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— Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)

Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)

There are still a decent number of teaching jobs around at the moment but we are heading into what I would call 'the quiet season' for recruitment, with things picking up again about mid-January. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page. 


— Does a teacher need to look like a teacher?

Does a teacher need to look like a teacher?

Questions about dress code are relevant to us teachers in Thailand. Schools want us looking official and smart, a representation of the professional status that teachers hold, a group that will impress prospective parents or other stakeholders with our stately good looks.


— "I realized very early on that teaching wasn't going to earn me enough so I needed a sideline"

"I realized very early on that teaching wasn't going to earn me enough so I needed a sideline"

Our next cost of living survey comes from Cody, who teaches at a government school in Lampang for 35K a month. But the story is about the journey that Cody took in training for a completely different sideline gig that now makes him way more than the teaching. 


— Is the low salary for TEFL work acceptable?

Is the low salary for TEFL work acceptable?

Having the opportunity to come to Thailand to teach English because of being a native speaker of English does not come with any specific entitlements. Teachers need to learn and accept this.



— What about Chiang Mai for teachers?

What about Chiang Mai for teachers?

What's going on in one of Thailand's fastest growing cities? The city where I think lots more teachers would love to work if only the salaries were better.  Bren has very kindly updated our region guide to Chiang Mai with a few thoughts of his own. 


Do you live and teach outside Bangkok? Please help us update one of our region guides if you can spare a few minutes. 


— Can you get health insurance if you smoke weed?

Can you get health insurance if you smoke weed?

Whether you regularly smoke weed, eat the occasional weed brownie, or rely on medical marijuana, Ajarn's health insurance expert Ricky Batten takes a closer look at whether you can get health insurance.


— New to teaching in Thailand?

New to teaching in Thailand?

A selection of answers to the most common questions - What are the best months to look for work? Will my employer provide accommodation? Should I fix up a job before I arrive in Thailand?...and more


Featured Jobs

Full-time Literacy / EFL Teachers

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Part-time Reading / EFL Teachers

฿600+ / hour

Bangkok


Human Resources Recruitment Officer

฿28,000+ / month

Bangkok


Filipino English Teachers

฿20,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Essay Editor / Writing Teacher for Language School

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Fun Native English Teachers for December Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


IB MYP Science Teacher (Mainly Grades 5-8)

฿60,000+ / month

Nakhon Ratchasima


Multiple Teaching Positions

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


EAL Teacher for January Start

฿55,000+ / month

Bangkok


Key Stage 2 Teacher for January 2023 Start

฿50,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Featured Teachers

  • Eric


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Glenn


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ma.


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Brian


    American, 59 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Borivoje


    Serbian, 29 years old. Currently living in Serbia and Montenegro

  • Jingyi


    Chinese, 27 years old. Currently living in China

  • Jhon


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Jacob


    American, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Melanie


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jeanine


    South African, 29 years old. Currently living in United Arab Emirates

  • Svetlana


    Belarusian, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kinah


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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