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— A whole six weeks to kill!

A whole six weeks to kill!

School term break - many teachers are rejoicing at the thought of six weeks away from the classroom but not Richard McCully.  He feels that when you have to watch the purse-strings and options are limited anyway, then six weeks is just way too much time on your hands.


Expat health insurance - A recent government policy shift has meant that foreigners residing in the country might soon have to arrange compulsory health insurance. Ajarn's health insurance expert, Walter Van der Wal, explains the situation.


— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - a school in Bangkok is on the lookout for a Mandarin teacher and offering 50K a month. A high school in Samut Sakhon needs English, science and math teachers (45K) and The Australian International School in Bangkok would love to hear from any kindergarten homeroom teachers.


Post your resume - we're in the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you! 


Thinking of taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - Check out our monthly blog for deals and promotions


— Understanding Filipino teachers

Understanding Filipino teachers

Ajarn Postbox - a Pinoy teacher working in Canada got in touch to make some interesting comments about Filipino teachers in Thailand.  In another post, teacher Simon reckons that there are three distinct types of foreign teacher who fill the 30-40,000 baht a month positions.


Teacher lifestyle - if you are going to live and work in increasingly expensive Bangkok, then surely an annual trip back home, the odd weekend away, a decent apartment and a few luxuries in your shopping basket should all be things you can comfortably afford.  


— "We certainly don't worry about money"

"We certainly don't worry about money"

Cost of living - Teacher Cor earns 60,000 baht a month from his job at a government school in Nonthaburi. His Thai partner brings in another 25K so even with a very young son, he feels like he's living well.  



— Schools and teachers - a complex relationship?

Schools and teachers - a complex relationship?

Teacher recruitment - it's that time of year when schools are looking for the 'right' teacher, someone who will be an answer to their prayers. But do schools really recognize who that 'right teacher' is? asks teacher trainer, Stephen Louw.   


— Learn some Thai, control your emotions and allow yourself time.

Learn some Thai, control your emotions and allow yourself time.

First year teaching in Thailand? - here's how to maximize your enjoyment and not get too stressed out!


Teacher motivation -  "There are four reasons" says Mark Newman "we like doing it, we can do it, we get paid for doing it, and 'purpose'" But whatever category you fit into, you ARE making a difference.


— Dress sense and the five types of foreign teacher

Dress sense and the five types of foreign teacher

For the ladies - What to wear and what not to wear in the classroom. A guide for female teachers who are not sure.


Teachers in Thailand - you can break down foreign teachers in Thailand into five categories. What are the pros and cons of each? 


Featured Jobs

NES Kindergarten Teachers for May Start (45-50K)

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Math-Science-English & Computer ICT (EP) Teachers

฿40,300+ / month

Thailand


English Teachers for Intensive English Program

฿35,300+ / month

Thailand


High School Science, Math, & Computer Teachers

฿33,000+ / month

Nong Khai


High School ESL Teacher for May Start

฿33,000+ / month

Udon Thani


English Teachers (Native Speakers or European)

฿32,000+ / month

Songkhla


Featured Teachers

  • Shatlyk


    Turkmen, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Peter


    British, 62 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Herbie


    Filipino, 31 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Bianca


    Canadian, 24 years old. Currently living in Canada

  • Pavithradevi


    Malaysian, 24 years old. Currently living in Malaysia

  • Leonard


    Singaporean, 41 years old. Currently living in Singapore

  • Michael


    American, 64 years old. Currently living in China

  • Darcy


    Canadian, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Rhia


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Lloyd


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Janine


    Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Rozemine


    Belgian, 50 years old. Currently living in Belgium

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Latest Blogs

The dreaded Summer break

Richard McCully

Six weeks means just far too much time on my hands

Mandatory health insurance for Thailand expats

Walter van der Wal

Is it time for Thailand's golden oldies to get insured?

New term conversations

Mickey Sheehan

Eavesdropping on the first day of term

Recruitment season

Stephen Louw

To find the 'right' teacher, you first need to know what the 'right teacher' means.

Samut Prakarn City v Sukhothai

The Unofficial Samut Prakarn City FC Blog

Our second home game of the season and The Firebats are in town

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

Tips for first year teachers in Thailand

Adam Crittenden

How to maximize your teaching enjoyment!

A year in Ubon (part two)

Richard Constable

The continuing story of a first year teacher in Thailand

What to expect when you move to Thailand

Maya Dattani

Life in the sticks and other oddities