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— How has the start of the new term gone so far?
The virus situation - How is the Covid-19 situation affecting teachers at different schools, especially for those where the new school term started on July 1st?
— Why online teaching isn't for me
Online teaching - "teaching students online just doesn't do it for me" says Richard McCully. "I was so glad to see the first day of term and get back into a classroom"
— Teaching opportunities
Jobs galore! - lots of job vacancies around at the moment as many schools re-opened for the new term on July 1st. Kindergarten, primary, secondary, university, test prep, etc. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
TEFL course / Training - in our July TEFL course blog, you can get all the latest news from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers. How do they plan to deliver their training programs during these uncertain times?
— What will be the 'new normal'?
Teaching in Thailand post covid-19 - Tom Tuohy looks at what changes have impacted Thailand, particularly in education, and makes some predictions about how they’ll affect Thai students and the many foreign teachers working here.
Handling the virus - Jesse Sessoms feels far safer here in Thailand than he would back in his native USA. He's been so impressed with how the Thais have coped with the Covid-19 situation.
— Does your school have a vacancy for a teacher?
New teaching job? - This week we chat with Lynken, who has taught in Thailand for three years. He's looking for a position ideally teaching high school or university students.
If you have some experience of working in Thailand and are looking for a new position, have a quick chat with us.
— "I have a far better life here than back in America"
The cost of living - We hear from Ian, who teaches at a school in Hat Yai in south Thailand. He earns around 40K a month at a college but he has other interesting things going on. He dabbles in the Thai stock market, he plays music in bars at night and his partner is setting up a sandwich / pastry business.
The grass isn't always greener - Peter moved back to the UK after teaching in Thailand for three years. He can't wait to get back!
— Why become an English teacher?
Rewarding? Challenging? - Mark Beales, author of 'Teaching English as a Second Language' asks why people decide to become English teachers and why not everyone considers English the most useful language to know.
New Zealander, 47 years old. Currently living in New Zealand
British, 22 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom
American, 48 years old. Currently living in USA
Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Philippines
British, 60 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom
Canadian, 54 years old. Currently living in Chile
Russian, 37 years old. Currently living in Russian Federation
Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Nigerian, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 42 years old. Currently living in Thailand
South African, 54 years old. Currently living in South Africa
Time to plan for an in-house TEFL course?
Speaking to students online just isn’t the same as being in a classroom face-to-face
Another look at this phenomenon.
The 'new normal'
Thai people have generally behaved impeccably during this period of hardship.
How important could those computer screens become?
A job that brings challenges and rewards every single day
Distance learning TV and the toppling of Kru Wang
A fairly painless procedure