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Demand for certified TEFL teachers in Thailand is almost infinite and if you hold a degree, positions are virtually guaranteed.
Bangkok and much of the surrounding area have more positions available than there are teachers to fill them. While work at a school under the Thai Ministry of Education will require a degree, jobs for those without degrees can be found in language schools and in private corporations. Some schools in rural areas of this beautiful country are exempt from this so if a real cultural experience is what you’re after, this is a great option for those without degrees.
Coming in just behind the king of Thailand and monks, teachers throughout the kingdom hold a tremendous amount of respect.
Thailand is one of the most popular countries for work in a TEFL job. Salaries are high compared to local standards and you can keep the cost of living very low if you choose to. After a bit of experience and the higher wages that accompany it, you can begin to even save some of your hard-earned cash.
TEFL Job in Thailand
As mentioned above, work at a school under the Thailand’s Ministry of Education will require a degree, jobs for those without degrees can be found in language schools and in private corporations. With or without a degree, a quick scan of jobs in Thailand will tell you that employers are looking for teachers with well recognized TEFL certificates such as that offered by TEFL International.
Jobs are typically contracted for one year and you will need to bring your original university diploma as well as official university transcripts with you when applying for government school jobs. Some may ask for criminal background checks and a medical check-up.
TEFL Salaries in Thailand
Starting salaries for TEFL jobs in schools are usually around 30,000 THB per month. It is a bit easier to get a job before the beginning of the school year in May and in between terms during October, but jobs are usually available year round. School jobs usually entail 18-24 contact hours per week and often have numerous paid holidays.
Types of TEFL Jobs in Thailand
Foreign teachers can work in government and private schools. Here you’ll need a degree and you’ll be expected to work standard hours Monday through Friday. These jobs will require a contract and will sometimes ask that you work a weekend English camp or two during the year. These jobs are typically EFL jobs but you can find positions teaching Science, Math, PE and Art.
TEFL jobs at language schools are plentiful and pay an hourly rate. Your schedule will be more sporadic and subject to frequent change. You will often have to travel to your on-site classrooms but sometimes drivers are provided by the language school. But don’t expect to get much help with obtaining a work permit until you’ve worked with the school for a while and proven that you’re committed to the post.
Most people begin their TEFL job search once they get to Thailand. Thai employers will usually want to see you before offering you a position and expectation of dress and appearance are the same as they are in the West.
While considering a job offer, be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.TEFL Courses in Ban Phe
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Vacancies For TEFL Teachers in Rayong, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-08-02 | Writer: Rayong St. Joseph School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rayong St. Joseph Catholic Girls' school requires native speakers of English for full time teaching positions. Salary starts at 30,000 baht per month, and will increase upon a successful 3 month probationary period. Experience and TEFL / TESOL qualification is preferred. Ideally you will already be in Thailand. The school will assist with the work permit. Rayong is a nice city to work in and is located on the coast. We currentlly have 19 international teachers on staff. Read more
Positions Teaching EFL in ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-07-01 | Writer: Mahathai Suksa Khon Kaen | Email: email@example.com
Two positions are available for an early start: one for a primary teacher, another for a secondary teacher. Candidates must be from a Western native English speaking country, have a genuine university degree, TEFL/TESOL certificate and experience in Thailand. Work in a dynamic environment where there is genuine collaboration with the Thai staff and real opportunity to be contribute to reshaping the program to deliver measurably improved results. Both roles involve 20 contact hours a week of English teaching and an 8-4 day 5 days week, with occasional requirements outside of those hours. Non B visa, work permit and medical insurance provided. Khon Kaen is a very livable provinical city with good amenities, affordable housing and easy transportation. Read more
TEFL Job in Ayudhaya, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-06-02 | Writer: Language Services | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Services in Ayutthaya is opening for interviews to recruit TEFL qualified native English speaking applicants to fill positions at a primary school in a quiet district of Nakhonsawan. We offer a contract through to February next year teaching 18 hours per week. Benefits include a competitive salary, free lunches and assistance finding accomodation. We also have volunteer positions in Ayutthaya for native English speakers to gain teaching and cultural experiences as volunteer teachers. These positions include benefits such as free accommodation and flexible working hours. Read more
Teach English in Chiang Rai, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-05-03 | Writer: Wisanusorn School | Email: email@example.com
Wisanusorn School is a Montessori Bilingual school located in Chiangrai Thailand. We have a position available for a full-time TEFL qualified English teacher for students aged 2-12 years old. A young learners qualification is a distinct advantage. We offer a 10 or 12 month contract to teach Monday to Friday 8am-4pm with an attractive benefits package. Our school will handle obtaining work permit, Thai teacher’s license and related documents. We will also provide a balanced orientation and mentorship with experienced teachers. Read more
Job Teaching English in Southern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-04-19 | Writer: Mhawatchira | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Government school by the beach in Songkla city has openings for 5 TEFL qualified English Language Teachers to teach in the Secondary section of the school. We offer an attractive salary for 20-25 contact hours per week. Applicants should be willing to start work at short notice. The school is approximately 30 minutes taxi ride from Hatyai.
TEFL Job in Northern ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-03-16 | Writer: Sarakhampittaykhom School | Email: email@example.com
Sarakhampittaykhom School, in Maha Sarakham, is looking for a TEFL qualified native English speaker to teach English grammar and conversation to Mathayom 1-3 (aged 11-14) students at our English program, beginning May 1. Our English Program has just completed its seventh successful year and has won numerous awards for excellence. Teaching hours amount to not more than 18 hours per week and class size does not exceed 30 students. Contracts are for one year. Work permits will be provided as well as health coverage. Read more
Teach EFL in North-East ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-02-16 | Writer: Anuban Roi-et School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Elementary English Program requires a TEFL qualified Female English Teacher to teach students aged 5-7 years old in Roi - Et starting in May. Non native speakers are welcome to apply. You will be working a maximum of 20 hours a week. The chosen candidates will be given an 11 month contract with a bonus of 1 month if your contract is renewed the following year. Work permits are provided. Starting salary is 35,000 Baht/month. Full private health care and paid holidays are also part of our package. Read more
EFL Teachers Needed in Surat Thani, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2010-01-10 | Writer: Super English | Email: email@example.com
Super English Language School is looking for two enthusiastic TEFL qualified individuals to take over English classes from departing teachers in May. The students are well behaved, fun loving and eager to learn. The working environment is friendly, supportive, and relaxed. We give our teachers the time and space they need to develop at their own pace while offering support any time they want it. There is a Thai teaching assistant in every class. Benefits package includes two and a half months travel breaks and a one year contract with completion bonus. Read more
TEFL in Lopburi, ThailandExpand
Date posted:2009-11-03 | Writer: Winitsuksa School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winitsuksa School is a private Buddhist School operated under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. It is one of the largest secondary schools in Lopburi with almost 4,000 students. We currently have a vacancy for a qualified TEFL teacher. The Bi-lingual department has been operating for 10 years and covers students aged from 12 -15. All classrooms and offices are air conditioned. Teaching hours are 20 per week, with all Thai public holidays, April and October school holidays paid. All work permit and visa arrangements are arranged and paid for by the school.
TEFL Positions in PhuketExpand
Date posted:2009-10-12 | Writer: British Language School | Email: email@example.com
We have a variety of Full Time and Part Time Teaching Positions for TEFL qualified teachers in Phuket and the nearby Phang-nga Province. The contracts start in November of this year and run through to February next year. We organize teaching license and work permit but the teacher has to pay work permit, working visa fees and tax. Click on the job heading for more detailed information about the different opportunities. Read more