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— Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)

Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)

Beware of several websites that are copying job ads ('stealing' is actually the correct word) from Ajarn dot com. We only post job ads that are sent DIRECTLY to us. An employer will sometimes ask us to make changes to a job description but those changes will NOT be made by the website copying the ad. Trust the info, trust Ajarn! View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page. 


— How far will a 40K teacher salary go in Bangkok?

How far will a 40K teacher salary go in Bangkok?

Will you be living well - or simply surviving? Let's really drill down into those numbers and find out how far 40,000 baht goes. 


— What's Lopburi (Central Thailand) like for teachers?

What's Lopburi (Central Thailand) like for teachers?

Temples, a low cost of living, very few foreigners, 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?


Do you live and teach outside Bangkok? Please help us update one of our region guides if you can spare a few minutes. 


— Send your letters to the Ajarn Postbox

Send your letters to the Ajarn Postbox

If you've got anything to say on the topic of teaching in Thailand, the Ajarn Postbox is the place to say it. Latest letters include 'A teacher's regrets'



— Recruitment season and how to find the right teacher

Recruitment season and how to find the right teacher

To find the 'right' teacher, you first need to know what the 'right teacher' means. But how does anyone know what's 'right'? Is it written in the stars, or is there some more mundane way to know which matching is best?


— Is it a legal requirement for an employer to offer Thai national insurance?

Is it a legal requirement for an employer to offer Thai national insurance?

Other than private schools, all employers must provide social security to their employees. The premiums are often split evenly - 750 baht/month from the employee and 750 baht/month from the employer. Private schools are exempt from requiring social security, but their own coverage should really be equal to or better than the standard Thai social security. Unfortunately, many private school plans are actually worse than the government scheme.


— "I'm saving as much as I can for hopefully an early retirement"

"I'm saving as much as I can for hopefully an early retirement"

Our next cost of living survey comes from Eddie, who teaches at an international school in Bangkok. He earns a very decent 110K a month, but can save on half of that amount. The other half goes straight into a UK retirement fund. Bish, bash, bosh!


Featured Jobs

Full-time IELTS Teachers

฿47,500+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teachers

฿45,000+ / month

Nonthaburi


Fun Native English Teachers

฿44,000+ / month

Thailand


Early Years Teacher

฿69,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


English, Science and Math Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Native English-Speaking Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


Part-time Online NES Teachers

฿500+ / hour

Online


English Teachers

฿23,000+ / month

Chai Nat


NES Secondary English Teacher

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Ankamah


    Ghanian, 40 years old. Currently living in Ghana

  • Queenie


    American, 40 years old. Currently living in Germany

  • Jinalyn


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in United Arab Emirates

  • Hadjar


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Dean


    South African, 43 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Luyanda


    South African, 17 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Ebubekir


    Turkish, 50 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Cecil


    French, 41 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sashidhar


    Indian, 46 years old. Currently living in India

  • Hamza


    Moroccan, 26 years old. Currently living in Morocco

  • Julie


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Molline


    Zimbabwean, 36 years old. Currently living in Zimbabwe

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Latest Blogs

Recruitment season

Stephen Louw

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

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

A better way of delivering business English classes

Joseph Hunt

Why isn't there a higher demand for business English courses in Thailand?

Honestly, I'm here in Thailand to teach

David Parfitt

For the male teachers out there, how do you build rapport in the classroom?

Why become an English teacher?

Mark Beales

A job that brings challenges and rewards every single day

Getting the kids hooked young!

Mark Newman

My goal is to not frighten the lives out of my students

Do Thai students want to learn from textbooks?

Richard McCully

And how do teachers feel about using them?

I actually don't mind gate duty

Laura Thomas

A chance to connect with both parents and students.