Benito Vacio

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 Tomlinson

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!


Tamara Johnston

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.


Nicola Jayne (Cola)

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.


Alec Peeples

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 Tharan

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!


Dave Wilson

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.


Paul Adams

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.


Paul Maglione

Paul Maglione is the co-founder of Entertainment Learning and English Attack! Ajarn puts Paul in the hot seat to talk about the 'gamification' of on-line English language learning, the future for e-learning websites and traditional paper textbooks - and lots more!


Lee Craker

Although I’m no photography enthusiast, I recently stumbled upon a website with a portfolio of some of the most incredible Thailand photos I’d ever seen. I delved a bit deeper and found out the photographer lived in Nakhon Nayok in rural Thailand, ran his own photography workshops, has many published works available on Amazon - and has worked in some of the most amazing and remote locations in the world. Ajarn is honored to chat with American photographer, Lee Craker.


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