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.


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Featured Teachers

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    Turkish, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    French, 36 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Indonesian, 23 years old. Currently living in Indonesia

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    British, 67 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Bangladeshi, 42 years old. Currently living in Bangladesh

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?


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.


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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?


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.