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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. 


— "You have to keep challenging and improving yourself"

"You have to keep challenging and improving yourself"

Our next great escape survey is from Melissa, who lived and taught in Thailand for three years before moving to China in late 2023. She had heard good things about life in Shanghai while life in Thailand had become a bit stale. How are things working out?

Are you a teacher who worked in Thailand but moved on to pastures new? We would love to hear from you! 


— 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 'Please sir, could I have a little more?'


— How to find private students

How to find private students

Here are some effective strategies to help you connect with potential students and build a successful private tutoring business in the evenings (or whenever you have free time or gaps in your schedule)



— It's time to start paying non-native teachers fairly

It's time to start paying non-native teachers fairly

I honestly feel that now is the time non-native speakers should be paid fairly in the Thai TEFL field.  By fairly I mean linked to their qualifications, skills and English ability. I’m proud to work for a school where skills and ability matter more than nationality and we pay our teachers equally.


— What's Trang (South Thailand) like for teachers?

What's Trang (South Thailand) like for teachers?

An easygoing, old-school Thai town with its own distinct character - but are there any opportunities for TEFLers?


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


— Avoid falling into any of these teacher traps

Avoid falling into any of these teacher traps

What are some of the most common mistakes that new arrivals make when they come to teach in Thailand? Actually, not just the newbies - even those who have been here a while. Here's a list of  at least 20. I'm sure you could add a lot more.


Featured Jobs

NES Corporate Teachers

฿650+ / hour

Rayong


Full-time Native Chinese Teacher

฿43,000+ / month

Bangkok


Part-time Summer Camp Teachers

฿450+ / month

Bangkok


English Teachers for May Start

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Native English-Speaking Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES English, Science & Math Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Online English Teacher (based in South-East Asia)

฿361+ / hour

Online


Online English Teachers for Adult Learners

฿406+ / hour

Online


South African Online English Teacher (Adults)

฿213+ / hour

Online


Part-time Teachers

฿330+ / hour

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Joan


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Jubert


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Katherine


    American, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sanju


    Sri Lankan, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Melanie


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ric


    Filipino, 35 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Joseph


    British, 36 years old. Currently living in Hungary

  • Siamak


    Iranian, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Meralyn


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Raffy


    Filipino, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Lakshmi


    Indian, 32 years old. Currently living in India

  • Kate


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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Latest Blogs

2023/24 Samut Prakan v Chantaburi FC

Diary of a Thai football season

A lower mid-table T2 clash between two sides that look relatively safe for another season.

It’s time to start paying non-native teachers fairly

Richard McCully

Nationality shouldn't determine pay rates!

Types of students in a Thai classroom

Mark Beales

Teaching young children, teenagers and adults

Teaching English in Thailand - the upsides and the downsides

Laura Thomas

Teaching English abroad is a journey filled with trade-offs, each offering its own set of adventures and challenges.

“I don’t like Teacher Nick.”

Stephen Louw

Is it important for a teacher to be liked by the students?

Expat’s guide to dental care in Thailand

Ricky Batten

Whilst Thailand is known for its medical tourism, finding the right dentist can still be a challenge

The ideal student to teach

David Parfitt

What characteristics make the perfect Thai student?

Finding a job in Thailand - the basics

Rachel Diamond

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Sleazy beach resort proprietors, multinational corporate executives with private jets, sleazy SEO article writers, and tourists are all in the same boat.