Thailand, Asean and all that jazz

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Well dear readers I think it is time for another letter in relation to Asean, The Thai Education System and the fact that Thailand (in my opinion) is heading for a huge disaster upon the arrival of the Asean Community and all that it is supposed to bring to Thailand.


Don't be discouraged

Postbox letter from Jonathan

The problems of Thai education system are far from simple and the problems of learning English are not free from serious issues. You may talk about the no fail policy, however I feel that is just one part of the bigger picture. Until the Thais get round the idea that they really do need help from westerners not much progress will be made.


Ajarn.com's book of the month

Macmillan Collocations Dictionary

I can see perhaps a very serious student of written English dipping into it if there is truly a word whose possible collocations they want to find out more about. And for any teacher with an intermediate class, they might take a word and use the collocations as a ten-minute lesson filler, but I'm struggling to see the dictionary's value beyond that.


Teachers and textbooks

A love-hate relationship

There are a lot of excellent books on the market; most of them are produced by major publishers such as Oxford, Cambridge, Longman and Macmillan. The problem a teacher can encounter during an English lesson in Asia is that these books are not always culturally suitable for the learners.


January 2003

A veritable trinket box crammed with TEFL oddments

This month featuring teachers who strike it lucky, textbook terrors and the perils of teaching freelance


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Featured Jobs

Full-time English Teacher

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


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฿30,000+ / month

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NES Kindergarten Teacher

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES and Non-NES Teachers needed throughout Thailand (16K-70K)

฿16,000+ / month

Thailand


NES Physics Teacher (50-55K)

฿50,000+ / month

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English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

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Featured Teachers

  • Wei


    Chinese, 33 years old. Currently living in China

  • Lee


    Filipino, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Parminder


    Indian, 32 years old. Currently living in India

  • Seth


    Ghanian, 42 years old. Currently living in China

  • Paicharin


    Thai, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kelvin


    Tanzanian, 31 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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