Thailand's number one TEFL site: Established in 1999 and still the best.
What's new on ajarn.com...
— What about Lopburi for teachers?
Region guide - Just a few hours from Bangkok, temples, monkeys and more monkeys are Lopburi's main draws but as an English teacher looking for a living wage, will you be just monkeying around? (Have you lived or worked in Lopburi? Perhaps you could help us edit this particular guide)
— Piercing Thai culture
Toning down appearances - "I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, where meeting someone with an outlandish appearance - even a teacher - is an everyday occurrence. Then I decided teach English in Thailand, where I quickly found out that appearing “loud,” isn’t quite as acceptable"
Finding a job in Thailand - The Basics - There are three ways teachers generally find jobs; connections with other teachers, showing up in person at schools inquiring about work, and applying to online postings via websites like 'ajarn.com'
— Schools closed!
Thailand’s Ministry of Education has closed all schools in 28 ‘highly controlled red zone’ provinces until January 31, or until further notice.
— How do students learn?
Thai students - Mark Beales tackles the topic of creating a variety of lessons that will appeal to most of your students. Theory often comes near the bottom of the pile when it comes to teaching, but there are several things worth knowing about how people learn and how best you can teach them.
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.
— "I didn't find Bangkok cheap at all"
The great escape - Vicky taught in Bangkok for two years and developed a love / hate relationship with the city, so returned to small town England. She was glad she gave teaching a try while she was still young, but Thailand wasn't for her.....and neither was teaching by the sound of it.
— Teaching opportunities
Teaching jobs in Thailand - With many schools ordered to close down for the whole of January, it could be a relatively slow month for teacher recruitment, probably due to the uncertainty around at the moment. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
— "60 years old and no degree but looking for teaching work in Thailand"
Will Steve find work? - Is it Steve's age or his lack of degree that's the biggest problem? Here is what teachers had to say on the Ajarn Facebook page.
Canadian, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Dane, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Australian, 56 years old. Currently living in China
Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines
American, 56 years old. Currently living in USA
Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Philippines
American, 66 years old. Currently living in China
Australian, 54 years old. Currently living in Australia
Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Indian, 33 years old. Currently living in India
From one newbie to another
Creating a variety of lessons that will appeal to most of your students
Where is it insulting to be spoken to in your own language?
Our first TEFL course blog of the new year.
How will Samut Prakan fare in their second season as a Thai Premier League club?
Extra cash and more teaching experience for starters!
Tips before getting straight into a sport you love.
Edutainment is the idea that teachers should entertain and not just teach students. Teachers should be like game show hosts or performers in the classroom.
Isn't that what decent teachers in Bangkok should always be aiming for?