day out in Suphanburi

A town that really does have an off-the-beaten-track feel

Back to reality

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Monsoon!

Surviving Myanmar's rainy season

My classroom

A room away from home

The first days of the new school year

A new term usually means meeting new students

May 2017

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