Sam Thompson

A trip to Phnom Penh makes one appreciate Bangkok

I wasn't all that impressed with Cambodia's capital


I'm sure that like Bangkok, once you get to know the city, it has its own draws and charm - and one certainly can't complain that it's expensive! But it's certainly no Bangkok.

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Sion Binalon

Teaching away from Thailand

Feeling blessed to be a teacher


I guess I will always be teaching. May it be on top of a mountain, farm or with a tribe and culture different to my own?

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Mark Newman

Be the worst teacher you can be

A guide to making life difficult for you and everyone else


There's simply not enough information on how to be a crap teacher and just coast by. There's almost nothing on how easily you can do things that can get you fired or at least lose you the respect of everyone around you.

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Stephen Louw

A suitable resume

It's the time of the year for the job surge


April and May are good times to be looking for a teaching job in Thailand. Getting one starts with a resume or a Curriculum Vitae. We all know how it works, and what what to put into it, right?

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TEFL Course News

April 2017

It's the busy hiring season for teachers in Thailand


There have never been so many job vacancies for teachers in Thailand as there are right now. Our monthly TEFL course news blog is your ace place to find out about all the latest news, deals, promotions and special offers from Thailand's leading TEFL course and training providers.

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Matthew Pape

Take the first job you can get

It's all about getting a foot in the door


There are "Teachers in Thailand" rooms that I belong to that say don't settle for anything less than 40K when it comes to a teaching job, and although I do agree with them, that's easier said than done.

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Adam Crittenden

Experience is often the best teacher

How can I improve my teaching practice next year?


One great idea that I picked up from a colleague this year was to invest in a laminating machine. You can pick one up for around 2,000 baht at sites like Lazada. Lamination effectively safeguards the durability and presentation of my teaching materials.

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Joko MacKenna

Two very special students

The challenges of adapting your teaching for 'different' class members


Perhaps the most challenging bit of customization I've needed to perform as a teacher has been my recent experience teaching a couple of remarkable students. The first a young Burmese lady with cerebral palsy (CP) and the second, a young man with autism.

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Bangkok Phil

The art of teacher recruitment

Take it seriously - or find someone else to manage the hiring.


It's that time of year - the busy hiring season - when I genuinely feel sorry for many Thai admin or management staff who are coerced into having to recruit foreign teachers to work at far-flung institutes for very average salaries.

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Blake Sibbitt

Is your rent too high?

Do the maths and work it out yourself


Maybe you're being overcharged for your property rental and you can now prevent it from happening again in the future.......or maybe you have an absolute steal of a deal.

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Mickey Sheehan

The all new 10-year retirement visa

Who is it aimed at exactly?


A buzz of excitement went through the Thailand expat community last week, when it was announced the Thai government planned to offer ten year visas to those over the official Thai retirement age of 50. That buzz of excitement was shortlived however once any street savvy expat decided to delve into the figures and requirements in more detail.

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Peter Clarke

Interesting Thailand stuff - October 2016

A selection of hand-picked Thailand blogs and articles


Johnny Chan

Thai health insurance basics

What are the basic health insurance rules to keep in mind?


Two points to consider are firstly, you must live in Thailand to purchase health insurance in Thailand, and secondly, insurance in Thailand is regulated by the Department of Insurance.

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