My first year as a teacher in Thailand

The highs and the lows and what I've learned.

Now that this academic year is winding down, I reflect on my first year with a lot of mixed feelings. There have been a lot of awesome moments where I really felt like a teacher. I really felt like I was getting through to the students and I was the getting the job done.


We all have choices

Postbox letter from Jack

Yes, ESL job wages are pretty crappy and the salaries are lower here (considering inflation) than they were 10 to 15 years ago. So what?


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Featured Jobs

Fun Native English Teachers for December Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


IB MYP Science Teacher (Mainly Grades 5-8)

฿60,000+ / month

Nakhon Ratchasima


Multiple Teaching Positions

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


EAL Teacher for January Start

฿55,000+ / month

Bangkok


Key Stage 2 Teacher for January 2023 Start

฿50,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Winter Camp ESL Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Karen


    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ryan


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Laarnie


    Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Cris


    Filipino, 34 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Raita


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Raynard


    Canadian, 31 years old. Currently living in Canada

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The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.


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Contributions welcome

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Renting an apartment?

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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.


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?


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.