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— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - An international school in Bangkok is looking for a cover teacher from February to June and the 60K position might well lead to something more permanent. An international school in Chonburi is on the lookout for a swimming teacher and there are vacancies for primary school teachers at locations across the country. Vacancies for on-line teachers too. They are all on the Ajarn jobs page now! 


Post your resume - we're hurtling towards the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you!


— Learning Thai through song lyrics

Learning Thai through song lyrics

Studying Thai - "I am certainly not the first foreigner who has learnt Thai and recommended Thai songs as an enjoyable alternative way of learning the language" says Stephen Saad. "Songs allow the learner to ‘get a feel’ for the country – how it thinks, how sentiments are communicated, the culture, the essence of being Thai"


— Advice on how to become a better teacher

Advice on how to become a better teacher

Professional development - 'attending TESOL conferences, self-assessment forms, using online resources. These are just some of the many ways to help you become a better teacher' says teacher trainer, Stephen Louw.


Lesson planning - One of Richard's objectives in 2019 is to put more effort into his lesson planning. So he has sat down with the teaching experts at his school and is now brimming with new ideas.


— "Chiang Mai is a great place to start for a new teacher in Thailand"

"Chiang Mai is a great place to start for a new teacher in Thailand"

Cost of living - Let's hear from Liz, a teacher working in Chiang Mai. Average wages have never been fantastic in CM and there is often stiff competition for jobs. However, Liz seems to do nicely on her 45,000 baht a month, thanks to some extra tutoring and on-line work.


Taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - we've got plenty of deals, promotions, video links etc in our monthly TEFl course news blog, with courses in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. 



— "My cheating British husband ran off with his Thai teaching assistant"

"My cheating British husband ran off with his Thai teaching assistant"

Back to the UK - Mary taught in Thailand for 13 years but returned to England in 2013 to protect her daughter and to further her own education. Perhaps it's fair to say that Thailand holds plenty of good and bad memories.


— Keeping your smile in the land of smiles

Keeping your smile in the land of smiles

Health insurance - this month, Walter van der Wal, our health insurance expert tackles the topic of private dental insurance in Thailand.


Hot seat interview - What's it like to work at a top international school in Bangkok? What are the benefits? Does an international school recruit locally? What qualifications do they require? Does a teacher need to return to their home country in order to become qualified or is there an alternative route? In our latest hot seat interview, recently appointed Principal of Shrewsbury School, Mr Chris Seal, has all the answers. 


— Agents and teacher contracts

Agents and teacher contracts

Teacher nightmares - if a teacher placement agency decides to cheat teachers out of their salaries for no discernible reason, getting back the money owed can be a long, hard road, as Richard Constable discovered.


Teacher agencies - do they deserve such a bad press in Thailand? (relatively old article but still relevant) 


Featured Jobs

Substitute Kindergarten Teacher

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


Filipino Learning Assistant

฿27,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Online ESL Business Opportunity

฿40,000+ / month

Online


Teachers for Immediate or May 2019 Start

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Thai Teacher

฿300+ / hour

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • David


    Kenyan, 31 years old. Currently living in United Arab Emirates

  • Buang


    South African, 29 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • John


    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Steven


    British, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Olaf


    German, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Niña


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Shaira


    Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Jonathan


    American, 54 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Michelle


    Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Victor


    Belarusian, 36 years old. Currently living in Belarus

  • Juvelyn


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Earl


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

How much Thai can you learn through Thai songs?

Stephen Saad

Every song can be a mini language lesson

Fixture list for the 2019 season

The 100% Unofficial Samut Prakarn City FC Blog

Who do we play and when?

Continuing professional development (CPD) for English language teachers

Stephen Louw

There are plenty of ways to help you improve as a teacher

The poor traveler

Steve Schertzer

The promised land or the den of lions?

Dental insurance for expats in Thailand

Walter van der Wal

Why private dental insurance can come in handy

What's a foreign teacher's contract worth?

Richard Constable

What happens when your teacher agency won't pay up!

January 2019

TEFL Course News

Our first TEFL course blog of the new year!

Adventures in Laos

Phil Hall

There's rarely such a thing as a straightforward visa run

Lesson planning

Richard McCully

Can I make it a really enjoyable part of my teaching?