Abel Cadias's blog on ajarn.com.

Michael's Story

A remarkable story of overcoming some of life's obstacles

I'm featuring Filipino teachers' stories and tackling some employment issues concerning foreign teachers from a Filipino's perspective which I hope might add to the tone at ajarn.com. So, wish me luck!

Good morning campers

Themes and ideas for your English camp

Facilitating English camps has always been challenging and fun for me but ten years ago I had absolutely no idea how a camp worked or what it was tring to achieve.

English for integrated studies

Its implications for Thailand’s foreign teaching industry

In 2009, the Ministry of Education promoted the so-called "World-Class Standard Schools" to 500 pilot schools in Thailand. It aims to encourage schools in promoting critical thinking, creativity and global-mindedness among the students by adding four co-curricular subjects

My October highs and lows

Or perhaps we can refer to them as likes and dislikes

Some news and opinions of events and training programs especially aimed at Filipino readers and expats.

Transforming lesson plans into modules

Plans to develop a better school curriculum

Teachers who use their own modules know very well the advantages they bring to classroom teaching and professional development.

We're so sorry

A sad and shocking day for all Filipinos

Millions of Filipinos, including me, were shocked at the poor handling of the hostage situation by our own security enforcers. It was an embarrassment to our capability to save lives. This we cannot deny.

A chop suey approach

A little bit of everything from the last couple of weeks

Here’s something that the Filipino teaching community could hope for: a bilateral agreement with Thailand in upholding “better” salary scale and fringe benefits.

All about the Filipinos and Friends in Chiang Rai (FFC)

Some background on a vibrant teaching organisation in Northern Thailand

While this organization appeared insignificant in the eyes of the Foreign teaching community in Thailand, it played a very big role in solving the most immediate need of the foreign teaching community in 2008.

Pinoy Embassy, Associations and Groups

A look at some Filipino organisations active in Thailand

The Filipino Community in Thailand has a wealth of large and small organisations to choose from.

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TEFL Courses & Training

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Training Directory

Featured Teachers

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    British, 66 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Dutch, 56 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    British, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    South African, 33 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Timothy John


    Australian, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Mylem


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Mosotho, 27 years old. Currently living in South Africa

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    South African, 22 years old. Currently living in South Africa

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    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand


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Vacancies for in-house and corporate teachers at the finest schools in Suphanburi City


We get you a job! Options for school placements all over Thailand

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Brokers for ajarn health insurance and for all your Thailand insurance needs.

Siam Computer & Language

Competitive teacher packages with benefits and bonus incentives

Kajonkietsuksa School

First bilingual school in Phuket. Vacancies for kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers.

Kasintorn St Peter School

Progressive English program school near Bangkok employing NES and Filipino teachers

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The Hot Spot

Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.

Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?

Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.

Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?

Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.

Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!

The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?