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

Secondary PE & Health Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Samut Sakhon


NES Primary and Secondary Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Teacher of Mathematics (including IGCSE & A-Level)

฿70,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES / Non-NES Kindergarten Teachers (38-44K)

฿38,000+ / month

Bangkok


Grade 5 Teacher in International School

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Ronald


    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Helen


    Australian, 49 years old. Currently living in Australia

  • Darius


    American, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kint


    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Parminder


    Indian, 33 years old. Currently living in India

  • Aky


    British, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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