Taiwan Troll

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Culture shock

Adjusting to a new life abroad

The transition to life in a new country means adjusting to a foreign culture. But what is culture? What is it that we are confronted with? Culture is a set of shared, accepted behavior patterns, values, assumptions and common experiences. It defines the social structure, the expectations and the norms of communication for a society.


Minority report

B.Ed teachers in Thailand

Language schools often do not recognize the qualifications of a B.Ed. teacher. Often directors of schools have no background in the field of education and so do not know how to assess the credentials of a B.Ed. teacher.


Behaviour management

What cultural aspects do we need to consider?

Any behavior management system must have a system of rewards and punishment. Even the Grade 1 teacher utilized a rewards and punishment system, though in her case the reward was positive reinforcement and praise.


Moral education

The Bangkok case

So what are the problems faced by Thai youth? Well, many of the same problems are faced by Thai youth as are faced by their North American counterparts, though in different degree and proportion. Unfortunately, statistics are few and far between and often unreliable.


Blogging

An ajarn lifeline

Blogging is way for people to communicate on the internet by posting articles or entries on their own personalized website. People viewing your website can, in turn, write responses or comments to your articles.


Featured Jobs

Corporate Trainers

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Bangkok


NES Head Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Early Years and Elementary Teachers

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


History Teacher

฿40,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


English Teachers Coordinator

฿45,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


English Program Teachers for Immediate Start

฿34,000+ / month

Thailand


Featured Teachers

  • Gregory


    American, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ma.


    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Joseph


    Filipino, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sriram


    Indian, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Anna


    Polish, 36 years old. Currently living in Poland

  • Stephanie


    Zimbabwean, 29 years old. Currently living in South Africa

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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

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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.


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?


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


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.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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