Hi everyone and welcome to my website! I’m a TESOL instructor living in Thailand and want to share my 11 years of experience and provide useful information if you want to know more about what teaching English as a second/foreign language is all about. I also focus on how to live in ‘the Land of Smiles’ as an English teacher.
On livetesol.com you will find information about how to teach English to students of other languages (TESOL), 120-hour TEFL certificates, BA TESOL International program, teaching methods and techniques, and related information about living in Thailand. My site is still in progress so be patient if you can’t find what you’re looking for, I’m hoping you will come back in the near future.
Why I became an English teacher?
I wasn’t happy with my office job back home as you probably think the same about your job. I really wanted to travel the world and learn more about myself and especially what really drives me. I didn’t know what I could do other than my old profession as you might feel the same right now. What could I be enjoy doing the rest of my life?
I traveled to Sri Lanka, India and Nepal to explore Buddhism, visited the ancient Buddha sites, and did a few meditation retreats to sort of empty my mind, but I discovered that meditation is more like gaining insight rather than chilling out.
I have met so many interesting people during my travels. They provided me with inspiration every time by listening to their travel stories, and their way of life. I envied them how they have changed their lives completely so that they could teach and live in Asia or South-America.
On my last trip to Nepal and India I met young Buddhist novices who were very interested in my Buddhist views and experience. I really enjoyed communicating in English and teach them some phrases. I found what I wanted to do, so I decided to give it a try in Thailand, which was the nearest Buddhist country with lots of teaching opportunities.
After a few months of teaching English in the north of Thailand I went to the second school in the south where I met my future wife, and so I stayed in the beautiful south of Thailand where the sun always shines and where the people always give you a smile.
Taking it to my dream level.
I have always dreamed of living in an exotic place near the beach and I am going to make that a reality! I live currently an hour drive away from the empty beautiful beaches here in the south of Thailand, but a nice place closer to the beach would be my ultimate goal.
There are lots of positive aspects to living in Thailand in comparison to the West. Thailand has much to offer.
Live TESOL means that we come to a point where we teach to live and live to teach. Thailand is a country with beautiful temples, beaches, islands, culture, and amazing friendly people. It is here where you can feel at home, and we can fully enjoy living a TESOL teacher’s life, respected by the Thais. Live TESOL!
Welcome to Thailand.
Living your dream as a TESOL teacher in Thailand isn’t hard to accomplish. I know that it is a huge step to give up your life back home and dive into new adventures of teaching English in Thailand. Relocating to Thailand and perhaps starting to study for your TESOL degree is a life changing experience and could be scary, but Thailand is a safe country to live in.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,