Working smart, not working hard

Making the most of your teaching time

By paying more attention to your teaching hours and your overall availability, it's possible to juggle teaching jobs around and watch your monthly earnings soar.


Teachers left devastated by floods

The flood disaster is heaping misery on numerous foreign teachers

Many teachers are unsure of when they will be able to return to work or even if they are going to get paid for the down time.


Flood impact on your job

Postbox letter from Ajarn Forum Member

I work for a government English program in Bangkok nowhere near the flooded areas. We were originally supposed to begin the term tomorrow, but it has now been delayed by two weeks to November 15th


The teacher's diary revisited

One teacher's descent into madness. Now updated for 2011

The diary is the heartbreaking four-week journal of Mr Jim Elmdon - a teacher who came to Thailand and failed miserably. Keep a box of tissues handy.


Khao San Road teacher recruiters

Postbox letter from Barry Brooks

There is a new insipid species of teacher recruiter in action in the Khao San Road area.


Its that time of year again.

Postbox letter from Ian

We all seem to be scrambling for something. It all depends on if that something is actually worth having. I count myself lucky inasmuch as I work with a very good group of people, plus there's a lot of variety.


Teaching tips

What to do and what not to do in the EFL classroom

Tim Cornwall offers some great tips and techniques for both experienced and inexperienced teachers alike from smiling to laying down class rules and from teacher movement to setting up activities.


A Haven for Filipino Teachers

Some suggestions on where Filipinos might find teaching work

Each agency has different sets of procedures and requirements. Just prepare all your credentials when you apply, including your ID pictures. Be ready with some teaching materials too because a number of agencies require 5-10 minute teaching demonstration.


Welcome to the Thailand Educators Network (TEN)

What's coming up in our teachers' evenings this year?

Set up to create an environment in which educators can meet to discuss and explore professional and personal concerns and to establish a positive forum for the enhancement of teaching and teaching opportunities in Thailand, we meet every month, on or close to the 10th at the Roadhouse Barbecue.


Four times the salary of a local Thai?

What a load of bullshit!

Nothing irks me more than reading that statement and you see it all over the web wherever the topic of teaching in Thailand is discussed or promoted. It’s a statement that’s both grossly misleading and wildly inaccurate.


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Featured Jobs

Fun Native English Teachers for May 2022 Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


Pre-School Teachers

฿80,000+ / month

Bangkok


Female NES Early Year 3 Teacher for August 2022 Start

฿40,000+ / month

Chon Buri


NES Year 3 Teacher for August 2022 Start

฿50,000+ / month

Chon Buri


NES / Non-NES English teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Multiple International School Positions

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Jeff


    American, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sergey


    Russian, 42 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Dr.


    Chinese, 53 years old. Currently living in China

  • Victor


    American, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kristina


    Russian, 27 years old. Currently living in Russian Federation

  • Raul


    American, 59 years old. Currently living in USA

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.


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?


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


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?


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.