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A day out in Suphanburi

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


It's a comfortable 90-minute drive north from Bangkok and seemed to have plenty to offer even the most demanding day-tripper. Perhaps when you are flanked by tourism heavyweights like Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi, it's difficult to get a look in?

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James Humphries

Back to reality

The thoughts of a returning expat


My biggest fear is that things may have changed so much that my skills will be inadequate and I will be overlooked in favor of people who have spent their time investing in themselves while I, in the eyes of a potential employer, have been messing around in Asia for the last seven years.

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Joko MacKenna

Monsoon!

Surviving Myanmar's rainy season


I grew up on the west coast of the USA. We get rain, but we don't get thunder and lightning. I love experiencing it now. Don't grouse about it. Enjoy it.

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Sion Binalon

My classroom

A room away from home


A stimulating and educational classroom is what every child needs. It has to be simple, child centered and most of all caters also the needs of students who have learning needs.

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Stephen Louw

The first days of the new school year

A new term usually means meeting new students


As you move into a new year with new classes, you may be considering what sort of impression you want to make on the students when you have your first lesson. What exactly should a teacher do in the first few lessons considering that these first impressions are so important?

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TEFL Course News

May 2017

It's the busiest month of the year for hiring teachers in Thailand!


Our monthly TEFL course news blog is the 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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Mark Newman

An ideal home

Some thoughts about renting in Thailand


Choosing a 'home' is a balance of positives (what you want) versus negatives (what you are prepared to put up with) Where you eventually decide to set up base camp in Thailand won't be the same as where your colleagues would choose.

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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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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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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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The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


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Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


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Renting an apartment?

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