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— Know what to expect from Thailand
Visitors are coming - and teacher Mark has the unenviable task of showing people around Thailand. "But it's all about changing their mindset and expectations. Let's start with dual pricing, ordering food in restaurants and the way Thai time works"
— Getting along with your teaching assistant
Keeping the peace - "I've come to believe that putting two teachers in the same classroom needs careful planning, and even then, the clash of egos is a minefield" says Steve Louw (teacher trainer)
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 life of the 'in-house' company teacher
Interview with Aaron Flack - Aaron is the 'in-house' English teacher / trainer at a multinational company in Thailand. So what does the job involve exactly? Ajarn pulls up a chair (after we've taken it out of the box and found the instructions of course)
Fancy going in the Ajarn Hot Seat? Then get in touch with us. If you're involved in the Thailand TEFL industry or perhaps just feel your story would be of interest to our readers, we'd love to hear from you.
— More stories from an Issan school
An honourable profession? - "amongst expats here in Thailand, the general consensus seems to be that most TEFL teachers are a mixture of alcoholics, misfits and paedophiles"
— 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
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?
— "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.
British, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Dane, 46 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 21 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 20 years old. Currently living in Philippines
South African, 44 years old. Currently living in South Africa
Indian, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Egyptian, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 48 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Know what to expect if you decide to visit Thailand
Working with another teacher
Memorable teachers and playing Father Christmas
"Sorry for my daughter's accent, her teacher is a Filipino"
When teaching careers end before they've even started.
A fairly painless procedure
A teacher finds love in Thailand.
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