Thailand's number one TEFL site: Established in 1999 and still the best.
What's new on ajarn.com...
— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - An English program school in Rayong is looking for English teachers and paying 60K a month and the same salary is on offer from an international school in Bangkok who need kindergarten / homeroom teachers. If you are a qualified teacher looking for an August start, then a British school in Chiang Mai have vacancies for primary teachers and paying 65K.
Post your resume - we're in the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you!
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— Thai students copying each other's work /
Thai students and the fine art of copying - I couldn't believe what was going on in the classroom
Is knowing and speaking Thai necessary? - Useful in everyday situations but what about in the school environment?
— Got something to say about teaching in Thailand?
Postbox - Latest contributions include "Thailand isn't a good fit for every person" and "If a teacher contract isn't renewed, then severance pay is due"
— New teacher blogs
Ben Bartee - 'Stumbling Blocks' - What I didn’t learn in my 100-hour online ESL course.
Richard McCully - 'Improving your teacher skills' - What does the TYLEC course involve and what are the benefits?
Jocelyn Pollak - five reasons why I love teaching in Thailand.
— "Too many teachers in Thailand were living paycheck to paycheck"
The great escape - Sav taught in Bangkok and Hat Yai for a couple of years before going back to the UK to get a teaching qualification. Then he got 'stuck' back home, teaching in a secondary school.
— Using movies in the classroom
It's showtime! - Teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, is a big fan of teaching English through movie clips. "you can get a lot of mileage from just a few minutes lifted from a movie" he says.
More Stephen Louw blogs - including 'why can't schools recognize the importance of a good teachers' room?' and 'when a school is looking for the right teacher, do they know who the right teacher really is?'
— What to do when you want to be a teacher but have no teaching experience?
Teacher advice - When Parin Hemtanon realised that lack of teaching experience was holding him back, he created his own 'self-help teacher training program', which included volunteer work, teaching friends and observing other teachers. Could any of these things work for you?
Teaching in an EP - "The idea is that the immersion into English-only classrooms allows students to learn English faster and at a more advanced level, but not all of my students fit that ideal, and I can't help but believe that in some cases participating in an English Program hampers the educational progress of the student"
Filipino, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 20 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 35 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Belarusian, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Philippines
South African, 60 years old. Currently living in Hong Kong
Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Indian, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 48 years old. Currently living in Thailand
An away trip to the club currently bottom of the league - but will it be an easy three points?
My plan was to come for a year and here I am, still here in 2019. So why did I stay?
June is still very much the busy recruitment season in Thailand
What I didn’t learn in my 100-hour online ESL course
A weekend football tournament provided a fascinating comparison of mindsets and attitudes
Showing movie clips to students can be a fantastic teaching tool
Could lack of experience be the reason why schools aren't replying to your job applications?
Do they learn anything at all?
A chance to improve and upgrade my teaching skills