A time of change

How does teaching in Thailand now compare to twenty years ago?

For those of you pissing and moaning about visa runs, the immigration department, the work permit process, the unpredictability of the consulates in neighboring countries - let me tell you this - it was no better in the early 90s. In fact I'd say marginally worse.


Information on the Laos visa run

Name withheld

Overall it appears that the Thai embassy is trying to become a bit more farang-friendly They actually have a separate bathroom for men and women and they've even put a new Canon photo copier right near the windows where you submit your application. I think this is a long overdue but a welcome change.


The visa run

One man and his trip to Penang

Going to Laos or Cambodia by bus might have been a bit cheaper, but unfortunately one needs a visa to enter those countries. Not so for Malaysia. Anyway, I heard from a few colleagues that the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane is staffed by frequently obnoxious personnel (however another colleague told me he didn’t have any problem at all there).

Page 1 of 1 (showing 3 blogs out of 3 total)

Featured Jobs

NES Homeroom / Subject Teachers

1 day, 13 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Nonthaburi


Corporate Sales Manager

1 day, 13 hours ago

฿60,000+ /month

Bangkok


Filipino Teacher for Primary School

1 day, 13 hours ago

฿25,000+ /month

Bangkok


Native Substitute Teacher

1 day, 13 hours ago

฿500+ /hour

Bangkok


English Teachers

2 days, 13 hours ago

฿30,000+ /month

Bangkok


Teaching Position in Buriram

2 days, 20 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Bangkok


TEFL Courses & Training

Get off to a good start...

Take your course
in Thailand!

Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Mishael


    MA

    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Michael


    BA

    German, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Graham


    Diploma

    British, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • norman


    Certificate

    British, 58 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Karen


    Phd

    American, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Paul


    MA

    British, 40 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Kim


    MA

    American, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Mia Gretz


    BA

    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • AXEL


    MA

    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Benn


    Certificate

    South African, 60 years old. Currently living in Thailand

Schools that
need teachers

The Hot Spot


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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.


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.


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?


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"


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?