John V

John V's blog on Ajarn.com


The Rise and Fall of the Pattaya Empire

How times have changed for Thailand's favourite seaside resort

My dear Pattaya; I don’t know whether to feel sympathy for you, or applaud your growing older gracefully, just like ourselves.


Thai education and TEFL class management

A look at three practical examples to use in your classroom

Class management, although employing techniques, isn't so much a process as a mind-set requiring a separate skill set from that of delivery, a point often missed in progressive education orthodoxy.


The importance of a syllabus to aid lesson planning

No experience, no certification, no degree? English teachers required?

Not being prepared remains a major contributing factor to beginner teacher burn-out with pressure and stress, therefore and with tongue in cheek, let's collectively dip our proverbial toes into the enticing newbie paddling pool of TEFL.


A satirical look at foreign smokers in Thailand

Sun, sea, sand and a cigarette

Up to a year in a Thai monkey house for lighting a cigarette on a public beach? Stand by for breaking headlines.


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Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

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Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

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