An overview of teaching in Thailand

I thought this might be of benefit to new ajarn readers in particular

I was asked to fill in a questionnaire by my old university on the topic of teaching English in Thailand. Although it was intended to encourage applicants to take a Thai study program in Germany, the information might be useful for those teachers thinking of coming to work here in Thailand.


Are TEFL qualifications necessary?

Let's consider what can go wrong after TEFL courses.

One argument against qualifications is that teaching experience itself is enough to guarantee a good teacher. Not so. I have recently been learning French in an institution where my intermediate classmates are often poor performers in their out-of-class interactions. And for what reason?


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Featured Jobs

Filipino Kindergarten & Grade 1-12 Grammar/Arts Teachers

฿20,000+ / month

Bangkok


Multiple International School Positions

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


English / Content Subject Teachers (22-40K)

฿22,500+ / month

Thailand


Fun Native English Teachers for Immediate Start

฿42,000+ / month

Thailand


English Conversation Teachers for Immediate Start

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Maths Teacher for July Start (45-50K)

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Nawang


    Indian, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Peter


    British, 57 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Wayne


    Australian, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jason


    American, 49 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Rose


    Filipino, 42 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Callum


    British, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


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?


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?


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.


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.


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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