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— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - for those teachers perhaps fancying a change of scenery, an international school in Laos is looking for NES teachers (45K) There are also vacancies in Thailand for maths, science and English teachers to start next April. A college in Bangkok is offering 50K for a teacher to take care of secondary level classes.
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— In the footsteps of the wild boars
Thai travel - I recently travelled up to Chiang Rai and heard that the Thamluang Cave had become something of a major tourist attraction and 16 months after the Wild Boars were rescued, I was eager to see what Thailand had done to commemorate the successful mission, and in turn pay tribute to the heroes of the hour.
— Too many expats have forgotten how to have fun
Richard McCully - If the TM30 or the poor exchange rate is your biggest concern then maybe you just need to think about things, take a leaf from the tourists - and have some fun whilst you’re here in Thailand!
— 20 years a teacher in Thailand - but time to go home
Hot seat - He's taught in Thailand for 20 years, been an Ajarn blogger, and is also one of my best friends. I couldn't believe it when Mark told me he was going back home to the UK. No one loved Thailand more than Marko. Was it the TM 30 requirement that had been the final straw? I had to get the full story.
Classroom discipline - "Troublemakers are the bane of every teacher's existence and they make our job go from difficult to pounding headache and hair-tearing proportions" says teacher Jessica Watson.
— "I wouldn't want to live in Bangkok on less than 70K a month"
Cost of living - we put the spotlight on Tommy, who works for an international school in Bangkok and earns a salary of 90,000 a month. Although 20% of that salary goes on rent, there is still plenty left over for food, entertainment and weekends away.
— "Bangkok was bringing me down, man"
The great escape - Murrzinho worked in Thailand for 8 years (a long time) but feeling disenchanted with life in Bangkok, a job offer in Shanghai was too good to turn down at this stage in his career. How's he getting on and what does he miss about Thailand?
The joys of Thai banking - it's fair to say most long-term expats will have a real love-hate relationship with Thai banks.
— Fraudsters, charlatans and con artists!
Unqualified teachers - what is it that gets Steve's goat about teachers without as much as a TEFL certificate? (updated)
Region guides - Ajarn Reader Kay has very kindly updated our region guide to Nakhon Si Thammarat in South Thailand.
If you are teaching outside of Bangkok, could you spare ten minutes to update one of our guides? We would be forever in your debt.
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The Thamluang cave in Chiang Rai Province is becoming quite an attraction
Discipline: tips on control in the classroom
Isn't Thailand all about having fun?
A midweek league game against The Kirins, a team in red hot form at the moment
The latest news, starting dates, etc for Thailand's leading TEFL course training courses
What lies behind that oft-heard request?
From education to food, neighborhood and healthcare
Some tips for controlling students
My relatively laid back teaching approach to teacher/student semi-interactive learning