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— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - A private school in Pathum Thani is recruiting a homeroom teacher for kindergarten and offering 50K / month. Vacancies at a government school in Nongkhai for math and English teachers (37K) and plenty of positions for Filipino teachers at a school in Chonburi. Lots more teaching vacancies on the Ajarn jobs page


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— "I wouldn't work in Bangkok for less than 100K a month"

"I wouldn't work in Bangkok for less than 100K a month"

Cost of living - Stephen works at a decent international school in Bangkok and pulls in a salary of 125K Baht. This allows him to save half of that amount and spend the rest on food, entertainment and travel. It can be a great life he says if you are willing to get qualified. 


— A brand new teaching qualification in Thailand

A brand new teaching qualification in Thailand

Teaching qualification -  The new University of London Professional Graduate Certificate in Education is now available in Thailand. Find out more information about the program from Swan Education, who are the local representatives. We also have an Ajarn hot seat interview with the man at the helm - Dean Roberts of Swan Education.  


— Walter would love to answer your health insurance questions

Walter would love to answer your health insurance questions

Walter van der Wal and his Pacific Prime team look after many teachers at top international schools in Thailand. He's the man to fire your health insurance questions to.  Here's a selection of Walter's blogs;

Clarifying OPD and IPD - There's no need to be confused

Health insurance in Thailand - A reality check

Health insurance marketing - A look at the different aspects of health insurance policies in Thailand



— Will you find work as a teacher in Thailand?

Will you find work as a teacher in Thailand?

Employment chances? - you have to face the reality that a lack of experience, a lack of degree and possibly even skin color are going to go against you.


Not your typical day at the beach - Choosing and then studying for a degree in Thailand.


— "I loved my time in Thailand, but needed to advance my career"

"I loved my time in Thailand, but needed to advance my career"

The great escape - these are the stories from teachers who taught in Thailand for a length of time but moved on elsewhere, perhaps to Japan or China or maybe even just to return home and pick up where they left off. What about Sean? He moved to teach in Saudi Arabia, via Vietnam, after three and a half years in Thailand.


Ajarn Postbox - 'Hire the best teacher for the job' - the difficulty of gaining employment as a math teacher in Thailand.


— Is TEFL management the right choice?

Is TEFL management the right choice?

Teacher decisions - As Richard progresses nicely up the TEFL ladder, making better money as a teacher, he's left wondering if TEFL management would be the right step for him? Would the extra responsibility really be worth the extra pay - and what exactly would he be giving up?


Fun in the classroom - Teacher Richard Consable has kindly listed some of his favourite word games / activities that students at almost any level will enjoy. 


To like or dislike? - 'Do students have what it takes to make meaningful judgements about a teacher?' asks teacher trainer, Stephen Louw. 'Aren’t their evaluations of teachers based entirely on personal preferences and subjective interpretations of personality?' 


Teacher working hours - a new teacher in Thailand is wondering why despite his relatively light workload, the school isn't keen on him leaving the premises when he's not actually teaching. Experienced teachers have their say!


Featured Jobs

Primary & Secondary  English Teacher

฿35,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Teachers for UAE (Interviews in Bangkok)

฿100,000+ / month

United Arab Emirates


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Filipino English Teachers

฿17,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Secondary School Math and English Teachers

฿37,000+ / month

Nong Khai


ESL Teachers for Immediate Start

฿31,000+ / month

Thailand


Featured Teachers

  • Genevive


    South African, 43 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Mariecor


    Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Darcy


    Canadian, 58 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jaycee


    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jayson


    Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sulaimon


    Nigerian, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Omonijo


    Nigerian, 25 years old. Currently living in China

  • Don


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Erin


    Irish, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Asger


    Dane, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Charry


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Angela


    American, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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