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— Show me the money!

Show me the money!

International job search - Teacher Sammy has decided that he needs to earn more money as a teacher - but where are these high-paying jobs that other teachers talk about?


Cost of living - William teaches at a private language school in Bangkok and earns 35,000 baht a month. But working evenings and weekends has its drawbacks.


TEFL course news - all the latest news, promotions and deals from Thailand's main TEFL course providers in our December blog.


Penny wise in Thailand - you can save a small fortune if you keep your eyes on who's offering good deals and promotions


Hot seat interview - Ajarn chats to Rob Whitelaw, the director of Kickstart Art, a non-profit organization that delivers art classes to migrant and refugee children living along the Thai / Myanmar Border 


— Advice for newbie teachers

Advice for newbie teachers

Where new teachers in Thailand go wrong - from renting cheap apartments to not bringing enough money. Here are 21 pointers if you like.


Great idea! - teacher trainer Stephen Louw recommends getting students to practice their English pronunciation using the virtual assistant on their electronic device


How many could we fix? - Mark Brown has compiled a list of 19 common problems in Thai schools that urgently need addressing.


Life as a local hire - what's it like to be a 'local hire' at a Bangkok international school when all the expat teachers around you have bigger packages!


Volunteer work - Finnish teacher, Anna, helped look after thirty lively Thai kids at Baan Eurphon in Chumphon.


"Why I'm giving up on teaching in Thailand" - Why the Thailand TEFL game hasn't worked out for one teacher.


— 2017 Thai travel round-up

2017 Thai travel round-up

I know you hate reading travel blogs but here are some of the places I managed to get to in 2017.

Nan Province - this region in Northern Thailand just blew my mind. I'm begging you to go there!


Ranong - my first trip down south for many a year and a town near the Burmese border


Ayuthaya - I took a friend to Thailand's old capital by train


Suphanburi - an ideal day trip from Bangkok and enough there to keep you occupied


— What's a decent Bangkok salary?

What's a decent Bangkok salary?

Survival salary? - Many schools still pay around 30,000 baht a month but how far does that money go in Bangkok?


New UK passport? - I went through the procedure of renewing a UK passport in Bangkok recently and it was all quite painless. The final update includes transferring Thai visa stamps from the old passport to the new one.


Directors from Hell - teacher Craig looks back at some terrible directors he's worked for at various private language schools.


Skype interview? - What do you need to know and be prepared for when interviewing by webcam.



— Would you still want to work here?

Would you still want to work here?

Choosing a job - when considering a school to work at, could any of these 18 things be a dealbreaker?


Out in the sticks - Fancy working somewhere other than Bangkok? Kind teachers have updated our region guides to Sakhon Nakhon, Uttaradit, Chachoengsao and Phuket. Please help us update a guide if you have ten minutes to spare.


Help us! - your contributions to ajarn dot com are always welcome. Find out how you can get involved.


— How easy is it to get a teaching job?

How easy is it to get a teaching job?

Will I find work in Thailand? - it's never an easy question to answer but we'll do our best.


Demo lesson - been asked to do a demo lesson at a school? Don't be scared at the prospect. Here's how to prepare and the questions you should be asking.


Young or old? - the fresh-faced TEFL graduate or the old boy with years of experience under his belt. Who comes out on top in a recruiter's eyes?


Readers letters - if you've got something to get off your chest about teaching in Thailand, then the Ajarn Postbox is the place.


— For the Facebookers and Tweeters

For the Facebookers and Tweeters

Don't forget that we're on social media too!

We have a very busy Facebook page that contains lots of external links to articles and blogs on the topic of Thailand (lots of fun stuff as well)

We're also on Twitter if you fancy tweeting us a question or simply joining in with some 140-character chat!


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Featured Teachers

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    American, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Swede, 39 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

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    MA

    Canadian, 50 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    BA

    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • David J


    BSc

    Irish, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Mollie


    BA

    British, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Philip


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    British, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Australian, 56 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

Chasing the big bucks

The ongoing and exhausting search for a well-paid teaching job

Keep your eye on those promotions

You can save yourself a small fortune

Do they do foreign accents?

Using fun technology to help student pronunciation

December 2017

Take your TEFL course in Thailand and be ready for the busy hiring season.

Problems with the Thai public education system

A list of almost twenty issues that certainly need looking at

Don't come to Thailand if this makes you mad

You've got to roll with the punches

Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

Music and language acquisition

How music benefits the language learner

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