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

What's new on ajarn.com...


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

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

Beware of several websites that are copying job ads ('stealing' is actually the correct word) from Ajarn dot com. We only post job ads that are sent DIRECTLY to us. An employer will sometimes ask us to make changes to a job description but those changes will NOT be made by the website copying the ad. Trust the info, trust Ajarn! View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page. 


— Send your letters to the Ajarn Postbox

Send your letters to the Ajarn Postbox

If you've got anything to say on the topic of teaching in Thailand, the Ajarn Postbox is the place to say it. Latest letters include 'Be prepared for a much slower life'


— "A simple lifestyle with no stress is all I want"

"A simple lifestyle with no stress is all I want"

Our next cost of living survey comes from Colin, who earns 40K from a large government school in Surin. Colin loves his minimalist lifestyle and actually his salary is nigh on double what he truly needs.


— The five categories of English teacher in Thailand

The five categories of English teacher in Thailand

I have broken down ESL teachers into five general categories. These categories are only for native English speaking individuals coming from fairly wealthy societies; obviously the perspectives and other opportunities for educators from different locations will be quite different. What are the pros and cons of each?



— How to make lessons interesting with 'warmers'

How to make lessons interesting with 'warmers'

Warmers are an important part of a lesson. They aren’t just there to fill time while you figure out what page they’re on today. A simple warmer should be either used to review the previous lesson or set the scene for the day’s class. If done well, students become interested and are then easily led into the main task.


— What's Ang Thong (Central Thailand) like for teachers?

What's Ang Thong (Central Thailand) like for teachers?

It's a town and a province bordered by Lopburi, Suphanburi and Saraburi. It's also not that far from Bangkok. Are many foreign teachers enticed by its charms?


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


— "What made Thailand a good place to live soon faded from my memory"

"What made Thailand a good place to live soon faded from my memory"

Our next great escape survey is from Glen, who lived and worked as a teacher in Bangkok for five years before trying his luck in The Middle East. How is it working out for him? 

Are you a teacher who worked in Thailand but moved on to pastures new? We would love to hear from you! 


Featured Jobs

NES or European Teachers

฿34,000+ / month

Songkhla


Fun Native English Teachers

฿44,000+ / month

Thailand


NES English, Science and Math Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Kindergarten and Primary Teachers

฿42,000+ / month

Bangkok


Principal and Curriculum Developer

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


Short-term English Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Filipino Music Teacher

฿27,000+ / month

Samut Prakan


Non-NES Male Guidance Counselor

฿27,000+ / month

Samut Prakan


Native English Teachers

฿33,000+ / month

Thailand


Part-time Teachers

฿330+ / hour

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Siduduzile


    South African, 34 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Yareliz


    Puerto Rican, 26 years old. Currently living in Puerto Rico

  • Paula


    Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Svetlana


    Belarusian, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Cecil


    French, 41 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kristell


    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Qatar

  • Jakub


    Polish, 46 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Anirban


    Indian, 30 years old. Currently living in India

  • Riza


    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Lynn


    Myanmarese, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Zar


    Myanmarese, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Collen


    Zimbabwean, 40 years old. Currently living in Zimbabwe

Sponsors

Latest Blogs

2023/24 Rayong FC v Samut Prakan

Diary of a Thai football season

Our last away game of the season - or will it be simply our last ever away game?

How to make lessons interesting (warmers)

Mark Beales

A good selection of warmers and lesson-fillers for a teacher to keep up their sleeve

Withitness

Stephen Louw

The art of knowing what's going on in your classroom at all time

Older teachers and acculturalization!

Mark Newman

Adapting to life in Thailand strategies for the older expat

I actually don't mind gate duty

Laura Thomas

A chance to connect with both parents and students.

How to motivate your students

Adam Crittenden

From using humor and surprise to employing reward structures

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

Bangkok Phil

A fairly painless procedure

A teaching room of your own

David Parfitt

It's not just about having a space to teach; it's about creating a hub for learning, laughter, and lifelong memories.

It’s time to start paying non-native teachers fairly

Richard McCully

Nationality shouldn't determine pay rates!