Mike Curl

Mike Curl's blog on Ajarn.com


Simply Thai food

My take on the highs and lows of Thai cuisine

My relationship with Thai food is quite complicated. My initial exposure to the cuisine occurred when I was quite young. In fact, I was so young that I didn't even know that it was Thai food. Hell, I only new Thailand from the tags on clothing.


Sa-peaking Thai

The advantages of being able to communicate

Learning Thai can be difficult because it is a language, and learning a new language is typically not the easiest endeavor, but with minimal effort you can learn enough Thai to impress people and get things done on your own


My thoughts on teacher salaries

How much should you be making?

While extensive amounts of information is already readily available on the matter of teachers' salaries, I'd still like to add some of my own opinions for those considering coming here to teach.


On living in Bangkok

It's where the work is for a young language teacher

Bangkok is a loud, polluted, overcrowded, and poorly designed city. I've always thought that I would love to live in a different city, but now that I'm sitting down and pondering this, maybe Bangkok is more to me than I had previously realized.


Featured Jobs

Corporate English Teachers

฿700+ / hour

Bangkok


Weekend English Teacher / Coordinator or Manager

฿700+ / hour

Samut Prakan


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿33,000+ / month

Ang Thong


IEP P5 and P6 Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Phuket


Qualified Primary Teachers for March Start

฿83,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Pearly


    Malaysian, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Daniel


    British, 31 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Darcy


    Canadian, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Allison


    American, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Christopher


    American, 64 years old. Currently living in China

  • Adarsh


    South African, 31 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


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.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Walter van der Wal from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


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.