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— Time to move on

Time to move on

A teary final day - Ajarn blogger Sam Thompson has decided to pursue his teaching career in Korea. But as he makes plans to leave, he ponders the impact that teachers have on student lives. 


— Teacher training in Thailand

Teacher training in Thailand

TEFL course news - In our June TEFL course news blog, we've got all the latest special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFl course providers (some offers exclusive to Ajarn readers)


Thailand or home? - is it better to take a teacher training course in Thailand or in your own country? 


— Some blogger thoughts on Pattaya

Some blogger thoughts on Pattaya

An ode to Pattaya - John V contemplates the rise and fall of the Pattaya empire.


Thailand travel - on a recent visit to Pattaya, Fire in Thailand was surprised at how much Thailand's 'Sin City' had changed. Is Pattaya's reputation now becoming undeserved? 


— Are you a textbook teacher?

Are you a textbook teacher?

EFL textbooks - What do we think of 'em? Richard McCully looks at the advantages and disadvantages of using a coursebook in your English class. Do students actually want to learn from them?


Time to get licensed? - Richard McCully compares two different career paths - staying a TEFLer (and there's nothing wrong with that) or studying hard to become a licensed teacher and getting those top international school jobs. It can be a tough decision.


A positive experience - "I came to study in a graduate program at an international university in Bangkok. I hope that by sharing my scholastic experience in Thailand, those people who are considering a similar move may gain some beneficial insight, helping them to make more informed decisions" (Jesse Sessoms)



— A long weekend in Dalat, Vietnam

A long weekend in Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat, Vietnam - the locals call it 'Little Paris' and with it being just a short direct flight from Bangkok, it's well worth a visit. I just spent three chilly days there.


Bangkok street art - it's a pleasant way to while away a couple of hours at the lower end of Silom Road. Don't forget your selfie stick!


— Phil Hall's back!

Phil Hall's back!

Job-hunting in North East Thailand - the latest instalment from Kalasin, where Phil is fighting off snakes in the back garden just hours before his first day at school. And he hasn't even got his Tesco teacher wear sorted out yet!


Hot seat interview - Ajarn chats to Erich R. Sysak.  Erich has taught English in Thailand for many years and has written several novels often based on characters he's met while working here. He now lives in North-east Thailand with his wife and two sons, where he runs a permaculture farm (no, I didn't know what it meant either)  


— "Why make life complicated?" says Jimbo

"Why make life complicated?" says Jimbo


The cost of living - Jimbo earns 65,000 baht a month from his international school job in Songkhla but by eating bananas for breakfast, taking advantage of free school lunches and not touching beer or the air-con, he stashes away 50 large each month.


The great escape -Albert moved to China in August last year. Thailand is still a great first time destination for TEFLers he says, but always know when it's time to leave.


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Latest Blogs

Moving on

Sam Thompson

The lives we teachers touch and the impact we have.

The Rise and Fall of the Pattaya Empire

John V

How times have changed for Thailand's favourite seaside resort

The gutties dinnae fit well

Richard Constable

OK class. Get your English books out!

A few days in Dalat, Vietnam

Bangkok Phil

The charming city the locals call 'Petit Paris' (Little Paris)

Job-hunting in North-East Thailand

Phil Hall

Well, job-hunting and snake-hunting to be exact.

June 2018

TEFL Course News

All the latest news, promotions and deals.

Do Thai students want to learn from textbooks?

Richard McCully

And how do teachers feel about using them?

The changing face of Pattaya

FIRE in Thailand

Is Pattaya's reputation now completely undeserved?

An undeserved promotion

Mark Brown

Foreign teachers are powerless to stop problem students advancing