You will always be an outsider

The dark underbelly of the Thailand TEFL industry

These questions lead to the dark underbelly of Thailand’s EFL industry. Let’s face it: the cowboys have invaded and they’re here to stay. Many English teachers are tourists who only want to extend travel by getting a quick paycheck. Some are fly-by-night sex-pats who have run out of cash. Many English teachers are fleeing a criminal past, or hiding from life back home.


Skeletons splitting the sky

Alternative tours around Ayutthaya

I was given my present class on tour planning and management. It was a good opportunity to try something different. There are some decent day excursion that can be done from Ayutthaya, however hotels and travel agencies are reluctant to offer anything new. Therefore, I assigned my students several unique tours to see if they could be made affordable.


Ayutthaya island

Tales of ghosts and spirits in deepest Thailand

I have yet to see a ghost in Ayutthaya myself. But, I am learning to speak Thai, so maybe that will help. The main problem today is this: wailing ghosts don't attract western travelers, who are celebrating on vacation. Nobody likes whining and misery. We can always get that at home.


Showing 3 tagged items out of 3 total Page 1 of 1



Featured Jobs

Primary Years Homeroom Teachers

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Primary Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher

฿40,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


Teachers for Immediate or November Start

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Teachers for Intensive Program

฿35,300+ / month

Thailand


Math and Kindergarten Teachers

฿40,300+ / month

Thailand


Featured Teachers

  • Cecil


    French, 37 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jericha


    Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ban


    Singaporean, 47 years old. Currently living in China

  • Leah


    Filipino, 31 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Sheila


    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Bill


    American, 54 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Walter van der Wal from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


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?


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.


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?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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