Newbie Guide

Questions and answers for newcomers to TEFL and Thailand

Cost of Living

Every new arrival wants to know if they can survive or live well in Thailand on X thousand baht a month?

Cost of Living

Guides written by teachers, for teachers, to the different parts of Thailand

Health Insurance

As the old saying goes - don't leave home without it!

Work Permit & Visa FAQ

Have a question about obtaining a work permit or visa?

Your Questions Answered

An extensive selection of questions sent to me by readers.

Featured Jobs

Full-time NES English Teachers

฿40,000+ / month


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Nong Bua Lam Phu

NES Teachers for Primary Level

฿50,000+ / month


Aquatics Manager

฿70,000+ / month


English Teachers for Adults / Kids

฿105,000+ / month


NES Children's Teacher for Saturdays

฿700+ / hour


Featured Teachers

  • Johndel

    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Matthew

    Canadian, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Gary

    Australian, 62 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Lynne

    British, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ana

    Filipino, 46 years old. Currently living in Vietnam

  • Jeremy

    British, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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.

The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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

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 and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?

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.

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.