— "Here in the UK, I'm skint before payday"
The great escape - Donna moved back to the UK in November after working a year in Thailand. There is so much about Thailand she misses and certainly wants to return one day.
Choosing a job - when considering a school to work at, could any of these 18 things be a dealbreaker?
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TEFL course news - in our March TEFL course blog, there are course discounts for Ajarn readers and news of all the latest promotions and special offers.
Thailand or home? - is it better to take a teacher training course in Thailand or in your own country?
From online TEFL to ESL master's degree - Al's story of moving from one teaching qualification to another.
— Teacher hurdles, following your dreams and renting in Thailand
It's not your fault - there are many obstacles in a teacher's way that they can do nothing about.
Don't dream, just do it - If you want to teach in Thailand, don't be that person who lives a life of regrets
An ideal home - some thoughts about renting in Thailand
— Two more foreign teachers enjoying the good life in Thailand
Cost of Living - James earns 81,000 baht a month at a mid-level international school in Bangkok. Bill is pulling in 40,000 up in Chiang Mai. Both teachers sound enormously happy with their lot.
Is 30k enough to live on? - Many schools still pay around 30,000 baht a month but how far does that money go in Bangkok?
— A long weekend in Penang, Malaysia
Over 25 years ago - that was the last time I was in Penang, Malaysia. I needed to bury the awful memories of those Thai visa runs of the early 90's. So what did the place have to offer?
Renewing a UK passport in Thailand? - here's what you need to know because I've recently been through it.
— Is this just nonsense to busy teachers?
Theory vs practice - Who really knows the answers to the questions about education - the teachers who are in the classrooms, or the 'experts' working quietly in the halls of academia? Trainer Steve Louw asks the question.
Postbox - I'm a retired teacher who would love to volunteer my services at a local school - but Thai immigration rules say I can't.
— Don't fix up a job before you get here!
Where new teachers in Thailand go wrong - from renting cheap apartments to not bringing enough money. Here are 21 pointers if you like.
How about the long-term teachers? - Steve Micklewhite on where even the old hands get things wrong.
Will I find work in Thailand? - it's never an easy question to answer but we'll do our best.
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