Thailand 101

Settling in as an English teacher - the journey and expenses

In my short time in Thailand I have learned so much already. The journey here has already opened me up to alternative experiences. Meeting individuals from across the globe has taught me that it is alright to be different.


Need a cleaner in Bangkok?

Perhaps Beneat.co could be the answer.

Beneat.co provide some helpful guidelines before you go ahead and book a cleaner online. They recommend you use a cleaner for at least a couple of hours if you're looking to spruce up a small condo, rising to around 4-8 hours for a decent sized, two-storey house, which is what my wife and I have.


Times are changing.

Postbox letter from Steve Bangkok

There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer


Thai people live OK on less than 40K

Postbox letter from Nook

I can send my money back to my parents 5,000 baht every month and save 8,000 baht a month for myself.


Too many are clueless about money

Postbox letter from Brian

It's hard to believe how uneducated people are on here about money when they say "You'll make three times what a Thai does," or "You have to live like a Thai!" It's total rubbish


Long term work or short term work?

What are the pros and cons?

I'll simply take a look at some pros and cons for both long term and short term teaching stays in Thailand. For the sake of this article, 'short term' is anything less than a school year and for 'long term', any work that keeps you in Thailand for more than a year.


Pocket money

The impact of a weak Thai Baht for foreign teachers in Thailand

Over the past few months the Thai Baht has become weaker against many other currencies. This has had many implications for Thailand as a country and for the people who live and work here. I want to focus on foreign teachers in Thailand and how the exchange rate changes might affect them.


Why I live here in Bangkok

So what's the attraction exactly?

Bangkok might never be the place I truly call home but it's a place I'm happy to be right now.


Thailand teaching stuff - July 2015

A selection of blog links that will be of interest to teachers in Thailand

Here's another selection of interesting teacher-related blogs and articles that have popped up on the internet over the last month or so, including an interesting comparison between the costs of living in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.


Second season syndrome

How does the second year of teaching in Thailand compare to the first?

Having just passed my two-year anniversary in Thailand I thought I would look and see if I suffered from Thai second season syndrome - and how it might affect you if you decide to come to Thailand.


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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?


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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.


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Renting an apartment?

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


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?