What’s it like teaching English in Thailand?
Mar03

What’s it like teaching English in Thailand?

Blooming Marvellous. I was there for 7 months and loved it. I loved the students, the country, the lifestyle, it was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to any ESL teacher. Interested in finding out more detail? Then look at my latest article for ESL Expat titled Best Students, Amazing Lunches, but Strict Bosses. In the article I talk about general information, plus details on what I loved and hated while I was there. There...

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This month’s Top ESL posts
Dec03

This month’s Top ESL posts

November was a mental month. I was getting my head round having a little baby boy, enjoying some quality family visits, and finishing off my DELTA module 3…sigh of biggest sighs. So I had to neglect Teaching English in a Foreign Land for a month. But now it’s back. Here are some of the top TEFL posts that I’ve read recently. China! Great places to teach English.Photo by indoblitz Ten places you can go...

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What I miss about Thailand…
Aug26

What I miss about Thailand…

Last week I was asked by ‘Bangkok Phil’, runner of Thailand’s number one TEFL website Ajarn, to write one of his Great Escape interviews. Questions include ‘What was your main reason for leaving?’ ‘What do you miss about life in Thailand?’ and ‘Any plans to return to Thailand one day? Have a look at my Great Escape from Thailand. Thailand in 1969…reminds me of catching...

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Top TEFL blog posts for 2013!
Jan04

Top TEFL blog posts for 2013!

So it’s back to the norm again…sigh. At least we still have a few more days off, well, I do anyway. Here are some top TEFL blogs to get you motivated for 2013. Something to do in 2013? I wish! Swimming with Whale Sharks in OZHow much do you think it costs to swim with whale sharks? Over a grand? Nope, between $375 and $460 in Australia according to this article on Art of Backpacking. Photo by marc...

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Pros and cons of teaching English in Thailand
Nov17

Pros and cons of teaching English in Thailand

Teaching English in Thailand will always have a special place in my heart. While I loved teaching the Thai students, at times living in Bangkok was tough and I went through an emotional seven months as an ESL teacher. Watching ‘The Impossible’ (trailer below) last Saturday brought back a lot of memories because I was in Thailand the year the Tsunami struck the south coast back on Boxing Day 2004. I’m not ashamed...

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This week’s Top TEFL blog posts
Aug16

This week’s Top TEFL blog posts

Another week, and five new tasty blogs to check out in the world of TEFL. I never worry about nothing… Mai Bpen Lai (Don’t worry about it, or should you?)Here’s an article which discusses work ethic vs life ethic by Maya Dattani on ajarn. Makes me remember what life was like in Thailand…photo by argenberg.Encourage your students to learn outside the classroomOne aspect of teaching English...

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