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— Why do TEFL academics have to be so dull?
TEFL academics - "I find the way academic information is given in the TEFL industry to be off-putting and boring" says teacher Richard. "A lot of it seems like common sense but wrapped in long words and fancy terms to make it sound clever"
Health insurance - Ajarn's expert wants to share some of the tips that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your next affordable expat health insurance in Thailand.
— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - a learning centre in Rayong is offering 40K a month for native English teachers and a language school in Nonthaburi is offering the same for kindergarten teachers looking for an immediate start. There are also some opportunities for European teachers down in Songkla.
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!
Thinking of taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - Check out our monthly blog for deals and promotions
— What's it like teaching at an Islamic school in Thailand's South?
Hot seat interview - Corrie T has been a teacher at an Islamic school in Pattani Province since October 2018. Let's find out what's it like to work there compared to a regular Thai school?
— "Costs are low in our part of China"
Cost of living - James taught English in Chiang Mai for a year before eventually finding his way to China, where he runs a successful language school with his Chinese girlfriend. He says it's a land of opportunity in a rapidly advancing economy.
— If you're looking for good guys, there are plenty of us out there
Ajarn Postbox - Ian in Songkhla has posted about the situation in his native America. "America has no financial safety net, very poor job opportunities, and an extreme homeless crisis. Many of us would gladly earn a masters degree if that education were reasonably priced. Thus, those of us who have some guts, look for a better life elsewhere"
— Tips for new teachers
Advice for newbies - "don't get stressed by the job", says James. "Remember that you are merely the latest in a long line of farang teachers who have come and gone"
Fun stuff - John V takes a satirical look at three types of TEFL personality. Perhaps you have one of them in your staff-room?
— "I gave up the classroom but stayed in Thailand"
Teacher story - how one guy came to teach English in Thailand and then realized he wasn't cut out for it - but still wanted to stay and live in Asia.
Interview chuckles - a handful of bizarre experiences from someone on the teacher recruitment front-line.
Turkish, 45 years old. Currently living in Turkey
British, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines
British, 29 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom
British, 66 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom
Tunisian, 28 years old. Currently living in Tunisia
Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Bahrain
Canadian, 65 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Ukrainian, 40 years old. Currently living in Ukraine
Iranian, 36 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines
So much is wrapped in long words and fancy terms to make it sound clever.
Shopping for health insurance nowadays is quite easy with online comparison tools.
A fairly painless procedure
The concluding episode from a first year teacher in Thailand
In our first midweek fixture of the season, can we slay the Dragons of Ratchburi?
All the latest news and promotions, etc from TEFL courses in Thailand
A satirical look at TEFL personality types
Eavesdropping on the first day of term
To find the 'right' teacher, you first need to know what the 'right teacher' means.