Adam Crittenden

How to motivate your students

From using humor and surprise to employing reward structures


Boredom grows from predictability. An occasional taste of the unexpected will make everyone's learning experience more enjoyable.

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Bangkok Phil

Help! I need to pass an English test

The burden of being the farang miracle worker


We're approached by students who can barely string a sentence together and we've got seven days to transform them into William Shakespeare. It is, needless to say, a mission impossible.

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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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Matthew Pape

Go with the flow

Don't come to Thailand if this kind of stuff makes you mad


As westerners, we like to have schedules and we like to know things ahead of time. Stuff like that doesn't happen so much in Asian culture.

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TEFL Course News

February 2017

News, promotions, deals and more from Thailand's leading training providers


The busy teacher hiring season is almost upon us. Our monthly TEFL course news blog is here to help find a course that suits you best. Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket - we've got Thailand covered!

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Stephen Louw

Food and the classroom

Language teachers need nutrition expertise too!


Our students eat. That's a good thing, except that after sweet snacks things can get complicated. This is most noticeable (for me, anyway) with kindergarten children who can't inhibit their impulses. The cause?

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Sam Thompson

Not all Thai government schools are created equal

It can be a difficult choice for parents


I'm not a parent, but having been a teacher for several years in both Thai and international schools, I've noticed huge differences in the atmospheres of various institutions - often regardless of the tuition fees.

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Sion Binalon

Odd, but not really.

Considering students with special needs


Our role isn't to cure Autism, Down syndrome, and the like, but to provide these odd individuals a chance to live and experience a life worth living for!

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Mark Newman

Little victories - then and now

How things have changed for me over the years


I was a young and gregarious 'know-it-all' forty-year-old when I came to Thailand and I'm now in my late fifties. My life has changed enormously since the heady and adventurous days since my arrival

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Joko MacKenna

Stay away from the top knot

When a young teacher fears students have lost his respect


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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