James Humphries

James Humphries's blog on Ajarn.com


Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

I've read many teaching blogs down the years and I generally enjoy hearing about other people's experiences. However there is one thing I'd like to see more of - honesty


Tips for the newbie teacher

Keep these points in mind and you'll cope far better

Don't get stressed by the job. Remember that you are merely the latest in a long line of farang teachers who have come and gone. There isn't enough time to make any real progress with students' English so just try and make it fun for them.


Back to reality

The thoughts of a returning expat

My biggest fear is that things may have changed so much that my skills will be inadequate and I will be overlooked in favor of people who have spent their time investing in themselves while I, in the eyes of a potential employer, have been messing around in Asia for the last seven years.


Featured Jobs

Corporate English Teachers

฿700+ / hour

Bangkok


Native English-speaking K1 ESL Teacher

฿33,000+ / month

Bangkok


Filipino Nannies and Childcare Professionals

฿20,000+ / month

Bangkok


Teaching Positions for Immediate or November Start

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Homeroom Teacher

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


Native English Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Sherrie


    Filipino, 35 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Harjolan


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ryan


    British, 40 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Geoff


    British, 44 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Mary


    Kenyan, 27 years old. Currently living in Kenya

  • Njonkoa


    Cameroonian, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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!


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?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.