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Ajarn's top ten blogs

What were our top ten most-read blogs in October 2018?


Here were the top ten Ajarn blogs for October 2018 in terms of reader numbers.


1) A diverse day in paradise / Richard Constable - Beggars, food courts, communication problems, cancelled classes and disagreeable customer service


2)  Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok / Bangkok Phil - applying for a new passport was actually a very straightforward procedure. However, like many bureaucratic processes in Thailand, advance preparation is key.


3)  Interviewing foreigners / Phil Roeland - During all the years I've spent in Thailand and the rest of South-East Asia I have been approached dozens of times by students armed with questionnaires eager to interview me.


4)  Games for large unruly classes / Geoff Richards - should games always have a pedagogical value? No. Especially not the ones that you use as energy burners and to get students' brains working in English at the start of a class.


5)  Problems with the Thai public education system / Mark Brown - A list of almost twenty issues that certainly need looking at.


6) It’s time to start paying non-native teachers fairly / Richard McCully - Nationality shouldn't determine pay rates!


7) Family Thais / Phil Hall - A tale of the simple life in Issan with a bit of financial debt, drug dealing and machete-swinging thrown in.


8) The best things about living in Thailand? / Stephen Saad - The expat lives without being judged or interfered with.


9) Perfectionists: stay away from English teaching / Todd Squitieri - Some rules of the road


10) Doing the northern loop / Bangkok Phil - The infamous road of 1,864 curves




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