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— "You don't have the temptations in Samut Prakarn"

"You don't have the temptations in Samut Prakarn"

What do TEFLers earn in Thailand? - Teacher Nathaniel goes into our cost of living spotlight. He earns 45,000 baht a month at a Thai school in Samut Prakarn. It's more than enough for him to live on he says.

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

The great escape - James left a year ago after ten years in Thailand. But was giving England one more chance a mistake?

Teaching in the dunes - If you can hit it right, then places like Saudi Arabia can still top the TEFl earnings charts. How about 223,000 baht a month plus very generous allowances?

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

Ayuthaya's twilght zone - a strange half day in Thailand's old capital.

— Great advice for a newbie teacher in Thailand

Great advice for a newbie teacher in Thailand

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

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!

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!

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.

So what about teaching in Taipei? - Craig is a semi-retired teacher in the Taiwanese capital. He has a comfortable lifestyle on the equivalent of 55,000 baht a month. 

Teaching children with special needs - identifying when a child needs help from an early age.

— Is Phuket a place for teachers?

Is Phuket a place for teachers?

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

Take the Minister of Education challenge - You've got a two billion baht budget to spend. What projects will you invest in? Spend your money wisely!

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.

We're not all paupers you know - Michael wants to destroy the myth that private language school teachers in Bangkok are scratching around to make ends meet. 

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

— 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.

— Beef up your resume and get noticed

Beef up your resume and get noticed

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

Settling in - Teacher David Keth reports on how the first two weeks in the country have gone for him.

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?

— It's not always about the money

It's not always about the money

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. 

Lifestyle - Should teachers in Thailand be making more use of their free time instead of just chasing money?

Thailand travel Suphanburi is just 90 minutes from Bangkok and has plenty there to do. 

Classroom management - Teacher Mark's main focus is now on making lessons enjoyable and something that students look forward to.

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

Attitudes to correction - A professional Thai lady flies off the handle when her English language error is pointed out.

— 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

Farewell to a TEFL legend

A larger-than-life character who wore many hats

The special occasion blues

Just one more of the joys of being an expat

August 2017

All the latest news from Thailand's major TEFL course providers

Tips for the newbie teacher

Keep these points in mind and you'll cope far better

Useful classroom management techniques

These ideas have all worked for me!

Early intervention for special kids

Experts say intervention is crucial while the child is still very young.

The uphill fight to make a difference.

There are many obstacles in your way that you can do almost nothing about.

What if you were the Minister of Education?

A fun challenge to see if you, as a teacher, could do better.

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When language help and correction isn't always appreciated.