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— What about Lopburi for teachers?

What about Lopburi for teachers?

Region guide - Just a few hours from Bangkok, temples, monkeys and more monkeys are Lopburi's main draws but as an English teacher looking for a living wage, will you be just monkeying around? (Have you lived or worked in Lopburi? Perhaps you could help us edit this particular guide)


— Piercing Thai culture

Piercing Thai culture

Toning down appearances - "I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, where meeting someone with an outlandish appearance - even a teacher - is an everyday occurrence. Then I decided teach English in Thailand,  where I quickly found out that appearing “loud,” isn’t quite as acceptable"


Finding a job in Thailand - The Basics - There are three ways teachers generally find jobs; connections with other teachers, showing up in person at schools inquiring about work, and applying to online postings via websites like 'ajarn.com'


— Schools closed!

Schools closed!

Thailand’s Ministry of Education has closed all schools in 28 ‘highly controlled red zone’ provinces until January 31, or until further notice.


— How do students learn?

How do students learn?

Thai students - Mark Beales tackles the topic of creating a variety of lessons that will appeal to most of your students. Theory often comes near the bottom of the pile when it comes to teaching, but there are several things worth knowing about how people learn and how best you can teach them.


TEFL job scams? - Two separate job ads placed on Ajarn. One from a private company looking for online teachers, the other a Thai government school recruiting for its regular English program. As it turned out, both cases required further investigation.



— "I didn't find Bangkok cheap at all"

"I didn't find Bangkok cheap at all"

The great escape - Vicky taught in Bangkok for two years and developed a love / hate relationship with the city, so returned to small town England. She was glad she gave teaching a try while she was still young, but Thailand wasn't for her.....and neither was teaching by the sound of it.


— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Teaching jobs in Thailand - With many schools ordered to close down for the whole of January, it could be a relatively slow month for teacher recruitment, probably due to the uncertainty around at the moment. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page


— "60 years old and no degree but looking for teaching work in Thailand"

"60 years old and no degree but looking for teaching work in Thailand"

Will Steve find work? - Is it Steve's age or his lack of degree that's the biggest problem? Here is what teachers had to say on the Ajarn Facebook page.


Featured Jobs

Teachers for August 2021 Start

฿70,000+ / month

Bangkok


English/Math/Science Teachers for April 2021 Start

฿40,300+ / month

Thailand


Full and Part-time Reading/EFL Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Academic Tutor - IGCSE German (First Language)

฿800+ / hour

Bangkok


English Teachers

฿84,000+ / month

China


Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teaching Positions

฿47,000+ / month

Nonthaburi


NES Online English Teacher

฿650+ / hour

Online


Early Years Teacher / EYFS Team Leader

฿100,000+ / month

Bangkok


Primary Teachers (Science and Mathematics)

฿40,000+ / month

Buri Ram


Featured Teachers

  • Matthew


    Canadian, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Asger


    Dane, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Barry


    Australian, 56 years old. Currently living in China

  • Maria


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Mary


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Bill


    American, 56 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Niña


    Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Elvie


    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Mark


    American, 66 years old. Currently living in China

  • Erik


    Australian, 54 years old. Currently living in Australia

  • Renzo


    Filipino, 23 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Prathmesh


    Indian, 33 years old. Currently living in India

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Latest Blogs

Finding a job in Thailand - the basics

Rachel Diamond

From one newbie to another

How do students learn?

Mark Beales

Creating a variety of lessons that will appeal to most of your students

Thai language communication issues

Richard Constable

Where is it insulting to be spoken to in your own language?

January 2021

TEFL Course News

Our first TEFL course blog of the new year.

2020/21 season fixtures

Diary of a Thai football season

How will Samut Prakan fare in their second season as a Thai Premier League club?

The benefits of working in an after-school language centre

Adam Crittenden

Extra cash and more teaching experience for starters!

Sports-related injuries and health insurance in Thailand

Ricky Batten

Tips before getting straight into a sport you love.

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.

A moderate Western expat lifestyle

Mickey Sheehan

Isn't that what decent teachers in Bangkok should always be aiming for?