Nick Tarver

Nick Tarver's blog on Ajarn.com


The pee, the nong and the wai

Aspects of Thai culture

Although ajarn.com has never shirked from handing out some just criticism on Thai education and culture I felt it was only fair to balance worthy criticism with worthy praise.


What hope for a superficial education system?

The joys of being part of the system

Being a foreign teacher is again another superficial and costly exercise. They want to show you off like a new piece of gold jewelry or a good photograph. Relatively speaking it costs a lot to employ a foreign teacher in Thailand.


Featured Jobs

Secondary Chemistry/Physics & Kindergarten Teachers

฿60,000+ / month

Rayong


Non-NES Math/Science/English Teachers for August Start

฿30,000+ / month

Thailand


Math, English & Science Teachers for November Start

฿40,300+ / month

Thailand


Social Studies Teacher

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


Full-time Filipino Primary Teacher

฿27,000+ / month

Chaiyaphum


EFL Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Katie


    British, 31 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Dr.


    British, 55 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Luke


    British, 33 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • John


    American, 38 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Aidan


    British, 59 years old. Currently living in Czechia

  • Cecil


    French, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


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.


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.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.


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?


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?