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What's new on ajarn.com...
— Teaching opportunities
TEFL course / Training - in our November TEFL course blog, you can get all the latest news from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers. Although there are strict limits on foreigners entering the country at the moment, a number of the Thailand-based TEFL course providers are still offering options for new teachers wishing to study a TEFL program.
— What about Chiang Rai for teachers?
Region guide - It's famous for its White Temple and there is much to enjoy about Chiang Rai Province itself, but the city scores low on nightlife and teacher salaries aren't the best in Thailand. Can you add anything to update our region guide to Chiang Rai?
— "I left Thailand for a multitude of reasons"
The great escape - Marcello taught in Thailand for four years and left in 2017. After a brief period in Spain and Italy, he finds himself in Vietnam. How does it measure up to teaching in Thailand and what does he miss most?
— To scam or not to scam: that is the question
TEFL job scams? - Two separate job ads placed on Ajarn. One from a private company looking for online teachers, the other a Thai government school recruiting for its regular English program. As it turned out, both cases required further investigation.
— Embracing long distance bus travel in Thailand
Thai travel - I hadn't been on a long-distance bus in Thailand for over 25 years and naturally, I had read the horror stories and felt a trifle wary. But ignore the social media naysayers, I thought it was wonderful!
— "Vietnam is well worth a look if you are becoming jaded with Thailand"
The cost of living - We move away from Thailand for this latest survey and chat to James in Vietnam. He earns 81,000 baht a month and paints a very rosy picture of the country indeed. Only lack of Westernised living accommodation seems to be a sticking point.
— Mandatory covid-19 travel insurance for visiting Thailand
Requirements for entry into Thailand - Ajarn's health insurance expert, Ricky Batten, takes a look at travel and health insurance requirements during the pandemic, particularly for those wanting to get into Thailand.
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