Thailand's number one TEFL site: Established in 1999 and still the best.

What's new on ajarn.com...


— Why do student numbers often dwindle as your course progresses?

Why do student numbers often dwindle as your course progresses?

Academic tenacity - "This tendency for student numbers to drop off as the program progresses is what I think of student attrition", says teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, "but whose fault is it really?"


— Teaching opportunities

Teaching opportunities

Recently added - for those teachers looking for a change of scenery, a group of schools in Myanmar are looking for teachers for an August start. A Bangkok corporate training provider needs teachers to service clients in the area and there is a rare vacancy for a native-speaking French teacher. 


Post your resume - we're in the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you! 


Thinking of taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - Check out our monthly blog for deals and promotions


— Making hay while the exchange rate shines

Making hay while the exchange rate shines

Teacher salaries - There's never been a better time to earn a Thai Baht salary, especially if you are planning a holiday to somewhere like England or sending money home. Teacher Richard McCully is certainly looking forward to his trip.


— "I don't have an exciting lifestyle but feel more than satisfied"

"I don't have an exciting lifestyle but feel more than satisfied"

The cost of living - Nathan earns 45,000 a month in Chiang Mai from a combination of full-time salary and private students. Even though his Thai partner is 'between jobs' at the moment and not contributing to the household bills, they are still saving money each month.


The great escape - Sav taught in Bangkok and Hat Yai for a couple of years before going back to the UK to get a teaching qualification. Then he got 'stuck' back home, teaching in a secondary school.



— Memories of teaching at a Thai government school

Memories of teaching at a Thai government school

Phil Hall - "Staff-rooms can be divided into mini turf wars in Thai schools. Here are a few less than pleasant incidents that come to mind"


— Ideas for warm-up activities

Ideas for warm-up activities

Fun in the classroom - Teacher trainer, Jocelyn, lists three of her favourite warm-up activities that any teacher can use in their TEFL classes.


For female teachers - From buying underwear in Thailand to the current dating scene for Western women, what are five of the most common questions that get asked?


— Interview with a job-hunter

Interview with a job-hunter

Hot seat with Frank Coulson - what's it like at the moment for a qualified teacher looking for a TEFL job in Thailand? How has the landscape changed in the last five years? Does e-mailing for jobs beat the walk-in approach? What are Frank's top five questions to ask a potential employer? 


Postbox - Twenty five years of low teacher salaries......why?


Featured Jobs

Full-time NES English Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Nong Bua Lam Phu


NES Teachers for Primary Level

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Aquatics Manager

฿70,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Teachers for Adults / Kids

฿105,000+ / month

China


NES Children's Teacher for Saturdays

฿700+ / hour

Nonthaburi


Featured Teachers

  • Anna


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Cindy


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Jose


    Spanish, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kennie


    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Benjamyn


    Australian, 40 years old. Currently living in Vietnam

  • Angelica


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Broderick


    American, 46 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Asger


    Dane, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Crystal


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Deanna


    American, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Steve


    Egyptian, 48 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Doctorfrank


    British, 68 years old. Currently living in Thailand

Sponsors

Latest Blogs

Academic tenacity

Stephen Louw

Student attrition in ESP courses

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

Making hay while the exchange rate shines

Richard McCully

For those heading back to the UK or sending money home, it's all hail the mighty Baht!

Samut Prakan City v Chonburi

Diary of a Thai football season

It's another derby day as we welcome The Sharks from Chonburi

Memories - good and bad

Phil Hall

Casting my mind back to a government school I taught at years ago

July 2019

TEFL Course News

News, promotions and deals from Thailand's leading teacher training providers

Three fun warm-up activities

Jocelyn Pollak

Games designed to get students focused on using English and getting comfortable with their classmates.

Songkran 2019

Richard Constable

Always a fun time of year for foreigners

Retiring in the Land of Smiles

Walter van der Wal

I've been living here for three years and I have never regretted it.