15 reasons to teach English in Thailand

From gaining work experience to opportunities to travel

Most countries have lots to offer but one of the best places to teach English abroad is definitely Thailand. Here are plenty of reasons why.


Mastering the Thai tones with football results

Postbox letter from Del

There seem to be more and more people around with an interest in learning Thai, and the most common problem they face is the fact that Thai is a tonal language.


Thailand teaching stuff - May 2014

Another picnic basket of tasty blog links

Hi everyone, it's Peter Clarke again, with a selection of my favourite internet blogs and articles that I hope will appeal to teachers in Thailand. Well, actually you don't need to be a teacher, I think anyone who has an interest in all things Thailand will enjoy them.


Confessions of a new teacher

What I've learned in the first five months

I'm Karisa and I couldn't be more of a cliché: a blonde, American, recent college grad who decided to go teach in a foreign country! Don't be too impressed with me; I'm hardly unique in this expedition to teach English abroad.


A view from the student’s side of the classroom

Perspectives on becoming a student again

For the most part, I was teaching (in a variety of different capacities) during the years I was also pursuing my graduate studies. Now once again I am alternating between the front and rear of the classroom, and this can be an effective method to help one to keep the student's perspective in mind when the time of the day comes for one to assume the role of teacher.


An unwanted duty

Is this Thai tradition pain or pleasure?

In many schools in Thailand, Thai teachers, as well as foreign teachers, take turns in standing at the school gate to greet parents and students. Two or more teachers are assigned, depending on the size of the school, to do this each day.


Learn the lingo

Postbox letter from Mark

Learn some of the language. Know something about His Majesty. Smile and dress nicely.


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