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— An ideal destination for teachers?

An ideal destination for teachers?

New region guide - half-way between Bangkok and Pattaya, what's Chachoengsao like for teaching opportunities? 

Thais just want to have fun - but for the more serious teacher, constant requests from a school to 'edutain' can become frustrating.

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

Admit to your mistakes - James Humphries would like to see teachers be more honest about their performances - even the super teachers!

Attitudes towards road safety in Thailand - a terrific essay from one of our Thai readers, Khun Pimchanok, on crucial differences between the Thai and Western mindset

After-school language centres - earning extra cash and gaining more teaching experience are just two of the benefits says Adam.

The great escape - James taught in Thailand for over three years. Now he finds himself in Italy with his Thai wife. How does he view the time he spent here

— Go to Nan Province, I'm begging you!

Go to Nan Province, I'm begging you!

Nan Province, North Thailand - this is my four-day trip report. The place just blew my mind.

Language learning through music - Filipina teacher Sion discusses how music benefits the young language learner

A good life in China - Teacher Anna earns 75,000 baht a month plus bonus. What kind of lifestyle does it afford her?

What do we really see? - Teacher trainer, Stephen Louw, on lesson observations and the often difficult role of the observing teacher.

Duped by a handyman - how a relationship with your air-con cleaning guy can suddenly turn sour.

What do TEFLers earn in Thailand? - Yash goes into our cost of living spotlight. He earns 29,000 baht a month at a Thai school in Sukhothai. It allows for a comfortable living he says.

What I've learned - after 7 years in Thailand, James offers his advice to the new and inexperienced teacher.

— Farewell old friend

Farewell old friend

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

A teacher's survival story - things looked bleak when Matthew was diagnosed with prostrate cancer but thanks to some online teaching and the backing of a good employer, he's managed to get back on his feet.

A TEFL love story when your heart rules your head, no overstay fine, petty immigration procedure, annoying school admin or visa red tape will ever get in your way!

Wow! I just heard someone speak Thai! - Danny has kindly updated our teacher guide to Phuket. It could be the place for you if you want to teach in Thailand but still want plenty of Western comforts. Thanks Danny

The special occasion blues - technology allows us expats to keep in touch with family on important days - but it's never the same as actually being there!

— 18 red flags to watch out for

18 red flags to watch out for

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

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

Don't beat yourself up - Reasons why your Thai students have such a tough time studying English with you.

Sakhon Nakhon - Is it just a place for retired farangs who like to drink and listen to the sound of their own voices?

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

Get noticed - recruitment expert Kevin Cullen with tips on how to get your resume to the top of the pile.

Memoirs - stories from the academic director / recruiter of a private language school

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

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

— A time of uncertainty

A time of uncertainty

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. 

SE Asia Travel - Sam Thompson wasn't all that impressed with Phnom Penh.

— How to make a good impression from the start!

How to make a good impression from the start!

Classroom tips - When meeting new students on a first day of term - first impressions count!

Teacher advice - your first teacher salary might be low but it's often about just getting a foot in the door.

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

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

— 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

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?

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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Latest Blogs

Be honest with yourself

Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!

Music and language acquisition

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September 2017

Fancy doing a teacher training course in Thailand?

Classroom observations: what can be seen?

The difficult role of the observing teacher

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