Observations from a teacher recruiter's chair

Postbox letter from Brian

If you have any hand in employing teachers, and you're only interested in warm bodies in the classroom and paying the very least, you're going to attract the worst kind. But if you actually take the time to read cover letters, read CV's and try to get a feel for the person applying, your life will be so much easier.


Is it too harsh to hope agencies disappear?

Postbox letter from Phetpeter

I know times are hard and the lack of teachers may cause suffering for some schools, but the number of so-called agencies offering teachers' work seems to be more than there are teachers


The 'unwanted' senior teacher role

Postbox letter from Liam

This agency I worked for thought that not only could they employ anyone without doing their due diligence, but that the good teachers already at the school would do their job for them also.


Fool me now, lose me later.

Postbox letter from Middle of Thailand

During this pandemic, the sad fact is that there are fewer teachers available in-country to fill the many vacancies on offer. The agencies and schools think we are desperate to work, to earn a decent living for ourselves and support our families.


Using teaching agencies

Considerations for first-time teachers

Teaching agencies can provide valuable support, but they can also result in lower salaries and poorer working conditions. What are some of the key aspects to assess when considering using a teaching agency in Thailand?


Time to move on?

Postbox letter from Korea

If your employer (the agency you mention) is looking through your social media posts and threatening you with legal action, then it really is time to move on.


Little hope for a teacher in lockdown

Postbox letter from Jasmine

I don’t want to go home but if I have to because of the lack of work, it will be the ultimate defeat and one I will not cope at all well with.


Be cautious around teacher agencies

Postbox letter from Bear

Thai agencies prey on new teachers and their lack of knowledge about how things work over here.


Teacher contract headaches

What happens to foreign teacher contracts now that the Thai school year will run from July 1st to mid-April 2021?

Not all foreign teachers are prepared to work a few extra weeks for free, alongside already earning a relatively low professional salary without as much as a pension pending.


We should know what agencies earn

Postbox letter from Brian

Agencies should only be earning a placement fee and this placement fee should be publicized for the Thai public to see.


Showing 10 tagged items out of 77 total Page 1 of 8



Featured Jobs

Female NES EYFS Teacher for January 2023 Start

฿40,000+ / month

Chon Buri


NES Primary Science / Maths Teacher

฿60,000+ / month

Rayong


Upper Primary (Year 6) Mathematics Teacher

฿60,000+ / month

Samut Sakhon


NES Math Teacher

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Foreign Teachers for English Program (40-50K)

฿40,000+ / month

Nakhon Pathom


Fun Native English Teachers for Late October Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


Featured Teachers

  • Nyein


    Myanmarese, 23 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Takeshi


    Japanese, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Dennis


    Nigerian, 27 years old. Currently living in Nigeria

  • Shaira


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sridatri


    Indian, 27 years old. Currently living in India

  • Phyu


    Myanmarese, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.


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.


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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?