Rachel Diamond

Rachel Diamond's blog on Ajarn.com


Finding a job in Thailand - the basics

From one newbie to another

If you're considering coming to Thailand on your own to find work as an English teacher, I promise you can do it.


Surviving the CELTA

Tips and advice for taking a four-week program

Before I signed up for an English teaching certification class, I spent 50+ hours reading about all my options. Maybe it is because it was the first big step in moving to Thailand, but also because I wanted to get the most for my money and time.


Pack your suitcase!

The must-haves, the worth considering, and what to leave behind

Now that I have settled into my teaching job in Thailand, I can look back on the things I should have brought with me and the things I didn't need to bother with.


Featured Jobs

NES Physics Teacher (50-55K)

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teacher for Grade 6

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teacher

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Filipina Teacher for Long-term Position

฿25,000+ / month

Nakhon Si Thammarat


Primary Homeroom Teacher

฿0+ / month

Samut Prakan


Featured Teachers

  • Willie


    Filipino, 40 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Paul


    British, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • David


    Irish, 45 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Julianna


    American, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sunatthida


    British, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Janice


    Hongkonger, 25 years old. Currently living in Hong Kong

The Hot Spot


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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?


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.


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.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.