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— "I have a great life teaching down in Pattaya"
Cost of living - A cost of living double bill for you. Rio earns 64K a month at an international school in Pattaya and loves his 'single guy' lifestyle. Rick earns 50,000 a month in Ayuthaya and does very nicely, especially as his girlfriend owns the house and cooks for him most days.
— Identifying your students' expectations
The four tendencies - do you recognize the four kinds of student; obligers, questioners, upholders and rebels. Here's teacher trainer, Steven Louw, to explain.
— "Teaching in the UK is tough. It's easy to get burnt out"
Back to the UK - Joseph returned the UK in September 2018 after teaching for 2.5 years in Thailand because getting qualified in the UK felt like the next logical step.
Taking a TEFL course in Thailand? - we've got plenty of deals, promotions, video links etc in our monthly TEFl course news blog, with courses in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
— Ajarn chats to Chris Seal of Shrewsbury International School
Hot seat interview - What's it like to work at a top international school in Bangkok? What are the benefits? Does an international school recruit locally? What qualifications do they require? Does a teacher need to return to their home country in order to become qualified or is there an alternative route? In our latest hot seat interview, recently appointed Principal of Shrewsbury School, Mr Chris Seal, has all the answers.
— Piercing Thai culture
Classroom dress code - when Fatima Cacho enrolled on a TEFL course in Thailand, she wondered how accepting Thai culture would be of her body piercings. Famita comes from the trendy and outlandish Bay Area of San Francisco, where no one bats an eyelid at a teacher with pink dreadlocks.
Newbie errors - what mistakes do new arrivals make when coming to teach in Thailand? We've listed over twenty of 'em.
— "Lets be honest - gate duty isn't going to kill you!"
Gate duty-gate - Greeting students as they arrive for school in the morning, perhaps even opening a car door and carrying a backpack for them. Is this a job for foreign teachers, Thai teachers or the school security guard? Richard McCully has his say.
Cough! Splutter! - Ajarn's health insurance expert, Walter van der Wal, discusses the problems and health issues caused by poor quality air.
— Tips for landing a teaching job
Land that TEFL job! - Interview expert, Kevin Cullen, is back with some more interview pointers, including the thank you e-mail and coaching your references.
Region guide to Phatthalung - Many thanks to Phoebe for giving us the low-down on this beautiful province in Southern Thailand. What Phatthalung lacks in nightlife, it makes up for with awesome scenery, plenty of teaching work and a very chilled vibe.
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Identifying your students' expectations
It’s not a punishment. It’s not going to kill you.
A foreign teacher's Christmas in Thailand
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I play piggy-in-the-middle while the family feuds go on all around me
A fairly painless procedure
The expat lives without being judged or interfered with.