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— In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

In Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej (1927-2016)

— A big ajarn welcome to Mark Brown

A big ajarn welcome to Mark Brown

What should teachers be doing about student exam cheats? - Ajarn's new blogger, Mark Brown, offers some interesting insights.  

What do TEFLers earn in Thailand? - Bill goes into our cost of living spotlight. He makes 50K a month down in Petchaburi but teaches purely for 'something to do'

'You can live in Bangkok on 30K a month - but I wouldn't' says Teacher Ken (Ajarn Postbox)

Teacher training / TEFL course news for October 2017 - all the latest news, promotions and deals from Thailand's main TEFL course providers in our monthly blog.

Need to renew a UK passport in Bangkok? - I went through the procedure recently and it was all quite painless.

— Farewell old friend

Farewell old friend

James Parmelee of Text and Talk has sadly passed away - Thailand's TEFL industry is in mourning.

Hands Across the Water - Because every child matters. A charity organisation in Thailand that needs your help.

How about Italy? - although our cost of living section is mostly aimed at teachers in Thailand, let's compare and see what James is earning at a private language school in Naples.

The great escape - John taught in Thailand for almost seven years but decided it was time for a change of scenery. So China it was!

Fancy working somewhere other than Bangkok? - kind teachers have updated our region guides to Sakhon NakhonUttaraditChachoengsao and Phuket. Please help us update a guide if you have ten minutes to spare.

We need your help - your contributions to ajarn dot com are always welcome. 

— What's a decent Bangkok salary?

What's a decent Bangkok salary?

30,000 baht a month - how far does that sort of salary go in Bangkok?

Noisy, uncontrollable class? - Adam has some great classroom management techniques that have worked for him

Problems - Teacher Craig looks back at some terrible directors he's worked under at private language schools.

Skype interview? - how to prepare for an interview by webcam

— Would you work here?

Would you work here?

Looking for a teaching job in Thailand? - could any of these 18 things be a dealbreaker?

Going home - Teacher James is returning to the UK after 7 years in Thailand and is feeling worried. How will potential employers in the UK view his time away?

Is Thailand dangerous? - a recent WEF report says it is, but many if not most expats would disagree.

Hot seat - Nick Spencer's Smart Fun company creates Lego experiences like no other and holds sessions at international schools in Bangkok. 

— How easy is it to get a teaching job?

How easy is it to get a teaching job?

Will you find work in Thailand? - it's never an easy question to answer

Got a question? - something about teaching in Thailand? We've got all the answers to the most common ones.

Need to do a demo lesson? how to prepare and the questions you should be asking

Young teachers v old teachers - who comes out on top in a recruiter's eyes?

— For the Facebookers and Tweeters

For the Facebookers and Tweeters

Don't forget that we're on social media too!

We have a very busy Facebook page that contains lots of external links to articles and blogs on the topic of Thailand (lots of fun stuff as well)

We're also on Twitter if you fancy tweeting us a question or simply joining in with some 140-character chat!

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Featured Teachers

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    British, 67 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Pakistani, 25 years old. Currently living in Pakistan

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    British, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Victor


    American, 68 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Martin


    British, 54 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Barry


    Australian, 53 years old. Currently living in China

  • Taryn


    American, 29 years old. Currently living in United States of America

  • Claudia


    South African, 34 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Daniel


    British, 29 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Ashley


    American, 22 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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Latest Blogs

Cheating or helping?

Is it better to simply observe students and not try to fix things?

Renewing a UK passport in Bangkok

A fairly painless procedure

October 2017

News, promotions and links from Thailand's most popular TEFL courses

Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

Music and language acquisition

How music benefits the language learner

The benefits of working in an after-school language centre

Extra cash and more teaching experience for starters!

Classroom observations: what can be seen?

The difficult role of the observing teacher

Online teaching saved my life

What would I have done without it?

The special occasion blues

Just one more of the joys of being an expat