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— Teacher Sue can do plenty on 45,000 a month

Teacher Sue can do plenty on 45,000 a month

Cost of living - Sue earns 45,000 baht a month as a teacher just outside Bangkok. With kids to look after and school fees to pay, there isn't a lot of spare cash left at the end of each month but Sue lives well enough and thinks life is better in Thailand than it would be back home.


Other recent cost of living surveys

Web - 45,000 a month on Koh Samui

Stu - 63,000 a month in Bangkok

Harry - 150,000 a month in Bangkok


— The bane of a teacher's life - marking students' work

The bane of a teacher's life - marking students' work

Marking - "It's boring, thankless work, right? Should we even bother?" asks teacher trainer, Stephen Louw. But Stephen also says there are a number of ways around it - and attitudes to correction that could save you hours! 


— New letters in the Ajarn postbox

New letters in the Ajarn postbox

Letters - Ex-teacher Jack is noticing a shift towards the far more comfortable 'business casual' when it comes to what teachers are wearing to work. Martin makes some observations on the Thai education system and the increasingly difficult task that schools have in keeping good teachers.


Taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - we've got plenty of deals, promotions, video links etc in our monthly TEFl course news blog, with courses in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. 


— Don't be afraid of teaching very young learners

Don't be afraid of teaching very young learners

Young learners - they energize you, they are always honest and fun to teach and it doesn't matter whether you are male or female - the rewards are there!


Teacher attire - While Richard will admit that he's not exactly the epitome of sartorial elegance in the classroom, he thinks that the average TEFL teacher could do an awful lot better when it comes to dress sense.



— "There's plenty of teaching work here and the cost of living is low"

"There's plenty of teaching work here and the cost of living is low"

Region guide to Phatthalung - Many thanks to Phoebe for giving us the low-down on this beautiful province in Southern Thailand. What Phatthalung lacks in nightlife, it makes up for with awesome scenery, plenty of teaching work and a very chilled vibe. 


— "Teach English, influence your students, and perfect your art!"

"Teach English, influence your students, and perfect your art!"

Know your worth - In his latest Ajarn blog, Todd Persaud flies the flag for the English teacher in Asia. Look at how many young minds you are influencing (students that will possibly remember you forever) and consider what teaching might be doing for you as a performer or artist.  


Also by Todd Persaud- Perfectionists: Stay away from English teaching!


— "Most teachers should look on Thailand as a working holiday"

"Most teachers should look on Thailand as a working holiday"

The great escape - Teacher Will has just returned to England after his third stint as a chalkie in Thailand. He's returned primarily for family reasons but he certainly hopes to come back to Thailand one day. There's an awful lot he will miss about the place.


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Featured Teachers

  • Walter


    Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Dr.


    British, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Michael


    American, 67 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Arvin


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Christopher


    British, 62 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Carlos


    American, 40 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Maylene


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Darcy


    Canadian, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Barry


    Australian, 54 years old. Currently living in China

  • Kenan


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Osei


    Ghanian, 30 years old. Currently living in Ghana

  • Charmaine


    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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Latest Blogs

Top 4 fertility issues couples face in Thailand

Walter van der Wal

Does health insurance cover infertility investigation and treatment?

Along the Bangkok riverfront

Richard Constable

A new iconic building for a city that's changing fast

The slaughterhouse called marking

Stephen Louw

It's boring, thankless work, right? Should we even bother?

Teaching very young learners

Richard McCully

Whatever your gender you should feel confident to teach students of any age.

November 2018

TEFL Course News

Thinking of taking your TEFL course in Thailand. Check out our monthly TEFL course news blog!

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

Is teaching English the new restaurant job for actors?

Todd Persaud

Think about what you can do both for your students - and for yourself!

The best things about living in Thailand?

Stephen Saad

The expat lives without being judged or interfered with.

Family Thais

Phil Hall

A tale of the simple life in Issan with a bit of financial debt, drug dealing and machete-swinging thrown in.