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

Reading / EFL Teachers (Chiang Mai and Bangkok)

฿40,000+ / month


Full-time English Teachers

฿30,000+ / month

Sakon Nakhon

Teachers for Immediate or November Start

฿35,000+ / month


Primary School Teachers

฿100,000+ / month


Primary Maths, Science and English Teachers (NES)

฿60,000+ / month


Native English Speaking Teachers for Primary Level

฿50,000+ / month


Featured Teachers

  • Sergio

    British, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Darius

    American, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Andre

    Canadian, 52 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Ronnie

    Filipino, 22 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Edward

    American, 63 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Anna-maria

    Estonian, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot

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.

The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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

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.

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?

Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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

Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.