15 reasons to teach English in Thailand

From gaining work experience to opportunities to travel

Most countries have lots to offer but one of the best places to teach English abroad is definitely Thailand. Here are plenty of reasons why.


Seriously, I know where the airport is.

My response to the expression that always grinds my gears

I stood on Sukhumwit's congested footpath and allowed my mind to wander for a second or two. Back to the 15th September 1989 and my very first day in Thailand. How it was all so different back then.


Weather hot and humid? No sweat!

May your armpits exude sweetness until eveningtide

I'm going to offer my apologies in advance because I'm about to go all ‘metrosexual' on you. I've recently discovered an amazing Thai product called the Miracles Crystal Deo Stick and I'd like to share my discovery with the world if I may.


Teacher mistakes

Avoid falling into any of these teacher traps

Ajarn has put together a list of the most common mistakes that teachers make in Thailand - both new arrivals and those who have been here a while.


Older teachers and acculturalization!

Adapting to life in Thailand strategies for the older expat

For the older expat, life in Thailand can be magnificent. A well organized and well resourced expat can enjoy a rebirth in the ‘Land of Smiles.


Mistakes that long term teachers make in Thailand

What do the old hands often do wrong?

If you have been here a year or two, you have probably made or seen all the newbie mistakes. But more pitfalls await. Here is a run-through of things you should avoid


Dr. Evil, or Dr. Troll?

Back home for Christmas in Zandvoort Aan Zee

The Thailand I have known, loved, and lived in since the early 80's is still very much the same as it was then, and will always be, regardless of what "crackdowns", "crusades", and "hubs", you want to use as scare tactics to make this country your own personal utopia.


Pay rises and promotions

How to aim higher and enjoy a better quality of life as a teacher

I'm looking ahead to next year and thinking about how to get a pay rise and a promotion. You should be thinking about it too. So what are some of the ways to go about it?


Am I one of the desirables?

Ken

Do I fit what Thais are seeking "disciplined, neat, clean, organized, mentally stable and responsible foreign people"? Perhaps?


Kicking out the undesirables!

Doctor Evil

Thais are seeking disciplined, neat, clean, organised, mentally stable and responsible foreign people to actually "live" here in Thailand.

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