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— "You can live well enough on 15,000 baht out here"

"You can live well enough on 15,000 baht out here"

Cost of Living - Henning lives and teaches in Chaiyaphum in North East Thailand. With a 35,000 baht a month income, it makes for a simple but comfortable living.


Leaving Thailand - Teacher JD moved back to the UK in April after three years spent teaching in Thailand. It's fair to say there's an awful lot he misses as he adapts back to life in the homeland.


— Thinking of taking a teacher training course in Thailand?

Thinking of taking a teacher training course in Thailand?

TEFL course news - In our September TEFL course news blog, we've got all the latest special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFl course providers (some offers exclusive to Ajarn readers) 


— At the beginning, even Arnie struggled to control his students

At the beginning, even Arnie struggled to control his students

Classroom management - What we can learn from Arnie here is that students are noisy and disrespectful but there is something the teacher can do. Once he was prepared and had techniques at his disposal, things went much better, says teacher trainer, Stephen Louw.


— "There is much to admire about the Thai education system"

"There is much to admire about the Thai education system"

The positives of Thai education - the patriotism, the sense of community, the range of school activities and Thai teacher loyalty are just a few of the things that teacher Richard thinks deserve more praise than they get.



— What a place for a gap year!

What a place for a gap year!

Gap year Thailand - you'll have plenty of free time for travel, enough money in your pocket to do stuff, you'll make lifelong friends and gain plenty of transferable skills. What's not to love about Thailand as a gap year destination says Richard McCully.


What is edutainment? - the idea that teachers should entertain and not just teach students. Teachers should be like game show hosts or performers in the classroom, says Richard.


— The Thai home of my dreams

The Thai home of my dreams

A teacher's story (fiction) - in an idyllic spot not far from Hua Hin, Richard Constable has bought some land and has set about building a home with his partner Nahm and some help from her family. 


— Be under no illusion - learning Thai requires a lot of effort

Be under no illusion - learning Thai requires a lot of effort

Thai language - Book author, Stephen Saad, gives some valuable advice on learning Thai. If you truly want to learn this difficult language, then get out there and listen to conversations. Join in and make mistakes. Sometimes you might feel humiliated but make the effort.


Teaching in Isaan - in the latest instalment of Phil Hall's journey, a stubborn teacher gets on everyone's nerves!


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