Tips for the newbie teacher

Keep these points in mind and you'll cope far better

Don't get stressed by the job. Remember that you are merely the latest in a long line of farang teachers who have come and gone. There isn't enough time to make any real progress with students' English so just try and make it fun for them.


On teaching classroom language

Getting students to use simple English all the time

Whenever confronted with students who speak Thai in class, I considered it an opportune moment to teach them the right structures.


Who gets the call when their arms are raised?

Which student gets the teacher's questions and why?

Here are the different groups of students within a typical class. They are quite distinctive and there's not really much of a gray area between them.


My ideas for change

Postbox letter from James

Having taught at government and private schools I echo the frustration of native English teachers when it comes to Thais being poor in English.


How to stifle student confidence

Confidence is key when students want to improve their English

Once confidence is acquired, the student makes remarkable self-perception and strives further to succeed. Therefore, instead of killing this important trait, let's develop it among our students.


Showing 5 tagged items out of 5 total Page 1 of 1



Featured Jobs

Grade 3-4 Math Teacher for October Start (47-55K)

฿47,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Homeroom Teacher

฿37,000+ / month

Lampang


Secondary Chinese Teacher for October Start

฿30,000+ / month

Samut Sakhon


K1 Homeroom Teacher (Maternity Cover)

฿33,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


English, Business and Computer Teachers for EP

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Learning Support Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Ellen


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Stephanie


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Andrew


    Australian, 56 years old. Currently living in Australia

  • Rijisha


    Indian, 33 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Daniel


    American, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Julien


    French, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


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.


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?


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?


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.