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— A TEFLer in a PGCE world

A TEFLer in a PGCE world

Life as a local hire - what's it like to be a 'local hire' at a Bangkok international school when all the expat teachers around you have bigger packages!

TEFL courses and training - all the latest news, promotions and deals from Thailand's main TEFL course providers in our November blog.

Ten of the best! - a list of ten great activities that your young learners will love - compiled by teacher trainer, Stephen Louw

Cost of living - Paul teaches at an international school in Bangkok. In a good month, he can pull in 170,000 baht. He's got one eye on the future as well.

Are you a fixer? - Mark Brown wants foreign teachers to put their heads together and come up with ways to improve the education system.

The great escape - Nigel taught in Thailand for almost four years but decided it was time for a change of scenery. So Vietnam it was!

— Advice for newbie teachers

Advice for newbie teachers

Where new teachers in Thailand go wrong - from renting cheap apartments to not bringing enough money. Here are 21 pointers if you like.

Foreign social studies teacher wanted! - what's involved in the subject? You might be surprised how much you enjoy it.

Got a question? - post your teaching in Thailand questions on our busy Facebook page.

"Why I'm giving up on teaching in Thailand" - Why the Thailand TEFL game hasn't worked out for one teacher.

Pride, profit and patriotism - just three reasons why Thais should take their English studies seriously says Teacher Mark.

— What's a decent Bangkok salary?

What's a decent Bangkok salary?

Survival salary? - Many schools still pay around 30,000 baht a month but how far does that money go in Bangkok?

Four days in Ranong - apart from visa runs and island hopping, a southern province where comparatively few travellers spend time. This is my report.

New UK passport? - I went through the procedure of renewing a UK passport in Bangkok recently and it was all quite painless. The final update includes transferring Thai visa stamps from the old passport to the new one.

Classroom management - Adam has some great classroom management techniques for those noisy, uncontrollable classes.

Directors from Hell - teacher Craig looks back at some terrible directors he's worked for at various private language schools.

Skype interview? - What do you need to know and be prepared for when interviewing by webcam.

— Teaching in the boonies

Teaching in the boonies

Out in the sticks - Fancy working somewhere other than Bangkok? Kind teachers have updated our region guides to Sakhon Nakhon, Uttaradit, Chachoengsao and Phuket. Please help us update a guide if you have ten minutes to spare.

Rest in peace - James Parmelee of Text and Talk has sadly passed away and Thailand's TEFL industry is in mourning.

A place to stay? - if you're thinking of ever using Air BnB then these have been my five experiences so far in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and UK.

A worthwhile charity - Hands Across The Water is a charity organisation in Thailand that needs your help. Because every child matters!

Help us! - your contributions to ajarn dot com are always welcome. Find out how you can get involved.

— Would you work here?

Would you work here?

Choosing a job - when considering a school to work at, could any of these 18 things be a dealbreaker?

Going home - Teacher James is returning to the UK after 7 years in Thailand and is feeling worried. How will potential employers in the UK view his time away?

Is Thailand dangerous? - a recent WEF report says it is, but many if not most expats would disagree.

Hot seat interview - Nick Spencer's Smart Fun company creates Lego experiences like no other and holds sessions at international schools in Bangkok.

— How easy is it to get a teaching job?

How easy is it to get a teaching job?

Will I find work in Thailand? - it's never an easy question to answer but we'll do our best.

Demo lesson - been asked to do a demo lesson at a school? Don't be scared at the prospect. Here's how to prepare and the questions you should be asking.

Young or old? - the fresh-faced TEFL graduate or the old boy with years of experience under his belt. Who comes out on top in a recruiter's eyes?

Readers letters - if you've got something to get off your chest about teaching in Thailand, then the Ajarn Postbox is the place.

— For the Facebookers and Tweeters

For the Facebookers and Tweeters

Don't forget that we're on social media too!

We have a very busy Facebook page that contains lots of external links to articles and blogs on the topic of Thailand (lots of fun stuff as well)

We're also on Twitter if you fancy tweeting us a question or simply joining in with some 140-character chat!

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Featured Teachers

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    South African, 31 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Nicolette


    South African, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand



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  • Penzie


    Canadian, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Alonzo


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Salvador


    Filipino, 48 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

10 go-to games for young learners' classes

Your kids will love them!

Expensive desk ornaments

Let's figure out how to fix the education system

A long weekend in Ranong

My first trip south for many a long year

Road tripping in Thailand

A trip to the beautiful north

November 2017

Thailand TEFL course deals and promotions aplenty

Don't come to Thailand if this makes you mad

You've got to roll with the punches

Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

Music and language acquisition

How music benefits the language learner

The benefits of working in an after-school language centre

Extra cash and more teaching experience for starters!