BY ABBEY BRINKLOWTransitioning from a TEFL course to teaching young learners can be challenging. I teach young learners in Thailand and I am constantly trying to improve my skills. At first it was a challenge, but over time I found myself settling in to the...

2016 is upon us and if you haven’t made any resolutions for teaching English in Thailand, here are some ideas for you.Commit to classroom improvement – During the first few weeks of 2016, complete an honest self-evaluation of your teaching at least once a day...

Thailand is a man’s world and Kate Parkin knows it.Despite the challenges Thailand presents, Kate has made a living teaching on Phuket for the past three years. Calm, patient and most certainly well-adjusted, Kate has learned how to deal with circumstances many women refuse to...

Foreign teachers in Thailand aren’t meant to use Thai in the classroom. Depending on the employer, it’s either frowned upon or banned all together—and rightfully so.Still, learning Thai is immensely beneficial, yet many teachers don’t bother.Moving beyond basic levels, Thai is helpful in the classroom...

Ask five TEFL teachers on Phuket what they think PD means and you might get five different answers.  Ask the same five teachers if they feel their office has enough resources and they’ll all say, “No”.PD stands for professional development and much like how supplies...

6 tips before you leave home to teach in Phuket We all learn from our mistakes but no one wants to learn from them once they’re half-way around the world and a hefty shipping fee away a piece of paper you left back home. If you’re thinking...

Getting along with Thai staff at school  School is back in session and that means staffrooms will be brimming with hard-working teachers who are planning their lessons, marking students’ books or pretending to do one or the other. Teachers spend about half of their workweek sat inside...

Now is the perfect time to find a job teaching English in Thailand The academic year starts in May and administrators will be scrambling to fill last-minute vacancies. Here are six job search strategies tailored to finding TEFL jobs in Phuket.Be proactiveThe best teaching jobs aren’t...