Money matters

Are you financially sound?

Without any savings or benefits from either a public or private pension scheme in your old age, you might be forced to opt for the ‘Go Native scheme’ (the fried rice & Sangsom approach), the ‘Bangkok Pension Plan’ (wait for moneyed relatives to expire) or go out with a bang aka ‘The Flying Club’.


Contract headaches

Postbox letter from Ajarn Andrew

Always make sure a contract is signed if you plan on working with an agency.


Ads for low paying schools

Postbox letter from Paymonger

Always make sure you know how an employer is working out your pay.


300 baht an hour is daylight robbery?

Postbox letter from James Phillips

I'm calling for a union to be set up with demands for an hourly minimum wage.


How can you find private students?

What works when it comes to marketing yourself as a private teacher?

Teaching private students in your home, or even in the local McDonalds, can be a great way to put five to ten thousand baht a month in the kitty. The problem for many teachers is how to find private students - and then how to keep them.


Say no to schools paying low rates

Postbox letter from Ken

Should ajarn.com pull the plug on those schools that are offering teachers a measly 200 baht an hour?


Severance pay part two

Postbox letter from Justice for Chalkies

This act exemption appears to be an outright example how the elite control information taught in the schools and how teachers are kept under control.


What about a teachers association?

Postbox letter from Johnny Kay

Teachers need to get hardline and not just wimp out when they don't get paid.


Teachers rights

Know your rights as a teacher in Thailand

I have always been amazed by how little most foreigners and Thai people know about Thai Labor Law. Why wouldn’t you want to know what your rights are under the law?


There are teaching jobs out there

Postbox letter from Ben Richards

I've just completed my first month at a language centre. I waited for a good job rather than accepting one I wouldn't be happy with and I'm very pleased with my decision. I've earned just over 40k this month, and I am very confident my income will rise in the coming months


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Featured Jobs

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Featured Teachers

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    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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    Ukrainian, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 51 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 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?


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 Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


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.


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.


The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


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.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!