The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

a story about bad grammar and non-existent punctuation and my TEFL adventures

Memento Monday: Bangkok, Thailand


February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Memento Monday: Ayuthaya, Thailand

Ayuthaya, Thailand, 2005

January 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

summer lovin’

Last week, Cape Town experienced her hottest day in a century. Temperatures hit 43 degrees Celsius, and stepping out from the aircon turned you into a sweaty mess immediately. It … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

there’s something about…


February 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

a hot mess

In 2003 I was happily living the TEFL teacher/adventurer lifestyle in Thailand, when a funny thing happened. Time passed. Suddenly it was 2005. The devastating tsunami had come and gone, Asia … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

same same but different

When our students make mistakes in English, it can either be laughable (my mother is in the chicken), embarrassing (b*tch vs beach) or incomprehensible (say what?). However, being familiar with their … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

A backpacker’s paradise

I think Thailand will always have a place in my heart because it was the first place I went to as an independent young woman. As mentioned before, Thailand was … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where to teach?

In Thailand, as in most countries, there are a range of teaching situations for you to choose from or that you might find yourself in. Here’s a rundown of the … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fun Language

I kid you not: the English classes we were teaching were part of the Fun Language programme. A private primary and high school in a small village 45 minutes north of Bangkok. … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 8 Comments