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— Visa rules? rising costs? dwindling disposable incomes?

Visa rules? rising costs? dwindling disposable incomes?

Why are so many expats leaving? - Tom Tuohy looks at the changes in the demographic make-up of expats in Thailand and what effect it’s having on the country. 


— Will the Ministry of Education listen to our ideas?

Will the Ministry of Education listen to our ideas?

Stephen Louw (teacher trainer) - "How can educators, administrators, parents and students in Thailand who are downstream of MoE policies make themselves heard? Do we all agree with one another on what should be the best policies to implement?"


Teacher story - a single female's adventures in Thailand (warning - it gets a bit saucy) 


— Three cheers for edutainment!

Three cheers for edutainment!

What is edutainment? - the idea that teachers should entertain and not just teach students. Teachers should be like game show hosts or performers in the classroom, says Richard.


TEFL course news - In our August TEFL course news blog, we've got all the latest special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFl course providers (some offers exclusive to Ajarn readers) 


— "55,000 a month in Bangkok is still only surviving"

"55,000 a month in Bangkok is still only surviving"

Cost of Living - Christopher earns 55,000 baht a month working full-time at a kindergarten in Bangkok but manages to save very little. How could he bring some of those living costs down?


Ajarn Postbox - 'A good teacher is one who creates structure and provides guidance in learning the language, mixes explanation in both the native and target language and sticks to the topic they know' says Jack 



— Blogs from Bangkok-based teacher, Richard McCully

Blogs from Bangkok-based teacher, Richard McCully

Fun activities - Richard chooses five of his favourite games / activities that always work with Thai students!


The weekend teacher - "when I tell people I work on Saturdays and Sundays, they normally look at me with pity. But in all honesty, I feel I have the best of things!"


Teacher accents  - British? American? Filipino? Which accent do Thai students prefer? Are there any accents that are considered 'undesirable'?  


Speaking Thai in class - it's not what foreign teachers are paid to do says Richard McCully. And it can sometimes be the cause of many issues between foreign and Thai staff.


— A tragic love story

A tragic love story

A teacher finds love in the bars of Bangkok - but it's a story with a tragic ending.


Financial advice - how is your retirement from teaching in Thailand looking.  Here's FIRE in Thailand with some solid Thai investment advice.


Neighborhood tourism - you pick a part of your own city that you never go to.  Book a nice boutique hotel for a night and then spend a day exploring the area.  I started with Yaowaraj Road in Bangkok's Chinatown.


— Steve joins the Ajarn bloggers!

Steve joins the Ajarn bloggers!

Living and working in Thailand - Book author and Thailand resident, Stephen Saad, will be writing topics for Ajarn from a more cultural angle. This month, Steve analyzes some of the common misunderstandings between foreigners and Thais.  


Keeping the peace - "I've come to believe that putting two teachers in the same classroom needs careful planning, and even then, the clash of egos is a minefield" says Steve Louw (teacher trainer)


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Latest Blogs

Western expats in Thailand – why are so many leaving?

Tom Tuohy

So long Thailand, it's time we were heading home.

Educational policy: what can a teacher do?

Stephen Louw

Will the ministry listen to anything we have to say?

We love you, Ms. Leanne

Richard Constable

A single female teacher's adventures in Thailand

I'm starting to enjoy edutainment

Richard McCully

Edutainment is the idea that teachers should entertain and not just teach students. Teachers should be like game show hosts or performers in the classroom.

August 2018

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Promotions, deals and news from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers

Ajarn's top ten blogs

Bangkok Phil

What were our top ten most-read blogs in July 2018?

What does your retirement from teaching look like?

FIRE in Thailand

There's no excuse not to invest and plan.

Culture clash!

Stephen Saad

Thais are not being rude or deliberately evasive. It’s just a culture clash…or is it?

Change your mind.....set!

Mark Newman

Know what to expect if you decide to visit Thailand