Thailand 101

Settling in as an English teacher - the journey and expenses

In my short time in Thailand I have learned so much already. The journey here has already opened me up to alternative experiences. Meeting individuals from across the globe has taught me that it is alright to be different.


How far does a 40K salary go in Bangkok?

Will you be living well - or simply surviving?

Is it possible to live in Bangkok on a 30,000 baht teacher salary? OK, let's really drill down those numbers.


My take on agencies

Postbox letter from Chuck, Bangkok

A lot of people want to know what it would be like to work in Thailand. After having been here for 8 years I will tell you.


The long way home

Thoughts on the annual trip back to see the family

This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to that place I called home for 26 years - good old England. Yes, it's almost time to make my annual trip back to Blighty.


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Featured Jobs

Full-time and Part-time Reading / EFL Teachers

฿40,000+ / month

Thailand


Full-Time NES Kindergarten and Primary Teachers (40-50K)

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


Primary PE & Health + Learning Support Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Samut Sakhon


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Mathematics Teachers

฿25,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES High School Teacher

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

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    Canadian, 18 years old. Currently living in Canada

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    Russian, 26 years old. Currently living in Russian Federation

  • James


    American, 70 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Jeffrey


    American, 63 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Kubra


    Turkish, 33 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Kevin


    American, 44 years old. Currently living in USA

The Hot Spot


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?