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— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - A language institute in Pathum Thani is looking for a Saturday teacher and offering 600 baht an hour. A tutorial school in Bangkok needs a Filipino administrative officer and there are some interesting online vacancies for subtitle editors.   


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— Sounds like a good place for teaching jobs!

Sounds like a good place for teaching jobs!

Region guides - Teacher Evan has very kindly updated our guide to Phitsanulok, a northern city surrounded by waterfalls, forests and all sorts of natural beauty. With plenty of schools and plenty of students, could it be an idea place for a TEFLer looking for the 'real Thailand'?

If you are teaching outside of Bangkok, could you spare ten minutes to update one of our guides? We would be forever in your debt.


— "Thailand is a great place to start as a teacher and then move on to greener pastures"

"Thailand is a great place to start as a teacher and then move on to greener pastures"

The Great EscapeCaitlin taught in Thailand for four years (in Mukdahan and Bangkok) but left in 2016 to take up a position in Malawi, firstly at a village school and then a refugee camp. Next country on her travels will be Burkina Faso. It's certainly been an interesting journey.


Postbox - Some thoughts on the controversial TM 30 document. Is it causing a mass exodus of expats from Thailand?


— Thailand in the 1990's

Thailand in the 1990's

A trip down memory lane - Thailand expats always find plenty to moan about (me included!) but for those who were not around during the 90's, and for those who were and perhaps just fancy a reminisce, here's a collection of random observations. Perhaps if you're a long-termer, you can add a few of your own?



— The art of authentic teaching

The art of authentic teaching

Dr. A.E. Schneider - "I didn’t want to be acting when I was teaching, I wanted to be myself. The question was: How could I be myself in class, but also be a professional at the same time?" 


A four-skills lesson plan - How to incorporate community language learning in your class. Here's a great 4-skills lesson for your intermediate level English Language learners.


— On the topic of teacher accents......

On the topic of teacher accents......

Postbox - "I wouldn't know what I would do if I had an undesirable accent. Would I get training and fake it? That's not the most authentic way to live. But I'd definitely not teach English to anyone who isn't my own ethnicity"


Teacher pay - There was a time when 30,000 baht a month was an average foreign teacher salary in Bangkok but we have slowly seen that figure rise to around 35-40K (and about time too!) But how far will 40,000 a month go in Thailand's costly capital?


Playing to the gallery - Successful class-management and learner success is dependant on having fun


— "I guess I'm at the low end of Bangkok TEFL earners"

"I guess I'm at the low end of Bangkok TEFL earners"

Cost of living - Paul earns 38,000 baht a month from his job at a Thai school in Bangkok. That salary just about covers his monthly expenses but Paul doesn't mind. He's made his money at other jobs and teaches primarily for 'something to do'.


Phil Hall -  ‘Good Morning Class!’ Those three words still make me shudder as I remember the very first time I belted out that well-worn phrase at a government school in North-East Thailand.


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Latest Blogs

A trip down memory lane

Bangkok Phil

Some random observations on what Thailand was like for an expat in the 1990's

Playing to the gallery

John Wilson

Successful class-management and learner success is dependant on having fun

Those first time teaching nerves

Phil Hall

How not to prepare for your very first class

Samut Prakan v Chiang Rai

Diary of a Thai football season

My last game for a while - a home game against second-place Chiang Rai FC.

16 teaching rules I live by

Richard Constable

Some of these techniques you might find useful.

August 2019

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Keeping your job application out of the bin

David Walters

How to stand out from the job application crowd