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What's new on ajarn.com...
— Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)
The Covid situation in Thailand is now showing some signs of improvement and many schools re-opened for the new term on November 1st. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
— "I glide in and out of my apartment building like a phantom"
Our next cost of living survey comes from Ricky, who lives and works in Pathum Thani and earns 35K a month. He raises a few interesting issues about living among Thais who exist near the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
— Thai nicknames and the advantages of working weekends in Bangkok
What's in a Thai nickname? - Like most people, Thais have a name and a surname. Nothing special about that, one might think. What is unusual is the fact that they never use their official names.
Why I'm happy to work weekends in Bangkok - Things are cheaper, quieter and therefore much more enjoyable midweek in this city. It rings true for almost everything you can do here.
— 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 'The Thai teacher pay myth' and 'Delivering a good lesson'.
— Thinking about teaching and thinking about taking a TEFL course?
Home or away? - Is it better to take a TEFL course in your own country or in the country where you'll be teaching? We asked a selection of TEFL course providers in Thailand for their unbiased opinions.
— 'I'll wait until Thailand has a clear direction before returning"
Our latest great escape survey is from Leonard who taught in Thailand for 18 months before heading back to the UK. The Covid situation creating an environment of uncertainty for teachers here was the main reason. But he does miss his oddball teaching colleagues.
Are you a teacher who left Thailand for pastures new? Why not give us your thoughts in a great escape survey?
— What about Chiang Rai for teachers?
A delightful, laid-back city in Northern Thailand that's famous for its white temple (Wat Rong Khun) It's also a place known for its good value accommodation and great local food. Any teaching jobs there?
Do you live and teach outside Bangkok? Please help us update one of our region guides if you can spare a few minutes.
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Boom, Bomb and Bam Bam don't like Beer and Porn
Did you know that you can reduce your taxable income with a health insurance plan for the current tax period?
Days off during the week can be a joy
Can Samut Prakan improve on a 6th place finish in both of their first two seasons?
Teaching colleagues from over the years who never really succeeded in the romance stakes
Teaching reading can be tricky. There always has to be a reason for the students to read something.
Are they binding, and if so, how?
Ten top tips for new teachers arriving in Thailand
I met Kuya Ben (Kuya means older brother) through a co-teacher a month after I arrived in Thailand.