Teaching to the test: an editorial

What do these standardized tests actually prove?

Is there a better way to determine what a student knows, or how he/she could perform in whatever environment for which the score is required?


English versus English

Why get into arguments over which form of English is best?

The problem my students face is getting confused when encountering, for example, British English in one course with one teacher, and the next semester encountering American English with another teacher; it is hard enough to understand one way of speaking and writing, much less understanding that there are differences in what is considered correct


It's a crazy world of English out there

Imagine being a student trying to get to grips with all those accents?

As a native English speaker who has done some fairly extensive travelling, I've realised the advantages I've had when it comes to understanding the many different "flavours" of English that exist.


Things I'd do differently

How am I going to get the best out of my students next term?

It's the last week of school, and I find myself thinking of ways to conduct my classes better than I have during this term. It's not that I think I've done a poor job, but I know there's always room for improvement. Besides, I'd hate to get bored; a bored teacher equals bored students. Bored students don't learn.

Page 1 of 1 (showing 4 blogs out of 4 total)

Featured Jobs

Secondary Maths Teachers (Vietnam)

1 day, 4 hours ago

฿70,000+ /month

Various locations


NES Kindergarten Teachers

1 day, 4 hours ago

฿60,000+ /month

Bangkok


Corporate ESL Teachers

1 day, 5 hours ago

฿600+ /hour

Bangkok


Kindergarten Teachers

1 day, 9 hours ago

฿50,000+ /month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

1 day, 12 hours ago

฿35,000+ /month

Bangkok


English Teacher

2 days, 3 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Bangkok


TEFL Courses & Training

Get off to a good start...

Take your course
in Thailand!

Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Rosie Lyn


    BEd

    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Brendan


    Phd

    American, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • David


    MA

    American, 54 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Yulia


    Diploma

    Russian, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Albren Estelle Geanne


    BEd

    Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Kevin


    Phd

    American, 65 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ozgur Onur


    Diploma

    Turkish, 24 years old. Currently living in Vietnam

  • Rommel


    MA

    Filipino, 50 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Christina


    BSc

    American, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Analou


    Diploma

    Filipino, 37 years old. Currently living in Philippines

Sponsors

English Planet

To be internationally recognized as the leader in quality English language training.

Smartys

Vacancies for in-house and corporate teachers at the finest schools in Suphanburi City

BSI Broker

Brokers for ajarn health insurance and for all your Thailand insurance needs.

Siam Computer & Language

Competitive teacher packages with benefits and bonus incentives

Kajonkietsuksa School

First bilingual school in Phuket. Vacancies for kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers.

Kasintorn St Peter School

Progressive English program school near Bangkok employing NES and Filipino teachers

Inlingua Thailand

Premier language school with many branches and corporate training.

Space available

Become an ajarn dot com sponsor

The Hot Spot


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.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


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!


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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?


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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