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— Which teacher accent is best?

Which teacher accent is best?

British? American? Filipino?  - Richard McCully takes a look at teacher accents. Which accent do Thai students prefer? Are there any accents that are considered 'undesirable'?  


Speaking Thai in class - it's not what foreign teachers are paid to do says Richard McCully. And it can sometimes be the cause of many issues between foreign and Thai staff.


— How online teaching is shaping up in 2018

How online teaching is shaping up in 2018

A fast-evolving industry - online teaching enthusiast Quincy Smith is back with an update for 2018. Who are now the major recruiters in the online teaching business, how can you impress them and how do you get hired?  


TEFL course news - In our July TEFL course news blog, we've got all the latest special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFl course providers (some offers exclusive to Ajarn readers)


— "The mundane way of life in China could drive you mad"

"The mundane way of life in China could drive you mad"


The great escape - Ben moved to China in December last year. He misses Thailand an awful lot and plans to return in a few years. "China is only about the cash" he says. 


The cost of living - teacher and single parent, Tommy, earns 140,000 a month at a British international school in Bangkok and considers time spent with his daughter as the number one priority.


— My first ever Thai Premier League match

My first ever Thai Premier League match

One for the footy fans - while we're all in a football mood, here is a trip report on my first Thai Premier League game as the mighty Chonburi FC take on Suphanburi. Come on you Sharks! 


Dalat, Vietnam - the locals call it 'Little Paris' and with it being just a short direct flight from Bangkok, it's well worth a visit. I just spent three chilly days there.


Bangkok street art - it's a pleasant way to while away a couple of hours at the lower end of Silom Road. Don't forget your selfie stick!



— Are you a textbook teacher?

Are you a textbook teacher?

EFL textbooks - What do we think of 'em? Richard McCully looks at the advantages and disadvantages of using a coursebook in your English class. Do students actually want to learn from them?


A positive experience - "I came to study in a graduate program at an international university in Bangkok. I hope that by sharing my scholastic experience in Thailand, those people who are considering a similar move may gain some beneficial insight, helping them to make more informed decisions" (Jesse Sessoms)


— Time to move on

Time to move on

A teary final day - Ajarn blogger Sam Thompson has decided to pursue his teaching career in Korea. But as he makes plans to leave, he ponders the impact that teachers have on student lives. 


— Some blogger thoughts on Pattaya

Some blogger thoughts on Pattaya

An ode to Pattaya - John V contemplates the rise and fall of the Pattaya empire.


Thailand travel - on a recent visit to Pattaya, Fire in Thailand was surprised at how much Thailand's 'Sin City' had changed. Is Pattaya's reputation now becoming undeserved? 


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    British, 39 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

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    Canadian, 49 years old. Currently living in Canada

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    Belarusian, 33 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 28 years old. Currently living in United States of America

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    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Romania

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    Chinese, 35 years old. Currently living in China

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    British, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

Accents in the classroom

Richard McCully

"Sorry for my daughter's accent, her teacher is a Filipino"

Peter and Nadine

Steve Catchpole

When teaching careers end before they've even started.

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

All is never what it seems (part 1)

Richard Constable

A teacher finds love in Thailand.

July 2018

TEFL Course News

What's the latest news from Thailand's major TEFL courses?

Moving on

Sam Thompson

The lives we teachers touch and the impact we have.

The Rise and Fall of the Pattaya Empire

John V

How times have changed for Thailand's favourite seaside resort

Job-hunting in North-East Thailand

Phil Hall

Well, job-hunting and snake-hunting to be exact.

The changing face of Pattaya

FIRE in Thailand

Is Pattaya's reputation now completely undeserved?