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What's new on ajarn.com...
— Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)
It could be a slow April for TEFL vacancies as Co-vid cases continue to rise (particularly in Bangkok) and schools will be mostly closed until the end of the month. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
— Problems with a mixed ability classroom
"Every one of my students is different. There are huge differences in what they know, what they can do, and what they are interested in. How am I supposed to teach them?" - teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, analyzes the problem.
— Stuff from the Thai newspapers that affects teachers
Government mulls visa rule overhaul - changes could include doing away with the deeply unpopular 90-day reporting. Keep your fingers crossed!
Open borders - What will it take for Thailand to reopen inbound tourism without quarantine? Great article from David Luekens.
— How alcohol can affect your health insurance
Alcohol generally plays a big part in Thailand's Songkran (New Year) festival. So with the celebrations just around the corner, Ajarn's health insurance expert, Ricky Batten, looks at how alcohol can affect a person's health insurance coverage.
— "I miss the social life that I had in Bangkok"
Beka taught at a mid-tier international school in Bangkok for a while but moved back to Austria in 2017. What does she miss about life in Thailand and would she recommend a new teacher to work there?
— Do you have a teaching position for David, Ian or Jay?
We are back again with our 'quick chat with a teacher' feature, where teachers who are actively looking for work, answer a few questions and tell us a little bit about themselves.
If you want to be featured in a 'quick chat with a teacher' please make sure you have experience working in Thailand and you are currently here in the country. Oh, and please make sure the photo is large and clear. Submit your chat.
— "Those of us who work at top international schools are very lucky"
Let's hear from Tommy, who works at an international school in Bangkok and earns around 150,000 baht a month (his Thai partner earns even more as an auditor) What does Tommy spend his money on and how would he summarize his stand of living here?
Nepalese, 29 years old. Currently living in Nepal
Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines
American, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Indian, 26 years old. Currently living in India
American, 59 years old. Currently living in China
British, 23 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom
Filipino, 44 years old. Currently living in Philippines
American, 62 years old. Currently living in Panama
Filipino, 45 years old. Currently living in Philippines
American, 27 years old. Currently living in USA
Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Problems with a mixed-ability classroom
Alcohol and your health insurance
Boring yes, but never a dish to be underestimated
A fairly painless procedure
It's our last match of a long season as we journey north to take on The Beetles.
Amusing recollections of foreign teaching colleagues
What lies behind that oft-heard request?
Tips on how to make your kids classes go smoothly
On your first day as a teacher, winging it is not an option.