The unintended results of the teaching license requirement

Postbox letter from Thomas

If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.


So what makes a good teacher?

Postbox letter from Mark

A good teacher to me is someone who has a good understanding of everything that is is expected of him from his employers.


How to land that teaching job

Five tips to make you stand out from the crowd

If you're currently looking for a teaching position to keep you busy over the coming year, then there are plenty of great opportunities out there, but there is also a lot of competition


The plight of slaves

Postbox letter from Captain Haddock

Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.


Ethical job ad posting

Why too much choice is not always a good thing

There's no reason why ajarn.com should have a monopoly on TEFL job ads in Thailand and I actually think that competition is healthy in many ways. But this is what happens when job sites steal ads from another job site.


Living on the new wage mentality

Postbox letter from Bob

30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.


What about smalltown Isaan?

Postbox letter from James

I don't understand all this fuss about older teachers not being able to find work here. What about Isaan?


Tossed on the TEFL scrapheap

Is teaching in Thailand a young man's game?

These are older teachers who have made their life in Thailand, perhaps even got married and raised children, and are now contemplating the unthinkable. Leaving the home they love. For many it’s either a case of seeking out pastures new or returning home to a country they left behind a long time ago.


Filipino teachers and salaries

Postbox letter from Bill

It seems the teacher salaries are actually going down, and it's work ethics and attitudes such as that which contribute to it.


Suffering because of my 'Thainess'

Postbox letter from Anucha

Most schools were still unwilling to give me the typical farang wage of 50K or more because of my "Thainess"


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The Hot Spot


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.


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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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