We first put Matthew in the ajarn hot seat almost five years ago. At that particular time, he was about to move back to America with his Thai wife after six years as a teacher in Thailand. Matthew always came across as a very dedicated and serious teacher and I was eager to catch up with him to find out how life had panned out for him since our first chat.
“A Geek in Thailand” could well be the most enjoyable book I have ever read about this country – and trust me, I’ve read a few. The man behind ‘Geek in Thailand’ is British journalist, Jody Houton. Let’s talk about the man himself and how the book came together.
Anyone who reads the blogs from our resident Filipino blogger, Ben Vacio, will appreciate what a dedicated teacher he is - but what do we NOT know about him? Well, he’s written a book or two for starters.
Ellen recently spent some time traveling and teaching in Thailand (as well as a lot of other places) and she’s using many of her experiences to launch a stand-up comedy career back in England. The Thailand material is going down well with comedy club audiences and it’s getting big laughs. I have been a huge stand-up comedy fan for many years. I’m looking forward to this one!
I’d like to give some publicity to an amazing lady by the name of Tamara Johnston. Tamara is an Australian teacher working in Songkhla. However, her main passion is helping and saving Thailand's street dogs. As a huge dog lover myself, this was one hot seat interview I just had to do.
Let's talk to a nice young lady teacher (yes, the job has its perks) Cola has been teaching in Thailand for four years and currently works at a kindergarten in Thailand's deep south. She lives with her Thai partner and one-year old son. She also puts together some great short videos on living and teaching in Thailand.
I've been communicating with Alec Peeples on Twitter for quite some time. What I find most interesting is that he's taught at schools in both rural Thailand and in Bangkok so he's an ideal man to discuss the pros and cons of each. Let's put him in the ajarn hot seat and have a proper chat. Take it away Alec.
Suman and I worked together for a number of years at a Bangkok language school but sadly lost contact (as you do) Then on a Friday afternoon on Sukhumwit Road, we bumped into each other, decided to go for a beer or two and to share some memories. I was both surprised and delighted to learn that 'Shooey' was now making a name for himself in the movie industry. This was definitely a topic for the ajarn hot seat. Lights. Camera. Action!
Let’s put Dave Wilson in the ajarn hot seat. Dave is probably one of the most outspoken blokes on Twitter. He’s a man who never pulls his punches. He’s also a teacher in Bangkok so I bet there’s plenty he wants to get off his chest. I’m just going to poke him with a stick.
Teacher resource websites can be a valuable tool for any TEFLer. Ajarn.com talks to Bangkok-based university teacher, Paul Adams, the brains behind Teach-This.com.
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