What to expect when you move to Thailand

Life in the sticks and other oddities

I packed my bags and moved to Thailand to eventually become an English teacher. I was offered jobs in different parts of Thailand, but I quickly decided to move to a village in the North East region of Thailand, as opposed to a city. Moving from a city in Canada to a village in Thailand is a radical change but it's the type of challenge I was looking for.


A bit of culture part two

The concept of face and other things

If a waiter in a restaurant screws up your order and brings you fishballs instead of the fried pork-skin on rice you ordered, most people won’t send it back or make a fuss about it. The waiter might lose face. So what? Well, by embarrassing him this way, you too will be considered as having lost face. It’s really a lose-lose situation. You can either eat your smelly fishballs or lose face.


Showing 2 tagged items out of 2 total Page 1 of 1



Featured Jobs

NES Teachers for Kindergarten and Primary (40-50K)

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Full-time Native English Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teachers

฿68,000+ / month

China


Conversational English Teachers

฿30,000+ / month

Bangkok


Math and Science Teachers

฿31,000+ / month

Thailand


Featured Teachers

  • Amrita


    American, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Michael


    Canadian, 45 years old. Currently living in China

  • Vince


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Jodilmary


    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Diana


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Thomas


    American, 50 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Walter van der Wal from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


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?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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?


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.