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Tips For Surviving Your First Class As A TEFL Teacher [Guest Post]

So, you’re qualified as a TEFL teacher, you’ve landed your dream job, and you’re ready to get started in the classroom. There’s only one problem – you’re terrified.

Nerves are common among new teachers and your first lesson can be a daunting experience, but trust me when I say it these jitters are something that you can conquer. With a little planning and preparation, and a dash of determination, you can come out of your first lesson smiling. Here are my top tips..

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Learning How To Cook Like A Local: Cooking Schools In Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you’ve already seen as many temples as you can handle in Chiang Mai and you’ve spent a day at an elephant center or sanctuary, or have gone ziplining through the jungle, you might be looking for a less busy activity to fill up your day. If that’s the case and you’re looking for a relaxing day while still learning something new about Thailand’s local culture, you should book a cooking class. There are tonnes of cooking schools in Chiang Mai that offer either morning or afternoon cooking classes, which are engaging, informative, and (most of all) fun!

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Mahout Elephant Training Center In Chiang Mai

One of many common tourist activities to do in Thailand is to ride an elephant. Unfortunately, many of these elephant camps found throughout the country treat the elephants very poorly – I had a horrible experience two years ago when I was in Bangkok and I swore I would never go to an “elephant camp” again. Thankfully, however, there are also many Mahout elephant training centers, mainly found in Northern Thailand, that provide a much better experience. I had heard about how great these elephant encounters were in Chiang Mai, so on my trip to the north, I figured I would splurge (because these proper camps and sanctuaries sure aren’t cheap) and spend the day with some elephants in a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment. Our guesthouse recommended Chiang Mai Mahout Elephant Training Center and it turned out to be a great day!

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