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— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - A company in Bangkok is looking for a creative writer / editor and offering 55K. An international school in Bangkok needs a primary level teacher (57K) and a well-known recruiter is looking for science teachers to teach at schools all over Thailand. Plenty more opportunities on the Ajarn jobs page.


Post your resume - 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


— Living the good life

Living the good life

Cost of living - Paul is one of those teachers in Thailand with a 'dream job'. He's an in-house language teacher at a nice hotel on Koh Samui. He sounds extremely happy with his lot.


The Great EscapeCaitlin taught in Thailand for four years (in Mukdahan and Bangkok) but left in 2016 to take up a position in Malawi, firstly at a village school and then a refugee camp. Next country on her travels will be Burkina Faso. It's certainly been an interesting journey.


— Helping your students into further education

Helping your students into further education

Student progress - preparing your students to perform well at interviews to gain admission to world-class study programs.


Postbox - Did you know there is a thriving expat cricket scene in Bangkok and players of all ages and abilities are welcome!  


— Sounds like a good place for teaching jobs!

Sounds like a good place for teaching jobs!

Region guides - Teacher Evan has very kindly updated our guide to Phitsanulok, a northern city surrounded by waterfalls, forests and all sorts of natural beauty. With plenty of schools and plenty of students, could it be an idea place for a TEFLer looking for the 'real Thailand'?

Teacher Jay has updated the region guides for Pattaya and Rayong if you fancy working in that eastern neck of the woods.

If you are teaching outside of Bangkok, could you spare ten minutes to update one of our guides? We would be forever in your debt.



— Between you and I - grammar matters!

Between you and I - grammar matters!

Stephen Louw - "Grammar matters for two reasons.  First, it’s a sign of erudition and breeding. Secondly, we are English teachers, and so we need to know what is correct and let our students learn it.  


A trip down memory lane - Thailand expats always find plenty to moan about (me included!) but for those who were not around during the 90's, and for those who were and perhaps just fancy a reminisce, here's a collection of random observations. Perhaps if you're a long-termer, you can add a few of your own?


— How far does a 40K salary stretch in Bangkok?

How far does a 40K salary stretch in Bangkok?

Teacher pay - There was a time when 30,000 baht a month was an average foreign teacher salary in Bangkok but we have slowly seen that figure rise to around 35-40K (and about time too!) But how far will 40,000 a month go in Thailand's costly capital?


Phil Hall -  ‘Good Morning Class!’ Those three words still make me shudder as I remember the very first time I belted out that well-worn phrase at a government school in North-East Thailand.


— "Thailand is a great place to start as a teacher and then move on to greener pastures"

"Thailand is a great place to start as a teacher and then move on to greener pastures"

The Great EscapeCaitlin taught in Thailand for four years (in Mukdahan and Bangkok) but left in 2016 to take up a position in Malawi, firstly at a village school and then a refugee camp. Next country on her travels will be Burkina Faso. It's certainly been an interesting journey.


Postbox - Some thoughts on the controversial TM 30 document. Is it causing a mass exodus of expats from Thailand?


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September 2019

TEFL Course News

All the latest news and promotions from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers

Are TEFL qualifications necessary?

John Wilson

Let's consider what can go wrong after TEFL courses.

Just between you and I

Stephen Louw

Grammar rules or conventions

A trip down memory lane

Bangkok Phil

Some random observations on what Thailand was like for an expat in the 1990's

Those first time teaching nerves

Phil Hall

How not to prepare for your very first class

Samut Prakan v Chiang Rai

Diary of a Thai football season

My last game for a while - a home game against second-place Chiang Rai FC.

16 teaching rules I live by

Richard Constable

Some of these techniques you might find useful.