Teacher Tim's TEFL International Blog

“Teacher Tim” is Tim Torkildson, who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before becoming an ESL professional, Tim led a most interesting life, first as a circus clown, and then as a radio newscaster.

While visiting friends in Bangkok several years ago it was casually suggested that he take the TESOL certification course at TEFL International, on the Gulf Coast in Ban Phe, near Rayong. His friends thought he might like teaching in Thailand. More on a whim than for any other reason, Tim took the course and became totally enamoured with introducing Thais to the mysteries and joys of the English language.

After several years of successful ESL teaching in Bangkok, Tim returned to the States for some further education and then moved back to Thailand for good in 2009. He now works for TEFL International as their Communications Specialist, and has also been involved in online ESL teaching.

Tim says “I really enjoy working with people, especially recent college graduates, who want to take control of their life and not wait around for that big job break back home; these are the people who make outstanding students and then outstanding teachers here in Thailand and elsewhere.”

Founder and CEO of TEFL International, Bruce Veldhuisen, says “Tim is an outstanding communicator, with a daffy and endearing sense of humour that works well with Thais and farangs alike. I plan on giving him a big raise in the very near future!”

  1. June 9, 2012
  2. May 26, 2012
  3. April 29, 2012
  4. April 22, 2012
  5. April 15, 2012
  6. April 8, 2012
  7. March 24, 2012
  8. March 17, 2012
  9. March 10, 2012
  10. March 3, 2012
  11. February 25, 2012
  12. February 18, 2012
  13. February 11, 2012
  14. February 4, 2012
  15. January 28, 2012
  16. January 21, 2012
  17. January 14, 2012
  18. January 7, 2012
  19. December 31, 2011
  20. December 24, 2011
  21. December 17, 2011
  22. December 10, 2011
  23. December 3, 2011
  24. November 26, 2011
  25. November 19, 2011
  26. November 12, 2011
  27. November 5, 2011
  28. October 29, 2011
  29. October 22, 2011
  30. October 15, 2011
  31. October 8, 2011
  32. October 1, 2011
  33. September 24, 2011
  34. September 17, 2011
  35. September 10, 2011
  36. September 3, 2011
  37. August 27, 2011
  38. August 20, 2011
  39. August 13, 2011
  40. August 6, 2011
  41. July 30, 2011
  42. July 23, 2011
  43. July 16, 2011
  44. July 9, 2011
  45. July 2, 2011
  46. June 25, 2011
  47. June 18, 2011
  48. June 11, 2011
  49. June 4, 2011
  50. May 28, 2011
  51. May 21, 2011
  52. May 14, 2011
  53. May 7, 2011
  54. April 30, 2011
  55. April 23, 2011
  56. April 16, 2011
  57. April 9, 2011
  58. April 2, 2011
  59. March 26, 2011
  60. March 19, 2011
  61. March 12, 2011
  62. March 5, 2011
  63. February 26, 2011
  64. February 19, 2011
  65. February 12, 2011
  66. February 5, 2011
  67. January 29, 2011
  68. January 22, 2011
  69. January 15, 2011
  70. January 8, 2011
  71. December 18, 2010
  72. December 11, 2010
  73. December 4, 2010
  74. November 27, 2010
  75. November 20, 2010
  76. November 13, 2010
  77. October 9, 2010
  78. October 9, 2010
  79. October 2, 2010
  80. September 25, 2010
  81. September 4, 2010
  82. August 28, 2010
  83. August 21, 2010
  84. August 7, 2010
  85. July 31, 2010
  86. July 24, 2010
  87. July 17, 2010
  88. July 10, 2010