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— What's it like teaching at an Islamic school in Thailand's South?
Hot seat interview - Corrie T has been a teacher at an Islamic school in Pattani Province since October 2018. Let's find out what's it like to work there compared to a regular Thai school?
— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - a Japanese kindergarten is paying 45K a month for female teachers and a Christian school in Bangkok is paying at least that amount for kindergarten teachers. A Bangkok language school is recruiting hourly-paid corporate teachers.
Post your resume - we're in the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you!
Thinking of taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - Check out our monthly blog for deals and promotions
— "Costs are low in our part of China"
Cost of living - James taught English in Chiang Mai for a year before eventually finding his way to China, where he runs a successful language school with his Chinese girlfriend. He says it's a land of opportunity in a rapidly advancing economy.
— If you're looking for good guys, there are plenty of us out there
Ajarn Postbox - Ian in Songkhla has posted about the situation in his native America. "America has no financial safety net, very poor job opportunities, and an extreme homeless crisis. Many of us would gladly earn a masters degree if that education were reasonably priced. Thus, those of us who have some guts, look for a better life elsewhere"
— Tips for new teachers
Advice for newbies - "don't get stressed by the job", says James. "Remember that you are merely the latest in a long line of farang teachers who have come and gone"
Fun stuff - John V takes a satirical look at three types of TEFL personality. Perhaps you have one of them in your staff-room?
— "I gave up the classroom but stayed in Thailand"
Teacher story - how one guy came to teach English in Thailand and then realized he wasn't cut out for it - but still wanted to stay and live in Asia.
Interview chuckles - a handful of bizarre experiences from someone on the teacher recruitment front-line.
— The killer TEFL disease - AGE!
Looking for work - teacher John V worked in a state school in China for six years and has never lost a day from sickness. He isn't a drinker either. But sadly, at 63 years of age and despite a shortage of good, reliable teachers, Thailand just doesn't seem to want him.
Teacher recruitment - it's that time of year when schools are looking for the 'right' teacher, someone who will be an answer to their prayers. But do schools really recognize who that 'right teacher' is? asks teacher trainer, Stephen Louw.
Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Saudi Arabia
Palestinian, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 34 years old. Currently living in Somalia
Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines
South African, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Canadian, 49 years old. Currently living in Taiwan
Irish, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Indian, 42 years old. Currently living in India
South African, 49 years old. Currently living in South Africa
Singaporean, 41 years old. Currently living in Singapore
British, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Iranian, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand
A fairly painless procedure
The concluding episode from a first year teacher in Thailand
Insider's tips from a Songkran regular
In our first midweek fixture of the season, can we slay the Dragons of Ratchburi?
All the latest news and promotions, etc from TEFL courses in Thailand
A satirical look at TEFL personality types
Six weeks means just far too much time on my hands
Eavesdropping on the first day of term
To find the 'right' teacher, you first need to know what the 'right teacher' means.