The deep bow and the silent fart

Where does respect for teachers actually come from?

I don't care about students bowing to me when I enter the room. That is learned behavior. And whatever is learned can be unlearned and replaced with something more practical, like coming to class prepared to learn English by bringing your pen and notebook; like paying attention while the teacher is speaking


We work for the room

ESL ghosts of the past

There's been so many bad experiences, I don't know where to start. Forget the times I was ripped off hundreds of dollars from unscrupulous Korean hagwon owners and Taiwanese recruiters. That might take too long and it's another column entirely. I'm still trying to forget the time when one of the nine million Mr. Kims barged into my class and, in front of the students, told me in Korean what a horrible teacher I was.


Why don't we ever learn?

ESL teachers, bar girls and the sex industry

I hoped that I would never feel the need to write about bar girls or the sex industry, but these two stories stood out for the simple reason that both of them involved ESL teachers living and teaching in Bangkok.


Advice you can truly use

Don't listen to those barstool experts!

Having been warned-- or advised-- that appearance is very important here in Thailand, (just as important as Japan, Korea, or Taiwan I suppose), I set out on job interviews. Most of the advice for teachers on the Thailand websites struck me as either superficial or downright absurd.

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

Featured Jobs

English Teacher

16 hours ago

฿30,000+ /month

Bangkok


English Teachers

1 day, 12 hours ago

฿30,000+ /month

Bangkok


English Teacher

1 day, 12 hours ago

฿700+ /hour

Bangkok


Trainers

1 day, 13 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Bangkok


NES Teachers for Southern Thailand

1 day, 22 hours ago

฿30,000+ /month

Bangkok


Maths and Science Filipino Teachers

2 days, 13 hours ago

฿25,000+ /month

Various locations


TEFL Courses & Training

Get off to a good start...

Take your course
in Thailand!

Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Patrick


    MA

    American, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Emily


    BA

    American, 25 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Gregory


    BA

    American, 24 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Barrett


    BA

    American, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Noel


    BA

    American, 45 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ryan


    BA

    American, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Leon


    BSc

    British, 29 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Norbert


    MA

    French, 47 years old. Currently living in France

  • Colin


    BA

    British, 45 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Michael


    BA

    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Qatar

Sponsors

EasyHomes

Start a low cost real estate business and start earning from day #1

English Planet

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

English Corner

We are English Corner Language Schools with 70 branches all around Thailand.

Space available

Put your banner on the ajarn homepage. Contact us for details.

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

The Hot Spot


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.


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?


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


Fun Quiz

Fun Quiz

Find out how employable you are in Thailand as an English teacher. Is it a case of 'welcome aboard' or "Mom, I need you to send some money again"


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.


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?