The teaching diploma

Improving your long-term career prospects

A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.


Applying for and renewing teacher work permits in Thailand

The work permit application and renewal process

Mike, a teacher in South Thailand, takes us through the process of applying for your first work permit, renewing a work permit and also applying for the relevant visas.


License issues

Teacher in Khon Kean

Does anyone know how to do a teacher licence renewal?


News from up't north

Geoff Richards

The good news is that because the Teacher's Council of Thailand is trying to rigorously enforce the need for all foreign English teachers to sit the tests for a TL, many schools are now finding it difficult to retain staff.


What's going on?

TRRicher

My colleagues are up in arms about what seems to be a two years and out rule.


Thailand's ill-timed implementation of the 'provisional permit'

Ajarn Jim

When a foreign teacher's current 'waiver' letter expires, then that teacher must meet the requirements for the new 'provisional permit' if the teacher doesn't possess a teaching license.


How's the Thailand TEFL job market?

Are salaries really going down?

Ajarn.com asked about thirty recruiters, language school owners, government school hirers and firers, etc for their opinions on the TEFL job market in Thailand. So then - are teacher salaries really going down?


So many hurdles

Fozzie

I am a non-native English speaker from Europe but I've been teaching here in Thailand for five years now and never had a problem with documents and being employed as a legal teacher. But now my school have told me that according to The Ministry of Education website (which I cannot check because the info in question is only available in Thai apparently) - I need to satisfy all of the following requirements.


TCT waiver/exemption letter glitch

Jim

My TCT waiver/exemption letter dated Jan 25, 2010 is for 2 years, but in 2011 Mukdahan Immigration only gave me my new visa until Jan. 25, 2012. I had to get a new TCT letter (another 2 years) to allow me to finish the current academic year in early March.


Teachers' licenses - laws and links

All the rules and regs regarding teacher licences

Many thanks to Ajarn Forum member, Stamp, for supplying the following links to information on the complex topic of teacher licenses - and how you can teach legally in Thailand.

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English Teachers

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TEFL Courses & Training

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Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Michael


    BA

    American, 50 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    BA

    Norwegian, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jade Oliver


    MA

    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ynys


    BA

    British, 52 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Nick(math teacher)


    Diploma

    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sam


    BA

    British, 24 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Susan


    Certificate

    South African, 48 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Anthea


    BSc

    South African, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    PGCE

    British, 46 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    BA

    Spaniard, 33 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

Schools that
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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?


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?


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"


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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