Live in the East: Work in the West
opportunities in on-line education
What if one could have it both ways? Work in the West, live in the East. Get paid developed economy wages while spending on developing economy prices. Is this possible?
Self improvement in Thailand
The sabaii sabaii problem
How many people who’ve been here in the Kingdom for a good while can say, hand on heart, that they’ve made some effort to improve themselves while being here?
Studying for an online degree
What are your options if you need to get a degree pdq
I know a few foreign teachers who never finished their Bachelor Degree and they are a little stressed out about that fact, vis-à-vis the (not so) new teacher licensing regulations from The Teachers Council of Thailand.
Diploma (2), Certificate (1), BA (1)
British (male, 60 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (4), BA (2)
Austrian (male, 56 years old, native German speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Diploma (1), Certificate (1)
Filipino (female, 24 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), BA (1)
American (male, 61 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), Diploma (1)
British (male, 51 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (male, 20 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), BSc (1)
American (male, 53 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (7), BA (1)
Australian (male, 57 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), MA (1)
Myanmarese (female, 26 years old, native Burmese speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), Certificate (1), MA (1)
American (female, 27 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
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Ajarn.com has grown enormously and is now the most popular TEFL site in Thailand - possibly even South East Asia. Although best-known for its vibrant jobs page, Ajarn has a wealth of articles, blogs, features and help and advice. But one principle has always remained at Ajarn's core - to tell things like they are and to do it with a sense of humor. Thailand can be Heaven or Hell for an English teacher. It's always been Ajarn.com's duty to present both sides of the equation. Thanks for stopping by.
The cost of living
How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.
Hi, I’m Tony Dabbs
I was a licensed life and health agent in the USA for many years and now I'm ajarn.com's health insurance expert.
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"
The Region Guides
Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.
Fancy teaching freelance?
How easy is it to cut out the middlemen and rake in the cash teach students at their own homes?
E-mailing for jobs
E-mailing potential employers in Thailand can be a very frustrating experience. Teacher Chris is on hand to give you some top tips.
Renting an apartment?
Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.