Kathryn Webb

Let’s talk to a very nice lady by the name of Kathryn Webb. Kathryn is the TEFL course trainer for Samui TEFL on the island of Koh Samui. She has a degree in psychology and a wealth of experience in the field of English language learning, both as a trainer and a language school owner.


Phil Dunne

It’s been almost four years since we interviewed Phil Dunne, The Managing Director of Island TEFL on Koh Samui. Back in July 2010, Phil had in fact just purchased the company and had some very ambitious plans. Let’s find out how life’s treating him?


Andrew Fleming (update)

Back in June of 2013 we interviewed Andrew Fleming, who had opened a new English language school in Udon Thani. The first year is tough for any business so we were eager to find out how things were progressing.


Richard Graham

In a recent ajarn blog, our resident Filipino blogger, Benito Vacio, wrote about the success he was having in his classrooms with something called ‘Genki English’. Eager to learn more, we tracked down the main man himself, the founder of Genki English – Richard Graham. And Richard very kindly offered to put himself in the ajarn hot seat.


James Barr

It's always nice to have a chat with someone who has been an English teacher but eventually found work in Asia doing something they are really passionate about. James Barr is such a man. He's the main guy in Thailand for Grasshopper Adventures - a tour company with a difference.


Andrew Fleming

Opening your own successful language school is something many English teachers dream of doing. The dream became a reality for one Englishman and his Thai partner. Andrew Fleming tells ajarn.com the secrets behind making a language school work.


Kattreeya Walker

Well, this is something of a ‘first’ for the ajarn hot seat – our very first interview with a Thai national - Kattreeya Walker to be exact. ‘Katt’ has taught English in Thai schools. She’s run online businesses. She’s lived abroad in The USA. She has plenty of opinions. Honestly, I don’t know where to start.


Stuart Stripling

It's always good to get an interview with guys in the private language school business - the managers or academic directors on the frontline. Stuart Stripling is Managing Director of Insight English on Silom Road in Bangkok. So how are things shaping up for Thailand's private language school market?


Marek Lenarcik

Polish-born Marek Lenarcik first put himself in the ajarn hot seat in February 2010. Marek hadn't been in Thailand very long at that stage but he had landed a decent teaching gig in Bangkok and all seemed well with the world. We featured Marek because we wanted to know if there were any 'difficulties' finding a teaching job for someone classified as a non-native English speaking European. Let's catch up with the man himself - and hang on to your hats because it's been an eventful last three years to say the least.


Zach Laan

We're going to invite 27-year-old Canadian Zach Laan into the ajarn.com hot seat for the first interview of 2013. Zach taught in Thailand for about five years and despite being a relative youngster, he's managed to cram an awful lot into his post-university teaching career.


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