TEFL Course News

January 2017

The busy hiring season for teachers in Thailand is approaching.


Welcome to our latest round-up of all the news, promotions and deals from Thailand's leading TEFL / training course providers. It's the start of a new year - an ideal time to take a TEFL course as the peak recruitment period gets into full swing.

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Adam Crittenden

Tips for first year teachers in Thailand

How to maximize your teaching enjoyment!


Successful good quality teaching is never a "walk in the park." As you prepare to teach in Thailand really try to focus on being there for the students.

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Blake Sibbitt

Avoiding real estate scammers in Bangkok

The challenge is knowing what kind of agent to look for


There is no licensing for real estate agents in Thailand. Saying you are an agent in any other country if you're not licensed is a criminal offence. In Thailand? Anyone can "claim" to be an agent. It doesn't mean they are.

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Bangkok Phil

A week in Taipei

Had we found Bangkok's Asian 'twin town'?


The Christmas and New Year period always gives my wife and I the chance to escape Bangkok and enjoy some quality time in another Asian city. This year, we spent just over a week in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Here's an overview,

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Matthew Pape

Teacher probationary periods

What schools don’t tell you when a teacher is hired


A probationary period is the chance for both schools and teachers to evaluate each other.

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Stephen Louw

A good teacher

Who gets to decide what it means to be a 'good' teacher?


I have to admit that it is easy and tempting to think about teachers in shades of 'good'. But perhaps the reality is that there is no such thing as a good teacher. Or, if you are a glass-half-full sort, every teacher is good (in their own little way).

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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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Sam Thompson

Getting a taste of the holidays in Bangkok

Where to go for that festive taste of home


As an expat in Bangkok, honestly there are very few things you can't get "from home" these days, but the Christmas season does tend to bring out the wants for those hard-to-find items and typically-Christmas things to do

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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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    BSc

    American, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    PGCE

    Indian, 27 years old. Currently living in India

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    Filipino, 37 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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The Hot Spot


Can you hear me OK?

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?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


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