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

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd.

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Teachers for Adults/Kids

฿105,000+ / month

China


NES English Teachers

฿350+ / hour

Bangkok


Corporate Trainers

฿600+ / hour

Bangkok


Native Japanese Teacher for Language Center

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Education Consultant

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Carolina


    American, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sharmaine


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Azel


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Kasmin


    Bangladeshi, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sirapat


    Thai, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ronald


    British, 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.


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

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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?