The perfect storm

Dopey foreigners and mentally deficient Koreans part one

So Korea, go ahead and continue to hire unqualified native English teachers. You know exactly what you're doing. You're hardly walking and talking testaments to your own good judgement. A plague on all your houses!


Creating classroom culture

Cultivating universal values and striving for excellence

There are some good teachers out there to get you through these first rough few months of uncertainty. From those who say, "Lay down the law the first week of class. You're not their friend, you're their teacher", to those who offer good introductory first day lessons, there is a lot of good advice out there if one knows where to look.


You are the solution

what foreign teachers don't want to hear

Many foreign teachers forget that they're not in Kansas anymore, and demand that their hosts adapt to them rather than trying to find a middle-ground where a reasonable compromise can be reached. If many foreign teachers are the problem, (and they are), then they are also the solution.


TEFL's number one enemy

Losers to the right of me, morons to my left

There are many successful teachers here in Korea and elsewhere. I have been lucky enough to work with many great teachers. But they are a rare breed, indeed. Successful teachers don't allow the system to beat them down. They rise up to answer the call again and again.


Showing 4 tagged items out of 4 total Page 1 of 1



Featured Jobs

ESL Content Developer

฿90,000+ / month

China


NES Kindergarten & Primary Homeroom and English Teachers

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


Experienced English Teachers

฿60,000+ / month

Bangkok


Kindergarten Teachers for August Start

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Male NES English Teachers

฿136,000+ / month

Saudi Arabia


Teaching Positions in Top International School

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Isaac


    Ghanian, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Alicia


    American, 47 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Rommel


    Filipino, 47 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Zachary


    American, 29 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Anas


    Palestinian, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Olaleye


    Nigerian, 31 years old. Currently living in Nigeria

The Hot Spot


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com 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.


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.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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?